Thursday, December 29, 2011

India - Corrosion Control - Our Network scored Double Century last year. We would like to invite the New Year 2012 with Triple Century

Our Network We CAN Control Corrosion in India scored Double Century Last Year. We would like to invite the New Year 2012 with Triple Century. We invite you to fetch us 11 more members to complete this record (two more golden days are there) and strengthen our collaboration.

http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2584020

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

India - Corrosion Control Job - An encouraging sign for recruitment of experienced professionals for Corrosion Management jobs in India

Corrosion Engineer (5+ years exp), Saipem India, Chennai


Senior Engineer - Materials (10-20 years exp), Flour Daniel India Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon

Corrosion Scientist (7-12 years exp) - GE India Technology Pvt Ltd., Bengaluru
 
http://wecancontrolcorrosioninindia.blogspot.com/search/label/Job%20Opportunities
 

India - Corrosion Control Job - Exp: 7 to 12 years - Corrosion Scientist with GE India Technology Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru

Corrosion Scientist with GE India Technology Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru

Role Summary/Purpose As a Materials Scientist, you will conduct basic and applied research in the area of corrosion and electrochemistry. You will be shaping the technical vision for the corrosion laboratory teaming with fellow scientists. You will be designing careful experiments to understand and mitigate several modes of corrosion in materials, analyzing data, and sharing results it in a global team set-up. You will also interact with characterization experts to interpret materials behavior post-experiments.

Article Source: http://jobsearch.naukri.com/job-listings-Corrosion-Scientist-GE-India-Technology-Pvt-Ltd--Bengaluru-Bangalore-7-to-12-years-281011000872

Publication Date: 23 December 2011

India - Corrosion Control Jobs - Exp: 10-20 years - Senior Engineer - Materials (Mechanical) in Flour Daniel India, Gurgaon

Senior Engineer - Materials (Mechanical) in Flour Daniel India Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon


Job Description

•Metallurgical engineer with experience in performing a wide range of materials engineering services including materials, corrosion, welding, coatings, insulation, cathodic protection etc.

•Preparation of materials selection diagrams

•Preparation of specifications for materials, welding, insulation, painting and cathodic protection

•Review of documents submitted by the vendors


Article Source: http://jobs.monsterindia.com/details/10258894.html

Publication Date: 26 Dec 2011

India - Corrosion Control Job - Exp: 5 plus - Corrosion Engineer with Saipem India, Chennai

Corrosion Engineer Job code: 426102

Mechanical Engineer with 5+ years of experience in Material selection and to perform the corrosion rate calculation of involved materials Ensure anti-corrosion activities through all its phases. The management of failure analysis performed in qualified laboratories

Materials Engineer Job code: 426122
Chemical/Metallurgy/Mechanical Engineer with 5+ years of experience in Collecting and analyzing the project technical specifications issued by Oil &Gas Companies with respect to materials and testing requirements. Experience in Corrosion calculations, inhibition and failure analysis, materials selection, testing and equipments chemical treatment.

http://www.saipem-india.com/Career.asp#LOSSPREVENTION

Saipem is an international leader in Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation services to the oil & gas industry. It is present in Chennai, India, with Saipem India Projects (SIP) Ltd.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nigeria - Oil and Gas Production - Bonga oil leak reported by Shell Nigeria

Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak, offshore Nigeria: oil sheen remains offshore and has thinned; source of leak found. Nigeria

The company has since halted the flow of oil from all export lines linking the FPSO to the tanker and estimates the amount of leaked oil at less than 40,000 barrels.

In a statement on its website Shell also outlined current assessments show as much as 50% of the leaked oil has already dissipated due to natural dispersion and evaporation. Mutiu Sunmonu, Shell’s country chair in Nigeria offered, "Since Tuesday, when we became aware of this regrettable leak at our Bonga offshore facility, substantial progress has been made in mitigating the consequences. The sheen has thinned considerably due to a combination of natural factors and dispersant application, and in places is breaking up, all of which should aid further dissipation.”

“Another significant development is that this afternoon we identified the source of the leak as a failure in a flexible export line. Let me express my heartfelt thanks to industry colleagues and government agencies for their ongoing support to mitigate the impact of the leak."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

India - Water Leakage - New pipes won't solve old problems in Public Water Distribution, a report from Kannur in Kerala

KANNUR: The city is reeling under acute water shortage. In the last three days, water supply was disrupted in many parts of the city. But now with the new project being planned to renovate the existing water supply network in the city, it seems the authorities are slowly waking up to address the issue.


Minister for water resources P J Joseph will inaugurate the Rs 67 crore project on October 1. A new 35-km-long pipeline would be installed parallel to the existing one from Pazhassi dam at Veliyambra to the Thana tank in the city. This is expected to solve the issue of frequent water supply disruptions in the city and the surrounding areas.

Pipelines in the area are built using 700 mm asbestos cement pipes and hence pipe burst is a persistent issue. Under the new project, these pipelines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes.


Article Date: Sep 30, 2011
Article Source: Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kozhikode/New-pipes-wont-solve-old-problems/articleshow/10181283.cms

India - Water Leakage - Frequent bursts in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Public Water Distribution: Broken Concrete pipe replaced with Steel Pipe

Main residential areas in city affected

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city faced severe water shortage on Monday after a major pipe-line bringing in water from Aruvikkara burst on Sunday night. This is the fourth major pipe-burst in the city in the last twenty-four hours. The last burst occurred on the Pipeline road near the Sasthamkode temple at Vazayila. The concrete pipeline here burst around 10.30pm on Saturday causing serious damage to two nearby houses. The compound wall of the two houses also came down due to the forceful gush of the water. One person was also injured. The water also jetted into other houses causing minor damages.


Long queues of tanker lorries were seen along various residential lanes often resulting in mild squabbles. Many hotels in the city were forced to serve food in parcels because of the water shortage.

Article Date: Dec 13, 2011

Article Source: Times of India
Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/Main-residential-areas-in-city-affected/articleshow/11089287.cms

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

China - Oil and Gas Production - Leakage found in Zhuhai Terminal's subsea pipeline

December 19, 2011; Source: CNOOC Limited

CNOOC Limited announced, its subsidiary Zhuhai Hengqin gas processing terminal (“Zhuhai Terminal”) today received notification from Zhuhai Maritime Safety Administration (“Zhuhai MSA”) that a leakage was found in the nearby subsea gas pipeline of the Zhuhai Terminal.

After the incident occurred, CNOOC Limited Shenzhen Branch immediately launched the subsea pipeline leakage emergency plan and shut down the production of relevant platforms of PY30-1 and HZ21-1 fields. Currently the terminal is under accelerated depressurization process. This incident neither caused any injuries nor environmental pollution, and the situation is under control.

Due to this incident the Company's net production will be affected by approximately 160 mcf per day (around 26,700 boe per day).

Article Source: Pennenergy
Article Link: http://www.pennenergy.com/index/petroleum/display/9431360972/articles/pennenergy/petroleum/pipelines/2011/12/leakage-found_in_zhu
Publication Date: 19 Dec 2011

India - Oil and Gas Production - Deen Dayal West offshore field facilities taking shape

Development of the Deen Dayal West field (DDW) off eastern India remains on schedule to deliver first gas in 2013, according to partner Jubilant Energy.


The wellhead platform was installed offshore this May and the jackup Deep Sea Driller–1 started drilling of four development wells in September. It will batch drill the tophole sections of the four wells before being replaced by a more economical modular rig early next year.

At the end of November, the wells were drilled to the following depths: DDW-D1- 2,616 m (8,582 ft) MD; DDW-D2- 2,806 m (9,206 ft) MD; DDW-D3- 2,464 m (8,084 ft) MD; and DDW-D4- 83 m (272 ft) MD. Post-spud fabrication of the platform continues at the contractor Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) yard.

Article Source: Offshore Magazine
Publication Date: 08 Dec 2011
Article Link: http://www.offshore-mag.com/index/article-display/9670610494/articles/offshore/field-development/asia/2011/december/india-deen_dayal_west.html?cmpid=EnlOSAsiaDecember202011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

India - Oil and Gas Production - ONGC to invest in India’s B-127 oilfield, Mumbai Offshore

The company's board has approved the integrated development of the B-127 cluster, along with the additional development of the B-55 field.

The B-127 cluster comprises three marginal fields: B-127, B-157 and B-59, and is located east of the Mumbai High field, with significant hydrocarbon accumulations in multi-layered reservoirs within the Bassein and Panna formations. ONGC has in-place hydrocarbons of 24.6 million tonnes of oil and oil equivalent gas, of which 15.35 million tonnes in major pools is being considered for development.

The B-127 cluster development has an estimated cumulative production of 1.836 billion tonnes of oil and 2.093 billion cubic metres of gas over a ten-year period.

http://www.offshore-technology.com/news/newsongc-to-invest-in-b-127-oil-field-western-offshore

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-12-02/news/30468121_1_bassein-oil-and-oil-equivalent-mumbai-high

Article Source: Offshore Technology and Economic Times

Publication Date: 5 December 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

India - Drinking Water - Pipeline Corrosion leading to contamination of drinking water with sewer waste


New Delhi : The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has warned that water being supplied by Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is being contaminated with sewer waste, which is endangering the lives of millions of people in the capital.

MCD has also claimed that even though it has identifed about 950 water pipelines in Delhi passing through drains this year, DJB has only managed to repair 11. The municipal agency said majority of population in the city was receiving potentially hazardous water and half of Delhi lacks properly treated drinking water.

MCD's Medical Relief and Public Health Committee chairman VK Monga said, “Despite our repeated request the Delhi Jal Board has failed to take any action in checking supply of contaminated water. The impurities in the water supply are a mixing of sewer water with drinking water at several places. Consuming such water can cause health hazards such as gastrological diseases, typhoid, cholera and jaundice".

"We have been informing DJB about these faulty pipelines at regular intervals. The pipelines have corroded and sewer water is getting mixed with fresh drinking water. But in the last six months, they have done little to improve the condition of these pipelines. Of the 942 pipelines, which pass through drains, only 10 have been repaired so far. Residents of Delhi are forced to drink contaminated water", he added.


Delhi drinking water contaminated with sewer waste, says MCD

Article Source: India Water Review : October 3, 2011, 10:06 am


Thursday, December 1, 2011

India - Corrosion Prediction - How do we relate the Prediction of Corrosion using computer models to the reliability of materials selected for a new design?

When a new design is attempted we come across many instances of proven and unproven experience on the performance of materials. If the reliability of materials is unproven, exploring their use in a process environment is risky. Can we rely on Corrosion Prediction using computer models to convert the Unproven experience into a meaningful design?


Various functions involved in the functional analysis of corrosion management are: Predict-Design-Apply-Monitor-Control-Assess. Reliability and effectiveness of this functional analysis is centered on the flow of information from one component to another and the quality of data it takes in for various processes. Any broken link or avoidance of any component leads to “Uncertainties” that reduce confidence levels of finding “Optimal” solutions to corrosion problems.

Prediction needs to be done to carry out any functional analysis. Our “Own Experience” is a good starter followed by using the appropriate software models available for industry specific applications (Truth: Significant development is noticed for Energy sector only) and gathering experience from similar plants and systems. Technology providers with specific skills in Prediction form a systematic approach of identifying the design requirements and providing integrated solutions.

(Source: Our “Iron Pillar” Way to Resolve Corrosion Management Challenges in India, Chemical Engineering World, Feb 2010)
http://wecancontrolcorrosioninindia.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-iron-pillar-way-to-resolve.html

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gibraltar - Corrosion - Storage Tanks in Port - An investigation on Fire & Explosion on 1st May 2011 at the Nature Port Reception Facilities site at the Western Arm

Network Discussion Posted by Trevor, Matcor Inc, USA


An investigation into the cause of a Gibraltar port explosion last May has uncovered a litany of alleged physical faults and management shortfalls at the sullage plant operated by Nature Port Reception Facilities [Nature], including claims that storage tanks were heavily corroded and badly maintained. - Read More

Port Explosion Report Reveals Tank Corrosion "Easily" Detectable

Investigation Reports released by Government of Gibraltar

342/2011 - Fire & Explosion on 1st May 2011 at the Nature Port Reception Facilities site at the Western Arm
http://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/1712-3422011-fire-a-explosion-on-1st-may-2011-at-the-nature-port-reception-facilities-site-at-the-western-arm

Srilanka - Oil and Gas Production - Cairn India announces gas discovery in Barracuda well

November 14, 2011

Cairn Lanka Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn India Limited, has notified the appropriate authorities in the Government of Sri Lanka of a Gas Discovery in the CLPL-Barracuda-1G/1 well, located in the block SL 2007-01-001, Mannar Basin, Sri Lanka.

This is the second well in a three well frontier basin program. Cairn Lanka Private Limited is the operator and has a 100% participating interest in the block.

The CLPL-Barracuda-1G/1 well is the second successive discovery, located 38 kilometers (km) west of the CLPL-Dorado-91H/1z discovery well and approximately 68 km from the Sri Lanka coastline.

An update on the well results will be provided after the end of the program, which is expected to be complete by early next year.

Article Source: http://www.pennenergy.com/index/petroleum/display/0622084700/articles/pennenergy/petroleum/offshore/2011/11/cairn-india_announces.html?cmpid=EnlDailyPetroNovember152011

Publication Date: 14 Nov 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

India - Corrosion Control - Collaboration expands our knowledgebase to resolve corrosion management challenges

"We CAN Control Corrosion in India" an Open Source Knowledge Management Networking initiative was launched on 14 Dec 2009 to identify a suitable "Iron Pillar Way" controlling corrosion in India.

Statistics as on 10 Nov 2011 - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2584020&groupDashboard=

Saturday, October 29, 2011

India - Corrosion Effects - What is the limit of chloride in recirculating water having copper metallurgy?

Our Discussion in "We CAN Control Corrosion in India" Network
What is the limit of chloride in recirculating water having copper metallurgy? How does chloride attack on Copper and what is the limit we should maintain? Give some reference also.


Discussion posted by: Bhavesh Salve
Publication Date: 27 Oct 2011 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

India - Corrosion of Concrete Structure - How do we view Corrosion problem? Is it for Industries only?

How do we view Corrosion problem? Is it for Industries only?

Background: My collegemate from Mechanical discipline approached our alumni network to resolve his domestic concrete corrosion issues.

Problem: How to counter the problem of corrosion in the reinforcement rods of roof/ceiling concrete?

The layer of concrete beneath the reinforcement rods in concrete roof, has got bulged and I am planning to repair it, by removing the loose material, and do replastering. 3 years back, I removed the complete weathering layer over the roof (including brick chips and sintered / country tiles) and re laid it, suspecting the weathering layer, after seeing the dampness in few areas, at the bottom of the ceiling. However, it seems that the mason has not done a perfect job.

Could you suggest any method of applying some protective coating on the corroded reinforcement rod, after removing the loose layer and before taking up the re-plastering.

I was told that once corrosion sets-in in the reinforcement rods, it can't be prevented totally.

Action: On our recommendations he approached some suppliers in the market who manufacture chemicals for rehabilitation of corroded concrete structure. He couldn't get the right info.

His experience: The manufacturers loose interest the moment I say it is for repairing a small patch of roof concrete, in an individual house. Probabaly they may be interested if the quantity involved is high.

Monday, October 24, 2011

India - Corrosion Control Jobs - Opportunities for Professionals in Protective Coatings


We have lot of requirements for Technology & Technical Services Candidates for Protective & Marine Coatings regulary.

Now urgently we need People for Quality / Production & R & D. near Mumbai.

So please send the CV of the relevant candidates on gcshrglobal@gmail.com & gcshrindia@yahoo.com

My contact No are 09322287487 / 022 28697384

While you are not getting any of the above contact no please mail me you will get immediate response.

Thanks & regards.

Gopal Sharma

Hunterz Stop



Thursday, October 20, 2011

US - Pipeline Safety - Senate approves pipeline safety bill

Senate approves pipeline safety bill

The Senate unanimously approved a pipeline safety bill Monday that stemmed from a spate of incidents, including last year's deadly explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.


The measure had been held up by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who lifted his hold after reaching agreement with Democrats to add a key recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times
Publication Date: 18 October 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Is it good to rely on setpoint for corrosion control based on Industry Standard or our own operational experience? What should be the best possible way to establish a meaningful setpoint relationship for corrosion control?

There are instances of defining setpoints like 2 mpy for the coupons installed at the return line of cooling water for characterizing the whole treatment and less than 1 mpy for terming the observed general corrosion rate as "Low" for process circuits based on Industry Practice/International Standard. These setpoints do not always reflect current design criteria including the changes made in original design for future operation. What should be the appropriate relational grading technique from the standpoint of: 1.Asset Owner, 2.Corrosion Control Service Providers (CSP), 3.Process Designer, 4.Corrosion Management Consultants/Auditors and 5.Corrosion Researchers to accommodate "uncertainties" arise during the regular operation?  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

India - Water Loss through Pipeline Leakage - 700 million litres of water per day is lost along the 400 km of ageing pipeline network or by way of illegal connections in Mumbai

700 million litres of water per day is lost due to leakages along the 400 km of ageing pipeline network or by way of illegal connections in Mumbai.

BMC plans to outsource pipe leak detection

Of the 3,400 million litres of water supplied to the city every day, a whopping 700 million litres is unaccounted for. This means that it is either lost due to leakages along the 400-km of ageing pipeline network or by way of illegal connections.

In an effort to curtail leakages along water pipelines that lead to a loss of about 20 per cent of the total water supplied to the city, the BMC is mulling the option of outsourcing the work. Despite numerous efforts in the past to curb leakages either by forming a ‘leak detection squad’ or by planning to procure modern leak detection equipment, senior civic officials now feel they should appoint private firms to plug leakages.

Article Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bmc-plans-to-outsource-pipe-leak-detection/857557/
Publication Date: 09 October 2011

Our Observation: Is there any effort made to identify the cause of leakage? Corrosion of water pipeline is one of the prime causes for huge loss in water and also affects the quality of water supplied to the public. It is highly advisable to have a corrosion research study for the quality of water and pipeline material chosen for distribution system.

Monday, October 10, 2011

India - Research and Development - India R&D 2011 - Industry Academia Linkages, November 2-3, 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Sumeet Gupta

Head-S&T/Innovation, FICCI

October 10, 2011

Dear Sir / Madam,

India R&D 2011 - “Industry Academia Linkages” , November 2-3, 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Industry academia linkages or the lack of it has long been a topic of discussion. India is expected to be one of the leading nations in innovation economy. The universities will have to play a greater role in R&D and innovation strategy of industry, besides being the cradle of skill creation and development. We are pleased to inform you that FICCI in partnership with Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India is organizing a two-day conference and exhibition India R&D 2011 with the theme - “Industry-Academia linkages” on November 2-3, 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The objective of the conference is to bring industry and academia together to define research priorities. The conference will also delve on ways of creating adequate IP ecosystem and share learning’s from the MNC experience, which have been instrumental in animating the aforesaid linkages in India. Conference brochure along with Registration Form may be downloaded from http://www.indiarnd.com/. We are happy to invite you for this programme. May I, request you to kindly send your registration form with complete details & the requisite fee to Mr. Gaurav Gaur, Asst. Director, FICCI, or confirm at gaurav.gaur@ficci.com. Please feel free to contact us for any further information/clarification. Look forward to your kind confirmation.

With best regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Sumeet Gupta)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

India - Corrosion Research - How to conduct a research study for an industrial problem?

Our Network Discussion:

What approach should we follow - qualitative or quantitative or mixed- for translating industrial experience into a research problem?


Our network would like to learn from your experience for the methods, types and workflow involved in conducting suitable research studies for addressing the industrial problems.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Srilanka - Oil and Gas Production - Cairn makes first hydrocarbon discovery offshore Sri Lanka - ever

Cairn makes first hydrocarbon discovery offshore Sri Lanka - ever

Article Source: Pennenergy

Publication Date: 03 Oct 2011

Cairn Lanka, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn India, has discovered natural gas with its CLPL-Dorado-91H/1z well offshore Sri Lanka.

Situated in waters measuring 1,354 meters deep, the discovery well was drilled on Block SL 2007-01-001, in the Mannar Basin offshore Sri Lanka. Cairn contracted the Chikyu drillship to drill the exploration well.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kuwait- Petroleum Refining-Gas leak kills 4 at Kuwait main refinery - Channel NewsAsia

Gas leak kills 4 at Kuwait main refinery - Channel NewsAsia

Article Source: Channel News Asia
Publication Date: 02 October 2011

KUWAIT CITY: Four Asian workers were killed and two employees injured in a gas leak on Saturday at Kuwait's largest refinery of Mina al-Ahmadi, a top oil executive said.


"What happened was a gas leak at the Gas Liquefaction Unit during maintenance work ... not an explosion,"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

India - Collaboration expands our knowledgebase - A special note from young talent of Japan for corrosion control in India

A note from Member of (We CAN Control Corrosion in India - Technology Group on Linkedin)

After the events in Fukushima, I got interest in Non destructive testing solutions which is for me an important sector to bring safety in nuclear plants, but in the rail,oil and steel industry too. I'm working for a project now to be developed mid 2012; that's why I wanted to join your group as I do not reallly know the situation in your country for corrosion problems, how the knowledge is shared and how the indian industries will grow in the next years;


US - San Bruno - Pipeline Accident Report released by National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board released its full report into the investigation of the deadly PG&E gas line explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people, injured several others and destroyed several homes.

Article Source: http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2011/PAR1101.pdf
Publication Date: 26 Sept 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

India - Asset Integrity Jobs - Meridium is looking for Inspection and Corrosion Consultant

Job Discussion posted by: Mr Nilesh Shrivastava
Publication Date: 25 September 2011

Meridium is looking for a seasoned inspection engineer to join our team as a consultant.

Inspection Consultant
Meridium - Bengaluru Area, India
Job Description

Meridium is looking for a seasoned inspection engineer to join our team as a consultant.  This position will working as a consultant in the field of Inspection and Corrosion management especially for the oil and gas industry.  You will be responsible for identifying and evaluation customer solutions with Meridium’s products relating to inspection and corrosion management.  Remuneration will include local & international travel, and consulting with similar industries.  This position requires candidates to have a dynamic personality and a desire to lead a team.  The selected candidate will be trained on Meridium products.


http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=1997371

https://meridium.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=176&company_id=16173&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992306&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=&tosearch=yes


India - Oil and Gas Production - ONGC contracts Northern Offshore's Energy Driller semisub for work offshore India

ONGC contracts Northern Offshore's Energy Driller semisub for work offshore India

September 22, 2011

Article Source: http://www.pennenergy.com/index/petroleum/display/5479882917/articles/pennenergy/petroleum/offshore/2011/09/ongc-contracts_northern.html?cmpid=EnlWeeklyPetroSeptember232011

Source: Northern Offshore
Northern Offshore, through its subsidiary, Jet Drilling, received a Letter of Award from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) for its semisubmersible Energy Driller for work offshore India.

The term of the contract is for three years with initial operations commencing off the west coast during the first quarter of 2012. The Energy Driller completed its previous three-year contract with ONGC on August 31, 2011 and was subsequently demobilized to a Singapore shipyard arriving September 20, 2011. While in the shipyard, the rig will undergo Class inspections and maintenance in preparation for the new contract. The estimated contract value for the award is approximately US$230 million.



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Australia - Corrosion problems identified in Melbourne’s City Loop (Metro Railway)

SERIOUS structural problems in Melbourne's City Loop - including cracking tunnel walls, concrete corrosion and poor emergency systems - have been ignored by successive state governments and train operators despite repeated warnings.

Article Source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/city-loop-safety-fears-20110921-1klbd.html#ixzz1YrFvhlAJ

India Vs Global Experience:

The Metro Rail tunnels in Kolkata, which lack the presence of surface protection systems in most of its areas inside the tunnels, have already undergone repairs.


Article Source: NBMCW December 2008 issue.

Continuous surface treatment on the interior surfaces can make underground structures waterproof and dry, which may not be achieved by injection or grouting. The surface treatment can be in the form of waterproofing plasters or in other forms. The surface treatment is provided after arresting water leakages at point leaks, construction joints, honeycomb areas and at structural discontinuities, as at locations of inserts.

The provision of a waterproofing treatment on the interior surfaces of a concrete tunnel structure will thus prevent not only water leakages and the wash-out of the products of cement hydration and other components of concrete but also early corrosion in reinforcing bars. The treatment will consequently enhance the durability of tunnel structures of concrete.

The waterproofing treatments, provided on selected areas of the Metro Rail tunnels in 1983 and later in other areas in 1995, remain effective till date as a testimony to the long term effectiveness and durability of the particular cement-based surface protection system for underground structures.

The Indian standard IS 456:200015 recognizes the problem of early distress in concrete structures as well as the causes for such early distress when it states in its Clause 8, Durability of Concrete: "One of the main characteristics influencing the durability of concrete is its permeability to the ingress of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, chloride, sulphate and other potentially deleterious substances." The interior surfaces of tunnels are generally exposed to air and thus these surfaces, if not protected, will permit the ingress of oxygen and carbon dioxide. While the diffusion of carbon dioxide may lead to depassivation of reinforcing bars, making corrosion in such bars possible, the diffusion of oxygen into the structures will lead to corrosion in the rebars in the presence of the moist environment inside the structure.

http://www.nbmcw.com/articles/waterproofing-construction-chemicals/498-ero-leakage-concrete-tunnels-for-durability.html

Author: Dr Anil K Kar, Chairman, Engineering Services International, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

India - Hydrogen Sulphide Gas leak from a processing pipeline (condenser pipe) in Tarapur factory kills 4 workers

20 September 2011

Four industrial workers died after inhaling hydrogen sulphide gas that leaked from a chemical factory in Tarapur on Tuesday evening.

The leak occurred at around 7.15 pm on the premises of SeQuent Scientific Ltd, at a plant that makes veterinary drugs, within the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s (MIDC’s) industrial zone at Boisar, Tarapur.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/gas-leak-in-tarapur-factory-kills-4-workers/849529/

Related News:


Tarapur gas leak: Two company officials booked

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/tarapur-gas-leak-two-company-officials-booked/186062-3.html


Monday, September 19, 2011

India - Pipeline Integrity - Oil pipelines in Cochin under tighter surveillance

Oil+pipelines+under+tight+surveillance

KOCHI: Oil companies in Kochi have upped their surveillance to monitor the pipelines which pass underground through the city carrying highly inflammable oil products.

State-of-the-art monitoring systems coupled with police vigilance

Sunday, September 18, 2011

India - Corrosion Management - How important is collaboration of service providers with the end-users for achieving corrosion control?

Development of corrosion control technologies is achieved through the collaboration of academicians, researchers, service providers and end-users. When a control service provider (CSP) goes to Company A for solving A's problem, A should be comfortable in giving CSP the present conditions and experience with other systems. If the conditions are not properly presented, we can not demand the best control means from the CSPs. Lack of resources in terms of using makehift personnel to formulate, select and assess the control measures is the prime cause for failure of technologies applied in the field. Technologies suitable for site A may not hold good for site B. The success of technology is totally driven by the approach of site management.



Moreover, the success of any research study with regard to technology development for meeting desired product life totally depends on how effective we simulate the conditions, conduct the tests under a controlled atmosphere and interpret in a meaningful way to address application issues for a variety of industrial conditions

Friday, September 16, 2011

India - Corrosion Education - Opportunities sought for transfer of Knowledge Base from Colombia to India

Our network on Linkedin is discussing a topic on "Corrosion education is limited to theories. There is no practical education in India"  http://wecancontrolcorrosioninindia.blogspot.com/2011/09/india-corrosion-management-survey.html


William Eduardo Acevedo Sierra • We have CP4 NACE Level professionals with broad experience ready to set practical workshops for corrosion courses in India, please contact Mr Juan Carlos Pachon at jcpachon@tecnologiatotal.net
4 hours ago•

Manickam Valliappan • Mr William Sierra: This forum welcomes your interest in delivering the knowledge base to India. Are you looking for partners in India for this initiative? What sort of assistance you need from our region?
6 minutes ago


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Do we conduct corrosion research for the simulated industrial conditions/failures? What is the present status of these activities in India?

There are two cases. 1. Development of new models/theories to solve future problems. 2. Utilisation of existing models to solve present day problems. If we keep on developing new theories without seeing the validity of existing models, the sufferers (industries) will be confused for the direction they have to follow. This confusion aids the makeshift personnel (corrosion issues handled by non-corrosion groups) to propose solutions with uncertainties. These uncertainties are the prime source for ineffective corrosion control. There will be an interlinking component for providing the best basis for case 1 development from case 2 observation.

Do we conduct research for the simulated industrial conditions/failures? It is not the question of simply changing temperature or concentration of inhibitors or materials. The success of any research study for extending product life cycle totally depends on how effective we simulate the conditions, conduct the tests under a controlled atmosphere and interpret in a meaningful way to address application issues for a variety of industrial conditions. This simulation comes from the knowledgebase available within the industry/sector/country/globe. The strength of knowledgebase in handling the complex issues is geography specific development and depends on the personnel available within the setup.

There is a huge gap between researchers and the practicing engineers; industries and academic institutions (students choosing corrosion discipline). This gap is evident from the utilisation of people who have got proper education in corrosion.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

India - Corrosion Management Survey - A respondent says: Corruption, Least provisions in Tenders Knowingly, Lack of will power

A respondent of our survey has recorded the following observation for "Which of the following factors do you see for the present flaws/gaps in nationwide corrosion control efforts?"


Others: Corruption, Least provisions in Tenders Knowingly, Lack of will power.

Participate in our survey http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/ and share your observation with other respondents to assist our network in finding a suitable Iron Pillar Way of controlling corrosion in India.

India - Corrosion Management Survey - A respondent says: Corrosion education is limited to theories. There is no practical education

A respondent of our survey has recorded the following observation for "Which of the following factors do you see for the present flaws/gaps in nationwide corrosion control efforts?"

Others: Corrosion education is limited to theories. There is no practical education.

Participate in our survey http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/  and share your observation with other respondents to assist our network in finding a suitable Iron Pillar Way of controlling corrosion in India.




Wednesday, August 31, 2011

India - Steel Manufacturing - International Iron Ore and Steel Making Raw Materials Conference 2011


Greetings from OreTeam!

You are cordially invited in OreTeam's Conference, please find the details below:

'OreTeam's International Iron Ore & Steel Making Raw Materials Conference 2011'

http://www.oreteam.com

Date: Thu, Nov 17 to Fri, Nov 18
Venue: Marriot Hotel, GOA, India
Fee: Single Delegate - INR 25,000 and USD 750
Limited Special Packages are available for multiple delegate bookings and accommodations.

For bookings and registrations, please email me at monica@oreteam.com and oreteam@oreteam.com.

Kind Regards
Monica Bachchan
www.oreteam.com

Europe - Tata Steel - Zinc Coated Boron Steel for Automobile Industry


Tata Steel free to market new ultra high strength automotive steel‬‪-zinc-coated boron steel sheet, called ZnX® which is suitable for hot forming. ZnX® offers the ultra high strength benefits, with the added advantage of active corrosion protection.‬‪

Article Source: http://www.tatasteeleurope.com/en/news/news/2011__zn_boron
Publication Date: 24 Aug 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Journal Article - Corrosion Research - Statistical approaches for assessment of water corrosivity

Statistical approaches for assessment of water corrosivity

Author: Lu, B T
Source: Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Volume 46, Number 5, August 2011 , pp. 651-656(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing

Our Network Discussion:

Manickam Valliappan • "The corrosivity of water is difficult to be defined using single parameter such as the corrosion rate". This statement is valid in a variety of situations. Many people have the misconception of looking at corrosion rate only for finding appropriate solutions.

2 days ago

Ashwini K Sinha • Mostly corrosion rate is measured using coupons. Coupons give only cummulative effect after a defined period of time. This does not indicate the transients which are more important. Other things are water quality, microbiological/organic matter, operating conditions, extent of fouling/scaling, which affect the corrosion behaviour. As a matter of corrosion behaviour along with correlation with other factors should be monitored.
1 day ago

Satendra Kumar • Its really a good move to do but for this as suggested by Mr Manickam and Sinha many factors will influence the corrosion rate. However, considering few important factors with respect to materials and corrosivity from the particular environment on materials using corrosion handbook, a rough calculation can be made using statistics. You can try it but will definately have to work a lot to collect data from the researchers.
4 hours ago

Thursday, August 25, 2011

India - Corrosion Conference - Workshop on Marine Corrosion and Surface Engineering, 24-26 Nov 2011


Workshop on Marine Corrosion and Surface Engineerin​g, 24-26 November 2011, Parangipettai, Tamilnadu, India

Organised by Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University and National Corrosion Council of India, Karaikudi, India


http://corrosionsurveyinindia.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/workshop-on-marine-corrosion-and-surface-engineerine2808bg-india-nov-2011.pdf

Objective: This workshop aims at creating awareness among the students, faculty members, scientists and industrialists about the Marine Corrosion problems and focuses on sharing the knowledge of the recent development in the corrosion prevention methods.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

India - Corrosion Seminar - Experimental Techniques for Corrosion Research conducted by NACE India Section and IIT Mumbai


from NACE International Gateway India Section nace@mtnl.net.in
to
date Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:33 PM
subject Seminar- Experimental Techniques for Corrosion Research

Dear Sir,

NACE International Gateway India Section, Student Chapter in association with Dept. of Metallurgical Engg. and Mat. Science, IIT Bombay is organizing a Seminar on “Experimental Techniques for Corrosion Research” on 27 – 28 Sept 2011 at Seminar Hall, Vanvihar Guest House, IIT Bombay.

Attached, please find the seminar brochure. Those desirous of attending the workshop have to register with the Seminar Convener.  The last date for registration is 15th  September 2011. The registration will however will be closed once the required participants register.

Thanking you & with regards

Rishikesh Mishra
Manager – Technical Services

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NACE International Gateway India Section
305-A, Galleria, Hiranandani Gardens,
Powai, Mumbai - 400076
Tel: +91-22-25797354 Fax: +91-22-66921572
Email: mailto:info@corcon.org  Website: www.corcon.org
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Organizing Committee/address for communication

Mangesh Pustode
Email: mdpustode@iitb.ac.in
Mob. No: 08268354891

S. Logavenkatesh
Email: loga@iitb.ac.in
Mob. No: 09757287785

Vivek Chourasiya
Email: vickmnit.5657@gmail.com
Mob. No.: 09321068039

Friday, August 19, 2011

Our Network Discussion: Can anybody suggest how to start in the field of corrosion as a fresher?

Can anybody suggest how to start in the field of corrosion as a fresher?? I have Masters degree in corrosion engineering.

20 days ago
Posted by Ishan Patel, Post Graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Kaushlendra Shukla • check this out and you will get to know how to start with it http://web.nace.org

19 days ago
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Ashwini K Sinha • There are many industries dealing with corrosion & corrosion control. You may look into websites industries like IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, EIL etc for any vaccancies. You have done masters in corrosion engineering than what was your specialization? You can call me at 9650991195 sometime late in the evening or on saturday. Regards
18 days ago
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Ashwini K Sinha • Dear Friends,
I have over 34 years of experience in Corrosion & Control in Power plants which includes failure analysis due to corrosion, corrosion monitoring, corrosion analysis, coolling water treatment, design of cathodic protection, protective coatings, corrosion audit, acid dew point corrosion, chemical cleaning of heat exchangers, selection of corrosion resistant materials, efficiency improvements, etc. My experience also covers setting up of R&D centres, water recycling, etc. I am working presently with NTPC and am due to retire in July 2012. I am looking for consultancy assignments in Corrosion related areas, establishment of labs, waters & waste waters treatments, control of corrosion etc. If any body has any requirements related to this, please contact me at ashwiniksinha@gmail.com or +919650991195. Thanking you in advance.
18 days ago
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Ishan Patel • To Ashwini K Sinha
Thanks a lot sir.
As a speciallization, I have done laboratory testing of Hign nitrogen stainless steels in acidic environements for a year as a part of final year thesis at IIT Roorkee. That includes electrochemical methods like potentiodynamic polarization, EIS (Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) etc. Also I have knowledge of other ASTM test methods.

I will definetly contact you for the guidelines how to start my career as a fresher in corrosion field. The companies you suggested dont have current openings for fresher corrosion engineer. Last year there were 12 seats for MTech corrosion engineer in EIL.
17 days ago
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Manickam Valliappan • @Ishan: Thanks for posting this important discussion.

As far the present opportunities are concerned, you can consider the following options.

1. Corrosion education - working with an academic institution.

2. Corrosion research and failure investigation - working with a private/government research institution/testing house.

3. Corrosion control service providers - CP, Chemical Treatment, Protective Coatings and Metallic/non metallic materials.

4. Corrosion consultant services - working with a freelancer or a plant design company/technical service provider.

5. End-users - Chemical, oil&gas, refining, thermal, nuclear, marine and infrastructure

What is your main interest? We can explore the best option (I would say Combination: you may choose to begin your career with research first and then move to the industries or consultant houses or service providers; This combination determines the level of professional growth in our domain) based on the market trend and individual interests..

I recommend you to put your CV in Job column of this network. We will continue our discussion.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

India - Engineering College Alumni Networking - Do you feel that science and engineering education system in India supports and uses alumni networking to provide value education and research to entrants?


Do you feel that science and engineering education system in India supports and uses alumni networking to provide value education and research to entrants?

I attended my college (CIT, Coimbatore) alumni 1982-86 silver jubilee reunion. I felt proud of seeing 100+ alumni after 25 years during this function which was filled with fun and entertainment for family members. Our college education system is yet to open the doors for alumni networking to fetch value for science and technology development in India. There is a long way to go for #engineering and #technology filled #college #alumni networking for #innovation in #India.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article2287002.ece

Please share your thoughts.



Saturday, July 16, 2011

India - Corrosion Awareness - 17th NIGIS Corrosion Awareness Awards– 2011 instituted by NACE International India Section

Sub: 17th NIGIS CORROSION AWARENESS AWARDS – 2011


Dear Sir,

To commemorate Corrosion Awareness Day, NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) will be presenting awards to individuals and institutions for their contributions to the awareness and developments in the fields of corrosion science and technology during “CORCON 2011” conference & expo on corrosion being held during 28th Sept – 1st Oct 2011 at Hotel Intercontinental -The Lalit, Mumbai.

CORCON conferences are well-known for providing excellent opportunity and platform for the exchange of information about matters concerning corrosion and its prevention. For more details on CORCON 2011 you may visit our websites: www.corcon.org

We solicit your participation in any of the eleven categories in which applications are adjudged for bestowing the awards. Details of all awards and guidelines / procedure for the submission of applications for various types of awards are given in the enclosed brochure - NIGIS Awards.

We request you to participate in this prestigious program of NIGIS and contribute for its success by:
Submitting your application for an award
Informing all concerned persons of your / other organizations regarding NIGIS Awards and inspiring them to submit their application for the award.

Thanking you. Yours faithfully,

Samir Degan
Secretary – NIGIS
Encl: Award Brochure
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NACE International Gateway India Section , 305-A, Galleria, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai - 400076
Tel: 022-25797354 Fax: 022-66921572
Email: info@corcon.org Website: www.corcon.org
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Registration Form: http://corrosionsurveyinindia.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/corrosion-awareness-awards-2011-registration-form.pdf




India - Corrosion Research - NMRL: Effect of the reinforced boron carbide particulate content of AA6061 alloy on formation of the passive film in seawater

V.A. Katkar, G. Gunasekaran, A.G. Rao, P.M. Koli, Effect of the reinforced boron carbide particulate content of AA6061 alloy on formation of the passive film in seawater, Corrosion Science, Volume 53, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 2700-2712, ISSN 0010-938X, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2011.04.023.

Affiliation:   Naval Materials Research Laboratory, Shil Badlapur Road, Addl. Ambernath (E) Dist., Thane 421506, India


(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010938X11002125)

Abstract:

The effect of boron carbide (B4C) reinforcement on the corrosion of AA6061 alloy was studied by investigating passive films formed in seawater. The higher passive current and its potential-dependence for these composites indicated formation of porous passive film. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) graph suggests that the alloy surface is partly or totally active. The formed passive film is n-type semiconductor junction in nature. The difference between corrosion potential (Ecorr) and potential at zero charge (PZC) suggests that the chloride ions responsible for film breakdown exist within the passive film. A suitable mechanism is proposed for the passive film breakdown.

Keywords: A. Metal matrix composites; B. EIS; B. Polarisation; B. SEM; B. AFM; C. Passive films

Friday, July 15, 2011

India - Corrosion Conference - 1st Global Corrosion Management Summit: Theme: Coatings and Linings organised by CII, India

1st Global Corrosion Management Summit: Theme: Coatings and Linings organised by CII, India

24-25 August 2011, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

India loses a colossal figure of over Rs 2 lac crores every year due to the menace of corrosion. These expenses can be brought down to half if the good practices are followed to prevent and control corrosion. This offers a big opportunity to save cost and also enhance the life of products, plant & machinery, and civil structures.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) established a Corrosion Management Committee (CMC), which works to continuously create awareness and consciousness about the issue of corrosion in India, and promotes corrosion prevention strategies among industries and particularly SMEs. To give a spur to corrosion management culture in Indian Industry, Confederation of Indian Industry is organising 1st Global Corrosion Management Summit on 24-25 August 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

The summit theme - Coatings & Linings would focus on addressing the most important issues related to maintenance, restoration of coatings,linings of older equipments & industrial plant. The summit will also introduce participants to new innovations in coatings and linings for new structures of various types of materials.

Summit Coverage:

Basics of corrosion, coatings and linings
Corrosion management issues of coatings & linings
Maintenance & inspection of coatings & linings
Rehabilitation of coatings & linings
Innovation in coatings & linings
Corrosion failures and case studies
Corrosion management for extreme conditions
Strategies to bring corrosion prevention into national focus

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

India: No significant focus on Material Conservation Efforts through Corrosion Management in Industry-Acdemia Workshop conducted by our national agency

Industry-Academia Workshop on Refining & Petrochemicals Organised jointly by Petroleum Federation of India-Lovraj Kumar Memorial Trust & Chennai Petroleum Corporation of India. Date: March 16-19, 2011

In its continuing endeavour to provide opportunity to teaching faculty to upgrade their knowledge, the Petroleum Federation of India in its series of Industry Academia Interface programme organised a four-day residential workshop on Refining & Petrochemicals from March 16- 19, 2011 jointly with Lovraj Kumar Memorial Trust (LKMT) & Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.(CPCL), Chennai. A study tour was also organized to the Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd.(TPL) and CPCL Refinery on March 19,2011.

The 15 lectures delivered by industry experts were attended by 24 teaching faculty members from various Engineering Colleges / Universities in the states of Kerela, Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu & Karnataka.There was no participation fee and they were provided complimentary boarding & lodging by CPCL.

Focus on the following topics was made in this workshop.

Plant Reliability: Concern & Mitigation from Maintenance Perspective
Safety
Environment
Health

Corrosion Management seems to be deserted in this workshop.


Article Source: http://www.petrofed.org/16-19_Mar_11.asp

Monday, July 11, 2011

India - Standards - BIS: Will Corrosion lead to deleterious effect on the intended purpose: Security of Steel Flush Door Shutters?

Draft Bureau of Indian Standards: Steel Flush Door Shutters - Specification has been circulated for public opinion. Last date for comment: 31 Aug 2011

http://www.bis.org.in/sf/ced/CED11(7663).pdf


Our views on the following clauses:

11 TESTS
11.1 The following tests shall be conducted on the door shutter in accordance with IS 4020 (Part 1 to 16):
a) Dimensions and squareness test.
b) General flatness test.
c) Local planeness test.
d) Impact indentation test.
e) Flexure test.
f) Edge loading test.
g) Shock resistance test.
h) Buckling resistance test
j) Slamming test.
k) Misuse test.

Corrosion and related phenomena are nowhere included in this specification. Our Indian conditions are widespread and its effects on corrosion are evident in saline (coastal) and polluted industrial atmosphere. CECRI has recently updated Corrosion Map of India for atmospheric corrosion.

The type of paint used shall be as specified in IS 1477(Part 2) or be of any other type as agreed to between the manufacturer and the purchaser. The colour shall be as agreed between the manufacturer and the purchaser.

The purpose is not only the colour, it should be the life of shutter by providing a proper control measure. If the awareness is not there for corrosion among the manufacturer and the purchaser, the selection of control measure will be in question.

@Members of our forum: your active participation in this discussion is solicited for sending our collective inputs to Bureau of Indian Standards.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

India - Aluminium Metal Events - International Conference on Aluminium – INCAL 2011, 6-8 Dec 2011, Hyderabad

The Sixth International Conference on Aluminium – INCAL ’11 is being organized by the Aluminum Association of India (AAI) from 6 to 8 December 2011, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, (HICC) Hyderabad, India.

The Conference is supported by the primary integrated producers (Hindalco, Vedanta Group and the state owned Nalco) and secondary aluminium manufacturers ie., extruders, rolled product manufacturers, foil & can manufacturers, casting & forging industries, fabricators etc.




Article Source: http://www.incalindia.com/

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Turkey: Corrosion of Biomaterials - Corrosion behaviour of Ti DLC deposition on prenitrided 316L stainless steel and Ti‐6Al‐4V alloy

Turkey: Biomaterials: Release of even small amounts of Cr, Al and V from the biomaterials 316L and Ti-6Al-4V may cause local irritation of the tissues surrounding the implant in the body environment and these ions mix into the blood stream. This situation may be prevented by applying suitable surface treatments to the biomaterials.The corrosion resistance of duplex treated samples was significantly improved in comparison with the uncoated and single treated samples.

Corrosion behaviour of Ti DLC deposition on prenitrided 316L stainless steel and Ti‐6Al‐4V alloy
Authors: Yetim, A F; Alsaran, A; Celik, A; Efeoglu, I
Affiliations: Ataturk University, Engineering Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey
Source: Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Volume 46, Number 4, June 2011 , pp. 439-444(6)

India - Corrosion - Professional Associations: NACE International India Section celebrates its Foundation Day on 15 July 2011, Mumbai

Foundation Day of NACE International India Section - 15 July 2011 at 1900 hrs at Hotel Intercontinental The Lalit, Mumbai

Thursday, July 7, 2011

India: Corrosion Management: Look down: Rather than turning to people who have more experience, seek out junior people.

The younger crowd often spots trends in technology long before even the best CIO knows of them (Source: Harvard Business). What is the postion with regard to corrosion management in India? Younger talent in our network is growing day by day.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

India: Corrosion Research: Effect of Heat Treatment and Boron Addition on Corrosion Behavior of Ti-35Nb-7.2Zr-5.7Ta (wt%) β-Titanium Alloy in Simulated Body Fluid

Effect of Heat Treatment and Boron Addition on Corrosion Behavior of Ti-35Nb-7.2Zr-5.7Ta (wt%) β-Titanium Alloy in Simulated Body Fluid
Corrosion 67, 085001 (2011); doi:10.5006/1.3613645 (9 pages)

P. Majumdar1, S. B. Singh1, U. K. Chatterjee1, and M. Chakraborty2
1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
2Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Present address: Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.

Addition of boron to the TNZT alloy shifts the Ecorr value toward a more active direction and increases the icorr as well as ipass values significantly, and therefore deteriorates the corrosion resistance of the titanium alloys. In general, duplex aged TNZT samples show better corrosion resistance than other heat-treated TNZT or TNZTB samples.

Article Source:
Article Date: Corrosion 67, 085001 (2011)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Corrosion of Pipelines leading to Polluted water supply in Gondia District, Maharashtra, India

Most of the water supply lines can be seen passing through dirty water accumulated in the choked drains. In some places, where the pipelines have cracked due to age or corrosion, dirty water percolates in and is supplied to the consumers.

Executive engineer of the urban water supply authority of Gondia J P Bhutange and deputy engineer V V Bannore said the problem has become so chronic that in spite of their best efforts, they were no able to trace the holes and they have to cut the pieces of the pipelines block by block and locate the fault.

Article Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Polluted-water-supply-in-Gondia/articleshow/8767696.cms
Article Date: 8 July 2011

India: Water Contamination due to Corrosion: A glass of E coli keeps South Mumbai unwell

Civic officials blame century-old pipelines in South Mumbai for contaminated water. “These pipe lines are corroded and vulnerable to bursts and leakages. In zero supply hours, sewage water gets easily mixed with drinking water resulting in contamination. It leads to several water-borne diseases,” explained BMC officials.

Out of 446 water samples collected by the civic body, 104 were reported unfit for drinking in non-slum areas. In the slum areas, 156 samples of the 762 tested were unfit for consumption. The BMC says 20% of the city water is not fit for drinking. Water samples in Byculla have the highest number of E coli presence with 17 cases. It is followed by Kurla with 14 and Colaba with 6.

Dr Sharad Shah, gastroenterologist at Jaslok hospital said: “I have been getting E coli cases frequently. People suffering from the disease get cramps and suffer from diarrhoea. They should take antibiotics within two to three days of the infection and seek proper treatment.” Added BMC’s chief health officer Anil Bandiwadekar: “People should boil water before drinking and clean their storage tanks.”

Article Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_a-glass-of-e-coli-keeps-south-mumbai-unwell_1560985
Article Date: 01 July 2011

India: To plug water leak, BMC plans outreach programme - Indian Express

To plug water leak, BMC plans outreach programme - Indian Express

Out of the 3,350 million litres of water that is supplied to the Mumbai city everyday, nearly 700 million litres is unaccounted for, which means it is either lost to leakages or is stolen.

Corrosion Management Summit on Coatings and Linings conducted by CII, India, 24-25 Aug 2011, New Delhi



Event Description

The impact of corrosion on the nation’s exchequer is a staggering figure of Rs 2 lakh crores. These expenses can be brought down to half if the good practices are followed to prevent and control the corrosion. This offers a big opportunity to save cost and also enhance the life of products, plant & machinery, and civil structures.

Date and Venue
Start Date: Aug 24, 2011, End Date: Aug 25, 2011
Venue: INDIA HABITAT CENTRE, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Confederation of Indian Industry
CII Gurgaon Office
249-F , Sector 18
Udyog Vihar
Phase IV
Gurgaon-122015
Haryana
India
Phone : 91-124-4014060-67
Fax :91-124-4014080
Email : anju.mehra@cii.in

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

India gas field sets production milestone - Offshore

India gas field sets production milestone - Offshore

Article Source: Offshore
Article Date: Jun 10, 2011

NEW DELHI, India – ONGC’s Bassein field and satellite asset offshore western India has achieved 200 bcm (7 tcf) of cumulative gas production after over two decades in operation.

The field contributes nearly 43 % of ONGC’s gas production. Recent studies suggest its life could be extended for another 20 years. Bassein’s gas is used by nine power plants, seven fertilizer plants, two refineries and two petrochemical plants, and also heads to northern India via the Hazira-Bijapur-Jagdishpur pipeline.

India Oil and Gas Production: Cairn working to counter Ravva decline - Offshore

Cairn working to counter Ravva decline - Offshore

Article Source: Offshore
Article Date: May 27, 2011

GURGAON, India -- Production from the offshore Ravva field in Indian block PKGM-1 averaged 36,942 boe/d during the 2010-11 year, according to operator Cairn India. The field completed its 16th year in service, and has yielded more than 232 MMbbl of crude and 278 bcf of gas to date, more than double initial expectations, Cairn claims.

KG Basin in India yields further gas find - Offshore

KG Basin yields further gas find - Offshore

Article Source: Offshore
Article Date: Jun 22, 2011

LONDON – Reliance Industries has discovered more gas in India’s deepwater Krishna Godavari (KG) basin.

According to partner Hardy Oil & Gas, the commerciality of the find, dubbed Dhirubhai – 54, remains under review. However, it expects the play fairway cover a large area within the block. The well, KG-D9-A2, was drilled in 2,700 m (8,858 ft) water depth in the D9 license, and to a TD of 4,881 m (16,013 ft).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Information Management for Material Selection: Influence of Social and Technology Networking Systems

A new material cannot be employed in a design unless the engineer has access to reliable material properties and, hopefully, costs. This illustrates one reason why the tried and true materials are used repeatedly for designs even though better designs could be achieved with newer materials. At the start of the design process, low-precision but all inclusive data are needed. At the end of the design process, data are needed for only a single material, but they must be accurate and very detailed.

Information comes through various channels: Handbooks, International/National/Company Standards and Specifications, Research Reports, Technical Publications, Market Survey Reports, Materials Databases, Expert Systems, and Process Specific Research Studies.

Internet based systems play a crucial role in assisting the designers and material selection personnel to fetch the proven experience of materials considered for similar process situations elsewhere in the world. The modern day social and technology networking systems facilitate the researchers, material suppliers, designers, consultants and industries personnel to exchange their views on selection and find appropriateness of selected materials. “We CAN Control Corrosion in India” is an example networking group. This group establishes global level multi-dimensional communication pathways (Technology Providers-Technology Users-Academic and Research Institutions-Professional Associations-Legislation Support) and guides professionals from various disciplines and other technology groups to network with the best material selection knowledge source for corrosion management (Source: http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/).

Article Source: Chemical Engineering World, May 2011
Link: http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/our-publications/










Monday, June 20, 2011

Awareness for Corrosion in Pharma, Automobile and Engineering Industries - Snapshots from Corrosion Management Workshop in Chennai

Snapshots of our Corrosion Management Workshop in Chennai. 8 participants (3 from Automobile; 3 from Pharmaceutical; 1 from Engineering Industry; 1 from Corrosion Control Service Provider) attended this workshop. It is great to see the awareness for corrosion in these sectors. We are now in the process of bridging these participants with our networking group.



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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Do you feel that e-learning of Corrosion Science and Engineering course is essential similar to the one announced for Environmental Science by the Department of Higher Education in India?

Now colleges will have to teach the subject of environment science through e-learning. Since the University Grants Commission has not created any new posts for the teachers of environment science, many colleges do not have enough teachers to teach this compulsory subject.


To solve this problem, the higher education department issued a government resolution on June 7, advising colleges to teach environment science by using ‘e-learning facility’ provided by a service provider selected and approved by the UGC so that the students do not suffer.

The department has appointed a service provider which will provide study material to all the colleges. The study material has been approved by the UGC. This service provider will hold workshops in all colleges to teach the students on how to use the study material. The e-learning material consists not just of theory but includes 50 to 60 projects for the students to work on and it also teaches them how to do it. The course material also consists of a few CDs that can be viewed on any computer.

Article Date: 13 June 2011

Article Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/academy/report_environment-science-course-to-be-an-e-experience_1554350


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Workshop on Corrosion Management, 14-15 June 2011, Chennai, India

Workshop on Corrosion Management, 14-15 June 2011, Chennai, India

Worldwide surveys show that a nation's GDP is significantly affected by corrosion losses. This problem is not only the buzzword for people in Process Industries, but also perennial in public utilities such as metro water supply. "We CAN Control Corrosion in India", an Open Source Knowledge Management networking group is bringing the collaborative efforts of various agencies and individuals to resolve corrosion management challenges in India.

Our network interacts with Corporate Event Management Associates (CEMA) to organise 2 day Workshop on Corrosion Management, 14-15 June 2011, Chennai, India.

CEMA Contact for Registration: Mr Aneesh Bhatt, aneesbhatt@corporateevents.co.in

Manager Marketing, Corporate Events Management Associates, Satyam Tower, SF 276, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi - 110063.

Tel: 011 - 25253042 / 25282859; Mobile: 07827380480

Please visit the following links to have more information on the program.


http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/awareness-programs/

http://corrosionsurveyinindia.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/corrosion-management-workshop-14-15june11-chennai1.pdf

Monday, May 23, 2011

Overloading, corrosion behind faulty bridges in India

Business Line : Industry & Economy / Logistics : ‘Overloading, corrosion behind faulty bridges'

Bangalore, May 22:


Good and bad bridges in Karnataka are in the ratio of 50:50 and most of the RCC bridges constructed now do not last long due to corrosion or overloading, said Dr C. S. Viswanatha, Chairman, Civil-Aid Techno Clinic, Bangalore.



Saturday, May 21, 2011

Do you feel that the Integrity Assurance initiatives taken by the Public Sector Companies in India support using the national resources for corrosion control in India?

Expression of Interest (EOI) - Integrity study of BPCL-KR Cross Country Pipelines floated by Bharat Petroleum Corporation - Kochi Refinery http://www.bharatpetroleum.in/EnergisingBusiness/Tenders.aspx?TenderId=T000003012

Qualification Requirements for DA Engineer in Page 12: He shall be either a Professional Member of the Institute of Corrosion (UK) or a NACE International (USA) Certificated Corrosion specialist.

Do you feel that this kind of prescription will limit the opportunities for participation to certain sections? Is there a good number of certified people available with service companies in India to carry out this job announced by a public sector?

Visit http://bit.ly/jLQxDc to have more information on the EOI.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Collaboration of three nations US-South Korea-Japan for monitoring of Jindo Bridge in South Korea

Keeping Tabs on the Infrastructure, Wirelessly


ENGINEERS routinely inspect bridges and other structures for cracks and corrosion. But because they can’t always be there in person, one highly intelligent bridge knows what to do when trouble arises: send them an e-mail.

The long spans and slender cables of the Jindo Bridge in South Korea are dotted with a small army of electronic sentinels — tiny wireless sensors and microprocessors that monitor the bridge’s structural health. The network constantly analyzes factors like vibration, wind and humidity, and promptly reports anomalies to a computer that then passes along the news. (As of last week, the bridge said it was just fine.)

The Jindo Bridge network has 663 wireless sensors, each providing a channel of information at an installation cost of about $100, far less than the thousands of dollars typically needed to install each wired channel, said Dr. B.F. Spencer Jr., a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Spencer directs the American-based arm of the bridge project, which also includes the University of Tokyo and the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Batteries on the bridge network are expected to last about three years before they need replacement.

Article Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/business/13novel.html?_r=1&ref=technology
Publication Date: 13 March 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Regulators' Use of Standards, Report No. 426, March 2010, International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

This report reflects the current situation of selected national regulators’ reference and use of national, regional, international and industry standards in their regulatory documents, with a particular focus on standards for materials, equipment, systems and structures for the offshore petroleum industry. This report attempts to analyze the documents prepared by national and provincial lawmakers and the regulators themselves.

http://www.ogp.org.uk/pubs/426.pdf


9.1 Oil Industry Safety Directorate
Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) is a technical directorate under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas that formulates and coordinates the implementation of a series of self regulatory measures aimed at enhancing the safety in the oil & gas industry in India.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Expertise from Nuclear Industry for Corrosion Management in India: Present Chairman of CII Corrosion Management Committee

The Hindu : News / National : Chetal takes charge as IGCAR Director

Dr Baldev Raj retired as Director of IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India. He is the Chairman of CII Corrosion Management Committee. It is good to see that CII Corrosion Management Committee is headed by Dr Baldev Raj, a leading expert in the Indian nuclear industry.

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Quote from "India’s Offshore Integrity – Learn and Use Global Offshore Experience" published in Offshore World, 2010: http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/our-publications/

Lord Cullen, commissioned by the Department of Energy, UK to investigate the accident of Piper Alpha, recommends that hazards should be assessed from the earliest stages of design in the same way the nuclear industry does. The new safety directorate for offshore installation in the HSE may draw on the expertise of the nuclear industry (Source: The Public Inquiry into the Piper Alpha Disaster, Cullen, The Honourable Lord, HM Stationery Office, 1990).
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S.C. Chetal took over as Director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam on Saturday. The IGCAR is the architect of Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) programme and it has designed and developed the 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) under construction at Kalpakkam.

Our Discussion in OIFC Network: CII asks Government to introduce Corrosion Prevention Act - Contributions from Indian Diaspora

Excerpts from our technical paper on "India’s Offshore Integrity – Learn and Use Global Offshore Experience" published in Offshore World, 2010 http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/our-publications/: Lord Cullen, commissioned by the Department of Energy, UK to investigate the accident of Piper Alpha, recommends that hazards should be assessed from the earliest stages of design in the same way the nuclear industry does. The new safety directorate for offshore installation in the HSE may draw on the expertise of the nuclear industry (Source: The Public Inquiry into the Piper Alpha Disaster, Cullen, The Honourable Lord, HM Stationery Office, 1990).
Note on Piper Alpha: It was a North Sea oil production platform. This platform began production in 1976, first as an oil platform and then later converted to gas production. An explosion and resulting fire destroyed it on July 6, 1988, killing 167 men, with only 59 survivors.

Do we have an established asset integrity assurance system to handle the mixed bag of State-owned enterprises and Private Ventures in India? Collaborative Efforts – A Sign of Success for Joint Responsibilities to ensure Integrity of Assets:
It is recognised that there are many ways to organise and operate successful corrosion management systems, each of which is asset specific depending on factors such as Design, Stage in life cycle, Process conditions and Operational history. All the standards and regulations put forward by various agencies across the world are the outcome of joint efforts of Government-Asset Owners-Technology Providers-Safety Agencies-Inspection Authorities-Academia-Research Institutions.

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.
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It is good to know that CII Corrosion Management Committee is headed by Dr Baldev Raj, a leading expert in the Indian nuclear industry.

There is a greater dependency on a variety of resources. Knowledge Transfer from Indian Diaspora in this domain can help the national efforts in a great way. National agencies/research institutions should keep their policies open for receiving such collaborative efforts and encouraging the Indian Diaspora to show interest in the development of a national policy for Corrosion Management.

About OIFC: Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre

Saturday, April 30, 2011

CII asks Government to introduce Corrosion Prevention Act - Contributions from Indian Diaspora

New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) The government should introduce financial support through legislation for preventing corrosion of machines, pipelines and industrial structures as companies lose a whopping Rs 2 lakh crore annually due to such damages, CII today said. The chamber has asked the industry and government "to collaborate to introduce the Corrosion Act in India, like US, which provides incentives to organisations for taking preventive measures against corrosion".


Article Reference: http://www.ptinews.com/news/1537054_CII-asks-government-to-introduce-Corrosion-Act-
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Efforts of Indian Diaspora for Corrosion Control in India: Significant population of Indian experts working in this domain live outside India.

There is a greater dependency on the external resources for finding a suitable way of controlling corrosion in India. Our technology group, We CAN Control Corrosion in India, is an Open Source Knowledge Management group launched for Corrosion Control in India. This group brings the experience of Indian Diaspora and the Overseas Experts for developing collaboration with the talent pool in India. An open source survey has been launched by this group. This group establishes global level multi-dimensional communication pathways (Technology Providers-Technology Users-Academic and Research Institutions-Professional Associations-Legislation Support) and guides professionals from various disciplines and other technology groups to network with the best knowledge source for corrosion management. Our focus is on using the best resources for Predict-Design-Apply-Monitor-Control-Assess processes to find a suitable Iron Pillar Way of controlling corrosion in India and share our experience with the technology networking community.

Article Reference: http://www.indianexpress.com/comments/cii-asks-govt-to-introduce-corrosion-act/780595/

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nearly 87% of Corrosion Management Survey respondents favour the introduction of Corrosion Prevention Act in India

Survey Results for the period August 2010 to April 2011
Visit the Iron Pillar Dashboard on  http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/iron-pillar-dashboard/  to see the survey response.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
CII asks govt to introduce Corrosion Act
http://wecancontrolcorrosioninindia.blogspot.com/2011/04/cii-asks-govt-to-introduce-corrosion.html

New Delhi: The government should introduce financial support through legislation for preventing corrosion of machines, pipelines and industrial structures as companies lose a whopping Rs 2 lakh crore annually due to such damages, CII on Sunday said. The chamber has asked the industry and government "to collaborate to introduce the Corrosion Act in India, like US, which provides incentives to organisations for taking preventive measures against corrosion".

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CII asks govt to introduce Corrosion Act

CII asks govt to introduce Corrosion Act

http://www.ptinews.com/news/1537054_CII-asks-government-to-introduce-Corrosion-Act-

New Delhi: The government should introduce financial support through legislation for preventing corrosion of machines, pipelines and industrial structures as companies lose a whopping Rs 2 lakh crore annually due to such damages, CII on Sunday said.

The chamber has asked the industry and government "to collaborate to introduce the Corrosion Act in India, like US, which provides incentives to organisations for taking preventive measures against corrosion".




Sunday, April 24, 2011

Corrosion Awareness Day, 24 April 2011, Observed by World Corrosion Organization (WCO)


April 24, 2011 Corrosion Awareness Day 2011  
Various locations, U.S.  
Contact: George Hayes  World Corrosion Organization  phone: 973-769-1445  e-mail: info@corrosion.org

The World Corrosion Organization designated April 24, 2010 as the inaugural Corrosion Awareness Day. Corrosion Awareness Day is designed to highlight the estimated $2.2 trillion annual cost of corrosion worldwide (3 to 4 % of GDP of industrialized countries) reflecting in part many decision-makers in industry and government not fully understanding the consequences of corrosion and how critical it is to control it.

Article Source: http://www.corrosion.org/news.asp
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