January 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:  * AMPP * Akzo Nobel * Carboline  * Chevron  * ExcelPlas * FPSO * Graphene * Hempel * Jotacote™ * Jotun * LNG Coatings * NACE * PCN * PPG * SSPC 


NACE and SSPC Unite as AMPP -The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (Breaking News)
The union will serve the global membership of corrosion control and protective coatings professionals in Corrosion Control and Protective Coatings Industries

Hempel Acquires Leading Dutch Coatings Manufacturer (Breaking News)

2,000th Application of Innovative Hempel Coating Applied to Tanker

PPG Finalizes Acquisition of Coatings Manufacturer Ennis-Flint in $1.15 Billion Deal (Breaking News)

NACE Issues Warning Over ‘Perfect’ DFT Measurements on Daily Painting Inspection Reports (DPIRs)
When dry film thickness (DFT) readings are always in the specified range, the red flag goes up again. Applying paint by brush, roller, or spray — especially on complex surfaces — typically yields a range of thicknesses. In most cases, thickness issues can be corrected. For example, if the epoxy intermediate coat is too thin, another coat can be added before applying the polyurethane topcoat. Making up total DFT deficiencies with the polyurethane topcoat is more expensive and may have recoat window issues.  Based on the criteria in the inspection plan, the DPIR should include the specified value, the actual measured value, whether or not it is acceptable, and, if unacceptable, the details of the repair or disposition (wherein the owner might decide to accept the deficiency and/or a deduction). The QC report cannot simply state that the surface temperature is “acceptable.” It must report an actual temperature.

Environmental Effect on Fatigue Behaviour of Jotun Epoxy Coatings Used for Water Tanks

Chevron Blames Manufacturing for Gorgon Issues


Preparation of Modified Graphene Oxide New Composite Coating and Study on Anticorrosion Performance

An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Amine Micro/Nanocapsule Based Smart Coatings

Tribological Characterization of Epoxy Hybrid Nanocomposite Coatings Reinforced with Graphene Oxide and Titania

Local Corrosion Characteristics of a Graphene-Oxide-Modified Epoxy Coating

Studying the Effect of Nano Filler on Epoxy Properties used in Storage Tank Low Carbon Steel Protection

A Brief Review on the Development of Self-healing, Hydrophobic and Antifouling Epoxy Coating

Investigation of Anticorrosion and Mechanical Properties of Azole Functionalized Graphene Oxide Encapsulated Epoxy Coatings on Mild Steel

Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Steel Using Epoxy-Reinforced Polyaniline-SnO2 Nanocomposite Smart Coatings

Effect of Different Epoxy Resins on Fire Resistance, Optical Transparency, and Physicomechanical Properties of Intumescent Fire-Retardant Protective Coatings

A Review of Graphene-Based Materials for Marine Corrosion Protection


Influence of AC Stray Current on Cathodic Disbondment of Epoxy Coatings

New Healable Polyethylene Adhesive for Three-Layer (3L) Pipe Coatings

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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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