Diameter 180mm, length 18,108mm
From a customer in the maritime sector we received a rod with diameter 180mm and a length of 18.1 meter. This extremely long and relatively thin rod had to be coated with chromium carbide and TOPCOAT® 177 intermediate coating. This combination is very wear resistant with excellent corrosion resistance. Because of the extremely large length-diameter-ratio the coating and finishing of this rod is a technical masterpiece.
In the photo below you can see the rod (in blue packing) and to the left of the rod the cylinder that was stored at Griekspoor for transport convenience.