November 2021 Vol. 2

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 * Avantguard™ * Ceramisphere * CUI * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * International Paints * LNG Plants * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Shawcor * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Versiline CUI™

INDUSTRY NEWS

Sherwin-Williams Company Reports Negative Impacts in 2021 Third Quarter Financial Results
https://investors.sherwin-williams.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/The-Sherwin-Williams-Company-Reports-2021-Third-Quarter-Financial-Results/default.aspx

NEW HEMPEL VIDEO – Avantguard™ Coating Excels in Salt Spray Test – Proven in Laboratory Testing and in Real Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYh_12S8Tps

How Avantguard® Works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr9YkSpNf8Y

Hempel Announces Nationwide Distribution Agreement with National Coatings & Supplies for the Jones-Blair range of Coatings for the Oil & Gas and Industrial Segments
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hempel-announces-nationwide-distribution-agreement-140000511.html

Insiders of Akzo Nobel Reaped Rewards after Their €776k Investment Jumped Another €81k
https://simplywall.st/stocks/nl/materials/ams-akza/akzo-nobel-shares/news/insiders-of-akzo-nobel-nv-amsakza-reaped-rewards-after-their

Shawcor Investigates Water Transport Through Epoxy-based Pipeline Coatings
https://chemrxiv.org/engage/api-gateway/chemrxiv/assets/orp/resource/item/61815d8aef38c058e16442ae/original/water-transport-through-epoxy-based-powder-pipeline-coatings.pdf

Corrosion Inhibiting ‘Smart Particles’ for Epoxy Coatings for Oil & Gas and LNG Coatings
https://www.ceramisphere.com/oil-and-gas/

How to Pre-Qualify a CUI Coating Choice
https://www.hempel.com/markets/thermal-power/technical-articles/cui-coating-choice

Self-Healing Epoxy Coating Doped with Silver Nanoparticles: A Robust Corrosion Inhibitor
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/xwQcOtzbWlAisl8#pdfviewer

NEW RESEARCH

Corrosion Self-Diagnosing and Self-Repairing Polymeric Coatings Based on Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Decorated Hydroxyapatite Nanocontainer on Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894721050506

Corrosion Protection Performance of Repair Coatings for Offshore Wind Power Constructions After Long‐Term Splash Zone Site Exposure
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/maco.202112864

The Effect of 2-Mercaptobenzimidazole-PolyanilineCeO2 Ternary Nanocomposite Addition as a Superior Pigment for Improvement of Corrosion Resistance in Epoxy Coatings
https://assets.researchsquare.com/files/rs-1028326/v1/0eaf742f-2b99-48bf-9234-3fb3923f5483.pdf?c=1636348385

Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline/Nanodiamond Hybrid Nanostructures with Various Morphologies to Enhance the Corrosion Protection Performance of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925963521004350

Corrosion Self-Diagnosing and Self-Repairing Polymeric Coatings Based on Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Decorated Hydroxyapatite Nanocontainer on Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894721050506

Smart Coating with Dual-pH Sensitive, Inhibitor-Loaded Nanofibers for Corrosion Protection
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41529-021-00203-3

Towards the Development of Novel Hybrid Composite Steel Pipes: Electrochemical Evaluation of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Layered Steel against Corrosion
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/21/3805/htm

Encapsulation of Cerium Nitrate within Poly(urea-formaldehyde) Microcapsules for the Development of Self-Healing Epoxy-Based Coating
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.1c04597

Novel Epoxy Coating Containing Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) as a Nanocontainer That Acts as a Robust Corrosion
https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=57263

A Self-Healing Polyurethane-Based Composite Coating with High Strength and Anti-Corrosion Properties for Metal Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359836821006491#

Potential of Zinc Based-Graphene Oxide Composite Coatings on Mild Steel in Acidic Solution
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019452221002430

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

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
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

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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)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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November 2021 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 * CCE * CUI * Elcometer * ExcelPlas * Ichthys Onshore * JKC * Jotun * International Paints * Intertherm 228 * LNG Plants * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Court Makes Order on Documents in Relation to the Use of Intertherm 228 Coating on the Ichthys Onshore Project (JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd v AkzoNobel NV)
https://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2021/2021fca1217
https://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0017/612413/2021FCA1217.docx?v=0.1.1

CEO of Paint-Maker PPG Says Predicting Sales is a Challenge Because of Supply Chain Woes
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/27/ceo-of-paint-maker-ppg-says-predicting-sales-is-a-challenge-because-of-supply-chain-woes.html

Sherwin-Williams Company Reports 2021 Third Quarter Financial Results

  • Consolidated net sales increased 0.5% in the quarter to $5.15 billion
  • Net sales from stores in U.S. and Canada open more than twelve calendar months decreased 2.8% in the quarter
  • Raw material availability issues negatively impacted quarter sales by an estimated high single-digit percentage

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-sherwin-williams-company-reports-2021-third-quarter-financial-results-301408499.html

Elcometer Releases “Kit #5” of All the Protective Coating Inspection Tools You Need in a Single Kit
https://www.elcometer.com/en/coatings-inspection/all-coatings-inspection/inspection-kits/elcometer-protective-coating-inspection-kit-5.html

PPG Unveils Complete Coating Solutions Portfolio for Wastewater Operations
https://au.news.yahoo.com/ppg-unveils-complete-coating-solutions-130000719.html

Jotun Seeking Summer Interns for Jotun Performance Coatings R&D
https://www.finn.no/job/fulltime/ad.html?finnkode=236410666

Sherwin-Williams Coating to Protect Milan Landmark
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/109418-sherwin-williams-coating-to-protect-milan-landmark

CCE Expands its Pipeline Corrosion Management Offering
https://www.oilandgastoday.com.au/cce-expands-its-pipeline-corrosion-management-offering/

TRAINING VIDEOS

Dr. Clayton Thomas Video Webinar on Introduction to Corrosion in Oil and Gas Applications
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjAmBzl2irE

NEW RESEARCH

New Epoxy-Nano Metal Oxide-Based Coatings for Enhanced Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022286021019153

A Novel Fly Ash Bifunctional Filler for Epoxy Coatings with Long-term Anti-Corrosion Performance Under Harsh Conditions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894721047409

Cerium Containing pH-responsive Microcapsule for Smart Coating Applications: Characterization and Corrosion Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897221009944

Multilevel Self-Healing Characteristics of Smart Polymeric Composite Coatings
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.1c14406

Carbon-Based Nanoparticle-Filled Protective Coatings for Enhanced Damage Tolerance and Corrosion Resistance of Structural Weldment
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004019

Fabrication of a Highly Hard Yet Tough Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating by Incorporating Graphene Oxide Nanosheets Dually Modified with Amino Silane Coupling Agent and Hyperbranched Polyester-Amide
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004410?dgcid=rss_sd_all

Epoxy Coatings as Effective Anti-Corrosive Polymeric Material for Aluminium Alloys: Formulation, Electrochemical and Computational Approaches
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167732221026118

The Role of Anticorrosive Polymer Coatings for the Protection of Metallic Surfaces
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/corrrev-2021-0027/pdf

Design of Nanostructured Protective Coatings with an Optical Sensing Function
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsami.1c14110

External Corrosion Behaviour of Steel/GFRP Composite Pipes in Harsh Conditions
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/21/6501/pdf

The Benefits of Low Thermal Conductivity CUI Coatings
https://www.pumpsandsystems.com/benefits-low-thermal-conductivity-cui-coatings

Smart Coatings for Corrosion Protection
https://www.totalmateria.com/page.aspx?ID=CheckArticle&site=ktn&LN=ES&NM=504

Web seminar on Anti-corrosion Coatings
https://www.european-coatings.com/events/2021/ec-webinar_synthomer_17_11_2021

Effect of the Viscosity and the Contact Angle on the Pull-Off Strength of Epoxy Resin Modified with Waste Granite Powders
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-87668-5_6

FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas Labs are an Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas Labs operate in the LNG, marine, infrastructure, and chemical sectors, providing professional technical and analytical services on protective coatings to its global customer base. The ExcelPlas Labs team comprises highly qualified and experienced individuals with backgrounds in chemistry, materials science, and engineering.   Services We Offer ·   Coating Process Optimisation ·   Coating Project Management ·   Coating Specification & Product Selection ·   Coating Lifetime Assessment ·   Coating Durability Testing ·   Expert Witnessing ·   Paint Failure Investigation ·   Onshore & Offshore Coating Inspections ·   Customers We Serve: ·   Asset Owners ·   Construction / Fabrication Companies ·   Gas Processing Projects ·   Insurance Companies ·   Law Firms ·   Manufacturers & OEM ·   Module Fabrication Yards ·   Oil & Gas Companies ·   Paint Companies ·   Refining ·   Ship Yards ·   Ship Managers
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

Protect Your Assets with ExcelPlas Services for the Testing and Approval of Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas offers a host of laboratory services and support regarding the conformity of coatings to International Standards. These include:

  • The Certification of Coatings and Coating Systems
  • Pre-qualification Testing of Coatings in Our Own ISO Accredited Testing Laboratory
  • Technical and Statutory Support for Achieving Compliance
  • Analytical Support and Durability Testing for New Coatings

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC, and NACE test procedures such as:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis, 
  • Field Investigations 
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities 
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation 
  • Accelerated Testing 
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints 
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints 
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/​

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We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision-makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
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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)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes, and meshes.
http://www.excelplas.com/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receive regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each PCN newsletter.