December 2020 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:  * Acotec * Armacell * Armacell * Carboguard® * Carboline * Croll * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Humidur® * Hyundai Heavy Industries * JKC Fluor JV * Jotun * LNG Coatings * Matrix * Mitsui * PCN * PPG * Titanium  Dioxide * Woodside

INDUSTRY NEWS

Matrix Signs Technology Development Agreement with Woodside the Leading Australian Natural Gas Producer (Breaking News)
https://cdn-api.markitdigital.com/apiman-gateway/ASX/asx-research/1.0/file/2924-02318183-6A1010885?access=token=83ff96335c2d45a094df02a206a39ff4

Manufacturers of Humidur® Protective Coatings Acotec (Belgium) Establishes Strategic Business Alliance With Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
https://www.humidur.be/acotec-nv-establishes-strategic-business-alliance-with-mitsui-co-ltd/

Matrix Announced as Exclusive Distributor of Humidur®Corrosion Protection Coatings in Australasia
https://petroleumaustralia.com.au/product_news/matrix-becomes-exclusive-local-distributor-of-corrosion-protection-coatings-in-australasia/

Newly Designed Coating by Hyundai Heavy Industries for Ballast Tanks Needs Only One Application
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI Group) and the Marshall Islands Registry have completed a joint development project to create an environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating for water ballast tanks that only requires one coat.
https://safety4sea.com/newly-designed-coating-for-ballast-tanks-needs-only-one-application/

Carboline’s Epoxy Mastic Coating Successfully Used to Recoat 8 Kilometre Long Mighty Michigan Bridge
Once primed, the final two layers on the towers consisted of an intermediate coat of the Carboguard 893 epoxy at roughly 9 mils (228.6 microns) DFT, followed by an ivory-colored urethane topcoat of the Carbothane 133 VOC of at least 1 mil (25.4 microns) DFT.
https://www.coatingspromag.com/articles/steel-coatings/2020/12/accessing-success-how-crews-recoated-the-mackinac-bridge

Crisis Creates Opportunity – How Coating Failures in the LNG Industry Lead to Better Understanding of Protective Coatings
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/MQywfePv3W0TkqL#pdfviewer​

Surface Roughness Profile and its Effect on Coating Adhesion and Corrosion Protection: A Review
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/1QOgEocj75dv3xA#pdfviewer

Akzo Nobel, Jotun and PPG Make the JKC Fluor LNG JV Approved Suppliers List
https://jfjvkitimat.com/registered-companies-businesses/

Fungal Deterioration of Anti-Corrosive Coatings
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Y4baLYEX6BwqUFf#pdfviewer​

Matrix Composites & Engineering (ASX:MCE) signs agreement with Woodside (ASX:WPL)
https://themarketherald.com.au/matrix-composites-engineering-asxmce-signs-agreement-with-woodside-asxwpl-2020-12-04/

Coating Testing, Analysis & Consulting Services are Specialist Capabilities Provided by ExcelPlas Labs Globally
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Corrosion Protection Whatever the Weather
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/nzmu4hNdMWf2FFZ#pdfviewer​

Review of Toxicity and Carcinogenicity of Titanium Dioxide White Pigment
https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/crnr/dartprioritization100120.pdf

Axalta 4th Quarter 2020 Investor Presentation (PDF) (Declassified)
http://s22.q4cdn.com/144987753/files/doc_presentations/2020/11/Investor-Presentation-Q4-2020.pdf

CORROSION UNDER INSULATION (CUI)

Armacell Patent Highly Fire-Resistant Polymeric Foam Insulation for LNG and Oil & Gas Applications
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/3f/b3/a0/45a3478967f087/US20200224010A1.pdf

Use of Electrochemical Current Noise Method to Monitor Carbon Steel Corrosion Under Mineral Wool Insulation (MWI)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41529-020-00144-3

NEW RESEARCH

Preparation of Epoxy-Propyl Functionalized Graphene Oxide and its Anticorrosion Properties Complexed with Epoxy Resin
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11814-020-0644-9

Aminosilane-co-Graphene Oxide/Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating: An Approach Towards Toughness and Viscoelastic Properties Enhancement
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020312613

An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Amine Micro/Nanocapsule Based Smart Coatings
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tahere_Ebrahimi_Sadrabadi/publication/346332043-An-nvestigation-Corrosion-Behavior-of-EpoxyAmine-MicroNanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings/links/5fbe774b299bf104cf7702db/An-Investigation-of-Corrosion-Behavior-of-Epoxy-Amine-Micro-Nanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings.pdf

Preparation of Aniline Trimer Modified Graphene Oxide New Composite Coating and Study on Anticorrosion Performance
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-1591/abcc2d/pdf

INVESTIGATING PROTECTIVE COATING FAILURES

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

REPORTING & MARKET TOOLS

PCN Analysis Tools Now At Your Disposal
PCN constantly surveys the protective coatings landscape to bring you the latest developments and products as well as associated technologies.

  • Market Snapshot (view infographics of buyers and competitors)
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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.
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November 2020 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:  * AQPCI * Armacell * ARIX * Armacell * Chugoku Marine * CUI * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * KTA-Tator * Ineos * PCN * Seal for Life * Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology

INDUSTRY NEWS

Coatings Breakthrough – Hempel Develops Unique Coating System to Help Protect From the Hidden Dangers of CUI
The system is based upon polysiloxane technology but with a unique fibre reinforced filler system which helps provide additional protection from cracking due to high temperatures and thermal cycling.
https://nera.technologycatalogue.com/product_service/corrosion-under-insulation-cui-coating

AQPCI Expanding Reach in Protective Coatings
Dammam-based Al Qahtani Pipe Coating Industries (AQPCI), a leading specialist in providing anti-corrosion coating solutions to the oil, gas, power and water sector, plans to widen its pipe coating market by expanding to other continents.
https://ognnews.com/Article/43432/AQPCI_plans-to_expand_reach_to-other_continents

Armacell Breaks Ground At Pet Foams Headquarters
Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, last week Friday officially marked the start of a production extension at its PET Foams headquarters in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium, to accommodate two additional PET production lines.
https://www.armacell.com/news/armacell-breaks-ground-pet-foams-headquarters

Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen new CPCO in Hempel
https://www.european-coatings.com/Markets-companies/Coatings-market/Pernille-Fritz-Vilhelmsen-new-CPCO-in-Hempel

Hempel Receives Sustainability Award
https://www.paintsquare.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=23139

One of Jotun’s Chief Chemists, Gard Reian Speaks on Understanding Tank Coatings
According to one of Jotun’s chief chemists, Gard Reian, owners and ship managers are increasingly focussed on the link between tank coatings and long-term profitability. “In today’s increasingly data-centric industry, owners and managers are seeking more evidence-based tools to evaluate the performance of tank coatings over time,” he says. “Our challenge was to select metrics that mimic real-world conditions, establish a solid testing methodology, and experiment with different products in a controlled setting. After all, what can be measured can be managed.”
https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/understanding-tank-coatings-61965

ShawCor Skids After Expecting Lower Q4 Earnings Versus Q3
https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/99349/shawcor-skids-after-expecting-lower-q4-earnings-versus-q3-51184.html

Oxifree Becomes Ppart of the Seal For Life Industries Group
In 2020 Oxifree became part of the Seal For Life Industries Group joining a long line of comprehensive protection products and technologies focused on corrosion prevention for pipeline, oil, gas and water infrastructure and industrial applications.
https://www.oxifree.com/about-us/

The Cost of Corrosion – Seal for Life
https://www.sealforlife.com/the-cost-of-corrosion/

Pipe Failure Probed as Cause of TPC Explosion
https://www.industrialfireworld.com/581567/pipe-rupture-probed-as-cause-of-tpc-explosion

KTA-Tator’s Trimber Retires, Worms Hired as New President and CEO-Elect
https://www.materialsperformance.com/news/2020/11/kta-tators-trimber-retires-worms-hired-as-new-president-and-ceo-elect

CORROSION UNDER INSULATION (CUI)

INEOS Presentation on Assessment and Monitoring of Corrosion Under Insulation
https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/event/nace-webcast-corrosion-under-insulation-assessment-monitoring-and-management/ (2nd December 2020)
Presented by Dr. Philip Enegela, Materials and Corrosion Engineering Subject Matter Expert, INEOS O&P UK Grangemouth
https://www.eemua.org/tni/Calendar/Webinars/EEMUA-Webinar-2-Dec-2020.aspx

Corrosion Radar – Corrosion Sensor development for detection of CUI
‘CorrosionRADAR’ is a long-thin-flexible sensor that acts as a corrosion coupon to the corrosive environment near it. Specially coded electromagnetic signals are sent through the sensor and the reflected signals are interpreted using proprietary algorithms to locate corrosion. 
https://www.ogtc.com/solution-centre/projects/live-projects/corrosion-radar-corrosion-sensor-development-for-detection-of-cui/

ARIX Technologies is Selected as Winner for best New Robotic Solution for Detecting CUI
Industry Challenge by Phillips 66, Royal Dutch Shell and Woodside Energy
https://quasset.com/2020/11/04/industry-challenge-arix-technologies-is-selected-as-winner/

NEW RESEARCH

Enhanced Barrier Properties of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020301387

Recent Advances in Graphene Oxide-Based Anticorrosive Coatings: An Overview
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/10/12/1149/pdf

Graphene and Graphene Oxide as New Class of Materials for Corrosion Control and Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020300734

Characterization of a Tetrafunctional Epoxy-Amine Coating for Corrosion Protection of Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030094402031256X?dgcid=rss_sd_all

Effect of Exposure Conditions on the Interfacial Bond Properties of SS400 Plate Coated with Various Epoxy Resins 
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/10/12/1159/pdf

Eco-Friendly Corrosion Protection: The Potential of Graphene in Protective Coatings
https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=19887

PDMAS/Titanium Dioxide Epoxy Hybrid Nanocomposite Coating for Steel Petroleum Tanker Trucks
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020300771

Formulation of a Smart Eco-friendly Anti-Corrosive Powder Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944019314559

Significant Improvement of Anticorrosion Properties of Zinc-Containing Coating Using Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Noncovalent Modified Graphene Dispersions
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/10/12/1150/pdf

MARINE

Different Types of Corrosion on Ships and How to Limit It
https://shipinsight.com/articles/different-types-of-corrosion-on-ships/4/

Jotun Launches PSPC-approved Solvent-free Primer to the Worldwide Marine Market
Erik Risberg, global marketing director, Jotun Marine Coatings
https://coatings.specialchem.com/news/product-news/jotun-launches-solvent-free-primer-worldwide-000223271

Chugoku Marine Paints to Supply Solvent-free Epoxy for MR Tanker Newbuildings’ Water Ballast Tanks in South Korea (Hyundai Mipo Dockyard)
CMP’s new solvent-free epoxy coating “BANNOH 5000” will be applied to the WBTs of three MR tankers to be built in Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD)
https://www.cmp-chugoku.com/NEWS/2020/Press_release_solvent_free_epoxy23Mar2020_en.pdf

JOBS

AkzoNobel Seeking Sales Account Manager Marine & Protective Coatings Norway & Nordics
https://careers.akzonobel.com/job/Oslo-Sales-Account-Manager-Marine-&-Protective-Coatings-Norway-&-Nordics/633951801/

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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/