1) Which type of coating is best for my application?

Each type of Adiacoat, AdiaWear, and AdiaBlock has its own advantages and disadvantages. In order to ensure the best coating for your application, please contact us for a free consultation at (812)-372-5052 or e-mail us at customerservice@adiabatics.com


2) Is Adiacoat a better water pump coating than thermal-sprayed tungsten carbide?

Adiacoat has been proven to outperform thermal-sprayed tungsten carbide in both field tests and laboratory tests. In addition to that, Adiacoat is much more cost-effective and much easier to apply, making it a superior coating.


3) How much does Adiacoat cost?

Due to shipping, the cost of Adiacoat and Adiacoat applications varies depending on your application. However, the cost of Adiacoat is much less than thermal-sprayed coatings due to its significantly lower material costs, equipment costs, and repair costs. For a free quote, contact us at customerservice@adiabatics.com


4) Do we have to apply Adiacoat or will Adiabatics do it for us?

In order to ensure Adiacoat's quality, either we have to do the application or we require you to purchase an application package that includes an in-person tutorial on how to do it correctly. For a free quote, contact us at customerservice@adiabatics.com


5) Can Adiacoat be used for applications other than water pumps?

Yes. For a free consultation on the various uses of Adiacoat, contact us at (812)-372-5052 or e-mail us at customerservice@adiabatics.com


6) How do AdiaBlock Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) compare to plasma-sprayed zirconia?

AdiaBlock TBCs have a lower thermal conductivity (0.45 W/m-K) as compared to plasma-sprayed zirconia (1.1 W/m-K). They also have lower density and specific heat properties , making AdiaBlock superior to plasma-sprayed zirconia


7) Do AdiaBlock TBCs require any bond coat technology?

No. 0.5 mm (0.020 inches) is the true TBC thickness.


8) Upon which substrates can AdiaBlock TBCs be applied?

All ferrous and non-ferrous substrates, ceramics, and some polymers


9) What is the reliability and durability of AdiaBlock TBCs?

Excellent. Our TBC technology has been developed for high-performance U.S. Army diesel engine applications and has passed 400 hour NATO durability testing


10) Will AdiaBlock TBCs improve the cold startability of engines?

Our TBCs have been tested in cold climates and have demonstrated improved startability in both diesel and spark-ignited engines


11) Will AdiaWear Friction & Wear Coatings improve gas mileage or fuel consumption?

Yes.

Use of low friction coatings will certainly reduce fuel consumption and improve fuel economy, but not significantly. Our coatings are a microporous ceramic matrix that will maintain a thin hydrodynamic lubrication film. The thinner, or less viscous, this film, the lower the friction and the better the gas mileage.

Our cylinder bore coatings are both a low friction coating and a low thermal conductivity TBC. This dual concept coating provides the best low friction, low viscosity oil film available while protecting the cylinder bore piston ring interface.

A combination of AdiaBlock and AdiaWear has shown has shown fuel consumption improvements of up to 15% in certain transient load conditions. Use of AdiaBlock or AdiaWear individually displays low levels of improvements.



12) Why has use of AdiaBlock TBCs and AdiaWear Friction & Wear Coatings shown large improvements in the past?

The thermal rejection heat principle will yield a better means of controlling combustion of fuels and heat transfer within an engine. Early "Adiabatic", or non-watercooled engines, displayed 15% to 25% gains in both horsepower and fuel economy because the engines did not have a cooling system. It relied on AdiaBlock and AdiaWear coatings along with high performance lubricants to protect the hotter surfaces in the engine. This allowed operation without water cooling of the engine and thus elimination of parasitic losses to the radiator, cooling fan, and pump, as well as less weight from these components.

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