July 2019 Vol. 2

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: Alocit * Axalta * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * PPG * Sherwin-Williams * Woodside *

Buffett-backed Axalta Coating Systems to Explore a Sale (Breaking News)

Evidence Existed Supporting $2.88M Shop Award in Sherwin-Williams Lawsuit   (Breaking News)

PPG Awarded Contract to Supply Protective Coatings to U.S. Navy (Breaking News)
The contact is for PPG PSX brand of polysiloxane coatings, which offer excellent durability and aesthetics for exposed steel surfaces and
PPG AMERCOAT 240 epoxy coatings for external surfaces and tanks, combining strong adhesion with resistance to chemically polluted water

Paint Maker PPG Posts Lower Sales on Weak Industrial Demand

Engineers Amazed at Underwater Painting of Protective Coating

Woodside Petroleum Signs Up as Foundation Buyer in Australia for Humidur epoxy Protective Coating for Oil & Gas
Humidur is a coating product that can be applied with minimal surface preparation. Metals suffering corrosion might require no sandblasting but only minimal surface preparation before Humidur is applied.
Humidur can be applied directly to the metal where corrosion is not significant. Plus, it can cure underwater and on hotter surfaces than normal

ExcelPlas Lab Offer Extending Testing for Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas Labs in Melbourne is pleased to announce the launch of expanded testing capacity for salt spray, humidity and UV to meet the increasing demand from major protective coating manufacturers for testing to ISO 12944.  The upgrades improve capacity and customer lead times and facilitate coatings testing across a range of sectors, including oil & gas, LNG, petrochemicals, marine and renewables.  The new coatings testing facilities can meet the requirements for key industry coating test standards including the recently revised and updated ISO 12944 parts 6 and 9; and ISO 21809 parts 1, 2 and 3, creating a one-stop shop for evaluating the durability of protective coatings.

What is Optimum Protective Coating System for Cyclic-Temperature Service?

Jotun Launches Two Component Amine Cured, Glass Fake Reinforced, Abrasion Resistant Epoxy Coating  for Structural Steel and Piping to be Exposed to Corrosive Environments

Hempel Explains the New NORSOK M-501 Standard
The NORSOK standards are a series of standards developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry for use in the oil and gas industry
NORSOK M-501 is the standard which provides surface preparation and protective coating requirements for offshore installations and their associated facilities.

Applications of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for Detecting Undercoating Defects on Main Gas Pipeline

A New Look at Three Layer Polyethylene Coatings in Hot Water Immersion Test

Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Electrochemical Tests for the Analysis of Delamination of 3PE Coatings

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.