July 2019 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

Jotun Signs Deal with Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for Marine Paint for Offshore Applications

Special Report: Delaying Offshore Maintenance with Protective Coatings

Stopping Corrosion in the LNG Sector with Protective Coatings

Health Check on Protective Coatings
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.

New LNG Joint Venture (JV) consisting of McDermott International, Saipem and Chiyoda

Australia’s Next Wave of LNG Projects Need to be Better Executed – Analyst

Self Healing Additives Boost Protective Coatings Performance

Axalta Promotes Innovative Pipeline Coatings

New Generation Corrosion Control Coating Technology With High Crosslink Density and Nano-reactive Materials

Sherwin-Williams Launches Dura-Plate 6000 Reinforced Epoxy Lining For Severe Wastewater Service Environments

PPG Introduces PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 High-Performance Coating for Extreme Offshore Environments

Preventing Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry Using 3D Optical Microscopy

Weakening Effect Of Solvent In Epoxy Paint Quantified

Greenkote Anti-Corrosion Coatings to Be Used in Constructing Natural Gas Processing Facility

JOTUN Muki Multi-Functional Quick Drying Epoxy

NACE Seminars on Pipeline Coatings

Press Release:  Permanent Corrosion Protection with PROTEGOL® Coating Systems – Versatile Use and Easy Processing in the Cartridge System 

TIB Chemicals AG presents PROTEGOL® Coating Systems at the Pipeline Technology Conference 2019 in Berlin 

Impact of Very Low Concentration of Soluble Salts on Coatings Performance Andy Bodington (BP America Inc), Benjamin Chang (PolyLab, LLC), Pamela Mencin (BP)

Effect of Steel Surface Roughness on Coating Performance Russell Draper (Stantec), Haralampos Tsaprailis (Enbridge), Jiajun Liang (Enbridge)

Blister Initiation Mechanism of FBE Coatings Benjamin Chang (PolyLab), Joseph Li (PolyLab), King Lo (University of Houston)

Cathodic Shielding Properties of Geosynthetic Materials Stephen Gibson (Corrpro), David Jungert (Corrpro), Haralampos Tsaprailis (Enbridge), Len Krissa (Enbridge)

Impact of Specimen Geometry on Cathodic Disbondment Testing for Protective Coatings Jessica Torrey (Bureau of Reclamation), Bobbi Jo Merten (Bureau of Reclamation), Grace Weber (Bureau of Reclamation), Rachel Godard (Bureau of Reclamation), Stephanie Prochaska (Bureau of Reclamation)

Coating Anomaly Detection with Integrated Indirect Inspection Tools Chukwuma Onuoha (CHUKWUMA CANDIDUS ONUOHA), Eric Pozniak (PureHM), Samuel Oszust (Pure HM), Shamus McDonnell (PureHM), Vignesh Shankar (PureHM)

Testing of Pipeline Coatings for Cold Temperature Applications Jiajun Liang (Enbridge), Haralampos Tsaprailis (Enbridge), Russell Draper (Stantec)

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)

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.