Month: August 2020

August 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:  * Chemours * DeFelsko * Elcometer * Evonik * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * NACE * SPC Coatings  * Sherwin-Williams  

Jotun Whitepaper on High Temperature Testing of Crude Oil Tank Linings
https://www.jotun.com/aa/en/b2b/campaigns/tankfast/whitepaper-High-temp-crude-oil-testing-of-tank-linings.aspx

Todd Cottrell Joins Hempel as Group VP for North America
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-08-17/todd-cottrell-joins-hempel-as-group-vp-for-north-america/

Hempel Appoints New Vice President for North America
https://asiapacificcoatingsjournal.com/news/todd-cottrell-joins-hempel-as-new-group-vp-for-north-america

Hempel Appoints New VP and COO
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/107763-hempel-appoints-new-executive-vp-and-coo

The Effect of Epoxy and Non-Epoxy Coating Treatment on the Corrosion of Low Carbon Steel in Sodium Chloride Solutions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221478532035481X

Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Epoxy/ZnO-NiO Nanocomposite Coatings on Steel
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/10/8/783

Development and Anti-Corrosion Performance of Epoxy Resin and Zinc Phosphate  on Steel in NaCl Experimental Studies
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343661675_Development-and-Anti-corrosion-Performance-of-Polymeric-Epoxy-Resin-and-their-Zinc-Phosphate-Composite-on-15CDV6-Steel-in-3wt-NaCl-Experimental-and-Computational-Studies

Optimise Your Blasting – 4. How your Blast Setup Affects the Project Cost
https://www.elcometer.com/en/optimise-your-blasting-how-your-blast-setup-affects-the-project-cost.html

Optimise Your Blasting – 5. How to Save Over 30% of your Total Blasting Costs
https://www.elcometer.com/en/optimise-your-blasting-5-how-to-save-over-30-of-your-total-blasting-costs.html

Getting to know the DeFelsko PosiTector 6000 Series Coating Thickness Gauges (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aINmnYrCa9Q

Understanding Chemical Resistance of Epoxy Coating Systems (Technical Paper)
https://www.coatingsworld.com/issues/2020-06-01/view_technical-papers/understanding-chemical-resistance-in-epoxy-system/

Corrosion Cost and Impact – Australasian Review Causes and Management of Corrosion
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/blog/cost-of-corrosion-oil-and-gas-part-2/

Crucial Corrosion Protection for the Oil and Gas Industry
https://www.engineerlive.com/content/crucial-corrosion-protection-oil-and-gas-industry

Superhydrophobic Coatings for Steel Pipeline Protection in Oil and Gas Industries: A Comprehensive Review
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S187551002030398X

LIVE Webinar One-Day: Understanding Underground FBE Coatings for Oil and Gas Pipelines (Sept. 11, 2020)
https://technicaltoolboxes.com/events/understanding-underground-coatings-for-oil-and-gas-pipelines-is-a-paradigm-shift-needed-for-fbe-coating-in-ac-corridors/

Pioneering Pipeline Coating Products Arrive Down Under
https://utilitymagazine.com.au/pioneering-pipeline-coating-products-arrive-down-under/

Piping Specialty Supply Service (PSSS) Becomes Official Distributor of Specialty Polymer Coatings’ (SPC) Range in Australia
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2020/06/01/psss-lands-distribution-deal/

Epoxy Coating Anti-Corrosion Properties Enhancement via the Steel Surface Treatment by Nanostructured Samarium Oxide-Poly-Dopamine Film
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304389420317088



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/
 

August 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  * Chevron * Cortec * Duratec * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Indestructible Paint * Jotun * KTA-Tator * NACE * Rust-Oleum  * Sherwin-Williams  

Sherwin-Williams Reports 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results (Breaking News)
Consolidated net sales decreased 5.6% in the quarter to $4.60 Billion
https://paintsandcoatingsexpert.com/2020/08/08/the-sherwin-williams-to-report-2020-second-quarter-financial-results/

Jotun Publishes Free Guidebook: Your Guide to Protective Coatings for Extreme Conditions (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/t5OCT3zkOEtMxBa#pdfviewer

Selection of Tests for Qualifying Protective Coatings for Aggressive Environments – Webinar Video by KTA-Tator (Free) 
https://youtu.be/dgTIzSoIWjo

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Offers Next Generation Polyaspartic Technology (Breaking News)
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view-breaking-news/2020-08-12/sherwin-williams-protective-marine-offers-next-generation-polyaspartic-technology/

Passive Fire Protection Solution for Onshore Assets (Breaking News)
https://www.engineerlive.com/content/passive-fire-protection-solution-onshore-assets

Self-Healing Epoxy Coating Protection for Oil and Gas Assets (Breaking News)
http://materialsperformance.com/articles/coating-linings/2020/08/self-healing-protection-for-oil-and-gas-assets
http://materialsperformance.com/uploads/documents/2020/Self-20Healing-20References-20Authors.pdf

ExcelPlas Labs – The Leaders in Evaluation and Assessment of Protective Coatings 
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is a powerful and sensitive tool to detect the condition of a coated metal.  This technique can generate quantitative data relating to the quality of a barrier coating and the plot of data can be used to indicate the status of coating long before any visible damage occurs.  EIS can also be used as a post-evaluation tool to indicate the barrier property or any change in the coating after the test exposure, such as QUV exposure, Autoclave test, Atlas Cell test, Salt Fog or Immersion test, etc.  Examination of the cross section for porosity/voids in the coating vis optical microscopy.  High levels of porosity can lead to internal weakness and stress cracking (can also obtain film thickness at the same time, SEM/EDXA of the underside to look for potential contamination such as chlorides, DSC to determine Tg and residual exotherm of cure, IR for positive material identification with comparison to reference authentic material, Nitrogen Analysis for base to hardener Mix ratio.
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

New Group Director for Marketing Starts at Hempel (Breaking News)
https://maritime-executive.com/corporate/new-group-director-for-marketing-starts-at-hempel

CORROSION PROTECTION WITH DIRECT-TO-METAL COATINGS
https://www.chemengonline.com/corrosion-protection-direct-metal-coatings/?printmode=1

Duratec Applies 215 microns of Intertherm 228 (two component epoxy phenolic) and Interthane 990 Top-Coat (two component acrylic polyurethane) for Wheatstone LNG Tanks
https://www.duratec.com.au/projects/wheatstone-lng-tank-hydroblasting/

Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Epoxy/ZnO-NiO Nanocomposite Coatings on Steel
https://res.mdpi.com/d_attachment/coatings/coatings-10-00783/article-deploy/coatings-10-00783.pdf

Versatile Coating System Enhances Indestructible Paint Rail Industry Role
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-Industry-Focus-/versatile-coating-system-enhances-indestructible-paint-rail-industry-role-

Incorporating Effective Anti-fouling into Offshore Field Developments  (Webinar – 15th–16th September 2020)
https://app.livestorm.co/hempel-a-s-1/incorporating-effective-anti-fouling-into-offshore-field-developments?utm_source=Livestorm+company+page

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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/