Filler Materials for Polyphenylenesulphide Composite Coatings

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Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have tested polymer-based coating systems to reduce the capital equipment and maintenance costs of heat exchangers in corrosive and fouling geothermal environments. These coating systems act as barriers to corrosion to protect low-cost carbon steel tubing; they are formulated to resist wear fromhydroblasting and to have high thermal conductivity. Recently, new filler materials have been developed for coating systems that use polyphenylenesulphide as a matrix. These materials include boehmite crystals (orthorhombic aluminum hydroxide, which is grown in situ as a product of reaction with the geothermal fluid), which enhance wear and corrosion resistance, and carbon fibers, which improvemechanical, thermal, and corrosion-resistance properties of the composite.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2001
EventGeoethermal Resources Council Annual Meeting (GRC 2001) - San Diego, California
Duration: 26 Aug 200129 Aug 2001


ConferenceGeoethermal Resources Council Annual Meeting (GRC 2001)
CitySan Diego, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-550-30258


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