At the end of the manufacturing process, valveIT employs a highly effective and proven coating process known as Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) to enhance the performance and durability of its valves. FBE coating provides a protective layer that safeguards the valves against corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure, making them ideal for various demanding applications.
The FBE coating process at valveIT begins with thorough surface preparation. The valve surfaces undergo proper cleaning and preparation to ensure the removal of any contaminants, such as oils, dirt, and rust. This step is crucial to achieving a strong bond between the epoxy and the valve’s surface.
Once the surface is properly prepared, the FBE powder is applied using electrostatic spraying. The positively charged powder adheres uniformly to the negatively charged valve surface, creating a consistent and seamless coating layer. The precise application ensures an even distribution of the epoxy, eliminating any potential weak points or coating inconsistencies.
After the powder application, the valves are subjected to a curing process. The coated valves are placed in an oven where the FBE powder melts and flows into a smooth, continuous film. The curing temperature and time are carefully controlled to achieve the optimal properties of the epoxy coating, including its resistance to chemicals and environmental conditions.
The fusion bonding process results in a robust and durable coating that forms a strong molecular bond with the valve surface. This bond creates a protective barrier that shields the valve from corrosive substances, ensuring its long-term reliability and extended service life.