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Honeywell Advanced Electroplating

Coating Technology Increases Drilling Capacity More Than 4x as Compared to Hard Chrome

Outperforming the rest

Honeywell's Advanced Electroplating is an advanced wear coating that can be applied via an electroplating process to protect critical parts from wear and corrosion under the most demanding conditions. The new coating performs as well – or even better – than the most commonly used alternatives and is an environmentally compliant solution.

What Is It?

Honeywell's Advanced Electroplating offers distinct advantages over alternatives such as tungsten carbide type coating applied via highvelocity oxygen fuel (HVOF-WC) process and chrome (Cr) coating applied via an electroplating process. Not only does the coating provide excellent corrosion and wear resistance, but it also is environmentally compliant at a reasonable price point.

Honeywell has nearly a quarter-century of electroplating experience on components used in aerospace and defense applications. Our proven performance within the most difficult environments in land, air, and space show the effectiveness of our proprietary electroplating process.

Now, we’re making our unique electroplating expertise available for non-aerospace use in oil & gas (O&G), mining, industrial, and other applications where high levels of wear and corrosion resistance are required.

Key features of the Advanced Electroplating include:

  • High hardness - 600-1,100 Hv / 55-67 - HRC Customizable by application
  • Excellent Corrosion Resistance - Passes 1,000 hr salt fog test (ASTM B117) - Passes 500 hr Copper Accelerated salt spray (ASTM B368) - Passes >7 days of immersion in 7.5 wt% NaCl brine solution
  • Excellent Wear Resistance - <25mg loss/1,000 cycles in ASTM G65 Sand Abrasion - 2-3x outperforms Hard Chrome in various wear tests (ASTMG65 & ASTM D4060)
  • Exceptional Surface Finish - 4μin/0.1μm Ra minimum (Outer Diameter) - 16μin/0.4μm Ra minimum (inner diameter)
  • Ideal for Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) - High ductility offers protection from handling and impact damage

Advanced Electroplating That Outperforms Competitors

Honeywell's Advanced Electroplating Significantly Outperforms Hard Chrome and Stands up to the Harshest Environment Without Attack

Oil and Gas

Protect high-use equipment and parts and allow them to run longer without unnecessary or unplanned failures that lead to operational stoppages.


Protect mining tools, production equipment and valves from premature failure due to corrosion, abrasion or erosion.

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Multiple Industry-Standard Tests

Advanced Electroplating versus Tungsten Carbide and Chrome

Honeywell has established supply partnerships in North America and Asia Pacific. If you would like to place an order for coating services or have any other inquiries, please contact Honeywell.

The Oil & Gas industry faces unique challenges to protect drilling tools, production equipment and valves from premature failure due to corrosion, abrasion or erosion.

To avoid such failure, downtime and high maintenance costs associated with these problems, surface treatments such as hard chrome (Cr) applied via electroplating or tungsten carbide (WC) coatings applied by certain types of thermal spray processes such as High Velocity Oxy Fuel (HVOF) are used.

HVOF-WC coatings have high hardness but are expensive, and may be prone to failure due to low-impact resistance. Also, most thermal spray processes are not suitable for non-line of sight (NLOS) applications. On the other hand, hard chrome coatings are less expensive than HVOF-WC but prone to microcracks which can initiate corrosion and erosion. In addition to such mechanical property shortcomings, there are increasing environmental concerns regarding the use of chrome plating.

Honeywell is using its long history in electroplating to develop advanced technologies which address the drawbacks of these current solutions. Honeywell, a Fortune-100 company with $40.5 billion in sales, invents and manufactures technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges, and we look forward to helping you overcome your toughest coating challenges.

High Hardness
600-1,100 HV

Excellent Corrosion Resistance
Passes 1,000 hr salt fog corrosion test

Low Taber Wear
<5 mg loss/2,500 cycles

Low Co-efficient of Friction

Designed for Oil and Gas Applications
    • High hardness and corrosion resistance
    • Suitable for Non-Line of Sight (NLOS)
    • No environmental concerns

Backed by Honeywell
A Fortune-100 company

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