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™


New Digital News Platform for Reaching the Entire Global Protective Coatings Industry in Real Time (Breaking News)

CorrosionRADAR™ Wins Prestigious Materials Performance Award

New DFT Measuring Devices set New Standards for Coating Thickness Measurements for Heavy-Duty Corrosion Protection

Brookes Bell Showcases Marine Coating Services

NEW White Paper on New Antifouling Coatings

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) Hires New Business Development Consultant, for the MarineLINE™ Cargo Tank Coating System

Akzo Nobel India Profit and Loss Results

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.

NACE Corrosion Under Insulation | WA (Karratha) | May 17-20 – Corrosion Training Australia


Ultrafast and Highly-Efficient Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings for Corrosion Protection

Durable and Regenerable Superhydrophobic Coating on Steel Surface for Corrosion Protection





Protective Coating Failure Investigations – Causes of Coating Failure – Comprehensive Analysis of Coating Failures
Protecting Steel Structures in the Oil and Gas Industry from Corrosion

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

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

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)

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.

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