July 2020 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * COSCO * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * NACE * PPG * Sherwin Williams

Akzo Nobel To Supply Protective Coatings for Largest LNG Project

Jotun Reports Continued Growth and Increased Profitability Despite Stronger Impact from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Carboline Industry Leader Committed to Sharing Knowledge

Evolution of Coatings for Protection against CUI – Neil Wilds (Sherwin Williams) (Video of Webinar)

Ambiguities in Determining if Specified DFT Has Been Achieved

Confusion and Delusion in Coating Documentation and DFT Specifications

Analysis of Coating Blister Failures and Associated Coating and Substrate Risks

Protective Coatings News (PCN) – World News for Coatings and Failure Prevention

Corrosion Protective Mechanism of Smart Graphene-Based Self-Healing Coating on Carbon Steel

Synthesis of Graphene Oxide-based Nanofillers and their Influence on the Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating in Saline Medium

Molybdate Intercalated Hydrotalcite/Graphene Oxide Composite as Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel

Preparation and Properties Study of Graphene-Enhanced Acid-Resistant Epoxy-Phenolic Anticorrosion Coating for Subsea Oil and Gas

Effect of Sunlight/ultraviolet Exposure on the Corrosion of Fusion Bonded-Epoxy (FBE) Coated Steel Rebars in Concrete

Anti-Corrosion Carbon-Based Composite Epoxy Coating for Marine Industry

Long-term Storage Resistance and Cleverer Coatings

Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings Holds 10-year Anniversary Celebration

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.