Efficient Maintenance Turnaround Times
The SIFCO Process® for selective electroplating is useful in helping chemical and petrochemical plants execute fast, efficient and cost-effective maintenance turnarounds.
By utilizing 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, often 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 usually 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.