Hot corrosion behaviour of HVOF sprayed Ni3Ti and Ni3Ti

Reddy N. C., Koppad P. G., Reddappa H. N., Ramesh M. R., Rahn E. R., Varol T.

SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY-METROLOGY AND PROPERTIES, vol.7, no.2, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/2051-672x/ab23d2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: high velocity oxy-fuel process, coatings, hot corrosion, electron microscopy, FE-BASED SUPERALLOYS, COATINGS, MICROSTRUCTURE, ENVIRONMENT, OXIDATION
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Ni3Ti and Ni3Ti + (Cr3C2 + 20NiCr) coatings were deposited on gas turbine based ASTM B265 titanium (Ti-15) and AISI 420 stainless steel (MDN-420) substrate materials using HVOF technique. Thermocyclic hot corrosion tests were carried out at 650 degrees C in molten salt environment of Na2SO4 - 40%V2O5 for about 50 cycles. Thermogravimetric analysis was carried out to study the hot corrosion kinetics of uncoated and coated titanium and stainless steel substrates. The weight gain per unit area showed that the coated substrate materials displayed better resistance to hot corrosion when compared with that of uncoated substrate materials. The surface morphology of uncoated and coated substrate materials were analysed using scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis. The formation of different types of oxides and compounds were analysed using x-ray diffraction. The uncoated substrates surface showed microspalling at several regions while coated substrates surface were composed of protective oxide layers. The presence of ternary NiCr2O4 protective oxides on the surface of Ni3Ti + (Cr3C2 + 20NiCr) coated substrates leads to reduction in the diffusion of corrosive species inside the coating.