December 2019 Vol. 5

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 * Axalta * DNV * Graphene * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * Siloxane-Epoxy 

NACE Conference Corrosion 2020 (March 15-19th 2020) Forward Program

Denso Annouces Two New Epoxy Coatings for Pipelines Protal 7125 (for cold application down to –20 deg.C) and Protal 7300 (formulated to coat wet, damp and dry surfaces)

Taking control of CUI: Join Equinor and DNV GL to discuss live how the industry can better manage CUI risk (28 Jan 2020)

Corrosion Under Insulation: Materials, Fundamental, Identification and Mitigation presented by David Hunter, Pond Co.; and Bob Bunn, Johns Manville

Akzo Nobel Deliver Fire Protection Epoxy Coating for the Oil and Gas Industry

Siloxane-epoxy Composite Coatings for Enhanced Resistance to Large Temperature Variations

Application in Epoxy-based Nanocomposite Coatings for Active Corrosion Protection

Jotun Issues New Technical Data Sheet for Jotatemp 1000 Ceramic  Coating
a two component titanium catalyzed inorganic ceramic copolymer. It complies to the generic type Multi Polymeric Matrix Coating. It is resistant to low temperatures down to -196 °C and high temperatures up to 1000 °C continuously,

Axalta Introduces New Epoxy Primer To Its Tufcote® Liquid Industrial Coatings Portfolio

Epoxy Coating Modified with Graphene: A Promising Composite Coating Against Corrosion Behavior

Functionalized Graphene Oxide for Improved Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coatings

Preparation of Hydrophobic Epoxy Polydimethylsiloxane Graphene oxide Nanocomposite Coatings for Antifouling Application

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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.