November 2018 Vol. 3

The Latest News on Pipeline Coatings and Anti-Corrosion Coatings

Leading Source of Industry News on Epoxy & High Performance Coatings for Oil, Gas and Construction

Chevron Coating Experts Give New Protective Coating the Tick of Approval

Axalta Launches its Corroless Protective Coatings Portfolio Globally

Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Conference and Exhibition featuring Protective Coatings Begins Next Week in Adelaide

ExcelPlas Forensic Coating Experts Exhibiting at Corrosion Conference in Adelaide (11-14th November 2018)
Visit Booth #56 and receive a free stainless steel field scope for detecting coating defects and a steel ruler for measuring the scale of coating defects in the field

Advances in Self Healing Protective Coatings

Hempel Whitepaper on Protecting Steel Structures in the Oil and Gas Industry from Corrosion

Selecting the Right Coating for Steel Structures (Utility Magazine)

Understanding the Emergence of Wrinkles during the Curing of Coatings

CORROSION 2019 (Global Conference on Protective Coatings) (Nashville, Tennessee; March 23-28, 2019)

Adelaide Convention Centre Ready for World’s Corrosion Experts

Breakthrough in Fire Protection from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Offering a Combination of Durability and Ultra-fast curing Not Previously Possible

Recent Back Issues of Protective Coatings News (PCN)
PCN November 2018 V. 1
PCN October 2018 V. 2
PCN October 2018 V. 1

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.