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FTIR Structural Analysis of Epoxy Paints on Steel Structure for Coating Fingerprinting Certificate as Benchmark for Paint Industry

04 September 2019 GCE Admin

Abstract : Most of the oil and gas companies in Malaysia are facing challenge to ensure the fabrication & construction works are carried out in full compliance to the specifications. The general phenomenon is the jobs or projects offered by the oil and gas companies are secured at rock-bottom prices by the suppliers. The question is: has it been possible to maintain (or improve) the quality of the jobs despite the challenge of lower prices or sometimes below the cost prices of suppliers. One of the identified and common challenges for the oil and gas companies is the failure of polymeric coatings on steel structures, which has led to huge cost of repainting jobs. This progressive study showcases the practicality and simplicity of the provision of Coating Fingerprint Certificate for 2-component epoxy coatings for the supply of polymeric coatings from local paint manufacturers as quality assurance requirement of the coatings supplied. This will reduce the possibility of failures of the polymeric coatings and hence enhance the quality, integrity and safety.

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