Month: February 2022

February 2022 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 * Belzona * Carboline * CCS * Coating Condition Survey * Coatings Inspections Australia (CIA) * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * NACE * Nippon Paint Marine * PCN * Protective Coatings * Salt Spray * Smart Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Akzo Nobel Misses Q4 Core Profit Forecast Due to Raw Material Costs (Breaking News)
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/akzo-nobel-misses-q4-core-profit-forecast-due-to-raw-material-costs-0

Akzo Nobel Warns Prices to Rise Up to 16%
https://www.ft.com/content/211d858d-c89d-4197-a771-c07d5c4c6a96

Akzo Nobel Expects Raw Material Inflation to Ease by Mid-2022
https://www.reuters.com/business/akzo-nobel-misses-q4-core-profit-forecast-due-raw-material-costs-2022-02-09/

Nippon Paint Marine Reports Reduced Demand for Marine Paints Due to Restricted Drydocking Capacity as a Results of Strict COVID Measures
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_online-exclusives/2022-02-08/strict-covid-measures-could-restrict-southeast-asia-drydocking-capacity/

Jotun Commissions New 28Mil Coatings Plant in UAE
https://gulfnews.com/uae/jotun-commissions-new-dh70m-paint-plant-in-al-quoz-1.317830

Hempel Acquires Oman Coatings Company Expanding Footprint in Key Market
https://paintsandcoatingsexpert.com/2022/02/11/hempel-acquires-omani-coatings-company-khimji-paints-llc-expanding-footprint-in-key-market/

Reach a Global Protective Coating’s Audience – Advertise with PCN – Download Media Kit 
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/6ml2cztIcBnaia1#pdfviewer

ExcelPlas is an Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the LNG, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Marine Sectors
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

The Characteristics of Cargo Hold Coatings for Reducing Vessel Operational Costs
https://www.intercargo.org/characteristics-cargo-hold-coatings-reducing-vessel-operational-costs/

Guidelines for Corrosion Protection of Steel Bridges Duplex Coating (Presentation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj-ErbZah4A

Challenging Paint Sample Extraction and Coatings Inspection Possible with Coating Inspections Australia (CIA)
CIA has a dedicated team of highly qualified experienced NACE 3 Coating Inspectors and Corrosion Engineers.
All based in Australia they are ready to deploy to assist with major Mining and Oil and Gas Projects across Australia.
https://www.coatinginspectionsaustralia.com.au/

Leading Lab in Assessing Protective Coatings for Offshore Corrosion Protection
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Oil and Gas Industry Coatings and Linings from Belzona
https://www.belzona-navante.com/en/industries/oil.aspx

CUI

Webinar Insulation’s Impact on Corrosion, Energy Costs, and Carbon Reduction by Kat Coronado Technical Support Manager, Protective Coatings Gulf & Latin America International Paint LLC
https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3609471/A8A028B81DB7439A64E44536A30C23B0?partnerref=AMPPWeb

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Training Course – Online Live Stream by Kaefer (7-9 June, 2022)
https://fleming.events/corrosion-under-insulation/

NEW RESEARCH

Interaction of Interfacial Debonding and Under-Film Corrosion Propagation at the Edge of the Blistering Area of Epoxy Coating
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID3980261_code4963345.pdf?abstractid=3980261&mirid=1&type=2

Research on the Anti-corrosion Performance of Organosilane Modified Basalt Scales Epoxy Coating [PDF]
http://electrochemsci.org/papers/vol17/220327.pdf

Novel Multilayer Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings for Superior Hydrophobic, Mechanical and Corrosion Protection Properties of Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925963522000644

Influence of Cyanate Ester Modifier on the Thermal, Mechanical, and Corrosive Properties of Epoxy Composite Coatings
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/maco.202112902

Improving the Corrosion Protection Ability of Epoxy Coatings Using CaAl LDH Intercalated with 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole as a Pigment on Steel Substrates
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358477669-Improving-the-corrosion-protection-ability-of-epoxy-coating-using-CaAl-LDH-intercalated-with-2-mercaptobenzothiazole-as-a-pigment-on-steel-substrate

Anticorrosive behaviour of Epoxy Coatings Modified by Hydrophobic Nano-Silica and Graphene on Phosphatized Carbon Steel
https://meridian.allenpress.com/corrosion/article-abstract/doi/10.5006/3954/477576/Anticorrosive-behaviors-of-epoxy-coating-modified?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Bio-Inspired High-Performance Graphene Composite Anti-Corrosion Coatings
https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=58213

A Comparative Study on the Anti-Corrosive Performance of Zinc Phosphate in Powder Coatings [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/2/217/pdf

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

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

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN – Communicate Your Message Instantly with the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
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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.

February 2022 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:  * Advanced Polymer Coatings * Akzo Nobel * APC * Anthony Verberght (Carboline) * Axalta Coatings * CADE Engineered Technologies * Carboline * CCS * Ciaran Hehir (Seal-for-Life) * Coating Condition Survey * Corr-Ze 200 Gel * CUI * Enbridge * Ecocleaner Gel * Epoxy-Phenolic Microcracking * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Jörg Vogelsang * Joseph Subda (Axalta) * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * MCU Coatings * NACE * PCN * PPG Coatings * Protective Coatings * Salt Spray * Seal-forLife * Sherwin Williams * SIKA * Smart Coatings * Stopaq * Ted Riding (Jotun)

INDUSTRY NEWS

Jotun CUI Coating Expert to Present Online Conference on ‘The Cure for Coating Failures’ (23 FEB 2022)
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/blog/aca-events/online-round-table-conference-the-cure-for-coating-failures/

New Remediation System for Microcracked Epoxy-Phenolic Protective Coatings [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/7UwNHlnEatLA03v#pdfviewer

SHORT COURSE – Corrosion Protection with Organic Coatings – Performance Testing and Requirements for Harsh Environments (24 FEB. 2022)
https://www.european-coatings.com/events/2022/ec-short-course-advanced-anti-corrosion-coatings

Salt Spray Vs. Cyclic Corrosion Tests – Axalta’s Coating Expert Explains
https://www.pfonline.com/articles/salt-spray-vs-cyclic-corrosion-tests

How the 2021 Raw Materials Shortage Improved Forecasting for Akzo Nobel Coatings
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers/our-people/raw-materials-shortage-improves-forecasting

Carboline Milestone: 75 Years of Coatings and Linings
https://www.carboline.com/75th

Veteran with 20 Years Experience in Protective Coatings Named Managing Director of Carboline Europe
https://news.maritimejobs.com/news/verberght-named-managing-director-carboline-706496

Marine Coatings: APC Reports Maritime Sales Up 40% in 2021
https://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/marine-coatings-reports-maritime-sales-373864

Advanced Polymer Coatings Reports Record Growth in a Changing Market
https://www.maritime-executive.com/corporate/advanced-polymer-coatings-reports-record-growth-in-a-changing-market

PCN Advertising Works with Incredible Reach! – Download Media Kit in PDF Format
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/6ml2cztIcBnaia1#pdfviewer

Marine Coatings Systems Explained
https://www.marinelog.com/perspectives/op-eds/op-ed-marine-coatings-systems-explained/

ExcelPlas Labs Coating Condition Survey (CCS) for Oil & Gas and LNG Clients
The condition survey provides advice on urgent coating related challenges and creates the foundation for future maintenance planning by advising on causes of possible failure and provides a maintenance coating specification.
A Coating Condition Survey can extend plant operational uptime, reduce long-term maintenance costs and prevent lost revenue. An ExcelPlas Labs coating expert will conduct a survey evaluating the condition of the existing coating system and underlying steel structure.
ExcelPlas Labs Coating Condition Survey (CCS) provides the following information:

  • Digital Imaging Inspection (DII) with special incident lighting on the actual condition of the existing coating system including colour shade of the coating.
  • Evaluating the type and percentage of defect (example in accordance to ISO 4628-1/5) per main area on the structure and determine the possible cause(s) of failure.
  • Evaluating and investigating which environmental factors the coating may have been exposed to, the duration and the effect on coating integrity/service life.
  • Checking and reporting dry film thickness (DFT) measurements using statistical grid testing.
  • Checking the adhesion/cohesion of the system and report according to ASTM D 3359 (cross-cut test), ISO 16276-2, ASTM D6677 (x-cut test) or the ASTM D4541 Pull-off Test.
  • Discontinuity (pinhole) testing and report according to NACE SP 0188/ISO 29601.
  • Embedding and Polishing Paint Chips in Epoxy setting compound followed by Scanning Optical Microscopy (SOM) to give a high-resolution image of the full cross-section of the coating highlighting voids, inter-coat delamination, encapsulated rust layers, poor barrier pigment dispersion, microcracks, etc.
  • If the generic paint type is unknown, ExcelPlas Labs will determine the paint type using the FTIR spectral analysis.

All inspections and findings are comprehensively and clearly documented with high resolution photograph along with recommendations on what type of maintenance/repair is needed and when.
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

NEW PRODUCTS

New Surface Treatment Gel for Treatment of Metals Prior to Applying Protective Coatings
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/vDGskACgXNBcY5f

Corr-Ze 200 Gel Rust Removal and Corrosion Prevention Demo Timelapse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g_E6RA9tbs&t=2s

UPCOMING NACE PRESENTATIONS

‘The Effects of Different Blast Abrasives on the Performance of Liquid-Applied Epoxy Pipeline Coating’ by Haralampos Tsaprailis (Enbridge Inc.) (12 April 2022)
https://nawc2022.com/presentations

‘An Epoxy Zinc-Rich Primer for Heavy-Duty Protection and General Industrial’ by Jane Hall (Cloverdale Paint Inc.) (12 April 2022)
https://nawc2022.com/presentations

‘Sustainable Long Term Asset Integrity’ by Ciaran Hehir (Stopaq Canada) (12 April 2022)
https://nawc2022.com/presentations

Next Generation of Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coatings, Advanced Moisture and Damage Resistance for Pipelines by Jeffrey D. Rogozinski (The Sherwin Williams Company) (12 April 2022)
https://nawc2022.com/presentations

LATEST RESEARCH

Corrosion Experimental Research on Local Damage of Epoxy-Coated Steel Bars in Concrete Under Marine Environment
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358138770-Corrosion-Experimental-Research-on-Local-Damage-of-Epoxy-Coated-Steel-Bars-in-Concrete-Under-Marine-Environment

Solutions for Corrosion Under Insulation | CADE Engineered Technologies
https://cadeengineering.com/corrosion-under-insulation-cui/

Superior Barrier, Hydrophobic and Mechanical Properties of Multifunctional Nanocomposite Protective Coatings for a Marine Environment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0921510722000344

Application of Hierarchical Bonds for Construction an Anti-corrosion Coating with Superior Intrinsic Self-Healing Function
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S092777572200142X

Anticorrosion Superhydrophobic Al2O3@PDMS Coating with Salt Deliquescence Self-Coalescence Behaviour Under High Atmospheric Humidity
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2022.839948/full

Experimental and DFT studies on Corrosion Protection Performance of Epoxy/Graphene Quantum Dots@TiO2 Nanotubes Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061822001933

ZnO-reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite for Enhanced Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coatings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40097-022-00470-9

Correlation Between Low-temperature Anticorrosion Performance and Mechanical Properties of Composite Epoxy Coatings Reinforced by Modified Fe3O4
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944022000340

Corrosion Resistance Mechanism of Mica–Graphene/Epoxy Composite Coating [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1194/pdf

Design, Preparation, and Performance of a Novel Organic–Inorganic Composite Coating with High Adhesion and Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359836822000816

Active Anticorrosion and Self-Healing Coatings: a Review with Focus on Multi-Action Smart Coating Strategies
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1005030222000913

Effect of Surface Modified Nano-SiO2 Particles on Properties of Self-Healing Anti-Corrosion Composite Coating
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358220841-Effect-of-surface-modified-nano-SiO2-particles-on-properties-of-TOCASR-self-healing-anti-corrosion-composite-coating

Eco-Friendly Anticorrosive Epoxy Coating: A Promising Solution for Steel Protection in the Marine Environment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652622003894

Smart Epoxy Coating with Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Loaded with Calcium Phosphate for Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944022000376

NEW JOBS

Akzo Nobel Seeking Technical Services Manager – Marine and Protective Coatings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55566845?type=standard#sol=8bacb2ffba040b83d60ecacb369b47a18bb85ca0

Akzo Nobel Seeking Technical Service Representative Marine and Protective Coatings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55567217?type=standard#sol=49d5ae7be1d3b0903bb604184e63b4a658d29a11

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

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

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN – Communicate Your Message Instantly with the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os


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.