Peterson Builders Receives Navy Certification Of Metal Spray Facility

Peterson Builders, Inc., (PBI), Sturgeon Bay, Wise., has announced the certification of their metal thermal spray facility and metal thermal spray operators by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Metal thermal spray is a system for melting any metal (aluminum, bronze, copper, stainless and zinc) and spraying it in a molten state onto any other material, creating a permanent bond.

This system is used to control corrosion, to build up worn parts and to create thermal and electrical barriers.

It protects iron and steel from corrosion and may last in excess of 15 years. Metal thermal spray coatings are excellent corrosion undercoatings for organic materials such as paint and plastic finishes.

The Navy has been testing metal thermal spray for over 20 years and is now using this technique for corrosion control and metal parts buildup on their vessels. Ceramic coatings and electrical emission control are additional advantages of this system.

PBI reports it is the only shipyard in the Central United States certified to perform metal thermal spray in accordance with Mil Standard DOD-2138-SH. Using the latest state-of-the-art equipment, PBI can conduct metal thermal spraying operations at their new facility or at a specified job site.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 35,  Feb 1986

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