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
http://www.corrosion.org/events.asp

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Water Leak Monitoring System through Statistical Anomaly Detection Engine

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/04/technology_monitor_1?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/pipedreams

Though water is cheap, it is not free. According to a report published by the Bank in 2006, leaks even then were costing $14 billion a year. But to plug a leak you have to find it. Water mains are hard to inspect, particularly if they are underground. Many are old and thus decrepit. And outright theft is not unheard of, as the poor seek to fill their drinking vessels and the rich their swimming pools. An effective way of detecting leaks, both accidental and deliberate, would therefore be welcome.

Article Primary Source: The Economist
Article Reference Source: NACE International
Publication Date: 21 April 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Our Engineering Journey for Knowledge Acquisition and Transfer - Efforts of Indian Diaspora


This lecture was delivered on 19 March 2011 in Tamilnadu Engineers Forum (TEF-Kuwait).


Indian Diaspora, the second largest in the world, is very special to India. As part of GoI's strategic focus on the Indian Diaspora, MOIA seeks to establish an institutional framework for sustainable engagement to lead the knowledge, expertise, skills and resources of the vast and diverse overseas Indian community into home country development efforts. It envisions engaging the Diaspora as 'Knowledge' partners, the institutions in India as 'Stakeholder' partners and the Government as a 'Facilitator'(Source: Ministry of Overseas Indians Affairs, Govt. of India).

Kuwait based industries are employing a large talent pool of Indian Diaspora to achieve tremendous growth in the World Energy Market. Our Engineers from Tamilnadu region are active partners of this knowledge community. We are going through various phases of Knowledge Cycle.

Our Engineering Journey for Knowledge Acquisition and Transfer lays a foundation for collaboration with our counterparts and various institutions in India to make her Superpower.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Disturbing News for Corrosion Management Education in Gujarat, a leading industrialised state of India: No student enrolment for PG Diploma Course in Corrosion Technology conducted by MS University of Baroda.

(News Feed provided by Dr Mukesh Pandya, a member of We CAN Control Corrosion in India Networking Group)


Astounding corrosion costs reported in various media in India raise many questions and call for immediate actions to reduce such costs through various means of corrosion control available all over the world. Heavy Industries Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said three per cent of nation's GDP is wasted due to corrosion of machines and tools which can be saved with proper maintenance and repair. "Maintenance is really the backbone of any engineering industry. Very serious industrial accidents have happened due to poor maintenance," Deshmukh said here while inaugurating CII's Industrial Maintenance Expo (News Source: Press Trust of India / New Delhi August 04, 2010, 16:00 IST; http://business-standard.com/india/news/corrosion-eats3gdp-vilasrao-deshmukh/103930/on)


Gujarat is the leading industrialised state of India. MS University of Baroda in Gujarat is conducting a PG Diploma Course in Corrosion Technology (http://www.msubaroda.ac.in/courses.php?fType_code=4&fCourse_type=P.G.Diploma). It has come to our knowledge that in M S University, in the post-graduate course on corrosion technology, no student has studied in last five years. University has started many post-graduate courses in different subjects in last few years, out of which some have been successful, and on other hand some of the courses have been unsuccessful due to less number of students.

The PG course in corrosion technology is an example of such a failure. In the senate meeting held on 30th March, senate member from technology, Dr. I. I. Pandya had asked about, how many students are enrolled in this course. In reply University authorities have confessed that since 2006 till 2010, within five years, no student has completed this course.

As per information which came to the surface in account of this question, some students, after getting admission in the first semester of this course, had cancelled their enrolment in the second semester; which include student leaders intending to take part in the election canvassing. Amazingly, the university authority has continued this course even though no student was enrolled. In past, packaging technology course, started in the technology faculty, had to be discontinued after two years, due to lack of students. Similarly, instrumentation technology course, started in the science faculty, had to be terminated (News Source: Gujarat Samachar, Baroda Edition dated April 3 2011; Image Link: PG Diploma Course in Corrosion Technology Conducted by MS University of Baroda)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Current Discussion in our Network: Relevance of Corrosion Monitoring Using LPR for Interpreting Corrosion and Fouling Behaviour of Several Heat Exchangers in a Cooling Water Circuit

Discussion Posted by: Chetan Sangani
Date: 16 Apr 2011


Experts, We are facing a situation where the LPR readings is showing Corrosion of around 13 MPY, Coupons (45days) retrieval is showing 17 MPY, in Cooling water System with Several HE and equipments

The whole system along with the HX are complete Carbon Steel built, under such readings there should have been heavy corrosion that could be seen in the water conditions, but the Return Water shows iron Fe2 Less then 0.4ppm consistently for more then past 3 months. Has anyone faced such experience? In what circumstances the Readings could be misleading?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Current Discussion in our Network: Corrosion Management Problems in India - Relevance of IS 1786

Discussion started by Shankar Sethuramalingam • I feel that the Government should mandate usage of anti-corrosive materials in the construction of such corrosion-prone structures. For eg, The Indian standard for rebars (IS 1786) lays down all the specifications that need to be met while developing a rebar like - the maximum percentage composition of different constituent elements like C, P,S Cr ..in the rebar, the Mininum yield stress, tensile strength etc.... However they do not mandate that these rebars should have passed the anti-corrosion tests. As a result the suppliers are not making the rebars anti-corrosive but they advertise saying the product is IS 1786 certified. This is not the case with ASTM or BS standards, where the rebars should satisfy the anti-corrosion tests apart from satisfying the physical and chemical properties.

Only when it becomes mandatory will the suppliers engage in producing anti-corrosive materials and it will start being used.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Current Discussion in our network: NACE International: Nuclear aging research needed: experts

More research needs to be conducted to determine how nuclear facilities age, reactor experts said at a recent conference.
Article Source: http://www.platts.com/RSSFeedDetailedNews/RSSFeed/ElectricPower/8578886
Publication Date: 23 Feb 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Current Discussion in our Network: Conference Notification from NACE International Gateway India Section: CORCON 2011 Corrosion Conference & Expo, 28 Sep–1 Oct 2011, Hotel Intercontinental -The Lalit, Mumbai, India.

Subject: CORCON 2011: Call for Papers
Dear Sir,

NACE International Gateway India Section is organizing CORCON 2011 Corrosion Conference & Expo during 28th September – 1st October 2011 at Hotel Intercontinental -The Lalit, Mumbai, India.

CORCON Conferences are well-known for providing excellent opportunity and platform for the exchange of information about matters concerning corrosion and its prevention. I request you to avail this opportunity to share your new experiences and enhanced expertise by presenting technical paper/s during this CORCON Conference.

The ABSTRACT OF TECHNICAL PAPER and PAPER SUBMISSION FORM should be submitted in the enclosed format latest by 15th April 2011. CORCON GUIDELINES & INFORMATION for the preparation of full text of contributory (oral / poster) papers shall be provided with the letter of acceptance abstract and will also be made available on CORCON 2011 Website.

I request you to confirm the receipt of this letter and your intent for the participation in this conference as an author of contributory technical paper as early as possible. This will enable us to keep you informed / updated with regard to your technical paper/s and other activities of the conference.

I take this opportunity to also request you to contribute for the success of the conference by using your contacts and resources to increase the number of sponsors, exhibitors, contributory papers, delegates etc for your and other topics of the conference.

Thanking You with Regards & Best Wishes

Yours Sincerely

R P Nagar

Chairman - NIGIS
Encl: As above
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NACE International Gateway India Section

305-A, Galleria, Hiranandani Gardens,

Powai, Mumbai - 400076

Tel: 022-25797354 Fax: 022-66921572

Email: nace@mtnl.net.in Website: www.naceindia.org

Monday, April 4, 2011

Current Discussion in our Network: Corrosion Research: Global Developments in Renewable Energy Production

The ocean's powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it's that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. The moist, salty air combined with a turbine's metallic materials can result in corrosion, a destructive process able to bring any power-generating source to a halt.


Stephen Dexter, professor of marine biosciences in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), is working to address this threat to renewable energy production. He is overseeing a two-year, Department of Energy-supported corrosivity study at the site of UD's wind turbine, located at UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.


Article Source: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/mar/turbine-corrosion-research-031711.html
Publication Date: 17 March 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Current Discussion in our Network: Seafront lab for Indian desalination research set up by India's National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)

A desalination research laboratory is to be part of a seafront research facility to be set up in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh by India's National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. 

Although the institute has substantial desalination experience, more optimisation is required on components that go into thermal cycle and vacuum systems for large-scale production and commercialisation of these applications. This is possible only if the institute sets up a seafront facility.

Source: http://www.desalination.biz/news/news_story.asp?id=5838&channel=0&title=Seafront+lab+for+Indian+desalination+research
Publication Date: 29 March 2011

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