March 2021 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 * AMI * Autonomic Materials * Ceramic Pro * CUI * Denso * Elcometer * EonCoat * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * LNG * NACE * PCN * PPG * Rust Grip™ * Santos


Akzo Nobel Develop Hot Spread Epoxy Phenolic (EP) Coating to Be Applied Directly to Hot, Rusted In-Service Piping and Vessels

Hempel Announces Global Price Increase Due to Large Cost Increases
In the 12 months the cost of epoxy increased by 60 percent in Europe!

Self-Healing Coatings Help the Oil and Gas Sector Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions

Costly Consequences of Protective Coating Failures the Oil, Gas and LNG Sector [PDF]

Elcometer Publish Guide for Protective Coating Inspection [PDF]

Stopping Corrosion in the LNG Sector with Coatings
While corrosion is a serious issue in virtually all oil, gas, pipeline, and industrial facilities, it is a particular challenge for the liquid natural gas (LNG) sector, whose facilities must remain corrosion resistant despite rapid growth in areas prone to high humidity, rainfall, and monsoons.

Corrosion Monitoring Under Coatings and Insulation

Investigating Pipeline Corrosion Management and Prevention Technologies

Ceramic Pro Nanoceramic Protective Coating for Harsh Oil and Gas Applications

Corrosion & Coatings Engineers, Specialists & Experts in Coating Problems, Failures, Legal Arbitration, Claims & Failure Analysis


New 6,780+ psi Permanent Encapsulation Protective Coating
Rust Grip® is a one-coat, patented encapsulation—interior and exterior—surface protection coating that also acts as a full containment covering single component urethane formula applied directly to rust or blasted metal surfaces. 6780 psi surface tensile strength. Pull test results in the field and lab average 1200 psi and in the field over blasted surface at 2200 psi. Extremely tough, anchors itself inside the pores of the metal surface or surface rust to block moisture and air from developing corrosion. Simple to use and extremely effective against all corrosive environments. Applied only to completely dry surfaces.


Graphene Oxide–Cerium Oxide Hybrids for Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coatings

Synthesis and Anticorrosive Properties of Epoxy Polymer for Carbon Steel in [1 M] HCl Acid Solution

Polyaniline encapsulated Nanosheet Barrier Filler for Enforcing Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy coatings

Failure Mechanism of Pure Epoxy Coating in Near-Neutral Solution Focusing on Coating/Metal Interfaces

Influence of Phosphoric Acid on the Adhesion Strength between Rusted Steel and Epoxy Coating

Oleophobic Epoxy Protective Coating with Surface Enriched in Silicone


Santos Seeking Senior Integrity Engineer to Provide Recommendations Relating to Coatings and Linings


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This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (

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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