Month: August 2021

August 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:  * AGM * Akzo Nobel * Applied Graphene Materials * Bluescope * CUI * EIS * ExcelPlas * Genable™ * Graphene * Graphene-Modified Epoxy (GME) * Jotatemp™ * Jotatherm™ * Jotun * INPEX * LNG * PCN * Protective Coatings * Rockwool * Sika AG * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Zinc Rich Epoxy * ZRE

INDUSTRY NEWS

Sherwin-Williams Acquires Sika AG’s Protective Coatings Business (Breaking News)
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sherwin-williams-to-acquire-european-industrial-coatings-business-of-sika-301359148.html

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) Launches Range of Graphene Dispersions for the Protective Coatings Industry (Breaking News)
AGM’s Genable® series of graphene nanoplatelet dispersions proven to deliver significant performance uplifts such as chemical resistance, barrier and anti-corrosion properties
https://paintsandcoatingsexpert.com/2021/08/19/agm-to-launch-a-range-of-eco-friendly-graphene-dispersions/?utm-source-rss&utm-medium-rss&utm-campaign-agm-to-launch-a-range-of-eco-friendly-graphene-dispersions

Jotun Publishes Info Poster for Jotatemp™, Jotachar™ and Jotatherm™ Coatings for Extreme Applications in LNG and Oil & Gas (Breaking News)
https://jotunimages.azureedge.net/images/images/Jotun_Thermosafe_2021_tcm49-139062.pdf

Bluescope Publishes Document on Risk of Corrosion to Steel
https://www.nsbluescope.com/my/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2021/08/TRUECORE_STK_170821.pdf

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Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of protective coatings – Experienced Consultants – Comprehensive Service – Worldwide Operation.
We have detailed understanding of protective coatings that has earned us a worldwide reputation as a one-stop shop for performance testing and failure analysis.
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CUI PREVENTION

RockWool Document States Closed Cell Insulation Can Lead to CUI
https://www.rockwool.com/siteassets/rw-sa/product-documentation/general/all/corrosion-under-insulation-cui_south-asia.pdf?f=20201025055916

NEW RESEARCH

Improvement of Adhesion and Anticorrosion Properties of Epoxy Coatings with PVC
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030094402100206X

Corrosion-Protective Performance of Magnetic CoFe2O4/Polyaniline Nanocomposite within Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1876107021004740

Synergy of Superhydrophobic Coatings and Amino-functionalized Graphene/Epoxy Coatings
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2051-672X/ac1c81/meta

Designing Lanthanide-based Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Assembled Graphene-Oxide with Superior Active Anti-Corrosion Performance in Epoxy Composite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652621029310

The Influence of Graphene on the Cathodic Protection Performance of Zinc-Rich Epoxy (ZRE) Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003271

The Corrosion Resistance of Graphene-Modified Epoxy Coatings
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2021.739334/full

Robust Epoxy-Modified Superhydrophobic Coating for Aircraft Anti-Icing Systems
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775721012462

Characterization and Modelling the Multifunctional Properties of Epoxy/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Coatings
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/16/2831

Enhancing Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Coatings Using Fumed Silica with Different Surface Treatment
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/16/2691?type=check_update&version=1

LEGAL NEWS

INPEX Sues Akzo Nobel for $2.5b Over Ongoing ‘Systemic Degradation’ to LNG Plant
Inpex is suing Akzo Nobel for damages it claims resulted from ‘systemic degradation’ to its Darwin LNG plant caused by a faulty epoxy phenolic coating designed to protect it from the elements.
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/HRamZKX7cLADH7v#pdfviewer​

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform  infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC and NACE test procedures such as:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis, 
  • Field Investigations 
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities 
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation 
  • Accelerated Testing 
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints 
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints 
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination 

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.
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August 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 * Chiyoda * Chugoku * CUI * EIS * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Ichthys * INPEX * LNG * Owens Corning * PCN * Performance Polymers Group * Protective Coatings * Selektope™ * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Syneffex™ * TGPS * US Navy * Woodside

INDUSTRY NEWS

Sherwin-Williams Announces Plans for New Global Research & Development Centre
https://www.wkyc.com/article/money/business/sherwin-williams-presents-plan-global-research-development-center-city-of-brecksville/95-d80a497e-45af-4603-a765-4f504a1bc1a0

MULTIPLE PAINT AND COATING SYSTEMS VS. SINGLE COAT PAINT AND COATING SYSTEMS, I’VE ALWAYS WONDERED….
https://chicagocorrosiongroup.com/multiple-paint-and-coating-systems-vs-single-coat-paint-and-coating-systems-ive-always-wondered/

Akzo Nobel Seeking Senior Legal Counsel
https://uk.linkedin.com/jobs/view/senior-legal-counsel-at-akzonobel-2680517346

Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the Oil & Gas, LNG and Marine industries
Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of protective coatings – Experienced Consultants – Comprehensive Service – Worldwide Operation.
We have detailed understanding of protective coatings that has earned us a worldwide reputation as a one-stop shop for performance testing and failure analysis.
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

Syneffex™ Publishes Results of Company’s Nanotechnology Based Corrosion Prevention Thermal Insulation on Sinopec Offshore Fuel Storage Tanks
https://au.news.yahoo.com/syneffex-publishes-results-companys-nanotechnology-100000182.html

COATING INSPECTION

U.S. Navy Explores Drone Tech to Scan Ships for Corrosion
https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/u-s-navy-explores-drone-tech-to-scan-ships-for-corrosion

LNG NEWS

Contractual Claims From the Construction of Inpex’s Ichthys LNG plant in Darwin Will Not Go Away
Two weeks ago, INPEX took a $2.5 billion action against AkzoNobel for supplying unsuitable paint. Now, the two Japanese members of the JKC joint venture have posted extraordinary losses from the build from JGC and from Chiyoda.
https://www.boilingcold.com.au/newsletter/woodsides-scarborough-cost-looks-risky-when-scrutinised/

Corrosion Concerns at Woodside’s LNG Plant
A SECOND LNG plant in Western Australia has been hit with concerns as Woodside Petroleum has discovered corrosion at its Train 4 at the North West Shelf facility. 
Train 4 is relatively new and larger than the older trains, some of which are 30 years old and the corrosion was discovered during routine maintenance last month,
https://www.oilandgastoday.com.au/woodside-reports-issues-at-karratha-project/

ANTI-FOULING COATINGS

Australian Researchers Develop Electrically Charged Coating That Eliminates Biofouling
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/LLgzfkx4tPxjbfa#pdfviewer

New Antifouling Paint from Chugoku Marine Paints
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/108972-antifouling-paint-from-chugoku-marine-paints

New Selektope®-Powered Antifouling Paint Launched by Chugoku Marine Paints to Protect Ships on Global, High Fouling Risk Routes
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new-selektope-powered-antifouling-paint-launched-by-chugoku-marine-paints-to-protect-ships-on-global-high-fouling-risk-routes/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

Webcast: CUI Considerations for Industrial Pipe Applications (On Demand)
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is not an insulation problem, it is a system problem. This webcast provides insight into material selection, and how the insulation system can be used to limit the potential of CUI.
Viewers will see how a properly specified and installed insulation system will provide years of reliable performance that minimizes, if not prevents, the potential for corrosion.
In this webcast, attendees will learn:

  • What causes CUI;
  • The insulation system and its components;
  • How different insulation materials react to moisture.;
  • Current insulation material strategies for dealing with moisture;

Doug Fast is a professional engineer (PE) and technical leader for Owens Corning’s Industrial Mineral Wool product offerings. 
https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target-reg20-jsp-partnerref-MPWeb-eventid-3299045-sessionid-1&key-A3EB8EF11584FB49EAC7089CA0298597&regTag-&V2=false&sourcepage-register

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Third Generation Polysiloxane (TGPS) Ambient Curing CUI Mitigation Coatings (Webinar 31st August 2021)
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/blog/aca-events/third-generation-polysiloxane-technology/

SELF-HEALING COATINGS

Multi-Action Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings with Simultaneous Recovery of Corrosion Resistance and Adhesion Strength
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S100503022100637X

Study on Self-Healing and Corrosion Resistance Behaviour of Functionalized Carbon Dot-Intercalated Graphene-Based Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1005030220306460

SMART COATINGS

Self-Stratifying Coatings based on Solvent-Free Epoxy/Silicone Technology for Simultaneous Corrosion and Weather Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003143

8-Hydroxyquinoline/Nanoclay Epoxy Nanocomposite as a Smart Coating for Early Corrosion Detection
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1478422X.2021.1961664

PIPELINE COATINGS

Assessing the Efficiency of Using Carbon Nanocomposite Materials for Corrosion Protection of Gas Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1989/1/012018/pdf

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Anticorrosive Epoxy Coatings Containing Ultrafine Bamboo Char and Zinc Particles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213343721006849

Nanocatalyst-Mediated Oxygen Depletion in Epoxy Coating for Active Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894721032307

Enhanced Adhesive Performance of Epoxy Resin Coating by a Novel Bonding Agent
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950061821018389

Flame Retardancy of an Intumescent Epoxy Resin Containing Cyclotriphosphazene
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13726-021-00967-0

Corrosion in Power Distribution: How to Avoid It?
https://www.midsunikm.com/post/corrosion-in-power-distribution-how-to-avoid-it

Mechanical Properties of Epoxy/Clay Composite Coatings on a Steel Substrate
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311916.2021.1944015

Get More Protective Coatings 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.