Water stripping

Water stripping

Water stripping is a process used to remove thermal coatings from engine components in nickel, titanium and steel alloys. The process employs a pressure of up to 3,800 bar. The water is carried to the component at high speed through a robot-guided rotating working head. There, the coating material is removed through the kinetic energy of the impinging water jet.

To reliably produce accurate results, the process should to a large degree be controllable and reproducible. For the purpose, process parameters should be set accurately to ensure complete removal of the coating material without damaging the parent material underneath.

Benefits of the process:

  • Foregoing the use of hazardous chemicals boosts industrial safety and ecological efficiency
  • Minimization of disposal problems and lower costs (green process)
  • Further enhanced cost-effectiveness through appreciably improved removal rates and accelerated throughput