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Empowering Energy and Renewables:

The Role of Electroless Nickel Plating

In the ever-evolving landscape of energy and renewables, innovation is the key to sustainable progress. From powering homes to fuelling industries, the demand for efficient and reliable solutions continues to surge. At CBE+, with over a century of experience, we see ourselves as advocates, offering indispensable services that drive the energy and renewables sector forward.

At the heart of our offerings lies electroless nickel plating (ENP), a process that not only extends the lifespan of critical components but also enhances their performance in demanding environments. Let’s delve into the intricacies of ENP and its pivotal role in shaping the energy and renewables industry.


Unveiling Electroless Nickel Plating:

ENP isn’t just a superficial coating; it’s a shield that fortifies components against the ravages of corrosion, wear, and degradation. The process involves immersing the base material in a solution containing nickel salt and hypophosphite. Here, the magic unfolds as the base material catalyses the deposition of nickel-phosphorous onto its surface, rendering it impervious to the elements.

Unlike electrolytic plating, ENP offers a uniform coating irrespective of the component’s geometry, ensuring consistent protection across intricate structures. This reliability is further underscored by CBE+’s stringent quality standards, including AS9100 and ISO certifications, ensuring every plated component meets the highest industry benchmarks.


Applications Across Industries:

The versatility of ENP knows no bounds, finding application in a range of industries:

1.      Cooling Solutions for Power Electronics:

Copper cold plates and heat sinks play a pivotal role in dissipating heat from power electronics. ENP emerges as the coating of choice, seamlessly integrating into intricate cooling systems, thus ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

2.      Aerospace Actuator Bodies:

Actuators are the muscle behind motion in various industries, including aerospace and oil & gas. ENP shields actuator bodies from corrosion induced by pneumatic oil, guaranteeing smooth operation even in the harshest conditions.

3.      Hydraulic Systems:

In subsea applications and industries like oil & gas, where hydraulic valves and cylinders operate under extreme conditions, ENP acts as a bulwark against corrosion, ensuring reliability and safety.

4.      Electric Vehicles:

As the world transitions towards electric mobility, ENP plays a vital role in safeguarding crucial components like busbars, preventing galvanic corrosion and ensuring the longevity of electric vehicle battery packs.

5.      Automotive Sector:

In the automotive realm, ENP extends the lifespan of brake pistons, protecting them from corrosion induced by brake oil, thus enhancing safety and durability on the roads.


A Sustainable Future Powered by Innovation:

In a world where sustainability is paramount, the role of ENP in enhancing the longevity and performance of critical components cannot be overstated. By mitigating corrosion and wear, ENP not only reduces maintenance costs but also contributes to the longevity of infrastructure, aligning perfectly with the ethos of the energy and renewables sector.



As we navigate the complexities of an energy-hungry world, CBE+ continue to spearhead innovation, offering solutions that not only meet but exceed the evolving needs of the industry. With ENP as our cornerstone, they stand poised to drive progress towards a greener, more sustainable future, one plated component at a time.