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February 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 * Carboline * CUI * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * Mozambique LNG Boom * NACE * PCN * PPG * Tikkurila

INDUSTRY NEWS

Akzo Nobel Concedes to PPG in Battle Over Finland’s Protective Coating Company (Breaking News)
https://www.reuters.com/article/tikkurila-ma-akzo-nobel/update-2-paint-maker-akzo-nobel-concedes-to-ppg-in-battle-for-tikkurila-idUSL1N2KE0EZ

PPG Outbids Akzo Nobel for Acquisition (Breaking News)
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/02/tikkurila-acquisition-ppg-outbids-akzo-nobel

PPG Launches New Corrosion-Under-Insulation Coating (Breaking News)
https://www.tankstoragemag.com/2021/02/08/ppg-launches-new-corrosion-under-insulation-coating/
https://www.oedigital.com/news/485140-ppg-debuts-corrosion-fighting-coating

Coating and Insulation Companies Scrambling to Get into Mozambique’s New $50 billion LNG Construction Boom
https://stockhead.com.au/resources/the-only-asx-junior-exposed-to-mozambiques-new-50-billion-lng-construction-boom/

New Head of Marine joins Hempel Coatings (Breaking News)
https://www.xindemarinenews.com/en/market/2021/0202/27017.html
https://seanews.co.uk/news/alexander-enstrom-joins-hempel-as-new-head-of-marine/

SSPC-SP18 Thorough Spot and Sweep Blast Cleaning – Carboline Podcast Ep. 170
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ONnjJPc1jo

NEW RESEARCH

Recent Advances and Future Perspectives for Carbon Nanostructures Reinforced Organic Coating for Anti-Corrosion Application
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468023021000717

Synthesizing a Novel Fluorinated Graphene oxide-CeO2 Hybrid Nanofiller to Achieve High Corrosion Protection for Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000862232100155X

Preparation, Corrosion Resistance and Self-Healing Behaviour of Nanotube Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1381514821000183

FAILURE OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS AND INSULATION IN LNG AND OIL & GAS FIELDS

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

Condition Assessment of Protective Coatings – Coating Inspection & Damage Assessment
ExcelPlas Labs have been serving the gas, oil and water industries for the past 20 years within Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. The company is a major testing provider to the pipeline and LNG industry.  Whether you’re an engineer, consultant, pipeline owner, pipeline operator, LNG facility or construction company, ExcelPlas Labs can conduct a range of analytical testing on protective coatings to assess their condition, integrity and durability.  ExcelPlas Labs have extensive in-house coatings testing equipment such as DSC, FTIR, TGA, TMA, EIS, SOM, XRD, QUV etc.
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

ExcelPlas Coating Labs – The Leaders in Evaluation and Assessment of Protective Coatings 
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is a powerful and sensitive tool to detect the condition of a coated metal.  This technique can generate quantitative data relating to the quality of a barrier coating and the plot of data can be used to indicate the status of coating long before any visible damage occurs.  EIS can also be used as a post-evaluation tool to indicate the barrier property or any change in the coating after the test exposure, such as QUV exposure, Autoclave test, Atlas Cell test, Salt Fog or Immersion test, etc.  Examination of the cross section for porosity/voids in the coating vis optical microscopy.  High levels of porosity can lead to internal weakness and stress cracking (can also obtain film thickness at the same time, SEM/EDXA of the underside to look for potential contamination such as chlorides, DSC to determine Tg and residual exotherm of cure, IR for positive material identification with comparison to reference authentic material, Nitrogen Analysis for base to hardener Mix ratio.
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

JOBS

Protective Coatings Quality Assurance Officer
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51478317?type=standard

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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 2021 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Autonomic Materials * Carboline * CUI * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * NACE * PCN * PPG * Sherwin Williams * Tikkurila

INDUSTRY NEWS

Paint Maker Akzo Nobel Confirms $1.7-billion Bid for Finnish Paint Maker
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/international-business/european-business/article-dulux-paint-maker-akzo-nobel-confirms-17-billion-bid-for-tikkurila/

PPG Acquires Protective Coating Company VersaFlex 
VersaFlex’s attractive segment mix with strong growth outlook, unique product offering, broad expertise and manufacturing capabilities in protective coatings will complement and expand upon PPG’s current product offering,” said Ram Vadlamannati, PPG Senior Vice President, Protective and Marine Coatings and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This acquisition supports PPG’s commitment to growing our industry-leading technology portfolio and customer touchpoints.”  

Sherwin-Williams Releases Year-End 2020 Numbers
https://www.paintsquare.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=23349

Sherwin-Williams Company v. PPG Industries Court Finding
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/district-court-finds-patentee-s-prior-8262588/

Hempel Researchers Find Infra-red Laser Light Can Reveal Condition of Marine Coatings
https://www.miragenews.com/laser-light-can-reveal-condition-of-ship-paint/

Field Analysis of Common Coating Problems – Carboline Podcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOWftFQqDg

Corrosion & Coatings Engineers, Specialists & Experts in Coating Problems, Failures, Legal Arbitration, Claims & Failure Analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Mechanical Properties of Protective Coatings against Marine Fouling: A Review
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/2/173/pdf

Leveraging Self-Healing Polymer Technology in Protective Coating Design
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/108305-leveraging-self-healing-polymer-technology-in-coating-design

Autonomic Materials Commercialises its Self-Healing Hybrid Epoxy Protective Coating
https://autonomicmaterials.com/Coating-Products

Self-Healing Protective Coatings for Oil and Gas Assets
https://nace.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=658353&article_id=3662062&view=articleBrowser&ver=html5

The Effect of the Modification of Mica by High-Temperature Mechanochemistry on the Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/3/378/pdf

Enhanced Functional Properties of Modified Graphene/Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings Through Interface Engineering
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897220314894

Hydrophobic Modification of Graphene Oxide and Its Effect on the Corrosion Resistance of Silicone-Modified Epoxy Resin
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4701/11/1/89/htm

Curing of Functionalized Superhydrophobic Inorganic/Epoxy Nanocomposite and Application as Coatings for Steel
https://search.proquest.com/openview/65d13caae3eb0cbb35e8ada6bd892440/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2032415

Corrosion Initiation Mechanisms and Service Life Estimation of Fusion-Bonded-Epoxy (FBE) Coated Steel Exposed to Chlorides
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S095006182100074X

Highly Durable Protective Coating System as an Alternate to Polysiloxane
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/108349-highly-durable-coating-system-as-an-alternate-to-polysiloxane

Failure Analysis and Preventive Recommendations Against Corrosion of Steel Tubes of Gas Risers in Natural Gas Urban Distribution Lines
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630721000285

CUI

Minimising CUI Risks Using Non-Water Absorbent Insulation in Conjunction with Drain Holes
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/blog/minimising-cui-risks-using-non-water-absorbent-insulation-in-conjunction-with-drain-holes/

CUI Found to Be Worse on Insulated Steel During Shut-Down Periods
The blue curve (water content) in the insulation close to the metal surface indicates that the moisture can accumulate around the shutdown periods in the summer when there was rain.
https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1557526


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.