Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ONS 2010: Water treatment goes to the seabed - Offshore

ONS 2010: Water treatment goes to the seabed - Offshore

This first of its kind technology can reduce costs by as much as half, said Well Processing. Plus, it removed the topside treatment facilities. Tests show SWIT delays biofilm formation, has excellent disinfectant action, and provides a continuous solids content reduction.

Fugro to monitor Indian pipeline network - Offshore

Fugro to monitor Indian pipeline network - Offshore

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pipeline leaks pose contamination threat in Coimbatore, India

COIMBATORE, JAN. 30. Leaks in drinking water and borewell water lines pose threat of contamination in the city. What heightens risk in these cases is the proximity of these lines to sewage. Many water lines run through open drainage canals. Leaks in the lines lead to sewage mixing with drinking or borewell water.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Stop Water Leaks with Stainless Steel

In 1997 the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) took a bold decision and replaced their existing cast iron raw water rising main from the Mettur Dam reservoir with a stainless steel line. They were facing severe problems due to corrosion of the cast iron pipes - namely leakage and pressure drops and expensive repairs/replacements of sections every two or three years. The life of the cast iron line was a little over 20 years. Salem Steel Plant offered the stainless steel option, costing not much over the existing line. A conservative life assurance of 50 years was given, although it could probably go on for many more decades. Now, after seven years of service, there has been "zero maintenance" in the line and tremendous savings in electricity bills. TWAD is very happy about the bold step taken years ago.

Article Report Date: 2004

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Launch of Corrosion Management Survey in India website, First-of-its-kind Online Survey

"Corrosion Management Survey in India" website has been launched on Wordpress. I request you to take active participation in this survey and provide valuable inputs. Please forward the link to your point of contacts in various domains related to corrosion management activities. You can access the survey from the following link.

WalesOnline - News - Wales News - Public funds have paid for £18m Severn Bridge repairs

WalesOnline - News - Wales News - Public funds have paid for £18m Severn Bridge repairs

PLAID CYMRU AMs today hit out at a long-standing government deal that has seen public funds paying for nearly £18m of repairs to the old Severn Bridge. The Department of Transport has revealed in a letter to Plaid Cymru that the public has paid for treating corrosion of the main cable and repairs to the cantilever edges of the original crossing.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our Iron Pillar Way to Resolve Corrosion Management Challenges in India

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Major leak in pipeline remains unplugged - A leak in the drinking water pipeline on Mettur Road in Erode

ERODE: While a majority of residential colonies in Erode town are facing severe water shortage, a major leak in the drinking water pipeline on Mettur Road here remains unattended for days together.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Corrosion eats up 3% of GDP: Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister for Heavy Industries

Heavy Industries Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said three per cent of nation's GDP is wasted due to corrosion of machines and tools which can be saved with proper maintenance and repair. "Maintenance is really the backbone of any engineering industry. Very serious industrial accidents have happened due to poor maintenance," Deshmukh said here while inaugurating CII's Industrial Maintenance Expo.

Govt asks PSUs to reduce corrosion wastage

The government today asked public sector units to reduce corrosion wastage in order to bring down maintenance costs.

"I would like to very strongly encourage our CPSUs to seriously measure and reduce this waste. We can bring down our maintenance cost drastically through this initiative,"Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Arun Yadav said at a CII programme here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Now, rly coach gets a green toilet to curb corrosion of tracks

The Loco Works workshop in Perambur has installed a green toilet in a coach to minimise corrosion of tracks and undercarrige due to human waste expelled by conventional toilets in trains.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

IOC pipeline leaks in Rajasthan, no threat to tribals

Crude oil leaked from an IOC pipeline in the forest area of Rajasthan's Sirohi district but there was no immediate threat to tribals living in nearby areas, police said on Sunday. Crude oil is supplied to Mathura refinery from Kandla via Sirohi and Pali in Rajahthan.

BG Shuts Oil, Gas Output at Indian Fields After Pipeline Leak

BG Group Plc, the U.K.’s third- largest gas producer, shut crude oil and natural gas output from the Panna-Mukta fields off India’s west coast on July 20 after a leak in a sub-sea pipeline. The company halted about 35,000 barrels a day of oil and 205 million cubic feet a day of gas production, the company said in an e-mail today. BG hasn’t decided when operations will resume, according to the statement.

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