Jun 11, 2016 0 comment

“We are looking at powder coating high pressure aluminum gas cylinders. The cylinders consist of 6082 T6 / 6061 T6 aluminum alloy. We realize that aluminum alloys cannot be exposed to high temperatures for an extended period of time. What do you advise? “

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“Powder coatings are cured using infrared technology all the time. Line of sight issues aren’t a problem on such a symmetrical surface (cylinders). The cylinder will have to be rotated in front of the IR lamps to heat all surfaces. If you use this technology, the cure time is shortened to as little as thirty seconds. The heat won’t penetrate the substrate (heat it through) in this short period of time.”

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