Saturday, July 29, 2017

India - Railways - An encouraging sign for life cycle thinking to improve the safety features in Indian railway sector, the largest network in the world,

It is good to see the life cycle thinking of railways in India. Repair of corrosion is essential for improving the safety features of old coaches.

Necessary safety features added to old ICF coaches: Gohain
IANS | New Delhi July 28, 2017 Last Updated at 21:54 IST
Keeping in mind the safety of its passengers, the Railways has designed old Integral Coach Factory (ICF) coaches with necessary safety features, parliament was told on Friday.
"Integral Coach Factory (ICF) type coaches plying over the Indian Railways have been designed with the necessary safety features considering the operating conditions over Indian Railways," Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
Gohain said that the work includes complete stripping of the coaches to a bare shell, extensive corrosion repair of the body and underframe, replacement of headstock, if required, provision of new or overhauled draw and buffing gear, refurbishment of coach interiors, polyurethane painting of the exteriors, renewal of toilets and fittings along with plumbing, provision of new fans, lights and batteries, etc.

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publication Date: 28 July 2017

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Corrosion seems to be silent in bringing down Dreamliners. Please do not keep silence in building the knowledge base for collaborative corrosion management

ANA Holdings Inc. is canceling flights as the world’s biggest operator of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner checks for corrosion in the jet’s Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines.

The Japanese airline canceled nine flights scheduled for its 50-jet Dreamliner fleet for Friday and may scrub more than 300 trips through the end of September as it deals with cracking in the medium-pressure turbines of the Trent 1000 engines, Takeo Kikuchi, a deputy senior vice president of engineering and maintenance, told reporters Thursday in Tokyo.

The disruption is the largest 787-related miscue for ANA since 2013, when Boeing and regulators grounded the global Dreamliner fleet after lithium-ion batteries caught fire on two jets. About 38 percent of the 787s in service are powered by the Trent 1000, while the rest are outfitted with General Electric Co. engines.

The latest problem came to the fore as ANA investigated why a 787 engine overheated during a February flight. That jet returned to Kuala Lumpur airport after receiving a warning that the temperature of the exhaust gas from its right engine had spiked. ANA has encountered corrosion in turbines since then, most recently on Aug. 20.

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Publication Date: 25 August 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

India - Crowdsourcing for Trusty Water Intelligence - Download Trusty Water app from Google Play Store

We come across numerous incidents of water leakage and contamination in India on the daily basis. There is a great need to establish collaboration between the consumers of various categories with the water research, industrial and service systems for conserving the present water resources. 

Have "Trusty Water" app from Google Play Store ( to record your research and start crowdsourcing the research and financial needs for society conscious technology development. 

Please email us on to have more information on Trusted Partner opportunities.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trusty Water, a mobile app (available on Google Play Store has been released to capture water leak & contamination incidents in India and develop collaboration with trusted partners

Trusty Water aims to find collaborative social, economical and eco-friendly solutions for minimizing water loss and contamination incidents in India. To ensure that every drop reaches its destination, the Trusty Water app enables users to get help from nearby Trusted Partners to fix water related problems such as leakage, contamination etc.,
Download the app from Google Play store here. For collaboration opportunities, write to us at

Friday, June 3, 2016

India - Corrosion Conferences - Corrosion Awareness Awards - 2016 instituted by NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS), CORCON 2016, 18-21 Sep 2016, New Delhi


To commemorate Corrosion Awareness Day, NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) will be presenting Corrosion Awareness Awards to honour individuals / institutions for their contribution to corrosion awareness and development in the field of corrosion science and technology in India during CORCON 2016: 18 – 21 September 2016 at New Delhi.

Please write email to for details of awards and guidelines for the submission of applications for various types of awards and brochure. These details are also available on our website

We look forward to receiving your application for an award. You could also contribute to this prestigious program of NIGIS by informing your colleagues about the award program and eliciting their participation in the application process.

The last date of submitting the application is 8 July 2016. If you need any further information, feel free to contact us.

Best Regards,

Rishikesh Mishra
Manager, Technical Services
Tel: +91-22-25797354 Fax: +91-22-66921572
Email: /

NACE International Gateway India Section
305-A, Galleria, Hiranandani Gardens,
Powai, Mumbai – 400076
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India - Corrosion Management Education - Training program on Pipeline Corrosion organized by NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS), 16-18 June 2016, Mumbai

PIPELINE CORROSION: 16 – 18 June 2016

We are pleased to inform that NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) is organizing an Educational & Training Programme on “Pipeline Corrosion” from 16 – 18 June 2016 at Hotel Rodas, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai.

Pipeline Corrosion training programme covers various aspects of corrosion of pipelines and methods available for prevention and control of their corrosion. The intention is to arm pipeline personnel with sufficient knowledge on pipeline corrosion to maintain integrity of pipelines.

Topics to be covered:

Introduction to Pipeline Corrosion & its Prevention / Control
Galvanic Anode & Impressed Current Cathodic Protection Systems
Pipeline Installation, Security Management, Maintenance and Repairs
Pipeline Internal Corrosion Monitoring / Measurements and Prevention
Intelligent Pigging
Selection & Application of Corrosion Protection Coatings
Case Studies: Coating / Cathodic Protection /
Electrical Interferences
Open Forum Discussions
For more information such as program brochure and registration form, please write to us at We request you to participate / nominate your officers for these training programmes. Registration fees : 15,000/- Per Participant

If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,
Rishikesh Mishra
Manager, Technical Services
Tel: +91-22-25797354 Fax: +91-22-66921572
Email: /

NACE International Gateway India Section
305-A, Galleria, Hiranandani Gardens,
Powai, Mumbai – 400076
Website : /

India - Corrosion Management Education - Training Programme on Corrosion Management conducted by CII, 10-11 June 2016, Mumbai

Training Programme on Corrosion Management
10- 11 June 2016

Venue – CII, Godrej Station-side Colony, Opp Railway Station, Vikhroli East, Mumbai

Corrosion is an unavoidable but curable threat to economic growth. Approximately 4% of GDP losses amounting to several thousand crores of rupees are caused by this menace each year. It affects the Industry from infrastructure and transportation to production and manufacturing sector. Corrosion Management is the key to safeguard infrastructure and boost the production process of the industries driven by the improvement of their capital productivity, operational reliability, efficiency, performance and health & safety of the assets.
In today’s competitive Scenario, industry is looking at saving each penny, avoiding any failures and ensuring world-class procedural conformity. Corrosion Management is a systematic and holistic approach to reduce risks of corrosion failure thereby extending life span of a plant and ensures integrity of new plant.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) through it Corrosion Management Cell has worked towards creating awareness about corrosion prevention strategies through Training Programmes, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. Detailed Corrosion Audits are CII’s forte that identify ways to measure, control and prevent corrosion. The endeavour is also to equip plant personnel to address corrosion issues.
To give an impetus to corrosion management culture in the area, CII is organizing a two day Training Programme on Corrosion Management on 10-11 June 2016 in Mumbai.Enclosed the detailed circular & reply form.

The themes for two-day training programme are:
Session 1: Understanding Corrosion & Its Industrial Impact
Session 2: Materials & Design Consideration for Corrosion Management
Session 3: Protective Coatings to enhance the service life and performance
Session 4: Effective solutions for corrosion prevention & control

For Registration, please contact:

Archie Sandhu
Engineer, Corrosion Management Services
CII - Avantha Centre for Competitiveness
Confederation of Indian Industry
Block - 3, Sector - 31/A, Chandigarh - 160030
Phone-91-172-2607228, 2605868
Mob: +91 9878135970

Thursday, April 14, 2016

India - Corrosion Management Education - Training Programme on Corrosion Management for Automotive Industry, 29-30 April 2016 at Gurgaon conducted by CII

Greetings from CII !

We are pleased to announce and invite your organization to participate in the Training Programme on Corrosion Management for the Automotive Industry to be held on 29th - 30th April 2016 in Gurgaon. Attached are the event brochure , registration form and sponsorship matrix for your reference.

Look forward to receiving nominations from your organisation.

Thank You
Warm Regards
Archie Sandhu
Engineer,Corrosion Services
CII-Avantha Centre for Competitiveness
Confederation of Indian Industry
Sector-31-A,Chandigarh- 160030
Mobile : +91 9878135970

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