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Automatic, Immersion Treatments, Platinum Plating Line

Our Latest, Exciting Direct from Site Opportunity - Equipment for Platinum Plating of Turbine Blades

Comprising of:

  • Automatic Platinum Plating Line also suitable for a wide range of immersion treatments 
  • Manual Plating Line 
  • Enclosed Manual Cleaning Line (originally Atex rated)
  • Vertical Fume Scrubber

Formerly installed at the world renowned Chromalloy providing manufacturing and repair services for gas turbine engine manufacturers and operators.

  • Commissioned 2015. 
  • Professionally Installed but never run in production.
  • Available immediately
  • Professionally decommissioned and dismantled for convenience of sale
  • Expert plating advice available for both process and re-installation 
  • Hugely flexible

Contact Helen on 07570 369 281 or helen@rileysurfaceworld.co.uk to discuss and to secure

Platinum Plating for Turbine Blades

Turbine Blades in a high-pressure turbine of a jet engine are exposed to a very severe environment. Temperatures in the region of 2000°C are combined with the physical stresses associated with rotation at more than 10,000 rpm. An elaborate cooling system combined with a thermal barrier coating, is necessary to avoid even the super-alloy components melting under such extreme conditions.

Aircraft and Power turbine blades are usually coated with a thermal barrier coating to enhance the service life; failure of such coatings would result in melting of the blade. Thermal barrier coatings can considerably enhance the oxidation / hot corrosion resistance of these components.

Traditionally turbine blades in both Aircraft and Power turbines are plated with a Platinum deposit to significantly enhance their service life. Such Platinum deposits are typically 5 microns in thickness and are subsequently put through a pack diffusion process to form a Platinum Alumina composite deposit, with physical properties that are beyond Platinum itself.

Platinum composite coatings are often used to increase the hot corrosion resistance and reduce the level of oxidation, allowing the components made from such super-alloys to be used for extended periods of time before they need to be replaced or repaired.

This composite coating provides a highly refractory, very high temperature resistant performance, which increases the service life of a turbine blade by a factor of three to four times.

In addition to this the turbine blades can be “re-cycled”, the blade can be rebuilt and the refurbished as the layer can be stripped and the blade re-coated with the Platinum – Alumina layer after wear and damage has been resolved.

Direct from Site Clearance
Automatic Platinum Plating Line
Video Available

Gee and Company Platinum Plating Line

Platinum Plating Line. The equipment is arranged in a straight line with the Load/Unload station at one end for efficiency of operation. The work is carried automatically through the line by an enclosed transporter complete with blow down fans for fume control and motorised raise lower and traverse speed controlled via inverter drives.

Stock No
PLA500
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
Gee and Company Straight Line Automatic Plant
Year of Manufacture
2015
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
850 x 1000 x 650
Process Stages
10
Other Info
Plant Output: 1 flight bar every 25 Mins
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Location
Rolls Royce stores, near Derby, UK
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
Part of a Direct Site Clearance
Automatic, Immersion Treatments, Platinum Plating Line
Direct from Site Clearance
Enclosed Manual Cleaning Line
Video Available

Gee and Company Enclosed Manual Cleaning Line

Enclosed Manual Cleaning Line. Designed to carry the removal of masking lacquer on Turbine Blades using Acetone but offering the possibility of conversion to other aqueous cleaning processes on high value components. Manufactured by Gee & company in association with Surface Finishing Engineering.

Stock No
PLA400
Category
Associated Process Plant & Equipment
Model
Gee and Company
Year of Manufacture
2015
Other Info
Manual pendant control and 125KG SWL
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Location
Rolls Royce stores, near Derby, UK
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
Part of a Direct Site Clearance
Automatic, Immersion Treatments, Platinum Plating Line
Direct from Site Clearance
Manual Plating Line
Video Available

Gee and Company Manual Platinum Post Treatment & Flushing Line

Manual Platinum Post Treatment & Flushing Line. Designed to support the application of Platinum Plating on Turbine Blades but offering the possibility of conversion to process other high value components. Manufactured by Gee & company in association with Surface Finishing Engineering.

Stock No
PLA300
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
Gee and Company Straight Line Manual Plant
Year of Manufacture
2015
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
800 x 800 x 650
Process Stages
7
Other Info
125kg SWL electric hoist pendant control
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Location
Rolls Royce stores, near Derby, UK
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
Part of a Direct Site Clearance
Automatic, Immersion Treatments, Platinum Plating Line
Direct from Site Clearance
Vertical Scrubber
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Gee and Company Vertical Random Packed Fume Scrubber

Vertical Random Packed Fume Scrubber. Complete with self-contained wall mounted control panel containing pump contactors and low solution level protection.

Stock No
PLA200
Category
Associated Process Plant & Equipment
Model
Gee and Company Vertical Random Packed Scrubber
Year of Manufacture
2015
Other Info
Rated Volume: 2462 cubic m/hr (1450 CFM)
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Location
Rolls Royce stores, near Derby, UK
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
Part of a Direct Site Clearance
Automatic, Immersion Treatments, Platinum Plating Line

Photographs taken prior refurbishment. Our refurbishment service is not available on all machines.