Month: April 2021

April 2021 Vol. 6

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:  * Advanced Polymer Coatings * Akzo Nobel * AMPP * Brookes Bell * CorrosionRADAR™ * DFT * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Hempel * Jotun * MarineLine™ * MMS Inspection * NACE * PCN  * PCS * PPG * Protective Coatings * Selektope™

INDUSTRY NEWS

New Digital News Platform for Reaching the Entire Global Protective Coatings Industry in Real Time (Breaking News)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

CorrosionRADAR™ Wins Prestigious Materials Performance Award
https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/corrosionradar-wins-prestigious-materials-performance-award

New DFT Measuring Devices set New Standards for Coating Thickness Measurements for Heavy-Duty Corrosion Protection
https://metrology.news/measuring-devices-for-heavy-corrosion-protection/

Brookes Bell Showcases Marine Coating Services
https://www.brookesbell.com/fileadmin/uploads/brookesbell/Documents/Marine_Coating_Services.pdf

NEW White Paper on New Antifouling Coatings
https://selektope.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Niche-area-whitepaper.pdf

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) Hires New Business Development Consultant, for the MarineLINE™ Cargo Tank Coating System
https//www.tankeroperator.com/news/kenny-rogers-newly-named-as-business-development-consultant-at-apc/12276.aspx

Akzo Nobel India Profit and Loss Results
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/akzo-nobel-india-ltd/profitandlose/companyid-13601.cms

AMPP Issues Warning Over ‘Perfect’ DFT Measurements on Daily Painting Inspection Reports (DPIRs)
When dry film thickness (DFT) readings are always in the specified range, the red flag goes up again. Applying paint by brush, roller, or spray — especially on complex surfaces — typically yields a range of thicknesses. In most cases, thickness issues can be corrected. For example, if the epoxy intermediate coat is too thin, another coat can be added before applying the polyurethane topcoat. Making up total DFT deficiencies with the polyurethane topcoat is more expensive and may have recoat window issues.  Based on the criteria in the inspection plan, the DPIR should include the specified value, the actual measured value, whether or not it is acceptable, and, if unacceptable, the details of the repair or disposition (wherein the owner might decide to accept the deficiency and/or a deduction). The QC report cannot simply state that the surface temperature is “acceptable.” It must report an actual temperature.
https://blogs.nace.org/qa-qc-coatings-inspection-process-tips

NACE Corrosion Under Insulation | WA (Karratha) | May 17-20 – Corrosion Training Australia
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/training/events/nace-corrosion-under-insulation-wa-may-17-20/

NEW RESEARCH

Ultrafast and Highly-Efficient Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings for Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010938X21002511

Durable and Regenerable Superhydrophobic Coating on Steel Surface for Corrosion Protection
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40735-021-00518-3

ESSENTIAL READING for the COATING’S INSPECTOR

THE COATING INSPECTOR’S HANDBOOK [PDF]
https://montipower.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MTest%E2%80%93The-Coating-Inspectors-Handbook-1-1.pdf

SURFACE PREPARATION FOR PROTECTIVE COATINGS [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/09oGLgRgjygD2o3#pdfviewer​

COATING FAILURE ANALYSIS

Protective Coating Failure Investigations – Causes of Coating Failure – Comprehensive Analysis of Coating Failures
Protecting Steel Structures in the Oil and Gas Industry from Corrosion
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Detecting Coatings Failure for FLNG, FSRU and FPSO Operators | LNG Industry
ExcelPlas investigates coating failures and analyzes the conditions that led to the failure. Our expert team collects background information on the coating type and application procedure, the service history and environment, and physical evidence of the failed coating to determine the cause of failure. By analyzing this information and the samples of failed coating/s, we assist owners with plans to move forward and repair the failing coatings or remove and apply a more effective system
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

ExcelPlas Coating Failure Investigations and Analysis Services

  • Analytical Coating Performance Investigations
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Decks and Superstructures of FSPOs and Offshore and Marine Structures
  • Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of marine coatings

We act as the client’s or contractor’s representatives for inspection and surveillance of processes of protective coatings particularly PQT
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf


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.

April 2021 Vol. 5

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  * CHUGOKU * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * Hempel * Jotun * Nippon Paint * PCN  * PCS * PPG * Protective Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Dutch Coatings Maker Akzo Nobel Announces First-quarter Core Profit Jumped 43% to 307 Million Euros ($369.2 million)
https://www.reuters.com/article/akzo-nobel-results-idUSL1N2ME08R

New Digital News Platform for Reaching the Entire Global Protective Coatings Industry in Real Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

AkzoNobel Publishes 1Q 2021 Results and Reports 16% Growth
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-04-21/akzonobel-publishes-1q-2021-results/

Hempel Launches New Video on their Protective Coatings Protecting the World’s Infrastructure and Assets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SErqbmgAGM

Hempel Showcase a New Generation of Protective Coatings for Railcars [PDF]
https://www.hempel.com/en-us/-/media/files/local/north-america/brochures/54759-hempatop-460-bro_web.ashx

Epoxy Coatings Only Provide Temporary Solutions which Require Continuous Inspection and Periodic Maintenance within 3-8-year Windows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpLl66w59ts

Akzo Nobel Seeks Start-ups for Paint-the-Future Competition
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/04/akzo-nobel-seeks-start-ups-for-paint-the-future-competition

Chugoku Marine Paints Expands its Portfolio of Sea Premier™ Antifouling Coatings
https://coatingspromag.com/industry-news/2021/04/chugoku-marine-paints-expands-their-portfolio-of-selektope-containing-antifouling-coatings-in-japan

Nippon Paint Marine Receives the 2021 GREEN4SEA Technology Award
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmkGoHTmcgU

More Attention Needed To Prevent Barnacle Fouling In Ship Niche Areas Using Surface Coatings
https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/more-attention-needed-to-prevent-barnacle-fouling-in-ship-niche-areas/

Ship Corrosion Case Study: Factors for Preserving & Coating Ships Hulls
https://blogs.ampp.org/ship-corrosion-case-study-preserving-coating-ship-hulls

PPG Report “Record” First Quarter Net Sales of USD$3.9 billion, 15% Higher Than Prior Year (Breaking News)
https://news.ppg.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/PPG-Reports-Record-First-Quarter-2021-Financial-Results/default.aspx

Carboline Hiring Technical Sales Representative for Protective Coatings
https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/view/technical-sales-representative-at-carboline-company-2475589051?refId=f5f00aec-d0ac-4806-a280-0485c0ae3b1a&trackingId-G3mV4OEfz/ogecQoy4pNwQ-&position-9&pageNum=0&trk=public-jobs_job-result-card-result-card-full-click

ESSENTIAL READING for the COATING’S INSPECTOR

THE COATING INSPECTOR’S HANDBOOK [PDF]
https://montipower.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MTest%E2%80%93The-Coating-Inspectors-Handbook-1-1.pdf

HANDY REFERENCE GUIDE ON COATING INSPECTION & TESTING [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/EgS4RxH1kiE7PEE#pdfviewer

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 “crow’s 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


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.