Universal Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta, has recently launched what it calls the first premium universal thermosetting powder primer available in the world. Alesta ZeroZinc UniPrime has been released in the EMEA region and is available from local Axalta offices.

According to the company, like other products in the Alesta ZeroZinc range, UniPrime has been formulated in accordance with High Density Ccrosslinking technology to prevent corrosion and extend a painted structure’s working life. The epoxy resin-formulated primer is reportedly easy to apply and meets stringent anti-corrosion requirements.

ZeroZinc UniPrime can be applied to all types of substrates, including steel, hot dig galvanized steel, metallised steel, aluminum, etc. It can also cover hard-to-reach places and demanding shapes, such as expanded metal, perforated sheet steel and sharp edges, concluded the company.

Satellite-based remote monitoring for cathodic protection installations

Remote monitoring specialist Omniflex has released the latest in its industry-leading Teleterm range of remote monitoring instruments — the Teleterm SW1 module — an IoT-focused satellite-based remote monitoring module for the global cathodic protection (CP) market. Suited for use in a variety of applications, such galvanic CP installations on highways, bridges and pipelines in remote locations, the SW1 enables satellite-based remote monitoring and control where there is limited mobile connectivity and power supply.

The new SW1 remote monitoring module is solar powered using a tiny built in solar panel, so it requires no additional connections to power, and has no specialist set up requirements, other than requiring a clear view of the sky. It uses the low-cost Swarm satellite constellation, which provides 100 per cent global coverage, meaning users can now benefit from remote monitoring in environments where it was not previously possible due to the lack of mobile phone coverage, such as remote highways, pipelines and offshore installations, concluded the company.

CorrosionRADAR launches StarterPACK™ to unlock the value of predictive corrosion monitoring

CorrosionRADAR launches StarterPACK™ to unlock the value of predictive corrosion monitoring

CorrosionRADAR has launched StarterPACK™ which allows industry to try out predictive moisture and corrosion monitoring in a specially designed evaluation project. It is a quick and easy way for companies to weigh up the benefits of Predictive Corrosion Management (PCM) in tackling the challenges of Corrosion Under
Insulation (CUI).

It enables:

• Continuous CUI detection, localisation and monitoring

• Understanding on how data is transmitted, integrated and visualised

• Understanding on how data is analysed for effective decision support

• Reporting on business cases and ROI calculations

And at the end of the project, companies will have generated, a system performance report, a business case and a recommended field deployment plan for scale-up, concluded the company.

New Passive Fire Protection Coating

New Passive Fire Protection Coating

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched Hempafire Pro 400, a new passive fire protection coating that maintains the stability of steel structures in the event of a fire for up to 120 minutes and has been optimised for maximum efficiency in the loadings for a 90-minute duration.

Passive fire protection (PFP) coatings insulate steel during a fire, which extends the steel’s load-bearing capacity and gives valuable extra time for evacuation and emergency response. According to the company, their Hempafire Pro intumescent PFP coatings are known for their low loadings, which can improve project efficiency.  These coatings can be used for all steel profile types – for both in-shop and on-site applications. They can be used in exterior conditions and corrosion environments up to C4 according ISO 12944. The Hempafire Pro 400 is available in two versions, standard and fast drying. Other attributes according to the company are, excellent aesthetic appearance when correctly applied, excellent application properties – designed with applicators in mind, and it can be applied up to 1,600 microns DFT in one coat to minimise the number of coats required.

DC Series Transducers Provide a Complete Corrosion Monitoring Toolbox

DC Series Transducers Provide a Complete Corrosion Monitoring Toolbox

Olympus has announced its new DC series (DC1–DC5) dual element transducers to provide inspectors with a complete corrosion monitoring toolbox for pipeline and tank integrity. Optimised for corrosion and thin materials, the transducers work with the NDT instruments and ultrasonic inspection procedures used in the oil & gas, energy and mining industries.  According to the company, depending on the application, any one or a combination of these five transducers offers improved corrosion monitoring and defect sizing. As field inspections change, inspectors can benefit from having the complete set of transducers with a total combined thickness range of 0–50 mm, as well as the extra pipe weld inspection tool with the DC3 model.

All models provide a cleaner signal than single element transducers, and offer less ring down than comparable models—helpful for resolving smaller defects, inspecting close to the surface and differentiating between two indications.

Featuring a thick-walled, wear-resistant housing (DC2 model) and replaceable wedges (DC4 and DC5), the transducers are built to last. A heat-resistant delay line up to 150 C on the DC1 and DC2 models helps reduce maintenance time for elevated-temperature pipe and tank inspections, concluded the company.

For more information about the DC series dual element transducers visit Olympus-IMS.com

New Indestructible Paint Epoxy Coating and Maintenance System for the Rail Industry

New Indestructible Paint Epoxy Coating and Maintenance System for the Rail Industry

Indestructible Paints Ltd, a UK manufacturer of high-performance protective coating systems for the aerospace and land defence industries, utilising the latest polymer technology have now adopting this technology for use within the passenger and freight rail sectors, including underground vehicles, offering excellent corrosion protection in aggressive operating conditions.

According to the company, its first fully compliant product for use on underframe components is a high solid solvent-based epoxy product, RWIP120.  It can be applied as a single coat direct to the substrate or 2 coat application, primer, and finish, which can be overcoated with itself and other epoxy, and polyurethane coatings. RWIP120 is part of a family of coatings which are ideally suited for use on underframe components including bogies, wheelsets, motors, fluid or air receivers, control enclosures, support structures, etc. The composition of the epoxy and its chemical bonding properties allows use on a range of substrates including ferrous and non-ferrous metallics, GRP mouldings and a wide range of composites. The cured coating is a tough chemically resilient finish that has been tested against a variety of corporate and national standards including CR/PE0102 and EN45545-2 for Fire Smoke and Toxicity, concluded the company.