Bodycote Metallurgical Coatings, one of the UK’s leading providers of coating services to the oil and gas industry, has released a free white paper on the Offshore-Technology website.

Thermal processing is a vital part of any manufacturing process and includes a variety of techniques and specialist engineering processes which improve the properties of metals and alloys and extend the life of components.

Without heat treatment aircraft engines would not last a single flight and car gearboxes might only last a week – if you were lucky. Without hot isostatic pressing the risk of catastrophic breakdown of metal components would be far greater and the carbon footprint of power stations would be dramatically higher. Without coatings, construction fixings would rust away and thousands of everyday objects would quickly lose their shine.

Operating an international network of facilities and serving a wide range of industries, Bodycote is the world’s largest and most respected provider of thermal processing services.

To download Bodycote’s free white paper, click here.