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Hempel Introduces New Topcoat Solution
How Protective Coatings Fit into an Improving Corrosion Control Market
The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance (Special Feature)
New Methodical Approaches for the Investigation of Weathered Epoxy Resins used for Corrosion Protection of Steel Constructions
Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions (Special Feature)
Self-alignment of Cationic Graphene Oxide Nanosheets for Anticorrosive Reinforcement of Epoxy Coatings
Highlight on Coatings Related Events at CORROSION 2020!
Premium Protective Coatings Test Laboratory in Australia
ExcelPlas Coating Testing Labs (Melbourne) are a leading NATA laboratory for evaluating protective coatings using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to measure water ingression and detect early signs of coating failure, before being visually manifested. ExcelPlas also has UV test chambers running and environmental chambers to evaluate coated test panels under total immersion conditions.
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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.