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

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