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Legal Clash as Defective Epoxy Coating Blamed for Cracks in Lining of Australia’s New Nuclear Waste Plant

Hempel Enters Strategic Partnership with CVC Funds to Accelerate Long-Term Growth

Hempel Researcher Discovers Lignin Phosphate: A Biobased Substitute for Zinc Phosphate in Corrosion-Inhibiting Epoxy Coatings

Australians Researchers Look to Commercialise “Two-Pronged” Anti-Corrosion Coating Solution

WEG, Nexa Partner on Reuse of Mining Waste for Anti-Corrosive Paints

Microplastics in the Sea Comes Largely from Coatings on Ships and Marine Structures

Designing and Testing Durability of Protective Coatings as per ISO12944 by Manoj Abraham (Video)

Unlock Your Potential: Coatings for Non-Coating Inspectors Event

Recent Changes to High Voltage Porosity Testing Standards: William Ball, Elcometer (Video)

Sherwin Williams New Heat-Flex Coating with MIO for CUI Can Withstand an Impressive 650 Deg.C

Heat-Flex® 750 Interview with an Applicator (video)
Heat-Flex® 750 is a two-component Micaceous Iron Oxide (MIO) – enhanced alkylated amide epoxy

Protective Coatings for the Energy Sector | Sherwin-Williams (VIDEO)

Anti-corrosion Paint Could be Industry Game Changer Says Australian Scientists

Induron Introduces Ceramic Epoxy Coatings for Extreme Wastewater Service

Self-Healing and Corrosion-Sensing Multifunctional Epoxy Coatings Tell You if Early Corrosion is Occurring

The Next Generation of Long-Term Tank Base Corrosion Protection from Denso

FORTIDE® Epoxy Coatings New in DENSO’S Portfolio

Pioneering a Safer Protective Coating with Teknos


‘Down Under They’re Not So Happy with AkzoNobel’ [PDF]

How to De-risk Large Coating Projects to Prevent Costly Failures [Special Feature] [PDF]

Jotun Says “Rust Never Sleeps”! – That “not-so-positive” title is one of the industry headlines April 24th is recognized as World Corrosion Awareness Day


Applications of Graphene in Organic Anticorrosive Coatings

Mechanism Insights in Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coatings Reinforced by PEI-Functionalized Boron Nitride Nanosheets

Improved Anticorrosive Performance of Epoxy Coating by introducing a one-pot synthesised nano-ceria embedded lamellar polyaniline/kaolinite hybrid

Nanocomposites for Redesigning Epoxy Coatings to Improve Anticorrosive Performance

Bi-functional Epoxy Coating with Long-Term Protection for Q235 Steel prepared by incorporating melamine-grafted and carbon-black-modified graphene oxide

Strengthen Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coatings by synergy of oxygen vacancies of CeO2 nanoparticles as charge capture centers and BTA/TEOS

Mechanical Assessment of Super-hydrophobic Epoxy Coating Modified by Zinc Oxide Nano-Particles

Green One-Step modification of Spent Coffee Grounds as Synergistic Bio-Based Flame Retardant for Epoxy Coatings

Analysis of the Effect of Different Surface Preparation Methods Analysis on Corrosion Resistance of Steel Surface Tolerant Epoxy Paints

Self-Healing and Corrosion-Sensing Multifunctional Epoxy Coatings Tell You if Early Corrosion is Occurring


Exploring Epoxy Coating Failures with ExcelPlas Labs
While epoxy coatings are generally durable and effective at preventing corrosion, there are a few common types of epoxy coating failures that can occur:

  • Adhesion failure: This occurs when the epoxy coating fails to properly adhere to the surface of the pipe, which can be caused by factors such as improper surface preparation or a poorly formulated coating. Adhesion failure can result in the coating peeling or flaking off, exposing the underlying steel surface to corrosion.
  • Blistering: This occurs when small bubbles or blisters form on the surface of the epoxy coating, which can be caused by improper surface preparation, moisture contamination, or excessive heat during curing.
  • Cracking: This occurs when the epoxy coating develops small cracks, which can be caused by factors such as thermal expansion and contraction, improper coating thickness, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Delamination: This occurs due to intercoat or interfacial adhesion failure due to the presence of a weak boundary layer such as silicone or hydrocarbon oil contamination.


Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)

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 and more…


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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.

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