Fluid Erosion

Letting safe
operations soar

Fluid erosion is a common problem for aircraft and industrial gas turbines. During operation, aircraft engines are exposed to rain, while industrial engines are exposed to fine and large water droplets from inlet fogging systems and wet compressor systems. These factors cause destructive airfoil erosion.

BlackGold® coating is designed to protect industrial gas turbines and fan blades on commercial engines from water droplets—significantly reducing operational and maintenance costs.

Performance Test

Field Erosion

Typical Leading Edge fluid erosion

46 minutes


After 46 minutes of droplet exposure

436 minutes

BlackGold® Coated

After 436 minutes of droplet exposure

BlackGold® coating shows no sign of distress after 9 times more exposure to fluid droplets than the uncoated part.

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