Month: June 2018

June 2018 Vol. 1

The Latest News on Pipeline Coatings and Anti-Corrosion Coatings

Leading Source of Industry News on Epoxy & High Performance Coatings for Oil, Gas and Construction

Hexion Introduces New Hybrid Epoxy-Polysiloxane Coating

Abstracts Sought for 2019 Pipeline Coatings Conference

Root Cause Analysis of FBE External Coating Failures

The Performance Research and Optimization of Steel Pipeline Coatings in Accelerated Weathering

Graphene Technology Boosts Performance of Epoxy Coatings

Denso releases Premier’s New Heat Shrink Sleeve (HSS)

High Build Epoxy Coating for High Temperature Operating Pipelines

MONACO gas pipeline: field joint coatings completed

Developments in 3-Layer PE Coating for Pipeline Protection

Review of State-of-the-Art Pipeline Coatings

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy as a rapid technique for evaluating the failure of fusion bonded epoxy powder coating

AEGION COATING SERVICES Specialized internal and external robotic coating solutions for onshore and offshore pipeline field joints

Tikkurila Launches a New High Performance Epoxy Primar for Protective Coatings

Anders Voldsgaard of HEMPEL Introduces Protective Coatings for Offshore Windfarms

Investigating Coating Failures by Cheryl Roberts, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Delamination of Coating from a Ship’s Hull

Office to Field: Lost in Translation by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC>

Coatings: Time and Temperature: Don’t Forget About Humidity

IFS Coatings Launches IFS PUREFLEX FBE for Rebar

Anticorrosive behaviour of a zinc-rich epoxy coating containing sulfonated polyaniline in 3.5% NaCl solution

Hybrid Silicone-Epoxy Coating Reinforced with Silanized Graphene Oxide Nanosheets with Improved Anti-Corrosion Performance

Determining the Required Voltages for Holiday TestingDual Layer Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coatings

Oil & gas Corrosion Protection – Underground Pipeline Protection Strategies

Imparting self-healing functionality to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) and epoxy powder primer coatings

Evaluating a Coating’s Resistance to Cathodic Disbondment – Guidance on Selection of Test Methods

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ExcelPlas Labs provides independent testing, analysis and advice 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 :
• 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 % à 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)

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.