Updated on 27th Nov 2019
Table 1 Background of Coating Fingerprinting Certificate in Malaysia [Adapted from ref. (1)] (Reprint permission obtained from IMM)
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Mock execution of polymeric coating fingerprinting for IMM Standard FP01:2019
Mock execution using bench-top, mobile and handheld FTIR spectrophotometers was carried out for off-shore coating systems as follows:
|14th Aug 2019||
3rd-Party Testing Laboratory
General requirements and registration of listing for 3rd– party testing laboratory in relation to fingerprint coating certificate for retained paint sample were announced by IMM.
|14th Aug 2019||
IMM Standard for public access
IMM FP01:2019 – Coating Fingerprinting Overall Procedures for Paints Using FTIR and other related methods
|4th April 2019||
Forum on “Towards Fingerprinting of Polymeric Coatings” V
Presented FTIR analysis on more coating products such as Inorganic Zinc Coating, Epoxy-Zinc Coating, High Solids Epoxy Coating, Polyurethane Coating, Glass Flake Polyester Coating and Silicone-Aluminum Coating plus comparison of aged (1-2 years old) products.
Forum report (will be published soon)
Rapporteurs’ report (will be published soon)
|25th Feb 2019||Recommendation of the 3rd-Party Testing Laboratory for Coating Fingerprinting Certificate|
|7th – 9th November 2018||Launching of IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Trainer Program
Trainer Program involved with delivery theoretical part, demonstrating hands-on of FTIR testing to the participants including analysis through FTIR software, invigilating exam as well as marking the exam papers.
Program report (will be published soon)
|September 2018||IMM Task Force on Fingerprinting Polymer Coatings (Phase 3: 2018-2020) formed.
The end deliverable of this Task Force is to propose the implementation plan of the coating fingerprinting and the standards for the execution.
Progress report (will be published soon)
|2018-2020||Guidelines development & Malaysian / IMM Standards initiation
Development of Recommended Technical Practice / Guidelines for initiation of Malaysian / IMM Standards on Coating Fingerprinting.
|17th May 2016||Coatings Fingerprint Satellite Symposium
under the auspices of 10th International Materials Technology Conference and Exhibition (IMTCE2016).Up-to-date announcement and progressive summary of IMM Coating Fingerprint Certification Scheme & the execution of Coating Fingerprint Certificate by coating manufacturer/supplier, fabricator/contractor/sub-contractor, external auditor, end-user and 3rd-party testing laboratory will be made.Symposium leaflet
Symposium rapporteurs’ report
|24th – 25thFebruary 2016||Launching of IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Course.
The first-of-its-kind two-day certified course on “Coating Fingerprint Certificate” in the WORLD.
Emphasis on putting coating fingerprint certificate to work.
PETRONAS Technical Standards (PTS) 15.20.03 (6)
Coating Fingerprint Certification requirement
|29th October 2015||
Forum on “Towards Fingerprinting of Polymeric Coatings” IV
BIG WAVE: Progress and implementation of Coatings Fingerprint in oil and gas industry.
|10th September 2015||
Launching of IMM Coating Fingerprint Foundation Course
The first-of-its-kind one-day course on “Coating Fingerprint Certificate” in the WORLD.
Emphasis on coatings fingerprinting basics.
|July 2015||Paint manufacturers’ mock implementation (2-pack epoxy systems) of Coating Fingerprint Certificate (7).
The paint manufacturers were invited: Join the mock execution, be involved in the STANDARDS PROCESS & let your voice be heard.
Pilot implementation by paint manufacturers to collect feedback. Some specific guideline document needs to be developed on sampling, sample preparation, retention etc.
|2015-2019||Cost Reduction Alliance Initiative 2.0 (CORAL 2.0) under Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM).
This was prompted by the slowdown in global oil demand as well as the downtrend in oil prices which changed the oil and gas business environment globally.
CORAL 2.0 supported sustainability of the oil and gas industry in the country and prepare for future industry challenges by optimising cost, increasing efficiency and driving industry innovation across all operators.
After 2019, the initiatives under CORAL will transition to the new normal practice across the industry domestically.
Registration of Coatings Fingerprinting under CORAL 2.0
|23rd January 2015||IMM Task Force on Fingerprinting Polymer Coatings (Phase 2: 2014-2016) formed.
The end deliverable of this Task Force is to enhance the overall painting coating quality assurance
|20th June 2014||Forum on “Towards Fingerprinting of Polymeric Coatings” III
Fingerprinting of intermediate materials of epoxy coatings, i.e. epoxy resin (or base) and hardener (or curing agent) using FTIR spectrometer is reliable and reproducible.
Fingerprinting regions of FTIR for epoxy resin and hardener are proposed and the confidence level of acceptance for QA & QC control is proposed at ≥ 0.900.
|11th October 2013||Forum on “Towards Fingerprinting of Polymeric Coatings” II (4, 5)
Fingerprinting of intermediate materials of epoxy coatings, i.e. epoxy resin (or base) and hardener (or curing agent) using FTIR spectrometer is possible and reliable.
The FTIR spectroscopy testing shall be performed on these intermediate materials immediately after production in the paint factory, in addition to the standard quality control tests conducted on the produced intermediate materials.
Presentation of the draft of the Coating Fingerprint Certificate by Chairperson of the Task Force, Ms. Nurul Asni Mohamed from PETRONAS GTS was attempted.
|April 2013||IMM Task Force on Fingerprinting Polymer Coatings (Phase 1: 2013-2014) formed.
The end deliverable of this Task Force is to enhance the overall painting coating quality assurance (2, 3).
|22nd March 2013||Forum on “Towards Fingerprinting of Polymeric Coatings” I
Question asked: Can we fingerprint polymeric coatings?
The users of the oil and gas companies suffer from high cost of repainting the steel structures and pipelines when the coatings fail.