August 2019 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: ACA * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * Dulux * Eoncoat * ExcelPlas * International Paints * Jotun * PPG * Sherwin Williams * US Naval Research Laboratory

Akzo Nobel Presentation on Paint & Coating Failure Analysis (Perth, 16th August 2019)

Corrosion & Prevention 2019 Conference and Exhibition (Melbourne, 24-27 November 2019)
5 Exhibition Booths Remaining

Why Traditional Barrier Coatings Don’t Work for the LNG Sector

How Protective Coatings Fit into an Improving Corrosion Control Market

Required thickness DFT of Protective Coatings for different systems have been reduced by 20-40 microns thereby reducing the total system cost
In recent studies it has been observed that standard coatings systems used for corrosion protection in different corrosivity categories (C1-C5) actually requires lower dry film thickness (DFT) than had been specified for several years. Therefore in latest revision of ISO 12944-5 :2018, required thickness for different systems have been reduced by 20-40 microns thereby reducing the total system cost.

Sherwin-Williams Coating Selected for Corrosion Protection at Saudi Refinery

Carboline’s Corrosion Seminar on Protective Coatings (6-7th August 2019)

Inspection of Protective Coatings

European Coatings Show – The Gathering of the Coatings and Paint Industry (23 – 25 March 2021 in Nuremberg)

U.S. Navy Coating Development Slows Discoloration

Wrong Coating Likely Used on Parts of Major Pipeline

Incorrect FBE Coating Used on Pipeline That Failed

Application of Scanning Kelvin Probe (SKP) in the Study of Protective Paints

Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate Microcapsules as Self-Healing Particles for Epoxy Protective Coatings

International Conference on Corrosion in the Oil & Gas Industry (May 20-22, 2020, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Preliminary program International Conference on Corrosion in the Oil & Gas Industry (May 20-22, 2020, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Lars Erik Owe will be the new Regional R&D Manager for Jotun Norway from Aug 1st (Contact: [email protected])

Dulux Protective Coatings Exhibiting at Australia’s Largest Mining Show (27-29 August 2019)

ExcelPlas Protective Coatings Laboratory
To ensure the performance of protective coatings ExcelPlas Labs can test the following
* Thickness & Composition determination through the Paint Sample
* Elemental composition determination through the Paint Sample
* Advanced Polishing and Stereo Optical Microscopy (SOM)
* Polymer coatings identification by FTIR and NMR
* Fracture mechanism determination of Protective Coatings
* Understanding film chemistry, thickness and hardness interplay
* Chemical compositions/variations correlation of Protective Coatings

This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (

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.