Friday, February 25, 2011

Current Discussion in Our Network: Corrosion Associations in India

This discussion was posted by Mr Akshat Agrawal in our network • 

First of all there is no Corrosion Association in India to promote corrosion awareness, accreditation, education, NACE, EFC (all developed countries have their own Corrosion Bodies).....

Manickam Valliappan • National Corrosion Council of India is functioning from CECRI, Karaikudi. CII has Corrosion Management Committee. Prof Raja of IIT Mumbai is the sitting member representing India in International Corrosion Council. NACE International India Chapter is functioning from Mumbai. Indian Institute of Metals is there in Kolkatta..

It is disturbing to see the fact that there is no representation for India in World Corrosion Organization, the NGO of UN. Please visit our survey to see the flaw:
No coordination for interaction of various professional bodies in corrosion and associated disciplines.

Akshat Agrawal • the very fact that i never heard about National Corrosion Council of India despite being associated with this field for about 20 years (and i believe same is the case with many other corrosion professionals), is enough to describe the significance and prominence of this body.....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Current Discussion in Our Network: Copper Wire Corrosion

This problem has been posted in Indian Environment Network. Our technology network is discussing this topic.

Dear All, I visited wiring company and they have a problem of Copper Wire Rusting. The wires turn black or green after some time(4-5 days). We monitored Ambient Air and parameters are within the stipulated norms. Further they are also keeping temperature under control and monitoring humidity regularly. It would be a great help if someone could let me know the exact reason of the same and what could be the possible solution.

Current Discussion in Our Network: Corrosion Chemist Job in India

Discussion Posted by Kishan Ahuja on 23 Feb 2011 

Corrosion Chemist

Looking for Corrosion Chemist in INdia pune for an MNC...If interested mail me at

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Current Discussion in our Network - Case Studies on Corrosion Problems

Discussion started by: Bala Srini on 23 Feb 2011.

Case studies on specific issues can be shared by the forum members. A brief note on the issue and the options / chosen method to mitigate or improve the impact can be shared.

The case study can include the methods adopted to identify the mode, mechanism, and state the selected mitigation option-I.E. Design upgrade or Material upgrade or changes to Operating conditions or chemistry and subsequent impact in terms of improvement in overall Integrity / Reliability to the asset.

We welcome the participants outside Linkedin to interact with us and participate in our discussion through this blog.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Corrosion Management Problems in India

Present Discussions from Our Network We CAN Control Corrosion in India on Linkedin:

I  request all members to assist our network to identify and document the corrosion management problems in India. These problems may come from your direct experience, research proceedings, industrial news and public news.

Our network has an immense potential to collaborate and contribute for resolving corrosion management challenges in India. These challenges in corrosion science and engineering will be linked to engineering applications in order to focus research and development efforts.

I would like to invite Prof TKG to moderate this discussion.  

I have provided a sample news: 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.
Chennai - Of the nearly 1,400-km-long pipeline network, a stretch of 466-km long pipeline detected with leaks was replaced.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oil spill off Mumbai coast

The Hindu : News / National : Oil spill off Mumbai coast

According to an ONGC statement here, the leak was detected in the Mumbai-Uran Trunk (MUT) pipeline at 8.45 a.m. The pipeline transports crude oil from the Mumbai High offshore fields. Production from the ONGC's Mumbai High field, the nation's biggest oilfield, and Bassein oilfield, was stopped immediately and the pipeline shut down. Output has since resumed and crude oil from the field is being transported ashore through a separate line.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Researchers develop a new alloy with improved corrosion resistance for Indian railway tracks.

TOILET discharge into the open from passenger trains is perhaps unique to the Indian railway system. Apart from the highly undesirable environmental pollution it causes, it leads to severe corrosion of the rails and their fastenings as the toilet chutes are located almost directly above the rails. It is, in fact, a major cause of corrosion of the rails. This problem is not to be dismissed lightly because the economic cost of corrosion of rails (which, of course, includes normal environmental corrosion) in the Indian context is very significant.

Modification of the toilet discharge system by the Indian Railways, as announced by the Railways Minister a couple of years ago, by replacing the present system with green toilets or aircraft-style vacuum toilets, is certainly welcome, but that addresses only a part of the corrosion problem. Atmospheric corrosion of rails, particularly in coastal regions which accounts for a significant fraction of the Indian network, is also a serious issue requiring urgent attention

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wall Construction Material is the cause for corrosion of metal components and the premature failure of household systems

The Chinese Drywall court ruling and what it means to you: How Chinese drywall causes corrosion

In the case of metal components in homes with Chinese drywall, the sulfur gases form sulfide deposits on metal surfaces. This in turn causes the sulfur to “consume” the metal, replacing it with sulfides. This corrosion is what has caused the premature failure of such household systems as electrical wiring and mechanical devices in homes with Chinese drywall; many homeowners have reported such system failures during their first three years in their homes. This corrosion also affected household appliances containing silver parts, like TVs and computers, also causing them to fail prematurely. In fact, based on scientific measures, the Virginia families’ homes all demonstrated severe levels of corrosion.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Corrosion Management Survey in India: Results for the period August - December 2010

Visit to have the results for the following survey questions. Our network invites you to participate in this survey and assist our group to find a suitable Iron Pillar Way of controlling corrosion in India.

What is the present status of corrosion awareness in India?

Do you feel that corrosion prevention act is mandatory to encourage corrosion control efforts in India?

Which of the following agencies do you recommend to participate in creating awareness for corrosion in India?

How do you rate the contribution of various agencies in creating corrosion awareness in India?

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