Blade pitting can create unstable harmonics and decreased efficiency in wind turbines, while increasing maintenance and repair costs. In steam turbines, pitting or corrosion can cause the metal to crack. Coating the blade can prevent this. A manufacturer of metal coatings will produce a coating suitable for the wind industry. Landmark says its metal coats are durable, cost-effective, and eliminate common delamination and pitting problems for turbine manufacturers and operators. The coatings spray or roll-on to ensure coverage that’s resistant to harsh weather.
Landmark MetalCoat Inc, established in 1996, provides coatings for a variety of applications for marine, energy, and medical industries. The company says the resins and metals can be applied to almost any substrate in any configuration or design. The resulting surface looks and wears like cast metal without the traditional expense and weight. Lankmark’s metalcoatings do not conduct electricity, are non-corrosive, and can be finished, sanded, polished, brushed, machined, or given a patina just as any forged or cast metal.
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