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Akzo Nobel Shares Fall After Q2 Operating Income Warning
Sherwin-Williams to Acquire German Industrial Coatings Company, Gross & Perthun GmbH
Acotec Humidur® has Entered into a Joint Venture with Jurunature Sdn Bhd in Order to Meet the Increasing Demand in the Asian Pacific Market
AkzoNobel Updates Q2 outlook Based on Impact of China Lockdowns
Sherwin-Williams Issues 2021 Sustainability Report [PDF]
Hempel’s Target to Half Greenhouse Gas Emissions Approved by Science Based Targets Initiative
Greece’s Largest Power Plant Switches to Hempel’s Avantguard® 860 for Improved Productivity and Superior Corrosion Protection
PPG Appoints Infrastructure Director for Protective, Marine Coatings
Investigators Investigating LNG Gas Explosion
‘Don’t Let Water Take Hold of Your Pipes’ – Avoiding CUI in LNG and Oil & Gas Plants
Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposite Coatings for Corrosion Protection Application: From Design to Technical Trends
Amine Functionalization of Graphene Oxide (AFGO) and Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy-AFGO Nanocomposite Coatings
Environmentally Benign Smart Self-Healing Silicone-Based Coating with Dual Antifouling and Anti-Corrosion Properties
Developing Epoxy-based Anti-Corrosion Functional Nanocomposite Coating with CaFe-Tolyl-triazole Layered Double Hydroxide@g-C3N4 as Nanofillers on Steel Substrate against NaCl Corrosive Environment
Visualization and Monitoring of Damaging-Healing Processes of Polymers Coatings by AIEgen-loaded Multifunctional Microcapsules
Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposite for Corrosion Protection Application: From Design to Technical Trends: Polymer-Plastics Technology and Materials
Mussel-inspired Hydrophobic Modification of Boron Nitride Nanosheets to Enhance the Dispersion and Anticorrosive Performance in Polymeric Coatings
Preparation and Performance of a Composite Epoxy Coating Based on Modified Hydroxyapatite
Sprayable Superhydrophobic Coating with High Mechanical/Chemical Robustness and Anti-Corrosion
Novel Intelligent Self-Responsive Function Fillers to Enhance the Durable Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating
Surface Modification of Acrylic Coating with Anti‐corrosion and Anti‐UV Materials
Properties and Corrosion Resistance Mechanism of a Self-Healing Propane–1,2,3-Triol-Loaded Polysulfone Microcapsule Coating Loaded with Epoxy Resin
Special Issue: Advances in Corrosion Resistant Coatings Volume II
SHELL Seeking Coating and Insulation Inspector
COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS
Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:
- Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
- Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
- Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
- Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
- What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
- Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
- Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
- How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?
ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
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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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