Month: January 2020

January 2020 Vol. 4

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 * Carboline * DNV * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * PPG * SSPC

PPG Announces New Leadership Appointments
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/ppg-announces-leadership-appointments-170100930.html

SSPC Announces 2020 Structure Protective Coating Award Winners
https://www.sspc.org/news-2020-structure-awards/

Hempel Publish Protective Services Brochure for Protective Coatings
https://www.hempel.com/-/media/files/pdf/hempel-services/hempel-protective-services.ashx

New Highly Durable Epoxy Resin as Anticorrosive Coating for Carbon Steel in 3% NaCl
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.49003

Whitewash UV coatings preserved stockpiled Keystone XL pipes
https://www.ogj.com/pipelines-transportation/article/14074380/whitewash-uv-coatings-preserved-stockpiled-keystone-xl-pipes

New Highly Functionalized Epoxy as an Anti-corrosive Material for Carbon Steel: Computational (DFT, MDS), surface (SEM-EDS) and electrochemical (OCP, PDP, EIS) studies
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167732219364797


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/

January 2020 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: * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * DNV * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * PPG * Talga

PPG Reports 4Q, Full-year 2019 Financial Results Fourth Quarter Net Sales of Nearly $3.7 Billion
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view-breaking-news/2020-01-16/ppg-reports-4q-full-year-2019-financial-results/

Talga Completes 2nd Commercial Scale Graphene Coating Trial
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-01-17/talga-completes-2nd-commercial-scale-graphene-coating-trial/\

Analysis and Assessment of Protective Coatings, LNG and Oil&Gas Asset Corrosion and Coating Condition Surveys
Microscopy, XRD & XRF testing.. Coating Failures.. Technical Specifications.. Expert Witness
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

What are the Best Industrial Coatings for Structural Steel?
https://gulfcoastpaint.com/what-are-the-best-industrial-coatings-for-structural-steel/

Jotun Issues New TDS for Jotatemp™ 250
https://www.jotun.com/Datasheets/Download?url=%2FTDS%2FTDS__32222__Jotatemp+250__Euk__GB.pdf

Carboline Launches Low Temperature Cure Immersion-Grade Epoxy (Cures down to –7 deg.C)
http://msds.carboline.com/servlet/FeedFile/1/prod/1020/PDS%3A%7BPC%3A1020%3BMID%3A1%3BLID%3A1%7D/Carboguard_635_PDS.pdf

ExcelPlas Develops Program for Measuring Barrier Properties of Protective Coatings Using Image Analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

Why are the Decks of Russian Ships Red?
https://navalnews.net/why-are-the-decks-of-russian-ships-red/

Graphene Enhanced Coatings for Anti-corrosion Performance Webinar
https://www.appliedgraphenematerials.com/news-events/archive/graphene-enhanced-coatings-anti-corrosion-performance-webinar/
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5155204706346687756?source=Recording

External Coatings to Protect Buried and Submerged Pipelines
https://issuu.com/ipcm/docs/73fba7d3-ipcm-pc-2019-32

USING SSPC PA 2 EFFECTIVELY eCOURSE (PA 2)
https://www.sspc.org/using-sspc-pa2-effectively/

Improvement of Anticorrosion Coating Properties in Epoxy Acrylate Incorporated with Nano Zinc Oxide Particles
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05639

FUNCTIONAL AND DECORATIVE APPLICATIONS OF GLASS FLAKES IN PROTECTIVE COATINGS POLYMERS
https://www.iom3.org/manchester-metallurgical-society/event/functional-and-decorative-applications-glass-flakes


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/