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The Pentens® E-501LN Tank Lining Epoxy is a 100% solids modified epoxy coating designed for high performance waterproofing, chemical resistance, and traffic compatibility under a wide range of application and service conditions.

The E-501LN features odorless application, 0% VOC content, low viscosity and self-priming to concrete, steel, aluminium, ceramic tiles, plywood, natural stone, glass, vinyl tiles, and many other substrates. For certain glassy surfaces, you may need to mix adhesion promoters to the E-501LN. It is available in a wide range of colours or clear coat.

The primary advantages of this tank lining epoxy is:

  • Non-toxic
  • Odorless
  • High adhesive strength
  • Low viscosity
  • Good penetration
  • Has high mechanical strength
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Short curing times

The common uses for the E-501LN include:

  • Tank lining
  • Industrial flooring underlayment
  • Non-slip flooring surface for industrial setups.

The E-501LN can be found alongside many other products from Pentens Holdings Sdn Bhd at Coatings & Corrosion, Fabrication & Welding 2016 on 17 – 19 May, at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Visit them at booth 4C060 for your coating needs!

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Bry-Air, an ISO 14001 and 9001 certified company, with state-of-the-art plants in USA, China, Brazil, Switzerland, India and Malaysia, is a global solution provider for complete environment control system with specialization in humidity control, dehumidification, drying, storage, preservation, Adsorption Chillers, gas phase filtration and energy recovery equipment.

Bry-Air is exhibiting Industrial Desiccant Dehumidifiers for humidity control and Gas Phase Filtration System for clean and odor free environment.

Gas, Odor & Corrosion Control

Bry-Air Gas Phase Filtration System is the ideal and cost effective way to removes corrosive, toxic and odorous gases through the process of chemisorption (Absorption+ Adsorption+ Neutralization). 

Rent a Dehumidifier from TDS to tackle your coating & corrosion problem….effectively

Bry-Air Technical Drying Services Division (TDS) provides short term humidity control and moisture removal to tackle your coatings & corrosion problems at quickest and most economical solutions.

Bry-Air TDS has full line of dehumidification and temperature control equipment ON RENT for humidity control, moisture removal, temperature control and ventilation.  Bry-Air can provide you tailor-made solutions to your humidity, moisture and environmental control problems.

Bry-Air is now exhibiting in Coatings & Corrosion, Fabrication & Welding 2016 from 17 – 19 May 2016, at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. Visit them at booth 4B036 for your drying needs!

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To those not in the field of calorimetry, a calorimeter is a device used to measure heat from chemical or physical reactions. The DSC 7000X, produced by precision equipment specialist Hitachi, is one such device that measures heat using a differential scanning calorimetry technique.

 

Redefining Precision with New Sensors

The first main feature that users of the DSC 7000X will notice, is that extremely precise readings are obtainable, thanks to its new sensor designs which boasts up to 0.1 μWatts of sensitivity. To achieve this precision, multiple thermocouples are used, while heat flow is distributed evenly to the sample and reference plates. This allows for extremely stable baselines.

Temperature at your Command

The second major improvement is done through its new heating and cooling system. A new insulated furnace design, combined with modular cooling units, gives the DSC7000X precise temperature control, and a low baseline repeatability of +/- 5 μWatts.

The DSC 7000X is ideal for a variety of applications, including small samples, real-time sample observation, and photochemical reactions as well as general DSC measurements.

Meet precision, by meeting with PLT Scientific Sdn Bhd (Booth 4B041) at Coatings & Corrosion, Fabrication & Welding 2016 this coming May!

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PE Cross-Linked Foam with enhanced technology from Korea, enables molecules of the foam linked tightly together, creating a stronger foam materials as compared to other foams in the market. Together with the combination of 2 layers of pure aluminium foil, the heat reflectivity is as high as 95%. With this latest technology, the surface temperature of a roof will reduce from the usual temperature of 63°C to around 27°C – 35°C.

Miron, the top-of-the-line cross –linked polyethylene insulator, is one of the featured products of Heat Shield Solution that implements the technology above. Unlike other thermal insulation, Miron enhances the efficiency of heat reflection with 8 micron pure Aluminium Foils on both sides. One side of the Aluminium Foil will firstly reflect heat radiation, and Polyethylene Insulator in the middle will obstruct heat from conduction and convection. Meanwhile, the other side of the Aluminium Foil will help for heat emissivity.

Miron features highest thermal resistance (R-Value) 22 hr.ft2 0f/Btu, 95% heat reflection & 5% heat emissivity, the lowest thermal conductivity (K-Value) 0.025 W/m.K, last long working lifetime, non-toxic, easy to install with all types of structures, high fire retardance and 0% water absorption.

HSS Heat Shield Solution specializes in heat solution for both commercial and residential building. Since 2008, it has been providing range of high quality heat solutions to various industries. Heat Shield Solution offers not only quality assured products, but also installation, technical and after sales services which increase the value of products. To ensure the products meet diverse needs of customers, it customised solutions of the products based on customer’s specifications for wide range of building structure. These characteristics have formed Heat Shield Solution as the market leader in the heat solving industry.

Meet with HSS Heat Shield Solution this coming May, at booth 4F131!

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Agilent Technologies Molecular spectroscopy solutions

Experience the power of UV-Vis, FTIR, and fluorescence from the performance leader

Whether you’re doing cutting edge research, performing routine analysis, or need fast accurate, on-the-spot measurements, Agilent offers the most powerful and reliable solutions for a diverse range of application areas.

Materials Testing and Research

Agilent Technologies offers innovative, reliable analytical solutions, including consumable products, instrumentation and support; assisting you in consistently and cost-effectively delivering the highest quality finished products and materials. Our global team of experts will work with you to create the most flexible, productive and profitable solution for your lab.

www.agilent.com/chem/more-power

Feature Product- 4300 Handheld FTIR

The 4300 Handheld FTIR is the first of its kind incorporating lightweight ergonomics, ease of use, ruggedness, and flexibility into one system.  Its light weight and ergonomic design makes it ideal for field use and deployment into non-laboratory situations.  A variety of sampling interfaces allows the user to easily transition from one sample type to another while on the go.  Sample types typically include reflective metal surfaces with coatings and films as well as analysis of bulk materials including powders and granules.

The analysis of Polymers, Coatings, Composites and even historical artefacts and artwork can easily be done in situ without destroying the sample, or removing it from its location.

Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets; Food, Environmental and Forensics, Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics, Chemical and Energy and Research; where we help our customers achieve their goals.

www.agilent.com

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VISCOTAQ® is a worldwide patented viscous elastic pipeline technology coating that is used for corrosion prevention of pipelines, storage tanks, soil to air transitions, above ground flanges, pipe crossings and in the ditch applications. VISCOTAQ® also offers a unique waterproofing line of products to stop water infiltration at pipe casings, buildings, vaults, storm drains, sewer lines and more. VISCOTAQ® products have been tested extensively by external laboratories, international oil and gas companies as well as in field trials. The VISCOTAQ® products differentiate from any other product by being a synthetic viscous elastic solid, combining excellent adhesion based upon the Van Der Waals bonding principle, while being a solid with no dripping behaviour.

VISCOTAQ® Features and Benefits

• Viscous-elastic amorphous a-polar polyolefin

• Immediate adhesion to substrate without primer

• Remains in pliable and flexible state

• Permanent wetting characteristics

• Wide temperature range up to +100°C/+202°F

• Glass transition temperature <-40 °C/-40 °F)

• Self-healing characteristics

• Eliminates MIC

• No curing time

• Forgiving on surface preparation (minimum commercial wire brush)

• Cohesive Fracture (peel test)

• 100% inert formulation, no solvents, no primers

• Material remains in semi-solid state over entire lifetime

• Virtually impermeable to moisture

• No problems with salts or osmosis

• Extremely low Cathodic disbondment values (0-3mm/0-0,12” to ASTM G8)

• Excellent dripping/sliding resistance due to high yield point

• Weather resistant/UV resistant

• Easy failure-free application

 

To find out how VISCOTAQ® can keep your pipes in service better than your competitors, visit Innocorr Offshore Sdn Bhd at booth 4A001, in Coatings & Corrosion Asia 2016!

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Agilent Technologies Molecular spectroscopy solutions

Experience the power of UV-Vis, FTIR, and fluorescence from the performance leader

Whether you’re doing cutting edge research, performing routine analysis, or need fast accurate, on-the-spot measurements, Agilent offers the most powerful and reliable solutions for a diverse range of application areas.

Materials Testing and Research

Agilent Technologies offers innovative, reliable analytical solutions, including consumable products, instrumentation and support; assisting you in consistently and cost-effectively delivering the highest quality finished products and materials. Our global team of experts will work with you to create the most flexible, productive and profitable solution for your lab.

www.agilent.com/chem/more-power

Feature Product- Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer

The Cary 630 is versatile, innovative, and intuitive, providing superior quantitative and qualitative information for routine analysis of solids, liquids, and gases. With a wide range of snap on sample interfaces and high performing optics, the compact Agilent Cary 630 FTIR will give you accurate results — fast.

Agilent Technologies is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets; Food, Environmental and Forensics, Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics, Chemical and Energy and Research; where we help our customers achieve their goals.

www.agilent.com

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Subject: How to find the correct CUI coating? A look into which tests we can use to characterise the coating materials' likely resistance to heat.

Curious about how to select the correct coating for environments with corrosion under insulation? In a series of three posts, Hempel Oil and Gas Segment Manager, Simon Daly, will look into the types of testing, which can be carried out to ensure correct specification and selection of coatings for high heat and Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) environments. Have a look at the first post here.

Many operators in the protective coatings business have seen the horror pictures of corrosion under insulation and appreciate that coatings can play a very important part in prevention of this problem. This has been known for many years and it makes sense that a number of those horror pictures were probably once newly coated pipes.

But what makes a coating system not provide the level of resistance expected in an insulated environment?

Of course, we can look at many of the usual culprits: Poor application, application of an incorrectly specified product, or, more rarely, a defective product itself. However, I would like to look at just one specific aspect, namely how we go about determining if a coating is suitable or not for an environment where corrosion under insulation can occur, and so avoid specifying an unsuitable material.

The role of temperature in coating specifications
CUI is widely described as occurring in the temperature range of 50 -175°C, although in the case of environments with high relative humidity – the so-called ‘sweating’ pipe syndrome – corrosion beneath insulation can occur below this temperature.

Of course, in the case of a modern paint specification this temperature range is only one of many, generally resulting in specification of a variety of different paint systems. It is also fair to say that when specifying coating systems for new construction projects, protecting against CUI is simply one of many coating uses to be considered, albeit an important one.

Then there is the issue of temperature itself. We very often categorise coatings by the temperature range that they can withstand but what do we really mean by that; minimum temperature, maximum temperature, maximum constant operating temperature, peak excursion temperature etc.? Many different terms are used and this may affect our product recommendations significantly.

An example of this is pipework coated with an Epoxy Novolac coating. Routinely operating at a “temperature” of 160°C beneath insulation, we would not expect this temperature to pose any issues for this material. However, subject it to regular steaming out or process cycles to a peak operating temperature above 200°C, and it would not be unreasonable to expect to see degradation of the coating over a period of time, ultimately manifesting itself as coating failure. In the absence of a protective coating, CUI can then start to work its destructive cycle.

Also, how often do we arrive at our temperatures from process information or engineering drawings? The reality between process temperatures and skin temperatures can be significant. This may take the pipe external temperature very clearly in to the range at which CUI occurs. However, there is another thing to consider here. Coatings that work well at high temperatures should also work well at lower temperatures, right? Wrong! Many protective coatings undergo a transformation when exposed to heat. In some cases, this is necessary, such as in the case of some silicone resins where heat is necessary to remove the organic binder and leave behind the hard heat resistant silicon matrix. Definitely they will show different performance characteristics depending on the thermal conditions they have previously been exposed to.

Relevant coating tests
So how can we better categorise coating materials for high heat and CUI type environments?

We can break down the types of testing we could consider into three main types:

1)    Those that we can use to characterise the material and its behaviour under thermal conditions.
2)    Tests that indicate the performance of the coating material when exposed to a real or simulated CUI environment.
3)    Tests that could reasonably be needed to determine a coating suitability for multiple uses, for example if we wish to use a coating for insulated and uninsulated environments what other proof of performance should we consider in addition to 2) above.

This post will cover several of the different tests under type 1 - tests we can use to characterise the coating materials' likely resistance to heat.

Coating Characterisation Tests
We can use many of the standard coating terms we regularly see on product data sheets as a guide to what the material looks and feels like. Generic type, volume solids, VOC level, density are to name but a few. But how do we measure a coatings ability to resist temperature?

ASTM D 2485 is used to determine a coating’s resistance to heat. This test exposes coated panels to a variety of different temperatures where they are left for a period of time. They are then allowed to cool off (either by air or water immersion), and inspected visually for any signs of blistering, cracking, flaking and delamination from the metal surface.

Following this, panels are exposed to a corrosive environment via accelerated corrosion testing for a limited time, or a real life atmospheric corrosion test. The purpose of this is to identify any areas where heating of the coating has caused cracking, which may have penetrated to the substrate and subsequently be a site for corrosion. In this case, micro-cracks and CUI are very similar - what you can’t see can definitely hurt you.

Microscope evaluation of fibre reinforced thick film silicone after exposure to 650C reveals no significant micro-cracking

You may also use a more detailed analysis by optical microscopy in lieu of the visual inspection. This allows more thorough inspection of micro-cracking and characterisation of crack width and crack length. Research by the Danish Technical University revealed one form of micro-cracking to be an oxidative mechanism with cracking initiating at the surface and progressing through the coating as it is exposed to longer periods of heat and oxygen exposure at the base of the crack.

Modified versions of this test carried out at low temperatures can determine a coating’s ability to withstand cryogenic conditions.

ASTM D2402 describes the use of thermogravimetric analysis (or TGA). This uses highly accurate measurements of mass loss as a small sample of coating material is heated. This can be useful to characterise the polymer backbone in a coating material and the temperature at which degradation begins. Significant mass loss may also be indicative of porosity within the final coating film.

Other methods of thermal analysis such as Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) can be used to highlight key events in the thermal profile of a coating. Events such as glass transition temperatures and the degradation onset temperature can all help to paint a picture of the coating material’s behaviour about heat exposure.

Hopefully, this post will have provided an indication of some of the issues which make it important to ensure we correctly specify coating materials for CUI environments, but also how knowledge about the candidate coatings behaviour towards heat will help assist in correct material selection.

Please look out for the Part II of this series of posts where we start to look at which test protocols can be used to predict a coating material’s behaviour when placed in a CUI environment, allowing us to focus further on the correct coating selection.

Simon Daly, Hempel Oil & Gas segment manager recently elaborated on the CUI topic for a broad audience at the NACE Corrosion Under Insulation workshop in Jubail Saudi Arabia. For an overview of the events which Hempel participates in, please visit our Events Calendar.

 

To know more about CUI and the products and services Hempel provide, please visit Hempel at Booth 4D083 at CCFW2016 this May!

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PE Cross-Linked Foam with enhanced technology from Korea, enables molecules of the foam linked tightly together, creating a stronger foam materials as compared to other foams in the market. Together with the combination of 2 layers of pure aluminium foil, the heat reflectivity is as high as 95%. With this latest technology, the surface temperature of a roof will reduce from the usual temperature of 63°C to around 27°C – 35°C.

Miron, the top-of-the-line cross –linked polyethylene insulator, is one of the featured products of Heat Shield Solution that implements the technology above. Unlike other thermal insulation, Miron enhances the efficiency of heat reflection with 8 micron pure Aluminium Foils on both sides. One side of the Aluminium Foil will firstly reflect heat radiation, and Polyethylene Insulator in the middle will obstruct heat from conduction and convection. Meanwhile, the other side of the Aluminium Foil will help for heat emissivity.

Miron features highest thermal resistance (R-Value) 22 hr.ft2 0f/Btu, 95% heat reflection & 5% heat emissivity, the lowest thermal conductivity (K-Value) 0.025 W/m.K, last long working lifetime, non-toxic, easy to install with all types of structures, high fire retardance and 0% water absorption.

HSS Heat Shield Solution specializes in heat solution for both commercial and residential building. Since 2008, it has been providing range of high quality heat solutions to various industries. Heat Shield Solution offers not only quality assured products, but also installation, technical and after sales services which increase the value of products. To ensure the products meet diverse needs of customers, it customised solutions of the products based on customer’s specifications for wide range of building structure. These characteristics have formed Heat Shield Solution as the market leader in the heat solving industry.

Meet with HSS Heat Shield Solution this coming May, at booth 4F131!

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The increasingly stringent demands being placed on surface treatment technology has given rise to the need for measuring processes and devices that meet the new requirements. The micro-hardness measuring systems FISCHERSCOPE® HM2000 and PICODENTOR® HM500 succeed where the classic measuring processes reach their limits – it is fast, precise, user-friendly and effective.

The specified test load is built up with high precision. The measurement of the indentation depth is carried out with a resolution in the pico-meter or nano-meter range. The extremely sensitive touch-down of the indenter allows for the exact determination of the zero point. This is significantly below the measurement uncertainty prescribed by the standards (< 1 %). The tip roundness of the indenter is determined using a reference measurement and is taken into account accordingly in the results. The micro-hardness determination is computer controlled, free of any subjective influences, and thus independent of the operator.


In one single measurement, the user obtains information about the hardness of the surface, and the hardness pattern within boundary layers near the surface, the elastic and plastic properties, as well as the creep properties of the material. Additional interesting characteristic qualities of the material, such as the modulus of indentation and the elastic-plastic energy portions can be computed from the recorded measurement plot.

The micro-hardness measurement systems FISCHERSCOPE® HM2000 and PICODENTOR ® HM500 utilize the load/indentation depth method according to ISO 14577-1 for the determination of the hardness, the elasticity or the viscoelastic behaviour of materials including paint and lacquer coatings, polymeric materials, electroplated coatings, hard material coatings (PVD, CVD), anodic coatings on aluminium etc.

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