This paper presents laboratory corrosion and chemical inertness test results of SilcoTek®’s CVD coatings, and evaluates their performance in environments common to hydrocarbon processing.
This paper summarizes methods used by SilcoTek® to remove rust from stainless steel surfaces.
Testing was conducted to determine the relative corrosion resistance of Hastelloy C-22, commercial 316L SS, commercial tube with fused silica coating.
This paper discusses how silicon barrier coatings improve corrosion resistance and prevent metal contamination in semiconductor etch processes.
This Technical Insight focuses on using an electrochemical method to gain corrosion rate information.
This Technical Insight will investigate whether Dursan® and other SilcoTek® coatings can prevent metal ions from leaching into pure organic solvents.
In this study titanium is investigated as a substrate for SilcoTek®’s coating prevention of metal ion leaching.
In this Technical Insight we investigate the corrosion and metal contamination of C-22 in pure methanol and the impact that SilcoTek® coatings have on this corrosion.
We test ultrapure DI water to see if the corrosion patterns follow the methanol studies.
We test HPLC grade acetonitrile for metal ion leaching to see how it may compare to other typical solvents.
We investigate the metal ion leaching of MP35N in pure methanol, water, and acetonitrile.
This Technical Insight explores the impact of 5% sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution on four SilcoTek coatings.
This paper presents laboratory corrosion and chemical inertness test results for a variety of chemically deposited coatings.
This paper will discuss the method to extract and sample the process stream with minimal loss or adsorption of the analyte and provide data for on-line total sulfur and HHV analysis.
Learn about SilcoNert® 2000 applications and benefits.
A review of packed column analysis of sulfur in beverage grade CO2.
Learn about sulfur adsorption rate in stainless steel sample cylinders and how to minimize sample loss.
Analysis of low level sulfur stability in air sampling canisters and sampling cylinders. Sulfur VOC analysis in 1-20 ppbv range.
A review of trace level analysis of sulfur in refinery, beverage grade CO2, and environmental emissions analysis applications.
Get tips on how to accurately sample and test trace sulfur in GC analytical systems for refinery and process applications.
An overview of coating performance for sulfur analysis, active compound analysis, corrosion resistance, moisture resistance, UHV, and anti-coking applications.
This paper discusses ways to test mercury emissions from syngas sorbent samples. Inert coatings are used to minimize adsorption.
This whitepaper presents data from two separate analytical and chemical bench tests, designed to first measure baseline mercury mass and concentrations and then quantify the subsequent reductions from chemical processes as measured primarily by atomic fluorescence spectrometry.
This presentation will discuss the need for inert system components when testing mercury. Prevent mercury loss and surface adsorption during holding and transfer.
This paper discusses development of an arsine gas, selenium (as hydrogen selenide), and mercury (as elemental mercury) Analytical Method for Reducing Flue Gas Environments. A sampling protocol will be developed including sample-conditioning solutions that will convert the desired species into a form suitable for CEMs.
This presentation compares adsorption rates of ammonia on metal, coated metal, and polymer surfaces.
In this report, researchers tested a number of different cylinder types by performing a series of decant tests at the 100 and 10 µmol/mol levels. They showed that adsorption of ammonia molecules on cylinder walls was minimised when the internal surfaces of stainless steel cylinders were passivated using the SilcoNert 2000® treatment.
This presentation discusses multiple design factors to maximize system performance and reliability. Including surface inertness in ammonia sampling and other applications.
Researchers looking to develop an ammonia detection system investigated the use of anodized aluminum and SilcoNert® 2000 coated aluminum.
NASA has developed an experiment to study the interaction between iodine and a variety of common spacecraft materials. In their tests, they have included Silcolloy® and Dursan®-coated coupons for evaluation.
This paper presents laboratory corrosion and chemical inertness test results of SilcoTek®’s CVD coatings, and evaluates their performance in environments common to the petrochemical, refining and offshore industries.
This presentation reviews sampling methods and results for trace level analysis of sulfur and sulfur containing compounds in various applications.
This paper will discuss theoretical and practical analysis of factors and design guidelines used to minimize sample loss and adsorption in analytical sampling systems.
This Technical Insight presents laboratory corrosion and chemical inertness test results of SilcoTek®’s CVD coatings, and evaluates their performance in environments common to the petrochemical, refining and offshore industries.
A comprehensive study is performed of SilcoTek® coated and uncoated surfaces utilized on both the Tekmar 3100 and Tekmar 3000 Sample Concentrators and the results are compared.
This Technical Insight will determine relative response times of commercial 316L SS tubing, electropolished 316L SS tubing, and SilcoNert® coated electropolished 316L SS tubing for the transmission of sample streams containing low concentrations of moisture.
This paper presents laboratory corrosion and chemical inertness test results for a variety of chemically deposited coatings.
This report will evaluate and discuss the significance of contact angle data for two different liquids on a variety of SilcoTek® surfaces. SilcoNert® 2000, SilcoKlean®, Silcolloy®, Dursan® and a Dursan-based prototype will be highlighted.
This report will determine relative response times of commercial 316L SS tubing, electropolished 316L SS tubing, and SilcoNert®-coated electropolished 316L SS tubing for the transmission of sample streams containing low concentrations of moisture.
This paper will review test data and recommend coating compatibility for moisture and moisture related adsorptive effects in continuous emission monitor (CEM) flow paths.
This report discusses methods for removing rust from stainless steel surfaces.
This report tests and discusses the electrical properties of SilcoTek® coatings.
This whitepaper discusses the various types of surface defects that contribute to an imperfect coating appearance, and how SilcoTek® may or may not be able to improve the appearances on these parts.
This guide highlights factors to consider when selecting tubing and surface properties for sample transport in analytical applications.
This whitepaper discusses electropolish frosting and its effect on coating quality.
This white paper aims to provide a brief introduction of different materials characterization techniques available to SilcoTek®, both in-house and through Penn State University, to give our customers a glimpse of the possibilities.
This presentation highlights the performance of Dursan® coated surfaces in various applications including moisture analysis, inertness, and corrosion resistance.
This Technical Insight provides information about brazing and soldering as well as guidelines for treating brazed or soldered parts with SilcoTek®’s chemical vapor deposition coating process.
This Technical Insight is a summary of findings on the effect of autoclave exposure on various surfaces offered by Silcotek®, using contact angles, thickness, and FT-IR spectroscopy as characterization methods.
The authors of this paper examined Dursan® as an alternative coating solution that may prevent non-specific protein adsorption to surfaces.
This Technical Insight discusses NASA's efforts to study coatings for protection against supercritical CO2 atmospheres found in nuclear plants or in a Venusian atmosphere.
This Technical insight will discuss the impact of anodization and hard anodization on aluminum surface finish, and how they may affect the success of SilcoTek®’s coating processes.
This Technical Insight will discuss how our coatings impact Elgiloy (cobalt, chrome, nickel alloy) and its emissivity to solar radiation.
This Technical Insight will discuss the suitability of SilcoTek® coatings for use in oxygen service applications.
This Technical Insight studies metallurgical testing of tensile strength, impact resistance and hardness on untreated 316 stainless steel, Dursan® coated 316 stainless, and 316 stainless exposed to the Dursan heat profile under a nitrogen atmosphere.
This Technical Insight discusses SilcoTek®’s recent improvements on this front to deliver a more thermally stable Silcolloy® coating.
This Technical Insight will discuss details of why certain EDM processes are incompatible with our coating technology.
This paper discusses how SilcoTek® coatings perform under carbon fouling conditions.
This paper explores mitigating thermal stability problems, where a single-tube heat exchanger is used to assess thermal-oxidative and pyrolytic deposition from high temperature jet fuels.
This presentation discusses how SilcoTek® coatings help to minimize carbon fouling under test conditions of JP-8 fuels.
This study discusses the impact of coatings and various fuels have on carbon fouling and soot formation in various test engines.
This presentation compares the outgassing rate and pump down of coated and uncoated stainless steel UHV chambers.
This paper discusses how SilcoTek® silicon barrier coatings protect against corrosion in high purity applications.
This presentation compares the pump down rate of coated and uncoated UHV chambers.
This paper will introduce Dursan® [1, 2], a siliconoxygen-carbon (carboxysilicon) coating that provides biochemical inertness, a low affinity for adsorbing proteins and other bio-molecules, corrosion resistance, and low energy properties to stainless steel and other substrates.
The authors of this paper examined Dursan® as an alternative coating solution to minimize protein binding and surface adsorption.
This Technical Insight will discuss the details of this test, and the results of an investigation into samples that were coated with Dursan® and subjected to Class VI testing.
In this Technical Insight we will focus on what a coating could potentially do in the food and beverage industry if metal ions can be blocked from entering the product.
This Technical Insight will explore a recent publication that investigates kinetics and reactor design for the ketonization process and where Dursan® can aid in better conversion rates.
A comprehensive overview of SilcoTek® and its patented CVD coating process. Questions about how we can improve the performance of parts? What markets we serve? Ideal applications for using our coatings? This e-book answers your questions.
This e-book features tips about how to improve your analytical sampling system. The e-book features signs your analytical system is not performing optimally and how to tell if a flow path is inert (and why it matters).
Learn how to ensure your sampling system always delivers maximum reliability. This e-book contains tips on how to improve product performance with inert coatings and how to improve surface performance over passivation.
Get corrosion resistance data on a wide range of coatings and materials. See how SilcoTek® coatings can improve the corrosion resistance of your products by 10x or more.
A review of SilcoTek® and our coatings, applications, and benefits.
A review of how silicon coating improve the reliability and accuracy of sampling systems used in sulfur, mercury, NOx, and ammonia testing in exhaust, CEMS, and flare gas streams.
This presentation discusses how SilcoNert® and Dursan® improve sampling reliability and accuracy for mercury, sulfur, and ammonia testing.
A review of coating applications in analytical chemistry, environmental sampling, process analytical, HPLC, and refinery monitoring.
Learn how silicon coatings benefit semiconductor manufacturing by improving corrosion resistance and reducing metal ion contamination.
See how SilcoTek® Coatings improve vacuum pump down performance, reduce outgassing, improve hydrophobicity and corrosion resistance of vacuum and UHV components.
Learn about our coatings, our technology, and applications.
Learn how SilcoTek® high purity coatings can improve the performance of your products and process. Get coating performance data and see how our high purity silicon coatings improve stainless steel surfaces.
Learn how to sample and test successfully in challenging environments. Manage moisture, corrosion and reactive compounds with inert coatings for your instrumentation and sampling systems while getting reliable and accurate results.
Get our tips and strategies for solving industrial sampling problems. Learn how to solve sample cylinder inertness problems and sample transfer problems while improving sample transfer reliability in process and analytical systems.
Learn how to achieve better bioanalytical results with SilcoTek® coatings. Our coatings e-book will discuss how Dursan® and other CVD coatings improve material performance and how inert coatings are ideal for bioanalytical and medical diagnostic applications.
A comprehensive analysis of coating characteristics and properties.
Download the Heat Exchanger and Filtration e-book to learn how coatings can improve system fouling and corrosion resistance.
Learn how high purity silicon coatings can improve corrosion resistance and prevent contamination in semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.
Surface preparation is an important factor in providing a durable, long lasting coating. Learn how to prepare stainless steel surfaces by removing rust contamination.
Read our introductory presentation and learn about our CVD coating process and how our coatings can benefit your products and process.
A quick reference highlighting industry applications for our coatings.
A review of the properties and performance of our coatings. Compare and select the right coating for your application.
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This paper discusses the compatibility of silver plating with the SilcoNert® coating process.
SilcoTek® recommends customers who use coated stainless-steel parts in high temperature applications (over 450°C) to preheat the parts prior to sending them in for coating. This recommendation was based primarily on the knowledge of metal sensitization but lacked actual data support. This technical insight provides experimental data to show when and how preheating before coating may benefit high temperature applications.
The Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor (S.A.M.) system is designed to monitor the atmosphere within the spacecraft to ensure the astronauts are not breathing harmful chemical compounds. This TI walks through the system’s past, present, and future with SilcoTek.
The complete listing of our metal ion leaching series.
The aim of this paper was to develop a mass-production capable and cost effective manufacturing process for polymer films with multifunctional surfaces. This TI is an executive summary of a proceeding from euspen’s 22nd International Conference & Exhibition held in Geneva in May and June of 2022.
This TI reports the results of pin-on-disk wear tests of five SilcoTek® coatings: Silcolloy® 1000, Dursan®, SiltrideSM, RD13 and RD14, along with uncoated control samples. Results from twosets of test conditions were reported, and samples were analyzed with profilometry, SEM and EDS techniques to obtain wear track volumes and coating integrity information afterwear. The tested coatings were ranked in terms of wear performance based on the analysis results.
This TI compares the chemical inertness of electropolished (EP) stainless steel tubing without coating to SilcoNert 2000-coated, non-electropolished tubing using gas chromatography. SilcoNert 2000-coated stainless steel tubing significantly outperforms uncoated electropolished tubing for analyzing low levels of sulfur compounds and was equally as inert as the SilcoNert 2000-coated EP surface.
SilcoTek® offers coatings for a variety of industries and an even wider variety of applications. We often are asked “how porous are your coatings?” The short answer is “they are not porous”, but the long answer will be described here.
SilcoTek's Dursan coating underwent an electrostatic safety test by Dekra Testing. No discharge or charge transfer was observed, confirming its safety according to IEC standards. The coating is considered electrostatically safe on metallic substrates with the specified thickness.
This technical insight provides an overview of SilcoTek's coating processes, emphasizing the unique nature of the Notak surface modification. While traditional coatings have measurable thickness, Notak binds molecules to the substrate surface, forming an ultra-thin layer that is challenging to measure. By comparing the thickness of Notak, CVD coatings, and a human hair, the document highlights the dramatic difference in scale. Despite its minute thickness, Notak's molecular-level modification has a significant impact on surface properties, while SilcoTek's thinner coatings have proven transformative for customer parts, showcasing the intriguing and powerful potential of surface science.
Nucleotide-based pharmaceuticals are a relatively new, but rapidly growing therapeutic modality. Metals and metal ions can interact with nucleotide-based therapeutics in a variety of negative ways. Eliminating these negative interactions can be accomplished by coating the stainless steel commonly used in both production and purification equipment for these molecules. This TI will discuss a brief history and background of nucleotide therapeutics, how metals can negatively impact their production, and how Dursan can help alleviate these issues.
This presentation explains how and why Siltride CVD technology was developed, what makes Siltride different and the data explaining how it could solve your surface problems, and how our customers are reacting to their success with Siltride, including a case study with Samsung.
In a presentation given at the Gulf Coast Conference 2023, Clay Smith emphasizes the importance of inert coatings in sampling and analytical systems, particularly as samples become more complex and detection limits need to be lowered. Clay's presentation highlights the significance of coatings like SilcoNert in ensuring the reliability and accuracy of analytical systems, especially in the context of evolving technical and regulatory needs.