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
Adelaide Corrosion Conference (11th-14th November, 2018) Save the Date + Exhibition of Protective Coatings for Corrosion Prevention
Forensic Coating Consultants (FCC) & ExcelPlas Coatings Lab Exhibiting at 2018 Corrosion Conference in Adelaide (11th-14th November, 2018)
Standard Guide for FT-IR Fingerprinting of a Non-Aqueous Liquid Paint as Supplied in the Manufacturer’s Container
New Corrosion Protective Self-healing Epoxy Coatings based on Polymeric Healing Agents Encapsulated in Micro and Nanocontainers
Jotun Boosts Presence in Middle East Market
Invitation to Carboline’s Corrosion Seminar on High Performance Coatings
Carboline’s Corrosion Seminar 11-12th December, 2018
What’s the difference between an epoxy polyamide, an epoxy phenalkamine, and a hybrid polysiloxane?
Carboline Lab Tour Video
Latest News on Akzo Nobel and International Paints
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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:
• 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)
Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.