May 2021 Vol. 1

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:  * Akzo Nobel * Axalta * Brookes Bell * CUI * DeFelsko * DFT * Elcometer * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * INPEX * Jotun * Michael Beamish * NACE * PCN * PetroChina * Protective Coatings * Seal for Life * Shannons * Sherwin Williams

INDUSTRY NEWS

Axalta Releases First Quarter 2021 Results  –  Q1 2021 Net Sales Increased 8.1% year-over-year to $1,063 Million
Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) Surpasses Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/axalta-releases-first-quarter-2021-results-301277066.html

Sherwin-Williams Reports 2021 First Quarter Financial Results – Consolidated Net Sales Increased 12.3% to $4.66 billion
https://investors.sherwin-williams.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/The-Sherwin-Williams-Company-Reports-2021-First-Quarter-Financial-Results/default.aspx

Seal for Life Announce Easy-Qote® Protective Coatings for Wind Sector
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/qAXlMQCtrTjSqXF#pdfviewer​

Brookes Bell New Forensic Coatings Laboratory Services Grow Despite Pandemic
https://www.brookesbell.com/news-and-knowledge/article/new-laboratory-services-grow-despite-pandemic-155573/

DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Coating Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
https://www.pfonline.com/articles/defelsko-launches-cloud-based-thickness-gages-and-inspection-instruments

Webinar by Michael Beamish, Vice President & General Manager, DeFelsko Corporation – Testing & Quality in a Competitive Environment (22 July, 2021)
https://www.ccaiweb.com/m/event_details.asp?id=1484433

How to Create a Coating Sample Film Using the Elcometer 4340 Automatic Film Applicator (AFA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG37CFHBEXc

Interview Series: David Emery on Non-Intrusive Inspection of Vessels for Surface Corrosion Assessment (SCA)
In 2014/2015 I was out in Korea, working directly for INPEX during the construction of a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which was designed to hold more than one million barrels of condensate. I was ultimately responsible for conducting and managing all the advanced NDT, PAUT and TOFD inspections and inspection teams working on the build. This was a really challenging but rewarding time for me and exposed me to fabrication inspections after the vast majority of my career to that point had been spent carrying out in-service inspections.
https://blog.eddyfi.com/en/interview-series-david-emery-on-nonintrusive-inspection-of-vessels

PetroChina Corrosion Failure Behaviour Analysis and Countermeasures On Gas Transmission Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/651/3/032025/pdf

Hempel Issues Explanatory Technical Notes to Protective Coating’s Product Data Sheets
http://www.hempel.com/en-gb/-/media/files/hempel/52041-hmpp-explan-note-doc_web.ashx

Shannon’s New Hydrophobic Insulation Blanket Reduces Risk of CUI, Boosts Safety
https://www.prweb.com/releases/shannons-new-hyrophobic-insulation-blanket-reduces-risk-of-cui-boosts-safety/prweb17900244.htm

NEW RESEARCH

Sampling Precautions in Relation to FTIR Fingerprinting of Epoxy Coatings [PDF]
http://statgce.s3.amazonaws.com/Book/2020/Nov/04/0012096738_9c07a0c4-e0bd-4b89-8f7e-253b8ce236a6.pdf

EIS Testing of an Epoxy Corrosion Protection Coating Applied to an Oil Tanker [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/oLb4NOMOMhttEyt#pdfviewer​

Highly Dispersed Polyaniline/Graphene Oxide Composites for Corrosion Protection of Epoxy Powder Coatings on Steel
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/highly-dispersed-polyaniline-graphene-oxide-composites-for-corro/19108290

Review on Epoxy Polymers and Epoxy Composites as Anticorrosive Coatings for Carbon Steel in 3.5% NaCl Solution
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S016773222101031X

Effect of Graphite Exfoliation Degree on the Corrosion Protection for Epoxy Composite Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2452213921001273

Self-Healing Ability of Epoxy Vitrimer Nanocomposites Containing Bio-Based Curing Agents and Carbon Nanotubes for Corrosion Protection
https://assets.researchsquare.com/files/rs-410734/v1/f72555af-b53e-4f8e-9d7a-ab44d50d36aa.pdf

Mechanical Properties of Protective Coatings against Marine Fouling: A Review
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/2/173

Improving the Water Barrier and Anticorrosion Performances of Epoxy-Chitosan Coatings via Silane Modification
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40735-021-00512-9

Review on the Corrosion-Promotion Activity of Graphene and its Inhibition
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1005030221003017?dgcid=rss_sd_all

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Protective Coatings Space Across the Globe
PCN reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the protective coating’s industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

ASSET PROTECTION

Protect Your Assets with ExcelPlas Services for the Testing and Approval of Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas offers a host of laboratory services and support regarding the conformity of coatings to International Standards. These include:

  • The Certification of Coatings and Coating Systems
  • Pre-qualification Testing of Coatings in Our Own ISO Accredited Testing Laboratory
  • Technical and Statutory Support for Achieving Compliance
  • Analytical Support and Durability Testing for New Coatings

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/


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.

April 2021 Vol. 6

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:  * Advanced Polymer Coatings * Akzo Nobel * AMPP * Brookes Bell * CorrosionRADAR™ * DFT * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Hempel * Jotun * MarineLine™ * MMS Inspection * NACE * PCN  * PCS * PPG * Protective Coatings * Selektope™

INDUSTRY NEWS

New Digital News Platform for Reaching the Entire Global Protective Coatings Industry in Real Time (Breaking News)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

CorrosionRADAR™ Wins Prestigious Materials Performance Award
https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/corrosionradar-wins-prestigious-materials-performance-award

New DFT Measuring Devices set New Standards for Coating Thickness Measurements for Heavy-Duty Corrosion Protection
https://metrology.news/measuring-devices-for-heavy-corrosion-protection/

Brookes Bell Showcases Marine Coating Services
https://www.brookesbell.com/fileadmin/uploads/brookesbell/Documents/Marine_Coating_Services.pdf

NEW White Paper on New Antifouling Coatings
https://selektope.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Niche-area-whitepaper.pdf

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) Hires New Business Development Consultant, for the MarineLINE™ Cargo Tank Coating System
https//www.tankeroperator.com/news/kenny-rogers-newly-named-as-business-development-consultant-at-apc/12276.aspx

Akzo Nobel India Profit and Loss Results
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/akzo-nobel-india-ltd/profitandlose/companyid-13601.cms

AMPP Issues Warning Over ‘Perfect’ DFT Measurements on Daily Painting Inspection Reports (DPIRs)
When dry film thickness (DFT) readings are always in the specified range, the red flag goes up again. Applying paint by brush, roller, or spray — especially on complex surfaces — typically yields a range of thicknesses. In most cases, thickness issues can be corrected. For example, if the epoxy intermediate coat is too thin, another coat can be added before applying the polyurethane topcoat. Making up total DFT deficiencies with the polyurethane topcoat is more expensive and may have recoat window issues.  Based on the criteria in the inspection plan, the DPIR should include the specified value, the actual measured value, whether or not it is acceptable, and, if unacceptable, the details of the repair or disposition (wherein the owner might decide to accept the deficiency and/or a deduction). The QC report cannot simply state that the surface temperature is “acceptable.” It must report an actual temperature.
https://blogs.nace.org/qa-qc-coatings-inspection-process-tips

NACE Corrosion Under Insulation | WA (Karratha) | May 17-20 – Corrosion Training Australia
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/training/events/nace-corrosion-under-insulation-wa-may-17-20/

NEW RESEARCH

Ultrafast and Highly-Efficient Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings for Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010938X21002511

Durable and Regenerable Superhydrophobic Coating on Steel Surface for Corrosion Protection
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40735-021-00518-3

ESSENTIAL READING for the COATING’S INSPECTOR

THE COATING INSPECTOR’S HANDBOOK [PDF]
https://montipower.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MTest%E2%80%93The-Coating-Inspectors-Handbook-1-1.pdf

SURFACE PREPARATION FOR PROTECTIVE COATINGS [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/09oGLgRgjygD2o3#pdfviewer​

COATING FAILURE ANALYSIS

Protective Coating Failure Investigations – Causes of Coating Failure – Comprehensive Analysis of Coating Failures
Protecting Steel Structures in the Oil and Gas Industry from Corrosion
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Detecting Coatings Failure for FLNG, FSRU and FPSO Operators | LNG Industry
ExcelPlas investigates coating failures and analyzes the conditions that led to the failure. Our expert team collects background information on the coating type and application procedure, the service history and environment, and physical evidence of the failed coating to determine the cause of failure. By analyzing this information and the samples of failed coating/s, we assist owners with plans to move forward and repair the failing coatings or remove and apply a more effective system
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

ExcelPlas Coating Failure Investigations and Analysis Services

  • Analytical Coating Performance Investigations
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Decks and Superstructures of FSPOs and Offshore and Marine Structures
  • Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of marine coatings

We act as the client’s or contractor’s representatives for inspection and surveillance of processes of protective coatings particularly PQT
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf


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.