Houston Plating & Coatings announces new cylinder plating processes


Houston Plating & Coatings (HP&C) has developed new, proprietary electroless nickel (EN) processes and equipment to plate the internal surfaces of high-pressure gas cylinders.

The Texas-based company claims the process achieves 99.99% coverage with a uniformly thin layer of plated nickel.

“Interaction with carbon steel degrades the gasses stored and transported in high-pressure gas cylinders, but electroless nickel plating provides a barrier between the gases and the steel, thus eliminating the degradation and consequent gas contamination,” HP&C said in a statement.

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