January 2022 Vol. 3

PCN – Communicating News In Protective Coatings Globally in Real-Time

Leading Source of Industry News on Protective Coatings for Oil & Gas, Pipelines, Marine and Construction


NEWSMAKERS:  * APPLIED GRAPHENE MATERIALS * Akzo Nobel * CUI * Denso * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * Intertherm™ 228 * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * Precision Laser Cleaning * Protective Coatings * MCU Coatings * Smart Coatings * Winn & Coales * Zerust®

INDUSTRY NEWS

Update on INPEX Court Action with JKC Over Darwin Ichthys LNG Plant
AzkoNobel’s Intertherm 228 coating allegedly caused degradation and discoloration to the Ichthys pipes after use. 
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YQ66LPeP968qm2E#pdfviewer

Successful First Application of Graphene-Enhanced Harsh Corrosion Coatings on Environment Agency Assets
https://www.appliedgraphenematerials.com/successful-first-application-of-graphene-enhanced-harsh-corrosion-coatings-on-environment-agency-assets/

Zerust™ ZIF Tape for CUI Prevention for Oil & Gas Plants / Scab Repair / Flanges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26dEi6WcfYA

No More Blasting – Using Lasers to Remove Corrosion Prior to Applying Protective Coatings
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2022/01/20/erasing-corrosion-with-the-touch-of-light/

AkzoNobel Recognized as a European Top Employer
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/media/latest-news—media-releases-/recognition-european-top-employer

New Fusion Hybrid Antifoul Coating from Hempel
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/FxSm6yV9vekLD9L#pdfviewer

Hempel Announces New Executive Group Management Leading Simpler, Customer-Focused Organisation to Double Revenue by 2025
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/01/17/hempel-announces-new-executive-group-management-leading-simpler-customer-focused-organisation-to-double-revenue-by-2025/

Colourized Petrolatum Tape by Denso Protects Underground Pipes and More
https://www.frasersdirectory.com/redwire/colourized-petrolatum-tape-by-denso-protects-underground-pipes-and-more/?utm-source=rss&utm-medium=rss&utm-campaign=colourized-petrolatum-tape-by-denso-protects-underground-pipes-andre

ExcelPlas the Leaders in Assessing Protective Coatings for Offshore Corrosion Protection
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

LATEST RESEARCH

The Effect of Temperature and UV Irradiation on Corrosion Behaviour of 304 Stainless Steel Exposed to a Simulated Marine Atmosphere
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/maco.202112963

Ceria Particles Synthesized Via Combustion Method to Inspire Active Protection for Epoxy Coatings on Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775722000632

Study of Graphene Epoxy/Nanoplatelets Thin Films Subjected to Aging in Corrosive Environments [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2504-477X/6/2/39/pdf

Structure, Morphology and Anti-Corrosion Performance of Polyaniline Modified Molybdenum Sulfide/Epoxy Composite Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775722000991

Study of Anticorrosion Properties of Epoxy-Nano Alumina/Nano Chitosan Nanocomposite Coating
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_22352_d142269b0d06ab531f9db961323b18a3.pdf

Improved Anticorrosive Property of Epoxy Coatings by Ultrasonic Blending with Small Amounts of Polyaniline
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13738-021-02475-7

The Corrosion of Carbon Steel Under Delaminating Repair Coatings After Long-term Marine Splash Zone Exposure
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/maco.202112942

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN– Communicate Your Message Instantly With the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os


This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (http://www.excelplas.com/)

ExcelPlas Labs provides independent testing, analysis and investigation on protective coatings to prevent corrosion.

ExcelPlas has extensive analytical capabilities for testing of Protective Coatings and Insulation Consulting for major oil and gas companies.

We conduct corrosion surveys, coating sampling, coating analysis and testing to ensure coating specifications for a wide range of onshore and offshore clients in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.

ExcelPlas Labs offer a full range of coating testing and analytical services to Australia’s mining, oil, gas and infrastructure sectors.

Forensic analysis for undertaking various coating based failure investigations and problem solving.

ExcelPlas Undertakes Analysis & Testing of Polymer Coating Systems including:

  • Epoxy Protective Coatings
  • Epoxy-Phenolic Protective Coatings
  • Fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) 
  • Dual-Layer Fusion bonded epoxy (DLFBE)
  • Liquid applied epoxy (LAE)
  • Abrasion resistant overcoat (ARO)
  • Three-layer PE (3LPE)
  • Multi-component liquid spray  (MCL)
  • Heat shrink sleeves (HSS)

Testing on Coatings that ExcelPlas can Undertake includes:

  • Coating identification by Infra-red Analysis (FTIR)
  • Degree of Cure by Thermal Analysis (DSC)
  • Coating Filler Identification by X-ray Analysis (EDS/XRD)
  • Coating Microstructure by Embedding, Polishing and Optical Microscopy (OM)
  • Coating Thermal Stability and Composition by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

DSC – Phase transition/volatiles / Tg / degree of cure/characterisation
TGA – Volatile compounds, inorganic mass % mix ratio
Element mapping for chlorides on paint flakes
Microscopy -Count layers and thickness of layers

  • Assess porosity and voids
  • Check distribution and orientation of filler particles

Condition monitoring and analysis of corrosion prevention coatings (epoxies, epoxy-phenolics)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.
http://www.excelplas.com/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receiving regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PCN newsletter.

January 2022 Vol. 2

PCN – Communicating News In Protective Coatings Globally in Real-Time

Leading Source of Industry News on Protective Coatings for Oil & Gas, Pipelines, Marine and Construction


NEWSMAKERS:  * Acotec * Aegis Coating * CMP * CUI * Denso * EcoCleaner® Gel * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempel * HullSkater® * Humidur * Jotun * IGL Coatings * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * Neil Wilds * PCN * Protective Coatings * MCU Coatings * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Winn & Coales * Woodside

INDUSTRY NEWS

MCU Coatings Announces Appointment of Two Coating Gurus to Lead Sales of Protective Coatings in Australia
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Xvvht7nFd5p44b6#pdfviewer

Belgian Anti-corrosion Coating Company Acotec Expands to the UAE
BELGIAN ANTI-CORROSION COATING COMPANY ACOTEC ENTERS A NEW DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH SKPS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
https://www.humidur.com/new-distribution-partnership-with-skps/

Corrosion Challenges in Petroleum Refinery Operations: Sources, Mechanisms, Mitigation, and Future Outlook [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/qVe3iuq4PwjfiNH#pdfviewer

MCU Coatings Please to Arrival of Gel Cleaner for Removing Rust from Steel Without the Need for Blasting (Perfect for Remediation in Operating LNG Plants)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/n5Ex4KVhHhiGEfi#pdfviewer

Hempel Seeking Business Development Manager – Performance OEM (Mining/Ports)
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/business-development-manager-performance-oem-mining-ports-at-hempel-a-s-2879356006

Eagle Bulk to Deploy Jotun HullSkater Robot on One of its Ships
https://www.tradewindsnews.com/bulkers/eagle-bulk-to-deploy-jotun-hullskater-robot-on-one-of-its-ships/2-1-1142659

Jotun Signs Commercial Agreement with Leading Shipowner Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. to Accelerate Sustainability Efforts with Hull Skating Solutions
https://www.tradewindsnews.com/bulkers/eagle-bulk-to-deploy-jotun-hullskater-robot-on-one-of-its-ships/2-1-1142659

Neil Wilds – Global Product Director – CUI / Testing; Sherwin-Williams Discusses Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Technology Trends
https://industrial.sherwin-williams.com/na/us/en/protective-marine/media-center/video-gallery/corrosion-under-insulation–cui–technology-trends.html

Denso and Winn & Coales Offer Anti-Corrosion Measures That are Tailor-made for Every Solution
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2022/01/12/anti-corrosion-measures-that-are-tailor-made-for-every-solution/

Woodside Awards Giant Subsea Deal for Scarborough LNG Offshore Australia a Bonanza for Protective Coatings
https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/asia/373932/woodside-awards-giant-subsea-deal-for-scarborough-lng-off-australia/

ExcelPlas is an Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the LNG, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Marine Sectors
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

NEW PRODUCTS

Why Didn’t Anyone Think of a Clear Anti-Corrosion Coating Before?
https://blog.iglcoatings.com/all-about-ecoclear-aegis-the-next-generation-in-anti-corrosion-clear-coating/

Video on Aegis Clear Protective Coating for LNG and Oil & Gas (Where you can See if Corrosion is Occurring Under the Paint Film!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OT3O_aSlrY

MCU EcoCleaner® Gel a Game Changer for Preparation of Rusted Steel Substrates for Coating without the Need for Sand Blasting (Performance Evaluation Report) [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/KfkY8rBYNjdIpxW#pdfviewer

LATEST RESEARCH

Studying the Influence of Mica Particle Size on the Properties of Epoxy Acrylate/Mica Composite Coatings through Reducing Mica Particle Size by the Ball-Milled Method
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/1/98/pdf

Stretchable and Self-Healing Polyurethane Coating with Synergistic Anticorrosion Effect for the Corrosion Protection of Stainless Steels and Prevention of CUI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021005439

The Effect of Graphene Orientation on Permeability and Corrosion Initiation Under Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821038125

Self-Healing Coatings Based on Stimuli-Responsive Release of Corrosion Inhibitors: A Review
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2021.795397/full

Study of Various Epoxy-Based Surface Coating Techniques for Anticorrosion Properties
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2022/5285919/

Numerical Analysis of the Correlation Between the Pitting Severity and Surface Roughness of Corroded Specimens: Ships and Offshore Structures
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17445302.2021.2016270?journalCode=tsos20

Bio-inspired Multifunctional Graphene–Epoxy Anticorrosion Coatings by Low-Defect Engineered Graphene
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.1c08228

Saline-Responsive Triple-Action Self-Healing Coatings for Intelligent Corrosion Control
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264127522000028

Long-term Corrosion Monitoring of Carbon Steels and Environmental Correlation Analysis via the Random Forest Method
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41529-021-00211-3

Recyclable and Self-Repairable Epoxy Anticorrosion Coatings with Curing-Controlled Thermoplasticity
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsapm.1c01487

Bio-inspired Multifunctional Graphene–Epoxy Anticorrosion Coatings by Low-Defect Engineered Graphene
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.1c08228

Smart Self-Healing Coating Based on the Highly Dispersed Silica/Carbon Nanotube Nanomaterial for Corrosion Protection of Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021005658

Microbial Depolymerization of Epoxy Resins: A Novel Approach to a Complex Challenge
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-03840-5

Enhancement of Barrier and Corrosion Protection Performance of Epoxy Coatings Through Adding Eco-friendly Lamellar Biochar
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/maco.202112697

In Situ Monitoring of Corrosion under Insulation Using Electrochemical and Mass Loss Measurements
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijc/2022/6681008/

Smart Self-healing Coating Based on the Highly Dispersed Silica/Carbon Nanotube for Corrosion Protection of Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021005658?via=ihub

The Difference Between Rust Grip and Zinc Corrosion Coatings
https://neotechcoatings.com/coating-products/rust-grip/the-difference-between-rust-grip-and-zinc-corrosion-coatings/

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN– Communicate Your Message Instantly With the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os


This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (http://www.excelplas.com/)

ExcelPlas Labs provides independent testing, analysis and investigation on protective coatings to prevent corrosion.

ExcelPlas has extensive analytical capabilities for testing of Protective Coatings and Insulation Consulting for major oil and gas companies.

We conduct corrosion surveys, coating sampling, coating analysis and testing to ensure coating specifications for a wide range of onshore and offshore clients in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.

ExcelPlas Labs offer a full range of coating testing and analytical services to Australia’s mining, oil, gas and infrastructure sectors.

Forensic analysis for undertaking various coating based failure investigations and problem solving.

ExcelPlas Undertakes Analysis & Testing of Polymer Coating Systems including:

  • Epoxy Protective Coatings
  • Epoxy-Phenolic Protective Coatings
  • Fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) 
  • Dual-Layer Fusion bonded epoxy (DLFBE)
  • Liquid applied epoxy (LAE)
  • Abrasion resistant overcoat (ARO)
  • Three-layer PE (3LPE)
  • Multi-component liquid spray  (MCL)
  • Heat shrink sleeves (HSS)

Testing on Coatings that ExcelPlas can Undertake includes:

  • Coating identification by Infra-red Analysis (FTIR)
  • Degree of Cure by Thermal Analysis (DSC)
  • Coating Filler Identification by X-ray Analysis (EDS/XRD)
  • Coating Microstructure by Embedding, Polishing and Optical Microscopy (OM)
  • Coating Thermal Stability and Composition by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

DSC – Phase transition/volatiles / Tg / degree of cure/characterisation
TGA – Volatile compounds, inorganic mass % mix ratio
Element mapping for chlorides on paint flakes
Microscopy -Count layers and thickness of layers

  • Assess porosity and voids
  • Check distribution and orientation of filler particles

Condition monitoring and analysis of corrosion prevention coatings (epoxies, epoxy-phenolics)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.
http://www.excelplas.com/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receiving regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PCN newsletter.