Month: February 2021

February 2021 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 * Aramco * CorrosionRADAR * CUI * Denso * DNV GL * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * NACE * PCN * PPG * Sherwin Williams * Wattyl

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hempel Buys Wattyl Australia and New Zealand (Breaking News)
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/02/hempel-to-acquire-wattyl-australia-and-new-zealand

Hempel Acquiring Wattyl Australia, New Zealand (Breaking News)
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-02-18/hempel-acquiring-wattyl-australia-new-zealand/

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Invests in CorrosionRADAR Predictive Corrosion Monitoring Technology
https://www.worldpipelines.com/product-news/11022021/saudi-aramco-energy-ventures-invests-in-corrosionradar-predictive-corrosion-monitoring-technology/

Akzo Nobel Release Q4, 2020 Numbers (Breaking News)
https://www.akzonobel.com/content/dam/akzonobel-corporate/global/en/investor-relations-images/result-center/reports—presentation/2020—reports—presentations-/q4/20210217%20Q4-full%20year%202020%20report.pdf

Sherwin-Williams Reveals Site Plans for New Global Headquarters and Global Coatings R&D Centre
https://www.wkyc.com/article/money/business/sherwin-williams-reveals-site-plans-global-headquarters-cleveland-brecksville-research-development/95-c3eb95e0-eead-4274-8e2d-acba5d69b24e

SAP & DNV GL Launch CUI Manager for Oil and Gas Industry
https://www.materialsperformance.com/news/2021/01/sap-dnv-gl-launch-cui-manager-for-oil-and-gas-industry

Detecting and Preventing Corrosion Under Insulation
https://isenspro.com/detecting-and-preventing-corrosion-under-insulation/

New International Sales Director for DENSO Group
https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/27012021/new-international-sales-director-for-denso-group-germany/

NEW RESEARCH

Long-Term Atmospheric Aging and Corrosion of Epoxy Primer-Coated Aluminium Alloy in Coastal Environments
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/2/237/pdf

Design of a Functional Active Epoxy Coating for Anticorrosion Performance Using SiO2 Nano-Conductive Polyaniline Nanoparticles in Aluminium Blends
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11837-021-04565-6

$5m for Corrosion Radar Start-up
A series of long, thin radar sensors embedded on pipes and relay real-time data to identify corrosion under insulation well in advance of damage or structural failure.
https://www.eenewseurope.com/news/5m-corrosion-radar-startup

SAUDI OIL FIRM LEADS FUNDING ROUND
https://www.insidermedia.com/news/central-and-east/saudi-oil-firm-leads-funding-round-for-cranfield-uni-spin-out

Nanosheets Enabled Robust Anti-Corrosion and Anti-Friction Performance Epoxy Coating System
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021000527

New Tetrafunctional Epoxy-Amine Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Mild Steel
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/a-tetrafunctional-epoxy-amine-coating-for-corrosion-protection-of-mild-steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030094402031256X

FAILURE PREVENTION OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS

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

Condition Assessment of Protective Coatings – Coating Inspection & Damage Assessment
ExcelPlas Labs have been serving the gas, oil and water industries for the past 20 years within Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. The company is a major testing provider to the pipeline and LNG industry.  Whether you’re an engineer, consultant, pipeline owner, pipeline operator, LNG facility or construction company, ExcelPlas Labs can conduct a range of analytical testing on protective coatings to assess their condition, integrity and durability.  ExcelPlas Labs have extensive in-house coatings testing equipment such as DSC, FTIR, TGA, TMA, EIS, SOM, XRD, QUV etc.
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

ExcelPlas Coating 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/

MORE NEWS

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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.

February 2021 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * CUI * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * Mozambique LNG Boom * NACE * PCN * PPG * Tikkurila

INDUSTRY NEWS

Akzo Nobel Concedes to PPG in Battle Over Finland’s Protective Coating Company (Breaking News)
https://www.reuters.com/article/tikkurila-ma-akzo-nobel/update-2-paint-maker-akzo-nobel-concedes-to-ppg-in-battle-for-tikkurila-idUSL1N2KE0EZ

PPG Outbids Akzo Nobel for Acquisition (Breaking News)
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/02/tikkurila-acquisition-ppg-outbids-akzo-nobel

PPG Launches New Corrosion-Under-Insulation Coating (Breaking News)
https://www.tankstoragemag.com/2021/02/08/ppg-launches-new-corrosion-under-insulation-coating/
https://www.oedigital.com/news/485140-ppg-debuts-corrosion-fighting-coating

Coating and Insulation Companies Scrambling to Get into Mozambique’s New $50 billion LNG Construction Boom
https://stockhead.com.au/resources/the-only-asx-junior-exposed-to-mozambiques-new-50-billion-lng-construction-boom/

New Head of Marine joins Hempel Coatings (Breaking News)
https://www.xindemarinenews.com/en/market/2021/0202/27017.html
https://seanews.co.uk/news/alexander-enstrom-joins-hempel-as-new-head-of-marine/

SSPC-SP18 Thorough Spot and Sweep Blast Cleaning – Carboline Podcast Ep. 170
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ONnjJPc1jo

NEW RESEARCH

Recent Advances and Future Perspectives for Carbon Nanostructures Reinforced Organic Coating for Anti-Corrosion Application
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468023021000717

Synthesizing a Novel Fluorinated Graphene oxide-CeO2 Hybrid Nanofiller to Achieve High Corrosion Protection for Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000862232100155X

Preparation, Corrosion Resistance and Self-Healing Behaviour of Nanotube Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1381514821000183

FAILURE OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS AND INSULATION IN LNG AND OIL & GAS FIELDS

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

Condition Assessment of Protective Coatings – Coating Inspection & Damage Assessment
ExcelPlas Labs have been serving the gas, oil and water industries for the past 20 years within Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. The company is a major testing provider to the pipeline and LNG industry.  Whether you’re an engineer, consultant, pipeline owner, pipeline operator, LNG facility or construction company, ExcelPlas Labs can conduct a range of analytical testing on protective coatings to assess their condition, integrity and durability.  ExcelPlas Labs have extensive in-house coatings testing equipment such as DSC, FTIR, TGA, TMA, EIS, SOM, XRD, QUV etc.
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

ExcelPlas Coating 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/

JOBS

Protective Coatings Quality Assurance Officer
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51478317?type=standard

Get More Protective Coatings News 
https://www.coatingsnews.com/


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.