Month: March 2021

March 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 * AWWA * Carboline * CUI * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempel * International Paints * LNG * NACE * PCN * PPG * Sherwin Williams

INDUSTRY NEWS

Sherwin Williams COO & President Resigns
https://investors.sherwin-williams.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/Sherwin-Williams-Announces-Resignation-of-President-and-Chief-Operating-Officer/default.aspx

HEMPEL’S STRONG RESULT IN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR!
https://www.drycargomag.com/hempels-strong-result-in-extraordinary-year

Hempel Grew its Revenue to €1,542 million in 2020 Demonstrating Strong Organic Growth of 3.2 percent Despite a Declining Global Coatings Market
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-03-02/hempel-reports-2020-annual-results/

Akzo Nobel’s Automated Printing Head Will Change How Protective Coatings are Applied
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/about-us/-innovation-/automated-printing-head-will-change-how-industrial-coatings-are-

Akzo Nobel Introduces Intertherm 2205 a New Epoxy Phenolic that Can be Applied to Hot Pipework Up to 143 deg.C and Cures in 10 Minutes
https://international.brand.akzonobel.com/m/1813c6a44abfdd37/original/Intertherm-2205-Testimonial-Infographic-A4-EN_LR.pdf

Episode 174 – AWWA C210: Liquid/Epoxy Coatings and Linings for Steel Water Pipe and Fittings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIEmXE2FWtg

NEW RESEARCH

A Critical Review on the Production and Application of Graphene and Graphene-Based Materials in Anti-Corrosion Coatings
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10408436.2021.1886046

Field and Laboratory Assessment of Electrochemical Probes for Visualizing Localized Corrosion Under Buried Pipeline Conditions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667143321000068

Comparative Study of Corrosion Properties of Different Graphene Nanoplate/Epoxy Composite Coatings for Enhanced Surface Barrier Protection
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/3/285/pdf

Enhancement of Barrier and Corrosion Protection Performance of an Epoxy Coating Amino-Functionalized Graphene Oxide
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010938X15301748

Functionalized Graphene Oxide: Carrier for Corrosion Inhibitor and Barrier in Waterborne Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359835X21000798

Graphene Epoxy Coating for Improving Corrosion Resistance and Frictional Properties of Steel
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.0c05866

A Focused Review on Smart Coatings Tailored for Corrosion Protection: Developments, Applications, and Challenges
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021000898

Passivation of Carbon Steel Using Intelligent Epoxy Paint
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/10/5/452/pdf

FAILURE PREVENTION OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS

15 of the Most Common Causes of Failure of Protective Coatings & the Type of Failure (from ExcelPlas 25 Years of Experience)

  1. Inadequate blasting and insufficient removal of mill scale from the steel leading to poor adhesion
  2. Use of blasting grit with soluble salt contamination leading to osmotic blistering and under film corrosion
  3. Oil contaminated compressed air used for blasting leading to surface contamination leading to poor adhesion and delamination of the coating
  4. Inadequate blast profile i.e. shallow valleys leading to poor adhesion
  5. Excessive blast profile i.e. high peaks leading to poor steel coverage and risk of rust-rash corrosion, particularly for low DFT coatings.
  6. Excessive delay between blasting and coating causing flash corrosion contamination leading to poor adhesion and corrosion cells
  7. Addition of too much thinner that increases the potential for porosity and pinholes in the coating. There is also an increased propensity for the formation of Bernard Cells where there are boundaries of resin rich coating, resulting in “crows feet” cracking.
  8. Poor mix ratio of the epoxy with the hardener leading to incomplete cure
  9. Inadequate mixing/stirring of the coating before application leading to poor distribution of barrier pigments leading to coating cracks and premature corrosion
  10. Inadequate coating specification: lack of suitable topcoat for UV sensitive epoxies leading to chalking and UV breakdown
  11. Inadequate curing of coatings leading to less than optimal properties of the coating with increased moisture penetration and formation of corrosion cells
  12. Incompatibility of coating if different paint systems are used multicoat application leading to delamination/peeling
  13. Poor QA leading to inadequate control of coating thickness (e.g. excessive DFT) leading to cracking of the coating due to residual stresses
  14. Poor QA leading to inadequate control of coating thickness: low coating thickness or missing coats can lead to poor barrier performance and premature corrosion
  15. Exceeding the recoat window leading to delamination of topcoat from primer coat due to blast-dust contamination or lack of interfacial adhesion.

http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

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.
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

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/

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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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March 2021 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:  * Akzo Nobel * AMI * Autonomic Materials * Ceramic Pro * CUI * Denso * Elcometer * EonCoat * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * LNG * NACE * PCN * PPG * Rust Grip™ * Santos

INDUSTRY NEWS

Akzo Nobel Develop Hot Spread Epoxy Phenolic (EP) Coating to Be Applied Directly to Hot, Rusted In-Service Piping and Vessels
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gEPPmpiz2uO58a2#pdfviewer

Hempel Announces Global Price Increase Due to Large Cost Increases
In the 12 months the cost of epoxy increased by 60 percent in Europe!
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-02-25/hempel-announces-global-price-increase/

Self-Healing Coatings Help the Oil and Gas Sector Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions
https://www.engineerlive.com/content/self-healing-coatings-help-oil-and-gas-sector-achieve-net-zero-carbon-emissions

Costly Consequences of Protective Coating Failures the Oil, Gas and LNG Sector [PDF]
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

Elcometer Publish Guide for Protective Coating Inspection [PDF]
https://www.elcometer.com/images/stories/Training/Manual/Dry%20Film/index-h5.html#page=1

Stopping Corrosion in the LNG Sector with Coatings
While corrosion is a serious issue in virtually all oil, gas, pipeline, and industrial facilities, it is a particular challenge for the liquid natural gas (LNG) sector, whose facilities must remain corrosion resistant despite rapid growth in areas prone to high humidity, rainfall, and monsoons.
https://modernpumpingtoday.com/stopping-corrosion-lng-sector/

Corrosion Monitoring Under Coatings and Insulation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780081030035000187

Investigating Pipeline Corrosion Management and Prevention Technologies
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2021/02/23/investigating-pipeline-corrosion-management-and-prevention-technologies/

Ceramic Pro Nanoceramic Protective Coating for Harsh Oil and Gas Applications
https://myceramic.pro/spheres/oil_gas/

Corrosion & Coatings Engineers, Specialists & Experts in Coating Problems, Failures, Legal Arbitration, Claims & Failure Analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

NEW PRODUCTS

New 6,780+ psi Permanent Encapsulation Protective Coating
Rust Grip® is a one-coat, patented encapsulation—interior and exterior—surface protection coating that also acts as a full containment covering single component urethane formula applied directly to rust or blasted metal surfaces. 6780 psi surface tensile strength. Pull test results in the field and lab average 1200 psi and in the field over blasted surface at 2200 psi. Extremely tough, anchors itself inside the pores of the metal surface or surface rust to block moisture and air from developing corrosion. Simple to use and extremely effective against all corrosive environments. Applied only to completely dry surfaces.
https://neotechcoatings.com/coating-products/rust-grip/

NEW RESEARCH

Graphene Oxide–Cerium Oxide Hybrids for Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coatings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-021-05932-z

Synthesis and Anticorrosive Properties of Epoxy Polymer for Carbon Steel in [1 M] HCl Acid Solution
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061820334589

Polyaniline encapsulated Nanosheet Barrier Filler for Enforcing Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy coatings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-020-00452-y

Failure Mechanism of Pure Epoxy Coating in Near-Neutral Solution Focusing on Coating/Metal Interfaces
http://electrochemsci.org/papers/vol16/210365.pdf

Influence of Phosphoric Acid on the Adhesion Strength between Rusted Steel and Epoxy Coating
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/2/246/pdf

Oleophobic Epoxy Protective Coating with Surface Enriched in Silicone
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021000412

NEW JOBS

Santos Seeking Senior Integrity Engineer to Provide Recommendations Relating to Coatings and Linings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51620829?type=standard

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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.