Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Collaboration develops and expands our knowlege-base required for Technology Innovation in Corrosion Science and Engineering

Quote from the developments in Japan.
Many industrial accidents that have occurred after 2001 in Japan led the positive growth of industry-research collaboration to find scientific solutions for corrosion problems. Governmental research projects have been started to prevent industrial accidents in CPIs in terms of technical and business developments in the last two years. One such effort is the “Development of Highly Qualified Maintenance Technology & Business Models in CPIs and Bridges” study, supported by METI. Another activity is the work of the “Risk Based Maintenance in CPIs” committee, supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MECSST). Both activities have been carried out through collaboration among industries, universities and national institutes (Source: Paper No. 06211, NACE Annual Conference 2006).

Our country is yet to develop programs like Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) to address the materials and corrosion concerns with specific reference to our Indian operating conditions. Experience gathered from outside sources could be taken as valuable guidelines to enumerate the importance of such studies and initiate JIPs. A school of thought continues to live with our Indian industries that Research community, especially the government owned scientific and industrial research laboratories, do not effectively utilize the research and technical capabilities to deal with the real world conditions (Source: http://corrosionsurveyinindia.wordpress.com/our-publications/ ).

India Inc is now looking for innovation in many fields. Positive growth is noticed for funding innovations through various schemes. Our network has a pool of cross-domain experts/researchers/academic/industries professionals who can develop innovative programs in corrosion science and engineering applicable for Indian operating conditions.


  1. Manickam Valliappan • This discussion thread will be regularly updated with the International developments. I request all members to bring such news to this forum.

    Hull condition assessment software reduces maintenance

    Flagship, the Pan-European maritime transport project part funded by the EU, has developed software that can forecast the condition of a ship’s hull to help improve the efficacy of surveys and reduce the amount of time a ship is out of service.

    Flagship-HCA (hull condition assessment) is designed to accurately predict the condition of a vessel’s structure, coating and components, enabling ship owners and operators to schedule maintenance in a more efficient manner and thereby reduce maintenance costs while improving safety at sea.

    The HCA project was led by the BMT Group in the UK and was supported, delivered and trialled in conjunction with MARINTEK of Norway; Bureau Veritas and Sirehna of France, Germanischer Lloyd of Germany and PORTLINE - Transportes Marítimos Internacionais, of Portugal.

    Source: http://www.motorship.com/news101/hull-condition-assessment-software-reduces-maintenance 17 Jan 2011

  2. Brazil's Petrobras to invest $4.5 billion in research

    Brazilian state energy company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) plans to invest as much as $4.5 billion in research and development over the next five years, with a focus on advancing technologies for ultra-deepwater oil production. The company's research center is working with Brazilian universities to tackle technical challenges to producing oil that is buried deep below the ocean's surface under a thick layer of salt.

    Innovations from Petrobras research include the development of materials that can resist corrosion under the heavy pressure of ultra-deep waters and new methods for interpreting seismic data needed for the offshore region known as the subsalt, which Brazil hopes will turn it into a major oil exporter.

    (Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/04/petrobras-rd-idUSN0413807520110204)
    Publication Date: 04 Feb 2011


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