Month: December 2020

December 2020 Vol. 2

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:  * Actiguard™ * Akzo Nobel * Amerlock™ * Berger * Carbomastic™ * Carboline * Chugoku Marine Paints * CMP * Covallox™ * Equitrans * ExcelPlas * FPSO * Graphene * Hempaguard™ * Hempel * Jotacote™ * Jotun * LNG Coatings * Nippon Paints * NORSOK * PCN * PPG * Qatar * Self Indicating Coatings * Woodside

INDUSTRY NEWS

Nippon Paint Receives NORSOK Approval for its “Self-Indicating” Epoxy Coating
The NOA60HS epoxy coating is specifically designed for use in ballast water tanks, oil and petrochemical tanks and LNG applications.
The self-indication function allows the sprayer to confirm visually during application that the correct thickness is ensured.
This new coating eliminates the risk of coatings applied with low film thickness, a contributory factor in corrosion-influenced structural failure.
https://shipinsight.com/articles/nippon-paint-marine-wins-norsok-approval-for-noa60hs-tank-coating/

Jotun’s New Unveils its Jotacote™ Universal S120 with its Patent Pending Covallox™ Technology
This new development offers unrivalled corrosion protection securing lasting steel preservation
https://video.qbrick.com/play2/embed/player?accountId=1487394&mediaId=60b5597e-00015917-5280b69c&configId=default&pageStyling=adaptive&autoplay=true

Carbomastic 242 Epoxy Mastic with Curing Capabilities down to -18 deg.C (Don’t Let Weather Stop Your Coating Work this Winter)
https://www.carboline.com/products/product-details/?prod=0864&hootPostID=ab4ea4b68f7062390ef69cc5315a2f21

Equitrans Midstream Corporation (ETRN) one of the Largest Natural Gas Gatherers in the United States Approves PPG Amerlock™ 400GF Glass Flake Epoxy for Protective Coating under Acoustic Insulation and Coating under Thermal Insulation
https://customers.eqm-midstreampartners.com/~/media/Sites/Midstream-20Customers/Customer-20Info/Interconnect/Approved-20Manufacturers-20List.ashx

Australian Govt to Decommission Woodside’s Northern Endeavour FPSO Due to Corrosion Concerns
https://www.ogj.com/general-interest/article/14188974/australian-govt-to-decommission-northern-endeavour-fpso

Berger Launches High Performance Marine and Industrial Coatings from Chugoku Marine Paints  (CMP)
https://www.bergerbd.com/index.php/2020/12/14/berger-launches-high-performance-marine-and-industrial-coatings-from-cmp/

Glass Flake Epoxy Choose for Hull of Floating LNG Plant
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/0awCivF7K2cdCM0#pdfviewer​

Liner Operator HMM opts for Jotun’s Robotic Hull Cleaning System to Improve Efficiency and Performance
https://shipinsight.com/articles/liner-operator-hmm-opts-for-jotuns-robotic-hull-cleaning-system-to-improve-efficiency-and-performance/

Hempel’s Flagship Hull Coating Hempaguard X7 Reaches Milestone
Hempaguard X7 is based on Hempel’s patented Actiguard® technology, which combines the smoothness of a silicone coating with efficient fouling preventing biocides in a single coat
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/12/18/hempels-flagship-hull-coating-hempaguard-x7-reaches-milestone/

Hempel to Launch Re-formulated Antifouling Technology
https://paintsandcoatingsexpert.com/2020/12/09/hempel-to-launch-re-formulated-antifouling-technology/

AkzoNobel Unlocks More Sustainable Future For Protective Coatings After Biomass Breakthrough
https://www.coatingsworld.com//contents/view_breaking-news/2020-12-17/akzonobel-unlocks-more-sustainable-future-for-coatings-after-biomass-breakthrough/

NEW RESEARCH

PCN provides a glimpse at the latest products and innovations entering the coatings market today!

New Epoxy Composite Polymers as a Potential Anticorrosive Coatings for Carbon Steel in 3.5% NaCl Solution
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405830020303232

Flexible Epoxy Graphene Coatings with Excellent Weather and Corrosion Resistance
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020312637

An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Amine Micro/Nanocapsule Based Smart Coatings
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tahere_Ebrahimi_Sadrabadi/publication/346332043An-Investigation-of-Corrosion-Behavior-of-EpoxyAmine-MicroNanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings/links/5fbe774b299bf104cf7702db/An-Investigation-of-Corrosion-Behavior-of-Epoxy-Amine-Micro-Nanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings.pdf

Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polyindole Incorporated Epoxy: An Effective Anti-Corrosion Coating Material for Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925838820344200

Synergistic Effect of Graphene Polyindole Nanocomposite for Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Coating in 3.5% NaCl Solution for Low Carbon Steel
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/nano.202000051

Anticorrosive Behaviour of Epoxy Coating Modified with Hydrophobic Nano-silica on Phosphatized Carbon Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020312625

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Protective Coatings for Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants
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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/

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December 2020 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:  * Acotec * Armacell * Armacell * Carboguard® * Carboline * Croll * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Humidur® * Hyundai Heavy Industries * JKC Fluor JV * Jotun * LNG Coatings * Matrix * Mitsui * PCN * PPG * Titanium  Dioxide * Woodside

INDUSTRY NEWS

Matrix Signs Technology Development Agreement with Woodside the Leading Australian Natural Gas Producer (Breaking News)
https://cdn-api.markitdigital.com/apiman-gateway/ASX/asx-research/1.0/file/2924-02318183-6A1010885?access=token=83ff96335c2d45a094df02a206a39ff4

Manufacturers of Humidur® Protective Coatings Acotec (Belgium) Establishes Strategic Business Alliance With Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
https://www.humidur.be/acotec-nv-establishes-strategic-business-alliance-with-mitsui-co-ltd/

Matrix Announced as Exclusive Distributor of Humidur®Corrosion Protection Coatings in Australasia
https://petroleumaustralia.com.au/product_news/matrix-becomes-exclusive-local-distributor-of-corrosion-protection-coatings-in-australasia/

Newly Designed Coating by Hyundai Heavy Industries for Ballast Tanks Needs Only One Application
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI Group) and the Marshall Islands Registry have completed a joint development project to create an environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating for water ballast tanks that only requires one coat.
https://safety4sea.com/newly-designed-coating-for-ballast-tanks-needs-only-one-application/

Carboline’s Epoxy Mastic Coating Successfully Used to Recoat 8 Kilometre Long Mighty Michigan Bridge
Once primed, the final two layers on the towers consisted of an intermediate coat of the Carboguard 893 epoxy at roughly 9 mils (228.6 microns) DFT, followed by an ivory-colored urethane topcoat of the Carbothane 133 VOC of at least 1 mil (25.4 microns) DFT.
https://www.coatingspromag.com/articles/steel-coatings/2020/12/accessing-success-how-crews-recoated-the-mackinac-bridge

Crisis Creates Opportunity – How Coating Failures in the LNG Industry Lead to Better Understanding of Protective Coatings
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/MQywfePv3W0TkqL#pdfviewer​

Surface Roughness Profile and its Effect on Coating Adhesion and Corrosion Protection: A Review
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/1QOgEocj75dv3xA#pdfviewer

Akzo Nobel, Jotun and PPG Make the JKC Fluor LNG JV Approved Suppliers List
https://jfjvkitimat.com/registered-companies-businesses/

Fungal Deterioration of Anti-Corrosive Coatings
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Y4baLYEX6BwqUFf#pdfviewer​

Matrix Composites & Engineering (ASX:MCE) signs agreement with Woodside (ASX:WPL)
https://themarketherald.com.au/matrix-composites-engineering-asxmce-signs-agreement-with-woodside-asxwpl-2020-12-04/

Coating Testing, Analysis & Consulting Services are Specialist Capabilities Provided by ExcelPlas Labs Globally
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Corrosion Protection Whatever the Weather
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/nzmu4hNdMWf2FFZ#pdfviewer​

Review of Toxicity and Carcinogenicity of Titanium Dioxide White Pigment
https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/crnr/dartprioritization100120.pdf

Axalta 4th Quarter 2020 Investor Presentation (PDF) (Declassified)
http://s22.q4cdn.com/144987753/files/doc_presentations/2020/11/Investor-Presentation-Q4-2020.pdf

CORROSION UNDER INSULATION (CUI)

Armacell Patent Highly Fire-Resistant Polymeric Foam Insulation for LNG and Oil & Gas Applications
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/3f/b3/a0/45a3478967f087/US20200224010A1.pdf

Use of Electrochemical Current Noise Method to Monitor Carbon Steel Corrosion Under Mineral Wool Insulation (MWI)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41529-020-00144-3

NEW RESEARCH

Preparation of Epoxy-Propyl Functionalized Graphene Oxide and its Anticorrosion Properties Complexed with Epoxy Resin
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11814-020-0644-9

Aminosilane-co-Graphene Oxide/Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating: An Approach Towards Toughness and Viscoelastic Properties Enhancement
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020312613

An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Amine Micro/Nanocapsule Based Smart Coatings
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tahere_Ebrahimi_Sadrabadi/publication/346332043-An-nvestigation-Corrosion-Behavior-of-EpoxyAmine-MicroNanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings/links/5fbe774b299bf104cf7702db/An-Investigation-of-Corrosion-Behavior-of-Epoxy-Amine-Micro-Nanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings.pdf

Preparation of Aniline Trimer Modified Graphene Oxide New Composite Coating and Study on Anticorrosion Performance
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-1591/abcc2d/pdf

INVESTIGATING PROTECTIVE COATING FAILURES

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil& Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

REPORTING & MARKET TOOLS

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PCN constantly surveys the protective coatings landscape to bring you the latest developments and products as well as associated technologies.

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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/

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.