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Subsea Industries Showcases its New Protective Coatings Systems for All Conditions: Ecospeed™ and Ecoshield™

Hempel Funds Development of Sustainable Tannin Inhibitor Pigments for Epoxy Coatings

Hempel Provides Innovative Coating Solution for Offshore Wind Farm


Avoiding Complexity with Protective Coatings in LNG and Oil & Gas with Stopaq™

PPG Confirms 40 Percent Reduction in Marine Coating Overspray Using Electrostatic Application

Carboline Release New Datasheet for Immersion-Grade Coating for LNG and Oil & Gas
A high performance immersion-grade coating system which has excellent resistance to wet/ dry cycling conditions at elevated temperatures. It is typically used on hot steel substrates under insulation operating continuously up to 400°F, 204°C. It has excellent chemical resistance properties to handle the corrosive effects of wet insulation under thermal cycling conditions. This coating is recommended for NACE SP0198 Standard Practice for coatings to control corrosion under insulation (CUI) system numbers CS-1, CS-3, CS-4, SS-1, SS-2, and SS-3.

Analysis of the Effect of Different Surface Preparation Methods on Corrosion Resistance and Adhesion Strength of Surface Tolerant Epoxy Paint on Steel Substrate

Identifying and Attributing Cargo Tank Coating Failures by Brooksbell Consultants

Chugoku Marine Paints Full Year 2024 Earnings: Beats Expectations

Jotun Seeking Territory Manager – Protective Coatings (South Australia)

PPG Coatings Announces Partnership with RightShip

High Growth for I-Tech Generated by Sales to Chugoku Marine Paints and Kansai Paints Marine

Hull Cleaning Robot Declared Safe for Silicone Coatings Says Chugoku Marine

Biosourced Renewable and Recyclable Hardeners for Epoxy Coatings

SABIC Develops Enhanced Mechanical and Corrosion Protection Properties of Epoxy Coatings Incorporated with Nano SiO2 and ZrO2


Emerging Role of Digital Tools in Coating Condition Assessment and Corrosion Management in LNG and Oil & Gas [PDF]

‘Down Under They’re Not So Happy with AkzoNobel’ [PDF]

Why Commercial Epoxy-Phenolic Coatings Can Crack in Service Leading to Costly Failures [PDF]


Two-Dimensional Zinc Silicate/Polyaniline Nanocomposites Enhance the Anticorrosion Properties of Epoxy Resin Coatings

A Novel Epoxy Resin Composite Coating Containing Polyaniline Modified GO with Triple Anti-corrosion Effects Of Barrier, Passivation And Corrosion Inhibition

Anticorrosion Performance of a Zinc-rich Cycloaliphatic Epoxy Resin Coating Containing CeO2 Nanoparticles

Fabrication of CNTs/MMT/PPS Composite Hydrophobic Coatings on Metal with Enhanced Anticorrosive and Self-Cleaning Performance

Robust α-Fe2O3/Epoxy Resin Superhydrophobic Coatings for Anti-icing Property

Enrichment of Epoxy Coating on Amalgamation with Corrosion-Resistant poly (2,3-benzopyrrole)/Zinc Oxide Nanoflowers (PBZNF) Synthesized Composite for Carbon Steel Alloy Featuring Excellent Hydrophobicity

Mechanism Insights in Anticorrosion Performance of Waterborne Epoxy Coatings Reinforced by PEI-Functionalized Boron Nitride Nanosheets

Biohybrid Microcapsules based on Electrosprayed CS-immobilized NanoZrV for Self-Healing Epoxy Coating Development


Exploring Epoxy Coating Failures with ExcelPlas Labs
While epoxy coatings are generally durable and effective at preventing corrosion, there are a few common types of epoxy coating failures that can occur:

  • Adhesion failure: This occurs when the epoxy coating fails to properly adhere to the surface of the pipe, which can be caused by factors such as improper surface preparation or a poorly formulated coating. Adhesion failure can result in the coating peeling or flaking off, exposing the underlying steel surface to corrosion.
  • Blistering: This occurs when small bubbles or blisters form on the surface of the epoxy coating, which can be caused by improper surface preparation, moisture contamination, or excessive heat during curing.
  • Cracking: This occurs when the epoxy coating develops small cracks, which can be caused by factors such as thermal expansion and contraction, improper coating thickness, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Delamination: This occurs due to intercoat or interfacial adhesion failure due to the presence of a weak boundary layer such as silicone or hydrocarbon oil contamination.

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions and more…


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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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