May 2021 Vol. 3

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 * BASF * Boron Nitride * CUI * DeFelsko * Denso * EIS * ExcelPlas * HoldTight™ * INPEX * JKC * Jotun * MOF * NACE * PCN * PosiSoft™ * Protective Coatings * Shawcor * Soluble Salts * Vertech * Winn Coales


Denso Group Acquired by Winn Coales

Vertech Group Coating Inspection, Offshore Inspection, LNG, Working at Height, FPSO, Coating Remediation and Rope Access Professionals Expand Operations

Videocast:  Soluble Salts Todays Solution to an Old Problem

Presentation on PosiSoft® Coating DFT Software Webinar Presented by DeFelsko’s Ian Maxwell

BASF and Lufthansa Develop “Sharkskin” Coating to Reduce Drag of Boeing Jets


Shawcor – Critical Review of the Time-Dependent Performance of Polymeric Pipeline Coatings: Focus on Water Absorption of Epoxy-Based Coatings [PDF]

Investigation of the Corrosion of a 45 years Old in-service Epoxy-Coated Sewage Steel Pipe


Inpex Takes Ichthys LNG Contractor JKC to Court in Japan


Improved Anticorrosive Performance of Epoxy Coatings by Addition of Hydrophobic Nano-Silica to Increase Diffusion path of Moisture Through Coating

Influence of Fluorinated Graphene-Modified Epoxy Coatings on Corrosion Behaviour

Influence of Active Nanofiller Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) on Anticorrosion Behaviour of Epoxy Coatings

Orientation of Ultrathin High Aspect Ratio Nanosheets in Epoxy Resin for Anticorrosive Coatings

Functionalized Boron Nitride Nanosheets for High-Performance Anti-Corrosion Epoxy Coatings

Reducing Subjectivity in EIS Interpretation of Corrosion and Corrosion Protection  by In-situ Optical Analysis

Anti-Corrosion and Wear-Resistant Coating of Epoxy Resin by Concrete- like 3D Functionalized Framework Fillers (FFF)

Application of Bifunctionalized Graphene Oxide for Outstanding Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coatings!

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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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