The deposition of functional nano-enabled coatings onto equipment can be used in a wide variety of industries. Plackart offers industrial customers services and ready-made solutions for applying multipurpose nanostructured coatings — thermal-barrier, wear-resistant, and corrosion-resistant coatings — through a network of service centers. The coatings protect drilling platforms, bridges, steel structures, and other devices from corrosion. They safeguard stop valves, tubing fittings, oil and gas drilling equipment, and production and processing equipment from wear and tear. Automated equipment and metallurgical laboratories allow the company to produce coatings with programmed hardness, porosity, and adhesion. The project uses two of the most promising application technologies in the world — thermal spraying and ion-plasma magnetron sputtering. These methods are replacing obsolete and environmentally harmful ones, particularly galvanic technology.
The principle of plasma spraying: particles of the functional coating powder are introduced into the plasma flow; the temperature at the exit of the plasma torch is approximately15,000 K, with a flow rate of 300 m/s
By depositing Plackart nanocoatings onto gas turbine engines, significantly better performance, higher power, and longer life cycles can be achieved. In 2011, Plackart launched two new production lines: a line for thermal spraying and special installations for applying coatings. Those plants and the previously existing lines enable Plackart to apply nearly any metal-protective nanocoating known today.
The Visual Science Company has cooperated with the RUSNANO Group since 2008, creating a wide range of high quality graphic information materials. Various infographics have been designed to demonstrate the technologies developed and implemented by RUSNANO project companies. The aim of each project is to demonstrate the principle of technology, nanotechnological components of the project and the advantages of the chosen solution compared with analogues.
The work of Visual Science is carried out in a single sheet or slide format. The modular structure of the infographics makes it possible to use it both as a whole piece or as separate components, which is convenient for preparing website illustrations or project reports or publications. Thus one material helps to solve almost all the issues with illustrating the information about the project.
The target audience for these graphics includes professionals in relevant areas, and a wide range of specialists in different fields without a technical background. Scientific accuracy, combined with the optimum degree of generalization allow for communicating equally effectively with target audiences with different background.
All the graphics have been used by the RUSNANO Group for 5 years or more. As usual, the feature of the Visual Science workflow includes the entire spectrum of tasks ranging from analyzing the scientific literature of the project to the preparation of the final graphics on the company’s side that allows saving valuable time of our customers.
Molecular modelling through computer graphics permits plenty of latitude for exercising artistic talent to inform, explain and instruct. Visual Science shows the way with its high quality, accurate, informative graphics that explain even the most complex processes of life.