Advertisement

Surface characterisation, corrosion and mechanical properties of polyester-polyester/snail shell powder coatings of steel pipeline for naval applications

  • I. Y. Suleiman
  • V. S. Aigbodion
  • C. O. Obayi
  • K. Mu’azu
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
  • 7 Downloads

Abstract

The pure polyester reinforced with snail shell powder (SSp) applications as coating to steel pipeline was carried out. The snail shell powder of size 75 μm in the range of 20 wt.% at 5 wt.% interval was used for these coatings. Characterisation of the snail shell powder by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and morphological surface modification in the absence and presence of polyester and polyester reinforced with snail shell powder were also evaluated by electron microscope. The elements present before and after coatings were investigated. The steel pipelines coated with polyester/SSp being heat-treated at 150 °C were investigated for corrosion resistance by Tafel test in seawater. The mechanical and tribological properties of coated and uncoated were also investigated. The corrosion resistance properties of polyester/snail shell powder coatings were significantly improved. This was attributed to the hard coatings after heat-treated. Current density (icorr) of the steel pipeline, steel pipeline/polyester, steel pipeline/ polyester reinforced with 10 wt.% and 15 wt.% SSp in seawater was 36.61, 10.47, 9.05 and 0.81 μA/cm2 respectively. The hardness values of the formulation of polyester/snail shell powder were improved too. The test shows that addition of snail shell powder increases wear resistance of the coating reinforced with snail shell powder than polyester alone. From the above findings, the steel pipeline coated with polyester/snail shell powder in the range of 10–15 wt.% can be used conveniently in seawater environment.

Keywords

Snail shell powder Corrosion Microhardness Microstructure Wear rate 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are thankful to the staff of Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

References

  1. 1.
    Golgoon A, Aliofkhazraei M, Toorani M, Moradi MH, Sabour AR (2015) Corrosion and wear properties of nanoclay-polyester nanocomposite coatings fabricated by electrostatic method. Proc Mater Sci 11:536–541CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Crick CR, Parkin IP (2010) Preparation and characterisation of super-hydrophobic surfaces. Chem Eur J 16:3568–3588CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Tiwari SK, Sahu RK, Pramanick AK, Raghuvir S (2011) Development of conversion coating on mild steel prior to sol gel nanostructured Al2O3 coating for enhancement of corrosion resistance. Surf Coat Technol 205:4960–4967CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Takeshita Y, Sawada T, Handa T (2010) Influence of air-cooling time on physical properties of thermoplastic polyester powder coatings. Prog Org Coat 5:584–589Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Dumain ED, Agawa T, Goel S (1999) Cure behavior of polyester-acrylate hybrid powder coatings. J Coatings Technol 71:69–75CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Hedayati M, Salehi M, Bagheri R, Panjepour M, Naeimi F (2012) Progress in organic coatings tribological and mechanical properties of amorphous and semi-crystalline PEEK / SiO2 nanocomposite coatings deposited on the plain carbon steel by electrostatic powder spray technique. Prog Org Coat 74:50–58CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Liu D, Zhao W, Wu F, Cen Q, Zeng Z, Wu X, Xue Q (2015) Effect of curing agent molecular structures on the tribological and corrosion behaviors of epoxy resin coatings. Colloids Surf A Physicochem Eng Asp 472:85–91CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Suleiman IY, Sani AS, Mohammed AT (2018) Investigation of mechanical, microstructure, and wear behaviors of Al-12%Si/reinforced with melon shell ash particulates. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 97:4137–4144.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-018-2157-9 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Suleiman IY, Abdulwahab M, Awe FE (2016) Influence of particulate loading on the mechanical properties of al-4.5 Cu/GSA composite. Nig J Eng 23:86–97Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Obasi NA, Joy U, Eberechukwu E, Akubumo EI, Okorie UC (2012) Proximate composition, extraction, characterization and comparative assessment of coconut and melon seeds and seed oils. Pak J Biol Sci 15:1–9CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kenneth KA, Tolulope MA, Peter AO (2014) Corrosion and wear behaviour of Al–Mg–Si alloy matrix hybrid composites reinforced with rice husk ash and silicon carbide. J Mater Res Technol 3:9–16CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Bagherzadeh MR, Mahdavi F (2007) Preparation of epoxy–clay nanocomposite and investigation on its anti-corrosive behavior in epoxy coating. Prog Org Coat 60:117–120CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Hussein MG, Raghibi-Boroujeni M, Ahadzadeh I, Najjar R, Seyed Dorraji MS (2009) Effect of polypyrrole–montmorillonite nanocomposites powder addition on corrosion performance of epoxy coatings on Al 5000. Prog Org Coat 66:321–327CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Piazza D, Silveira DS, Lorandi NP, Birriel EJ, Scienza LC, Zattera AJ (2012) Progress in organic coatings polyester-based powder coatings with montmorillonite nanoparticles applied on carbon steel. Prog Org Coat 73:42–46CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Ghaziof S, Gao W (2015) Mechanical and chemical properties of Zn-Ni-Al2O3 nanocomposite coatings. Int J Chem Mol Nucl Mater Met Eng 9:945–949Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Wu SQ, Wang HZ, Tjong SC (1996) Mechanical and wear behaviour of an Al/Si alloy metal matrix composite reinforced with alumino silicate fibre. Compos Sci Technol 56:1261–1270CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Tolumoye J, Tuaweri PP, Jombo Alexander NO (2014) Corrosion resistance characteristics of Zn-Ni/SiO2 composite coatings. Int J Adv Mater Sci Eng 3:123–134Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Sancakoglu O, Culha O, Toparli M, Agaday B, Celik E (2011) Co-deposited Zn-submicron sized Al2O3 composite coatings: production, characterization and micromechanical properties. Mater Des 32:4054–4061CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Y. Suleiman
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. S. Aigbodion
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. O. Obayi
    • 1
  • K. Mu’azu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgAuckland ParkSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Piilot Plant and FabricationNational Research Institute for Chemical TechnologyZariaNigeria

Personalised recommendations