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Degraded Polyethylene Leads to Gas Pipeline Explosion
Oxidized Polyethylene Blamed for Gas Pipeline Blast
Hempel Coatings Protect over 20,000 ISG Containers
Spending More Time at Sea With Hempel Marine Coatings
Hempel appoints Katarina Lindström as COO
AkzoNobel’s Q4 and Full-year 2019 Results
Exploitation of Natural Gum Exudates as Green Fillers in Self-healing Corrosion-Resistant Epoxy Coatings
Dow & PPG Help Contribute to Carbon Savings from Anti-Corrosion Steel Coatings
Protecting New Equipment Before Installing Offshore
Protective Coatings Industry: Women in the Corrosion Control & Protective Coatings Industries
Trifunctional Epoxy Polymer as Corrosion Inhibition Material for Carbon Steel
New Product Manager appointed for Elcometer Coating Inspection
Epoxy resins: Hardening at the Push of a Button
New Epoxy Hardens When One Section is Exposed to Light
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.