NICKEL DIFFUSION COATING
Diffused nickel plating is the most effective nickel coating to ensure the highest levels of corrosion resistance via the total encapsulation method of plating. The process is done at elevated temperatures in a controlled chamber. As a result, the base metal develops extreme resistance to corrosion, oxidation and erosion in its severe working conditions.
Diffused nickel plating is proven to be more corrosion resistant than even the highest grade stainless steel. It is so resistant to corrosion, even in marine subsea environments increasing the longevity of components, and by this way that our customers give mild steel plated in this way 30 year sub-sea guarantees.
When independent salt spray testing was carried out on diffused nickel plated components, the experiment was abandoned after 2000 hours because no corrosion could be detected.
Extends the life of materials, such as mild steel
Downtime as a result of corroded parts is severely reduced or avoided altogether
The costs of repairing, replacing or maintaining parts can be dramatically reduced or avoided altogether
Exactly same coating thichness on all the surface of tube
High corrosion resistance
High resistance against chemicals
High resistance to degradation
Hard to stick surface
Slickness on the surface
Diffused Nickel Plating difference in comparison to Electroless Nickel Plating
What is different between the two methods of Nickel Plating, is the way in which the processes are undertaken. It has already been deciphered that Diffused Nickel Plating occurs via a total encapsulation plating method but this is not the same for Electroless Nickel Plating. This occurs when a layer of metal is deposited of even thickness all over the surface of a component, despite the shape of it. This uniform coating is perfect for components which are used in industries, such as, Healthcare, Defence, Automotive and Aerospace, where the components are often not standard and need to be hygienic.
BALÇIK Metal Treatment division’s diffused nickel plating process is the highest standard for corrosion resistance via the plating process.