Vapor phase diffusion is similar to pack diffusion in that it uses vapor transport. However, the powder source is farther from the parts. This process also allows for vapor to flow into internal passages of such components as turbine blades.
We offer the following vapor phase diffusion processes:
- Above / beside the pack
- External chemical vapor deposition (CVD)—These coatings are primarily used to protect the internal surfaces of large, industrial gas turbine components.
- Simple aluminide structures
- Platinum aluminide diffusion—The coating choice for many aviation gas turbine hot section airfoils—provides exceptional oxidation protection compared to simple aluminides and is used for many high-pressure (HP) and low-pressure (LP) turbine airfoils where additional environmental protection is needed. Platinum aluminide (PtAl) coatings also provide exceptional Type I and Type II hot corrosion protection and are used in marine and industrial gas turbines to minimize corrosion.