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