October 2019 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 * Axalta * Dulux * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * Sherwin Williams

Titanium Dioxide Pigment In Coatings to Get Cancer Warning (Breaking News)
Alert- Grinding of White Surface Geomembranes before Extrusion Welding can Generate/Liberate TiO2 dust

Hempel Appoints New Head of Protective & Industrial Businesses

Jotun Paints Profitable Picture for Year to Date

Jotun recorded sales of NOK 12,875 million ($1.4m) and an operating profit of NOK 1749 million in the first eight months of 2019
These figures represent a significant increase compared to the same period last year.

Akzo Nobel Discusses Failure Mechanisms of Epoxy Phenolic Coatings in Oil and Gas Applications
Comparisons of Protective Epoxy Coatings in Oil and Gas Pipelines
UV radiation causes chalking and discolouration of Epoxy Phenolic coatings over time, which makes it important to consider the environmental conditions that the coated steel will experience not only during operation, but also during transit and on-site storage prior to the installation of any insulation materials. Premature coating failure may result where environmental conditions are not fully known, understood and/or taken into account, in both the selection of the coating technology and during application/installation.

Akzo Nobel Release Video on Protective Coatings for LNG Plants – Coating Intelligence from AkzoNobel

New Protective Coatings from Akzo Nobel – Revolutionary Maintenance Solutions for Oil and Gas

Akzo Nobel Webinar on Reduce the cost of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)  Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Develops a New and Improved Version of CarClad Macropoxy HS

Testing of Novolac Epoxy Tank Linings for High Temperature Crude Oil Service
Gard Reian, Senior Chemist, Jotun Coatings, discusses different methods of testing tank linings with regards to high temperature crude oil

Exhibitors Announced for Australian Corrosion Prevention Conference/Exhibition 2019

Preparation and Properties of Self-Healing and Self-Lubricating Epoxy Coatings with Polyurethane Microcapsules
Protective epoxy coatings are commonly used to protect metal from corrosion, but are prone to failure due to microcracks generated by internal stress and external mechanical action. The self-healing and self-lubricating achieved in the coating is novel, which allows an extension of life by providing resistance to damage and repair after damage.

Editorial corner – a Personal View of Self-healing Ability of Epoxy Coating Application

Enhancing Chloride Ion Penetration Resistance into Concrete by Using Graphene Oxide Reinforced Waterborne Epoxy Coating

New Patent on Method and System for Preheating Epoxy Coatings for Spray Application

Water Uptake and Interfacial Delamination of an Epoxy-coated Galvanized Steel: An Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopic Study

Failure of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy (FBE) Coatings in Gas Transporting Pipelines

Design and Development of Self-healing Coating Based on Thiol–Epoxy Reactions

Review of Pipeline Coatings

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.