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
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

NACE International Gateway India Section
305-A, Galleria, Hiranandani Gardens,
Powai, Mumbai - 400076
Tel: +91-22-25797354 Fax: +91-22-66921572
Email:  Website:

Organizing Committee/address for communication

Mangesh Pustode
Mob. No: 08268354891

S. Logavenkatesh
Mob. No: 09757287785

Vivek Chourasiya
Mob. No.: 09321068039


  1. I would like to recall our discussion note posted in “Research and Development in India” group on Linkedin.

    Development of process specific research studies, material testing programs, material databases and corrosion-related standards for our Indian conditions is always a grand challenge for our industries

    Our Indian Scenario:
    The cost of developing and incorporating advanced materials is high. The reliability of new materials is unproven in most practical applications, and exploring their use in a process environment is risky. Significant R&D, from bench scale experiments to the construction and testing of prototypes, is usually necessary before a new material can be implemented in chemical processing equipment (Source: Technology Roadmap for Materials of Construction, Materials Technology Institute, USA, 1998).

    The economy of India is as diverse as it is large, with a number of major sectors including manufacturing industries, agriculture, textiles and handicrafts, and services. The Indian chemical industries comprise small, medium and large-scale units. Development of process specific research studies, material testing programs, material databases and corrosion-related standards for our Indian conditions is always a grand challenge for our industries. In spite of tremendous progress in recent times, India continues to face challenges that could derail its Science &Technology aspirations. There is a large gap between the installed capacity and projected needs in basic infrastructure, including power, roads, telecommunications, seaports, and airports (Source: S & T Strategies of Six Countries, National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2010).

    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.

  2. I am just recalling comments posted on a related discussion.

    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.


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