October 2018 Vol. 1

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

AkzoNobel Q3 Financials Indicate Revenue Dip

International Paints New AAE Epoxy Interbond 2340 UPC Superior to Earlier Epoxy Phenolic Coatings for Oil and Gas

Mike O’Donoghue of International Paints Present Webinar New Coating Technology for CUI Service (Video)

International Paint Webinar New Coating Technology for CUI Service Presentation Slides

Advances in Novel Epoxy Coatings Technology for Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Service

A Novel Approach to Combatting CUI with Epoxy Coatings

AkzoNobel Coats World’s Largest Ferris Wheel

Interview with Ferran Bueno, General Manager of Jotun UAE

New Webinar Investigates Technology for CUI Service

Sydney Harbour Bridge Coated with Intergard™ 475HS High Solids Epoxy with Micaceous Iron Oxide

Dubai: Jotun Paints Awarded Major Contracts for Bridge Protection

JOTUN Two-component Polyamine Cured Phenolic/novolac Epoxy Coating heat resistant up to 205 °C

Video Tutorial – ISO vs Australian Standards – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly By Ted Riding, Oil& Gas, Jotun Australia

From Trauma to Transcendence: CUI and Coatings of Choice – ppt (Akzo Nobel Presentation)
Epoxy Phenolic coatings perform well in high temperature aggressive environments because of their very densely cross linked nature

Tikkurila Launches a New High-Performance All-seasons Epoxy Primer for Protective Coatings

Hydroton Launches a Graphene-Enhanced Anti-Corrosion Primer

Optimising Asset Performance Through Best Practice Corrosion Protection (WA) by International Paints (25th October 2018)

New Research: Graphene Technology Boosts Performance of Epoxy Coatings

Akzo Nobel Launches New High Build Epoxy Coating Containing a High Level of Lamellar Glass Flake for Enhanced Abrasion and Corrosion Protection

Akzo Nobel Improves Q3 profit by 8% Despite Raw Material Inflation (Business News)

Hempel Launches New Coating for Offshore Industry

Corrosion Protection of Phenolic-Epoxy/Tetraglycidyl Metaxylediamine Composite Coatings in a Temperature-Controlled Borax Environment

Corrosion Protection of Mild Steel in Different Aqueous Media via Epoxy/Nanomaterial Coating

Graphene Technology Boosts Epoxy Coating Performance

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ExcelPlas Labs provides independent testing, analysis and advice 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.