So What Does SilcoTek Do Anyway?

April 10 2015 SilcoTek


I was chatting with a new neighbor the other day and got the question..."So what does SilcoTek® do anyway?"  I typically try and keep my reply concise and interesting, but not too detailed (think elevator speech noting inert chemical vapor deposition coatings used in analytical, semiconductor, corrosion, anti-coking, & process applications).  But on that day, followup questions, genuine interest by the inquisitor about inert coatings and perhaps exuberance on my part led to a full on dissertation relating where all the applications and industries SilcoTek coatings are used.  There are so many applications that I thought I would try and work up a short (and by no means complete) list of where you'll find us:

Here are just a few industries and applications :

  • Oil and gas downhole testing and exploration
  • Power plant filtration
  • Rocket propulsion systems
  • Moisture detection
  • Explosives detection
  • Chemical weapons detection
  • Food flavor & fragrance testing
  • Semiconductor manufacturing components
  • Corrosion resistance in pumps
  • GC analytical testing
  • Environmental sampling
  • Flare and stack sampling
  • Sampling in space exploration
  • NOx testing
  • Automotive exhaust testing
  • CO2 testing in beverages
  • Alternative energy
  • Plant pathology & methane testing under Martian conditions
  • Protein testing
  • Cancer marker testing
  • VOC testing in space and earth
  • Aircraft engine anti coking
  • Automotive and diesel engine anti coking
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Argon & CO2 testing
  • High purity gas manufacturing and transport
  • H2S & sulfur testing in upstream oil & gas
  • Refinery sampling
  • Chemical and petrochemical manufacturing
  • LNG testing
  • Catalyst testing
  • High temperature oven components
  • High temperature corrosion/oxidation
  • Coal Gassification
  • Hydrogen testing

You can see that SilcoTek® coatings are used in many common and uncommon applications throughout a broad spectrum of industries.  And there's a growing list of companies that offer SilcoTek coated products either from stock or as a product option.  Learn more by going to our coating partners page.

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