Industrial gas turbines are in constant evolution to increase in efficiency of use, both for cost saving and to reduce emissions. This is generally linked to an increase in operating temperature. Surface temperatures up to 1200-1300 C require next generation Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC) to protect the metal structures from the heat. To reduce losses weight, some components are constructed of ceramic matrix composites, requiring Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBC) to protect them from the heat and water vapor.
Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions offers a wide range of TBCs and EBCs both as powders and suspensions off-the-shelf. We also collaborate and co-developed proprietary compositions directly with most OEMs.