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Euclid, OH, United States

MesoCoat, Inc. is a Euclid, Ohio based equit backed company providing metal protection and repair. MesoCoat develops and provides wear and corrosion solutions using surface engineering technologies, serving Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Energy, Infrastructure and other markets. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 1000.00K | Year: 2010

Next generation heat exchangers will operate at higher pressures and temperatures than current models in order to increase cycle efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Ultra-supercritical coal-fired boilers can generate electric power with low emissions while burning high-sulfur coal and can increase efficiency from ~28% to >46%. The problem lies in the materials that are currently used. Current materials solutions include nickel-based superalloys, but these are prohibitively expensive. This project has sought to bypass this issue through the development of microcomposite coatings that are resistant to erosive wear, creep and gas corrosion at elevated temperatures. During the Phase I project, several aluminide coating formulations were evaluated for durability in simulated operational environments. One of the major obstacles that had to be overcome was the mismatch of the coefficient of thermal expansion between the coating and the substrate. This hurdle was overcome through the use of ceramic additions to the coating that enabled the CTE of the coating to match the substrate. These ceramic additions were both manufactured into the coating material and developed in-situ during the coating process through controlled thermite reactions to form a fine dispersion of alumina in an aluminide matrix. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The Phase II will continue to study the use of exothermic reactions to improve coating properties and to generate durable coating materials. Additional work in the Phase II project will explore the development of additional coating compositions to further improve erosion resistance and to meet the environmental conditions in other applications. The work will culminate in the cladding of a boiler tube section for evaluation in a sub-scale supercritical boiler testing facility.


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Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 1000.00K | Year: 2010

This proposal directly addresses the significant problem of wear and corrosion resistant materials in natural gas and oil well drilling, pipelines, slurry pipe, drilling heads, and mining and has applications in automotive and aerospace applications. Current oil wells are being drilled deeper, with longer drill trails than ever before. This imparts conditions of pressure and temperature that can


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Agency: Department of Health and Human Services | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 148.87K | Year: 2014

DESCRIPTION: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project shows great intellectual merit. The antimicrobial properties of copper-based alloys continue to be a topic of research interest, and there are no current publications detailing the mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and anti-microbial characteristics of copper-based alloy bi-layers. Pending a successful Phase I research program, high wear and corrosion-resistant copper alloys in the form of copper-based alloys will be evaluated.The broader impacts of this project are manifold. An inherently anti- bacterial coating for hospital applications has wide-ranging effects on degree of health care and mitigation of costs incurred through infection associated with hospital practice. Commonexamples include: infections from biomedical implants, degradation of protective coatings on buildings, fouling of food products, loss of efficacy of pharmaceutical formulations, and many more. A growing body of health literature is promoting the use


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Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 124.99K | Year: 2014

This program will develop a series of nano-/micro-composite coated nuclear reactor facing components using MesoCoat's CermaCladTM process. This proposed SBIR program will build on MesoCoat's extensive prior experience with high energy density fusion cladding systems for large area applications (pipe, plate, structures) where wear and/or corrosion limit the life of metal structures


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Agency: Environmental Protection Agency | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 99.94K | Year: 2014

Every year, a significant amount of money is lost due to atmospheric attack of steel parts. A convenient and effective way for corrosion protection is coating the unalloyed steel with a thin layer of zinc (Zn) metal by galvanizing. Pickling is an essential step of this process to ensure a high-quality surface of steel for further processing. In this process, acid is used to remove scale from the surface containing oxides. When the acid concentration in the pickling solution decreases by 75–85 percent (by weight), the bath is dumped because the efficiency of pickling decreases with increasing content of dissolved metal. This dumping has a grave environmental impact, such as high concentration of metals and acids in wastewater, and there is a genuine need to develop zinc coatings with an environmentally friendly process that can replace the galvanizing pickling lines and the alkaline or acidic degreasing step prior to pickling. MesoCoat proposes developing zinc coatings having excellent corrosion resistance using their R & D100 award-winning CermaCladTM process, which uses a high-density infrared lamp to fuse a uniform layer of metal onto metal surfaces.The innovation marries breakthrough nanocomposite materials technology with breakthrough low-impact, cost­effective, high-rate light fusion application technology. The high power density and large area nature of the fusion system enables these claddings to be applied at high rates. Furthermore, metal cladding eliminates the use and disposal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Extending the life of steel parts through these advanced coatings by CermaCladTM will cut back on the need for new steel production to replace those products, hence reducing associated carbon emissions. The Zn layer can prevent corrosion of metals by forming a physical barrier and by acting as a sacrificial anode when the barrier is in danger. On exposure to atmosphere, Zn reacts with oxygen to form zinc oxide, which in turn reacts with carbon dioxide to form zinc carbonate and offers excellent corrosion resistance to the base material. In this project, process parameters will be optimized to control thickness, composition and properties of the protective Zn layer. The main tasks involved are sample preparation, coating application, metallurgical characterization, performance evaluation and reporting. Successful application of these coatings can be applicable for corrosion protection of steel parts, such as rebar, bridge decks, shipping, shipbuilding, hydroelectric, power generation, refineries, pipelines, railroads, grid transmission towers, oil/gas production and architecture.

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