Oil & Gas

oil & gas industry overview

Bringing productivity to the surface

Whether you are involved in drilling, completion or production of onshore, offshore or subsea applications, we know that getting and keeping your wells producing is critical to meeting your business objectives—and Praxair’s coating and finishing services help you do just that. Our decades of research and development in the areas of abrasion, corrosion, wear and extreme pressure will help you reduce costs, maintain uptime and maximize oil and gas recovery.

Our extensive portfolio of advanced coatings is designed to give you a competitive edge. From thermal spray coatings to engineered slurries to fluoropolymer coatings and laser-applied overlays, we can design a solution that will extend component life in even the most severe operating environments.

So let’s work together to get your equipment in production quicker and keep it running longer to ensure that the world’s current and future energy needs can be met as efficiently and economically as possible.

Coating Services for the Oil and Gas Industry (1.3 KB)

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specialized solutions for the oil & gas industry

Ball Valves

Significantly improve the performance and service life of metal-seated ball valves with our custom line of detonation gun (D-Gun) and high-velocity oxy fuel (HVOF) thermal spray wear-resistant coatings and advanced finishing capabilities.

Ball Valve Coatings

Gate Valves, Seats & Stems

Protect these critical parts from hostile operating conditions and maintain a tight metal-to-metal seal when open or closed with our wide range of thermal spray hard surface coatings.

Gates and Seats

Offshore Components

Combat corrosion and wear on key splash zone and subsea components with our fluoropolymer, laser-applied cladding and thermal sprayed aluminum (TSA) coatings.

Coatings for Offshore Components

Petrochemical & Refining

Experience total corrosion protection and minimal maintenance with our TSA Corrosion Protection System.

Thermal Sprayed Aluminum

Rotors & Downhole Tools

See how our HVOF tungsten carbide coatings help your rotors and tools last 5 to 8 times longer than traditional chrome plating.

Coatings for Rotors

coating services for the oil & gas industry

Engineered Slurries

Our SermaGard®, SermaLon™ and SermeTel™ slurry coatings provide unsurpassed protection against aqueous corrosion and heat scaling, as well as erosion, abrasion and wear. We apply these coatings by brushing, flowing, dipping or spraying them onto clean prepared surfaces. And because the deposition process is relatively gentle, slurry coatings can be deposited not only on metals, but also on ceramics, glass and composites.

SermaGard® Engineered Protective Coatings (284 KB)

SermaLonTM Coatings (1.2 MB)

Slurry Coatings

Fluoropolymer-Based Coatings & Linings

Corrosion can take quite a toll on actuator housings, wellhead connectors and fasteners. That’s where our SermaGard® coatings come in. They protect against salt corrosion for components exposed to offshore atmospheric and subsea environments. And our full line of Blue Armor® ECTFE and SermaShield™ ECTFE, ETFE, FEP, PFA and PVDF fluoropolymer coatings protect processing equipment from chemical attack while providing resistance against abrasion and thermal shock.

Blue Armor® Coatings (1.4 MB)

SermaShieldTM Coatings (1.4 MB)

Fluoropolymer Coatings

Laser-Clad Overlays

Ideal for offshore applications such as riser tensioner rods, our laser-clad overlays of nickel- or cobalt-based superalloy combat corrosion and abrasive wear on your most critical components. Laser processing involves application of a high-quality, metallurgically bonded overlay for wear protection and dimensional restoration. This impervious protective layer ensures a metallurgical bond with minimal distortion and a small heat-affected zone, which allows us to repair and protect substrate materials that would otherwise be unrepairable. Laser-clad solutions are also available for end caps and tieback connectors, gate valve seats and male sub connectors for riser pipes.

Laser Cladding

Thermal Spray Coatings

Protect against corrosion, temperature fluctations and critical wear issues from erosion to abrasion with our wide range of tungsten carbide-based coatings for valves, seats, rotors, rods and more. Our LW-45 and GV-50H thermal spray coatings for gate valves are widely recognized as the industry standard. For downhole tools, our CoreGard™ ID coatings last 6 to 10 times longer than hard chrome plating. And you can eliminate corrosion on drilling and production risers and subsea piping with our specially applied thermal sprayed aluminum (TSA) coatings.

CoreGardTM Inner Diameter Coatings (378 KB)

D-Gun Thermal Spray Coating

Supplemental Services

For optimal adhesion and interface cleanliness, we offer cleaning, blasting and stripping surface preparation services before coatings are applied. We also provide dimensioning, heat treating, peening and testing to maximize newly coated surfaces.

Oil & Gas Supplemental Services

On land or at sea, you face critical corrosion and wear-related problems every day. Our complete range of advanced coating services allows you to get new or refurbished equipment into production quickly, and keep it running longer. With unmatched quality and experience, we have pioneered the best-performing surface protection coatings in the industry. In fact, many of our coatings are OEM-designated protection for the most critical components in your drill string and production pipeline.

products for the oil & gas industry

Coating Slurries

Coating Slurries

Where corrosion, oxidation, wear, insulation or release properties are critical issues, our SermeTel coating slurries provide protection. We offer approximately 150 active slurry compositions in the form of inorganic primers, sealers, dry film lubricants, cements, resins and other materials.

Rods & Cylinders

Rods and Cylinders

We offer turnkey and partial work scope manufacturing of laser-clad hydraulic piston rods and riser tensioner rods custom-made for your oil and gas applications.

Thermal Spray Equipment

Thermal Spray Coating Equipment

Application by application, we offer the appropriate thermal spray equipment—arc spray, gaseous-fueled high-velocity oxy fuel (HVOF), liquid-fueled high-pressure HVOF (HP/HVOF®), plasma spray, powder feeders and integrated/automated system solutions—and the right materials and parts to do the job optimally and cost effectively.

Thermal Spray Powders

Thermal Spray Powders

With our hundreds of standard products and our industry-leading ability to formulate custom compositions, you're sure to get the right solution for your coating needs with our powders. Our lot-to-lot consistency means you’ll have a more dependable spray process, less need for over-testing of coating quality, less waste and reduced costs.

Valves and Pumps

Valves & Pump Components

We manufacture a wide range of gate valves, valve components and pump components developed to meet your unique specifications.

Thermal Spray Wire Spool


We manufacture the highest-quality wires for thermal spray. We offer a wide variety of wire chemistries, ranging from traditional metals and metal alloys to complex cored wire compositions for demanding wear applications.