Selective Plating for the Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemical

Efficient Maintenance Turnaround Times

The SIFCO Process® for selective electroplating helps chemical and petrochemical plants execute fast, efficient and cost-effective maintenance turnarounds.

By utilising the SIFCO Process® for selective plating, maintenance engineers and general contractors can repair pumps, motors, flanges, valves, and other components on-site by applying metal to the components without the heat or distortion caused by welding or flame-spraying. Technicians can plate to size without the need for post-machining.

The SIFCO Process® is fully portable and the plating up to 100 different metals and alloys is possible without the use of tanks. It allows you to rebuild shafts and stems that are worn or pitted, in many instances without complete disassembly. Electric motor end-bells can be re-sized quickly and easily without post-machining making it faster than sleeving. Corroded flanges can be filled and capped with a more corrosion resistant material without removing the flange and wear rings can be coated with a metal that is more wear-resistant which increases the component’s useful life.

The process is up to 60 times faster than tank plating meaning rapid metal build-ups are possible. The process is true electrolytic plating, so the metallic bond is atomic in nature, resulting in superior adhesion when compared with other processes such as flame spraying.