Bodycote Metallurgical Coatings


With almost 15 years' experience in the development and application of wear and corrosion resistant coatings for the protection of down-hole directional drilling equipment components, Bodycote Plasma & Thermal has established
itself as one of the UK's leading providers of coating services to the oil and gas industry.
Our field-proven range of HVOF tungsten carbide coatings are the acknowledged industry standards for protection against wear due to abrasion, erosion and corrosion. We are also technology leaders in the development of abrasion and corrosion resistant electrically insulating ceramic coatings.
Wear and corrosion resistant coating services
Located in a modern, well equipped, coating services facility in Newport, South Wales; Bodycote Plasma & Thermal utilises the most sophisticated plant and equipment, offering plasma spraying, high velocity oxy-fuel spraying (HVOF), flame spraying, automated surface activation, advanced robotic work handling and specialist diamond grinding and wire erosion finishing techniques. Our coating services facility is designed to accommodate a wide and varied range of component sizes, configurations and complexities.
HVOF tungsten carbide coatings
Typical applications that benefit from our range of HVOF tungsten carbide coatings are:

MTM technology ball valves and seats
Gate valves
Valve actuators
Mud pump sleeves, rods, plungers and rotors
Drive shafts
Hydraulic rams

In most circumstances, Bodycote Plasma & Thermal is happy to hold inventories of manufactured, coated and finished components for your immediate delivery.
A full team of coating technologists and application engineers are on hand to offer expert advice on all aspects of our thermal spray coating technology. Utilising our fully equipped metallurgical laboratory; support services include
material selection, coating and application development, coating evaluation and qualification.
Specialist coating technologies
Bodycote Plasma & Thermal is part of the Bodycote Metallurgical Coatings business, which allows us to offer other coating technologies that can be used in a wide range of surface engineering technologies, including K-TECH, Thin Film, Sheradizing and Kolsterising coatings.
Commitment to quality
Bodycote Plasma & Thermal is an industry leading supplier of specialist coatings which meet the demanding requirements of its offshore customers.
Our commitment to this sector is reinforced by our ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Investors in People (IIP) accreditations. We hold Rolls Royce SABRe 9000, SNECMA, NADCAP and AS9100 programme accreditations.