Month: April 2021

April 2021 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Carboline  * CUI  * Denso * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis  * Graco * Hempel * Jotun * Indestructible Paint * IGS * Integrated Global Solutions * Nippon Paint * PCN  * PCS * PPG * Protective Coatings * Self-Healing Coatings * Shawcor

INDUSTRY NEWS

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

Shawcor Closing In On Lucrative North Sea Coating Contract
https://www.offshore-energy.biz/shawcor-closing-in-on-north-sea-contract/

Hempel Protects O2 Tidal Energy Turbine
As well as high-performance anti-corrosion coatings, Hempel has supplied Hempaguard X7 for the O2’s turbine rotor blades. 
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-04-14/hempel-protects-o2-tidal-energy-turbine/

AkzoNobel is Stirring Things Up Again with Second Global Start-up Challenge
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/media/latest-news—media-releases-/akzonobel-is-stirring-things-up-again-with-second-global-startup

PPG Stock Jumps 9% on News of Acquisition of Coating’s Manufacturer (Breaking News)
https://seekingalpha.com/news/3682892-ppg-stock-rises-9-on-acquisition-of-automotive-coatings-manufacturer

Jotun Stress the Importance of Standardised Testing of Protective Coatings
https://www.jotun.com/ie/en/b2b/campaigns/thermosafe/Video-The-importance-of-testing.aspx

New Indestructible Paint Epoxy Coating and Maintenance System for the Rail Industry
https://www.openpr.com/news/2269589/new-indestructible-paint-epoxy-coating-and-maintenance-system

Turkish Shipping Line Selects Nippon Paint Marine New Self-Polishing Antifouling Paint for Five Bulk Carriers
https://www.marinelink.com/news/iskenderun-selects-fastar-coating-five-486609

PCS Launches New Pipe Coating for Cold Weather Installation
https://napipelines.com/pcs-new-pipe-coating-cold-weather/

When Do High Tech and Low Tech Antifouling Coatings Work Best
https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/when-do-high-tech-and-low-tech-antifouling-coatings-work-best

Denso Launches New Abrasion Resistant Bore-Wrap for Pipelines
https://napipelines.com/denso-abrasion-resistant-bore-wrap/

Graco ask “Are there Some Anti-corrosion Applications in which Airless Spraying is a Bad Idea?
https://www.corrosionpedia.com/are-there-some-anti-corrosion-applications-in-which-airless-spraying-is-a-bad-idea/7/6761?

CUI SOLUTIONS

How to Safely Stop Corrosion Under Insulation While the Plant is in Operation
Epoxy solutions and paint systems provide temporary solutions which require continuous inspection and periodic maintenance within 3-8-year windows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpLl66w59ts

CUI Solution for Aging Plants Maintaining Production During Critical Maintenance
https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Cui-Solution-for-Aging-Plants-Maintaining-Production-During-Critical-Maintenance

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

New Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings based on Metal Vanadium Oxy-Phosphate for Anti-Corrosion Applications
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-87567-3

New Indestructible Paint Epoxy Coating and Maintenance System for the Rail Industry
https://pressroom.journolink.com/indestructible-paint-ltd/release/new-indestructible-paint-epoxy-coating-and-maintenance-system-for-the-rail-industry-8817

Anti-Corrosion Performance of Polyaniline Coated Rockwool /Epoxy Resin Coatings
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/4/463/pdf

Preparation of Graphene Oxide-based Polyaniline Coatings with Synergistic Anticorrosion Effect for Polyurethane Anticorrosive Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021001041

Anticorrosive and Photocatalytic Properties of Epoxy-Silica Organic-Inorganic Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775721005161

Corrosion Behaviour of Zirconium-Pretreated/Epoxy-Coated Mild Steel: New Approach for Determination of Cathodic Disbondment Resistance by EIS
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925838821012093

Preparation of a Tannic Acid and Graphene Oxide Epoxy modified Acrylic Resin Anticorrosion Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030094402031198X#!

PIPELINE COATINGS

Speakers Announced for the Pipeline Coating Virtual Summit to be Held Online 4-6 May 2021

  • Denis Melot from Total
  • Suresh Choudhary from Shawcor
  • Somaieh Salehpour from Seal for Life Industries
  • Jeffrey D. Rogozinski from SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
  • Thomas Stark from BOREALIS
  • Mike Surkein from Surkein Corrosion
  • Houssam Sabry from ICE,
  • Samuel J. Thomas from Independent Consultant
  • Philip D. Tooth from Tooth Pipeline Services
  • Alex Garner from London Corrosion Services Ltd.

https://www.ipcm.it/en/post/the-pipeline-coating-virtual-summit-to-be-held-online-4-6-ma.aspx

ESSENTIAL  LITERATURE

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

NEW JOBS

Akzo Nobel Seeking Technical Service Representative to join the International Paint Marine and Protective Coatings Australasia team
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51816496?type=standard

Seeking Protective Coatings Project Manager – Coatings Laboratory Testing at Greenman-Pedersen Inc in Grand Rapids, Michigan
https://www.disabledperson.com/jobs/34245635-project-manager-laboratory-testing

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Corrosion Under Insulation – Design considerations for Insulation Systems and Coatings (26 – 28 May 2021)
Fight against the Hidden Threat | Old Lessons & New Insights
https://fleming.events/corrosion-under-insulation/

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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…………………

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

The A, B, Seas of Corrosion Management with Marine Coatings
Maintenance due to maritime corrosion comes with a staggering price tag, almost $2.5 trillion per year globally. Proper maritime corrosion management results in a tangible ROI, improved safety, and an operational ability that aligns with existing mandates to address reasonable risks in decision making.
Chapters touch upon such topics as marine coating systems and antifouling topcoats, the loss of adhesion and delamination of ship coatings, the failure of a separator onboard a FPSO, and even the importance of not painting a structure during a windstorm!
https://maritime-executive.com/features/the-a-b-seas-of-corrosion-management

NEW CARBOLINE PODCAST ON PROTECTIVE COATINGS
Carboline Rail Sales Rep Joe Foster joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss how jacketed tank cars have a space between the jacket and the tank that requires inspection during the car’s maintenance cycle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4LlBfnQBZg

Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings Containing Microcapsules Filled with Different Amine Compounds – A Comparison Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021001296


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. 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 * Carboline  * CUI  * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis  * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * Imerys Talc * LNG   * PCN  * Protective Coatings * Self Healing Coatings

BREAKING NEWS

Paints Company Explosion Causes 1 Death and $1M in Damage
https://www.powderbulksolids.com/industrial-fires-explosions/yenkin-majestic-paints-explosion-causes-1m-damage

US Paint Plant Explosion and Fire kills 1, hurt 8; Cause Still Unclear
https://www.wnewsj.com/news/164053/columbus-paint-plant-explosion-and-fire-kill-1-hurt-8-cause-unclear

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

NEW PODCASTS

NEW CARBOLINE PODCAST ON PROTECTIVE COATINGS
Carboline Rail Sales Rep Joe Foster joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss how jacketed tank cars have a space between the jacket and the tank that requires inspection during the car’s maintenance cycle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4LlBfnQBZg

NEW RESEARCH

Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings Containing Microcapsules Filled with Different Amine Compounds – A Comparison Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021001296

Bond Behaviour Between Graphene-modified Epoxy Coated Steel and Concrete
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352710221003387

NEW EBOOKS

The A, B, Seas of Corrosion Management with Marine Coatings
Maintenance due to maritime corrosion comes with a staggering price tag, almost $2.5 trillion per year globally. Proper maritime corrosion management results in a tangible ROI, improved safety, and an operational ability that aligns with existing mandates to address reasonable risks in decision making.
Chapters touch upon such topics as marine coating systems and antifouling topcoats, the loss of adhesion and delamination of ship coatings, the failure of a separator onboard a FPSO, and even the importance of not painting a structure during a windstorm!
https://maritime-executive.com/features/the-a-b-seas-of-corrosion-management

NEW PRODUCTS

HIGHLAND INTERNATIONAL Introduce CUI Coatings
https://highland-international.com/cui-coatings/

NEW WEBINARS

Corrosion Under Insulation – Design considerations for Insulation Systems and Coatings (26 – 28 May 2021)
Fight against the Hidden Threat | Old Lessons & New Insights
https://fleming.events/corrosion-under-insulation/

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…………………

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of Major Talc Supplier Affects All Major Coatings Manufacturers (Declassified List)
https://cases.primeclerk.com/ImerysTalc/Home-DownloadPDF?id1=MTg3NDI2OQ==&id2=0

Akzo Nobel Optimizing Project Specification with the UPC Approach – Reducing Complexity, Boosting Productivity
https://international.brand.akzonobel.com/m/14afe4feba100ae1/original/Article-Phase-7-UPC-Case-Study-Central-Asia-O-G.pdf

Hempel Opens its New Campus and R&D Facility Just North of Copenhagen
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/04/hempel-opens-its-new-campus

Self-Healing Epoxy Coating Based on Tung Oil-Containing Microcapsules for Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021001077

Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings with Enhanced Dual Active/Barrier Behaviour Containing Graphene-based Carbon Hollow Spheres as Corrosion Inhibitor Nanoreservoirs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010938X21001943


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.