June 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
Stay in Touch with the Cladding Industry While Social Distancing

NEWSMAKERS: * Axalta * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * DENSO * ExcelPlas * JOTUN * NACE * PPG * SHERWIN WILLIAMS 

Jotun Delivers Strong Result in Challenging Times

Sherwin Williams Publishes PipeClad™ Coating Brochure

Failure of FBE Coatings in Gas Transporting Pipelines

ExcelPlas Labs – The Experts in Failure Analysis of Protective Coatings
We use an array of advanced analytical instruments to characterise, identify and probe coating failure to determine the root cause of failure
Our sophisticated approach combined the following techniques to understand coating failures: FTIR-DSC-TGA-OM-SEM-EDS-XRD-EIS-QUV-SSC

Underwater Sonar Finds Protective Coating on Line 5 Pipeline Worn Away, Leaving Metal Exposed

New Website Portal for Advances and Failure of Protective Coatings

Denso Tape Proves Long Life

In Situ and Dynamic Observation of Coating Failure Behavior

Enhanced Barrier Properties of Epoxy Coating Containing CaCO3 Microparticles Modified with Cerium Nitrate

Synthesis and Characterization of Hydrotalcite/Graphene Oxide Containing Benzoate for Corrosion Protection of Carbon Steel

Effect of Organically Modified Sepiolite as Inorganic Nanofiller on the Anti-corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coating

Functionalized Graphene Oxide-epoxy Phenolic Novolac Nanocomposite: an Efficient Anticorrosion Coating on Mild Steel in Saline Medium

Chemical Incorporation of Epoxy-modified Graphene Oxide into Epoxy/novolac Matrix for the Improvement of Thermal Characteristics

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.