Month: July 2021

July 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 * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * Kansai Marine Coatings * Intumescent Costings * LNG * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Thermaline * SeaQuantum™

INDUSTRY NEWS

Akzo Nobel Reports Revenue Growth of 26% in Q2 and Delivers €335 million in Income
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/media/latest-news—media-releases-/akzonobel-grows-revenue-26-percent-and-delivers-335-million-adjusted-operating-income

PPG Industries (PPG) Misses Q2 Earnings & Sales Estimates
Supply disruptions coupled with higher raw material and transportation costs hurt its results.
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/ppg-industries-ppg-misses-q2-125012944.html

PPG Stock Falls More Than 5% as Paint Maker Faces Rising Costs, Supply-Chain Disruptions
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ppg-stock-falls-more-than-5-as-paint-maker-faces-rising-costs-supply-chain-disruptions-11626728295

Jotun and Kansai Marine Coatings Join Forces Again!
have renewed their existing cooperation agreement until December 31, 2027.
https://www.echemi.com/cms/288181.html

Hempel Launches Passive Fire Protection Coatings in International Markets
https://www.materialsperformance.com/news/2021/07/hempel-launches-passive-fire-protection-coatings-in-international-markets

Japanese Researchers Discover Breakthrough Corrosion Behaviour of Carbon Steel Coated with a Zinc-Rich Paint Containing Metallic Compounds Under Wet and Dry Cyclic Conditions
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/kO9JxrPZo4gLFz0#pdfviewer

Carboline Video- Episode 185 – The Effects of Media Selection on Surface Preparation for Protective Coatings
https://www.carboline.com/solution-spot/posts/the-effects-of-media-selection-on-surface-preparation/

Outsized Impact: Graphene Nanoplatelets for Protective Coatings
https://www.pfonline.com/articles/outsized-impact-graphene-nanoplatelets

Jotun Launch SeaQuantum™ Pro U Coating
A one component hydrolysing silyl acrylate antifouling coating. It provides excellent fouling protection, ultra-low friction and incomparable hull performance. This is achieved through highly predictable and stable self polishing characteristics reducing hull deterioration, friction and speed loss.
https://www.jotun.com/Datasheets/Download?url=%2FTDS%2FTDS-28900-SeaQuantum+Pro+U-Euk-GB.pdf

Carboline Issue New Specs for Thermaline™ 4900 Coating
Silicone acrylic coating  suitable for high temperature exposures up to 260°C.  Heat cure above 149°C is recommended and will impart added strength and integrity to the coating.
https://msds.carboline.com/servlet/FeedFile/1/prod/4901/PDS:{PC:4901;MID:1;LID:1}/Thermaline-4900-PDS.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Investigation of the in-situ solvothermal reduction of Multi-Layered Graphene Oxide in Epoxy Coating On improving the Hydrophobicity and Corrosion Resistance
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003039

Comprehensive Overview of Nano and Micro Carriers for Epoxy Coatings Aiming at Curtailing Corrosion Progression
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1876107021003916

Sulfonated Polyaniline Assisted Hierarchical Assembly of Graphene-LDH Nanohybrid for Enhanced Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894721028503

FAILURE ANALYSIS OF COATINGS

ISO Accredited Failure Analysis of Coatings Laboratory
ExcelPlas has performed hundreds of failure investigations of painted products as well as on numerous organic and inorganic coatings.  ExcelPlas’ paint failure analysis is supported by it’s scanning electron microscopy, metallography, chemistry, mechanical testing, accelerated life and paint laboratories.  As the world’s renowned coating inspection and failure analysis provider, we are the first choice for a broad range of clients across all industries, all over the world. We offer you state-of-the-art technology, techniques and equipment along with highly qualified technicians to bring you unrivalled expertise in the assessment of coatings. Plus, we work closely with coating manufacturers, providing quality control inspections to increase the quality of coating work.
A significant amount of financial loss is incurred every year as a result of premature failure of protective paints and coatings. The cost to repair such failures far outweighs the initial cost of painting due to the extreme cost and liability associated with excessive rigging and downtime to correct the problem.

The majority of paint and coating-related failures can be attributed to following SIX causes:

  • Improper surface preparation – the substrate surface is not adequately prepared for the coating that is to be applied. This may include cleaning, chemical pretreatment or surface profile.
  • Improper coating selection – either the paint or coating selected is not suitable for the intended service environment, or it is not compatible with the substrate surface.
  • Improper application – this can be a problem with either shop-applied or field applied coatings, and occurs when the required specifications or parameters for the application are not met.
  • Improper paint formulation,  drying, curing and over coating times –this problem relates to a lack of conformance to the required specifications or parameters.
  • Lack of protection against water and aqueous systems – this is a particularly serious problem with aqueous systems containing corrosive compounds such as chlorides.
  • Mechanical damage – which results from improper transport, handling of the painted or coated substrate, resulting in a breach in the paint or coating.

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/


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.

July 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:  * Barrier™ 80 S * Bechtel * CUI * ExcelPlas * Firetex™ * Grant Help * Graphene Oxide * Hempel * Jotun * Intumescent Costings * LNG * MCU * PCN * PPG * Permasense™ * Protective Coatings * Rosemount * Sherwin Williams * Zinc Rich Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Jotun Introduce Barrier™ 80 S – The New High Efficiency 80% Zinc Epoxy Primer
https://www.jotun.com/Datasheets/Download?url=/TDS/TDS__37942__Barrier+80+S__Euk__GB.pdf

Sherwin Williams Launch New Fire Protection Epoxy Coating for Offshore Applications
FIRETEX® FX9502 Cellulosic Fire Protection Epoxy offers easy and flexible application using plural PFP, single-leg airless or trowel. Learn how to successfully apply this passive fire protection epoxy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbLznWpfV3g

Premature Failure of an Intumescent Coating: Truth and Consequences
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/I3qehsWryxo3jZS#pdfviewer

Export Grants for the Australian Protective Coating Industry – Upfront Government Funding for 2021-2022
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3uZIGIecnDGz9OH#pdfviewer

Bechtel Issues Technical Bulletin on ‘The Challenges of LNG Materials Selection’
https://www.bechtel.com/getmedia/d2e6ff9d-15fd-4a49-9350-6a425bbd8194/The-Challenges-of-LNG-materials-selection/

Rosemount Wireless Permasense™ Corrosion Erosion Monitoring System for Offshore Protective Coatings on Carbon Steel
https://www.emerson.com/documents/automation/flyer-rosemount-et210-et310-wireless-permasense-corrosion-erosion-monitoring-system-en-5250012.pdf

Comprehensive News Portal on the Protective Coatings Industry 
https://www.coatingsnews.com/

CORROSION UNDER INSULATION (CUI)

A New, ‘Superman’ Way to Detect Hidden Corrosion
https://sciencenorway.no/physics-researchers-zone-share-your-science/a-new-superman-way-to-detect-hidden-corrosion/1882990

Using Industry Data to Develop Improved Methods to Manage Corrosion Under Insulation
https://onepetro.org/SPEOFCS/proceedings-abstract/21OFCS/1-21OFCS/464304

Machine Learning-Based Evaluation of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) in Gas and Oil Industry Steel Pipelines
https://journals.iium.edu.my/ejournal/index.php/iiumej/article/view/1692/829

INDUSTRY WARNNG ON ZINC-RICH PROTECTIVE COATINGS

The Problem with Zinc-Rich Protective Coatings [PDF]
https://mcu-coatings.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/problem-with-zinc-rich-systems.pdf

Zinc-Rich Primers – When Less is More ! [PDF]
https://mcu-coatings.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Zinc-Rich-Primers-When-Less-is-More.pdf

What it Means to Effectively ‘Wet the Surface’
https://mcu-coatings.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Wetting-The-Surface.pdf

NEW COATINGS RESEARCH

Anti-Corrosion Epoxy Coatings with Active and Passive Protective Performances Based on v-COF/GO Nanocontainers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021002861

Identifying Chloride Content For Corrosion Under Insulation By Analytical Technique
https://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/periodicals/index.php/rpmme/article/view/1943/549

Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coatings Modified by Bis-Silane Prepolymer
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/7/842/pdf

FAILURE ANALYSIS OF COATINGS

World Renowned Failure Analysis of Coatings Laboratory

ExcelPlas has performed hundreds of failure investigations of painted products as well as on numerous organic and inorganic coatings.  ExcelPlas’ paint failure analysis is supported by it’s scanning electron microscopy, metallography, chemistry, mechanical testing, accelerated life and paint laboratories.  As the world’s renowned coating inspection and failure analysis provider, we are the first choice for a broad range of clients across all industries, all over the world. We offer you state-of-the-art technology, techniques and equipment along with highly qualified technicians to bring you unrivalled expertise in the assessment of coatings. Plus, we work closely with coating manufacturers, providing quality control inspections to increase the quality of coating work.

A significant amount of financial loss is incurred every year as a result of premature failure of protective paints and coatings. The cost to repair such failures far outweighs the initial cost of painting due to the extreme cost and liability associated with excessive rigging and downtime to correct the problem.

The majority of paint and coating-related failures can be attributed to following SIX causes:

• Improper surface preparation – the substrate surface is not adequately prepared for the coating that is to be applied. This may include cleaning, chemical pretreatment or surface profile.

• Improper coating selection – either the paint or coating selected is not suitable for the intended service environment, or it is not compatible with the substrate surface.

•  Improper application – this can be a problem with either shop-applied or field applied coatings, and occurs when the required specifications or parameters for the application are not met.

•  Improper paint formulation,  drying, curing and over coating times –this problem relates to a lack of conformance to the required specifications or parameters.

•  Lack of protection against water and aqueous systems – this is a particularly serious problem with aqueous systems containing corrosive compounds such as chlorides.

•  Mechanical damage – which results from improper transport, handling of the painted or coated substrate, resulting in a breach in the paint or coating.

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/


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.