Thursday, December 30, 2010

Public Water Distribution Systems in India - Where do we stand for identifying the causes for leakage?

Several efforts have been taken to arrest leaks, quantify leaks, replace valves and pipes, and restore water supply. But there is no effort taken to study the cause of leakage. Below clippings show the seriousness of such problems and alarm authorities to widen their focus on identifying the causes for failures and finding proper control measures. 

Surat - Bharuch Nagarpalika stops water supply after pipeline leak

Nagpur - No water for two days in north-east-and-south.

Bangalore - Problem galore for Defence Colony residents - Water Contamination

Kolkata - Water-supply-hit-after-pipe-leak

Mumbai - BMC installs Rs 80 cr flow meters on city pipelines soon to tackle leaks and water wastage.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Analysis: Pipeline safety delays endanger oil supply, nature

"Our current laws and regulations aren't working," said Michigan congressman Mark Schauer, who sponsored a bill to make pipeline operators report leaks within an hour. http://in.reuters.com/article/idINTRE6A020220101101

Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents in the US 2006-2009 Data

From 2006 through 2009 U.S. oil and gas pipeline accidents killed 56 people, caused $1.2 billion in property damage and spilled 381,000 barrels of oil, government data shows. http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/F/09/US_PIPELNE0910.gif

Seminar on Hydro Processing : Challenges in high Pressure System & H2S handling in Refineries & Gas Processing Plants

Call For Papers For Seminar on Hydro Processing : Challenges in high Pressure System & H2S handling in Refineries & Gas Processing Plants, 14-15 Jan 2011, conducted by Oil Industry safety Directorate, New Delhi, India. http://oisd.nic.in/doc/brochure.pdf

This seminar covers the aspects of safe design & operation of hydrogen usages, emergency preparedness for H2S leaks.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security: A Guide to Prudent Chemical Management

Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology - bcst

Good safety and security procedures can lead to greater productivity, efficiency, savings, and most importantly, greater sophistication and cooperation. Improving safety and security is mistakenly seen as inhibitory, because of lack of understanding of safety and security procedures, cultural barriers, lack of skills, and financial constraints.

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Journal of Electrochemical Society: Corrosion, Passivation, and Anodic Films - Current Issue

ScienceDirect Publication: Corrosion Science

CORROSION

Latest Issue of Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology

Emerald | Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

CDA: What's New on Copper.org

ASTM International - New Standards for Corrosion and Wear

ASTM International - New Standards for Committee G01