[ TRCW, Industry best cladding ]

TRCW, Providing the Gulf Coat Region with Over 30 Years of Quality Cladding Solutions

TRCW, A Division of Spooltech offers industry leading cladding, also known as weld inlay or overlay. Cladding is a process that involves depositing one material to the surface of another which enhances the overall material properties, primarily used to provide corrosion resistance.

Typically, the frequent material for cladding among the Oil & Gas industry is nickel alloy 625, but with technological advancements in materials we’ve determined many new alloys that can result in longer lifespans for certain project requirements.

Based out of Houston, Texas, we welcome all projects big or small. Our facility is equipped with all the latest equipment and upgraded welding technology making us a one-stop shop for all your cladding inlay and overlay welding needs.  

All our cladding work is completed to meet or exceed the highest quality industry standards. 

Cladding/Overlay is consists of melting high-performance alloys onto the surface of a base material, typically carbon steel. Adding one or several layers of this alloy to the base material is a cost-effective way of improving material properties, typically corrosion resistance or other mechanical properties.

We are able to clad a wide variety of corrosion resistant alloys from stainless grades like 316L to combination corrosion/erosion resistant alloys like Cobalt/Stellite-6.

Through our industry leading cladding services we’re able to join dissimilar or malleable metals to a wide variety of materials. Through the use of upgraded cladding processes, we are able to meet all customer needs. We deliver competitive lead times, with both large and small volume capacities as well as prototyping. Now as a Division of Spooltech, TRCW is able to offer a full array of services allowing us to manage your entire project from concept to delivery. 

Inlay Cladding

Inlay cladding has several advantages over selective plating. The process allows the use of virtually any wrought alloy, ensuring a highly consistent composition, and allowing many alloys to be used which ordinarily could not be plated. Through careful selection of materials, a surface can be attained that is denser, harder and more wear resistant than a plated surface.

Overlay Cladding

Overlay cladding is a process by which dissimilar layers of metals are bonded together into a composite material. This is a metallurgical process which uses no adhesives or filler materials. It is accomplished through the use of extreme pressure and, in some cases, heat. The process can produce what are commonly called single clad (two layers), double clad (three layers), and in some specific instances as many as seven layers. All Clad Metal Specialties overlays are custom made to your exact specifications. Our processes have the capability of bonding such dissimilar metals as nickel to gold, tin to copper, silver to aluminum. The combinations available, limited only by the designer’s imagination, can be manufactured in widths from .100″ to 5″, and thicknesses from .001″ to .125″.

TRCW provides cladding for a variety of use cases for our on-shore, offshore, subsea, chemical, and nuclear customers. While TRCW provides best in class cladding services, and are capable of offering various other welding processes all meeting industry standards and specifications. 

Our Most Clad Welding Processes

Cladding Materials

Base Materials: All ASME P1 Materials, 4130, 4140, F22, F65, F70, 8630, X52, X56, X60, X65, X70, X80, 1018, 1020, 1018, 1020, A516 Grade 70, API 2H

Numerous Procedures adhering to multiple industry specifications.

Applications in various industries: Valves, valve seat pockets, ring grooves, valve bodies, chokes, marine engine valve stems, pistons, piston crowns, sealing surfaces, pipe, vessels, manifolds, choke and kill boxes, pipe spools, BOP components, frac valves, subsea surfaces, propeller shafts, ball valves, buffer chambers, pipe collars, pipe stems.

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