Customer Success Stories

Customer Success Stories

Real people, real challenges, real solutions

See how we work with our partners to understand their unique challenges and deliver the solutions that work best for them.


Praxair Surface Technologies provided an HVOF coating solution for train axles that were wearing out. This coating offered lower thickness, better adhesion, lower porosity and a better surface finish compared to traditional repair with a wire deposition arc spray method.

Saved from the Scrap Heap (390 KB)

Power Generation for Oil & Gas Production

Find out how coating the rotor and aerodynamic bundle with a SermaLon™ fouling-resistant coating hindered deposition of corrosive products, reduced surface roughness and improved efficiency for Nippon Oil Exploration.

SermaLon™ Coatings Deliver More Offshore (245 KB)

Oil & Gas

Find out how SermaGard® coatings are protecting tension leg platforms from the corrosive effects of seawater on Moho Nord in the Republic of Congo.

Putting an Oil Investment in Deep Water (290 KB)


Tungsten carbide coatings from Praxair Surface Technologies can improve scratch resistance over chrome plating and more than triple the service life of calender rolls used in plastics processing.

Put Tungsten Carbide on the Calender (414 KB)

Power Generation

Solid particle erosion can be a big problem for coal-powered, steam-driven generators. You can protect parts in the steam path by having a protective chromium carbide coating applied to airfoil surfaces.

Make Your Profile Count ... and Save (219 KB)