Design World’s Paul Heney spoke with Bill Jarrell, VP of marketing for Brennan at IFPE in Las Vegas, where the new product was unveiled. Jarrell characterized Brennan Black as a real “problem solver” that is more cost effective that using stainless steel adater, while only slightly more expensive than the normal steel adapters.
Attendees were intrigued by the idea, according to Jarrell, who said they were giving out samples to interested engineers. The product seems to be a good solution for many applications, including agricultural, mining, offshore, marine, off-highway, and even military—places where corrosive salt spray can be an issue.
The company also revealed that they had set up a microsite for the product, www.brennan-black.com.
This proprietary Bi-LENE coating is a blend of fluoropolymer, engineered plastics and selected corrosion inhibitors that is tailored to provide specific properties for particular applications unlike conventional fluoropolymer coatings. The properties consist of low friction, strong adhesion, resistance to wear and abrasion, excellent resistant to corrosion, chipping and elements such as weather, sunlight and salt water. Field and lab tests show the coating resists corrosion past 1600 hours of exposure making it at least 300% more resistant to corrosion than competitor’s advanced plating. It works in a wide range of temperatures from -420° to 500° F.
“The Brennan Black coating is the most advanced corrosion resistant coating available,” said David M. Carr, company president. “The Brennan Black coating offers the highest industry standard and is the answer for protecting systems and ensuring longevity in the most corrosive and harsh environments enabling customers to save money by protecting operations and reducing replacement costs.”
The Brennan Black coating is best demonstrated on steel hydraulic adapters, where it provides unparalleled performance in resistance to corrosion. The Brennan Black coating is also available throughout five additional Brennan Industries product classes. Test results are available upon request.