Tuesday, September 27, 2011

India - Collaboration expands our knowledgebase - A special note from young talent of Japan for corrosion control in India

A note from Member of (We CAN Control Corrosion in India - Technology Group on Linkedin)

After the events in Fukushima, I got interest in Non destructive testing solutions which is for me an important sector to bring safety in nuclear plants, but in the rail,oil and steel industry too. I'm working for a project now to be developed mid 2012; that's why I wanted to join your group as I do not reallly know the situation in your country for corrosion problems, how the knowledge is shared and how the indian industries will grow in the next years;


US - San Bruno - Pipeline Accident Report released by National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board released its full report into the investigation of the deadly PG&E gas line explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people, injured several others and destroyed several homes.

Article Source: http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2011/PAR1101.pdf
Publication Date: 26 Sept 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

India - Asset Integrity Jobs - Meridium is looking for Inspection and Corrosion Consultant

Job Discussion posted by: Mr Nilesh Shrivastava
Publication Date: 25 September 2011

Meridium is looking for a seasoned inspection engineer to join our team as a consultant.

Inspection Consultant
Meridium - Bengaluru Area, India
Job Description

Meridium is looking for a seasoned inspection engineer to join our team as a consultant.  This position will working as a consultant in the field of Inspection and Corrosion management especially for the oil and gas industry.  You will be responsible for identifying and evaluation customer solutions with Meridium’s products relating to inspection and corrosion management.  Remuneration will include local & international travel, and consulting with similar industries.  This position requires candidates to have a dynamic personality and a desire to lead a team.  The selected candidate will be trained on Meridium products.


http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=1997371

https://meridium.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=176&company_id=16173&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992306&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=&tosearch=yes


India - Oil and Gas Production - ONGC contracts Northern Offshore's Energy Driller semisub for work offshore India

ONGC contracts Northern Offshore's Energy Driller semisub for work offshore India

September 22, 2011

Article Source: http://www.pennenergy.com/index/petroleum/display/5479882917/articles/pennenergy/petroleum/offshore/2011/09/ongc-contracts_northern.html?cmpid=EnlWeeklyPetroSeptember232011

Source: Northern Offshore
Northern Offshore, through its subsidiary, Jet Drilling, received a Letter of Award from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) for its semisubmersible Energy Driller for work offshore India.

The term of the contract is for three years with initial operations commencing off the west coast during the first quarter of 2012. The Energy Driller completed its previous three-year contract with ONGC on August 31, 2011 and was subsequently demobilized to a Singapore shipyard arriving September 20, 2011. While in the shipyard, the rig will undergo Class inspections and maintenance in preparation for the new contract. The estimated contract value for the award is approximately US$230 million.



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Australia - Corrosion problems identified in Melbourne’s City Loop (Metro Railway)

SERIOUS structural problems in Melbourne's City Loop - including cracking tunnel walls, concrete corrosion and poor emergency systems - have been ignored by successive state governments and train operators despite repeated warnings.

Article Source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/city-loop-safety-fears-20110921-1klbd.html#ixzz1YrFvhlAJ

India Vs Global Experience:

The Metro Rail tunnels in Kolkata, which lack the presence of surface protection systems in most of its areas inside the tunnels, have already undergone repairs.


Article Source: NBMCW December 2008 issue.

Continuous surface treatment on the interior surfaces can make underground structures waterproof and dry, which may not be achieved by injection or grouting. The surface treatment can be in the form of waterproofing plasters or in other forms. The surface treatment is provided after arresting water leakages at point leaks, construction joints, honeycomb areas and at structural discontinuities, as at locations of inserts.

The provision of a waterproofing treatment on the interior surfaces of a concrete tunnel structure will thus prevent not only water leakages and the wash-out of the products of cement hydration and other components of concrete but also early corrosion in reinforcing bars. The treatment will consequently enhance the durability of tunnel structures of concrete.

The waterproofing treatments, provided on selected areas of the Metro Rail tunnels in 1983 and later in other areas in 1995, remain effective till date as a testimony to the long term effectiveness and durability of the particular cement-based surface protection system for underground structures.

The Indian standard IS 456:200015 recognizes the problem of early distress in concrete structures as well as the causes for such early distress when it states in its Clause 8, Durability of Concrete: "One of the main characteristics influencing the durability of concrete is its permeability to the ingress of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, chloride, sulphate and other potentially deleterious substances." The interior surfaces of tunnels are generally exposed to air and thus these surfaces, if not protected, will permit the ingress of oxygen and carbon dioxide. While the diffusion of carbon dioxide may lead to depassivation of reinforcing bars, making corrosion in such bars possible, the diffusion of oxygen into the structures will lead to corrosion in the rebars in the presence of the moist environment inside the structure.

http://www.nbmcw.com/articles/waterproofing-construction-chemicals/498-ero-leakage-concrete-tunnels-for-durability.html

Author: Dr Anil K Kar, Chairman, Engineering Services International, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

India - Hydrogen Sulphide Gas leak from a processing pipeline (condenser pipe) in Tarapur factory kills 4 workers

20 September 2011

Four industrial workers died after inhaling hydrogen sulphide gas that leaked from a chemical factory in Tarapur on Tuesday evening.

The leak occurred at around 7.15 pm on the premises of SeQuent Scientific Ltd, at a plant that makes veterinary drugs, within the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s (MIDC’s) industrial zone at Boisar, Tarapur.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/gas-leak-in-tarapur-factory-kills-4-workers/849529/

Related News:


Tarapur gas leak: Two company officials booked

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/tarapur-gas-leak-two-company-officials-booked/186062-3.html


Monday, September 19, 2011

India - Pipeline Integrity - Oil pipelines in Cochin under tighter surveillance

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KOCHI: Oil companies in Kochi have upped their surveillance to monitor the pipelines which pass underground through the city carrying highly inflammable oil products.

State-of-the-art monitoring systems coupled with police vigilance

Sunday, September 18, 2011

India - Corrosion Management - How important is collaboration of service providers with the end-users for achieving corrosion control?

Development of corrosion control technologies is achieved through the collaboration of academicians, researchers, service providers and end-users. When a control service provider (CSP) goes to Company A for solving A's problem, A should be comfortable in giving CSP the present conditions and experience with other systems. If the conditions are not properly presented, we can not demand the best control means from the CSPs. Lack of resources in terms of using makehift personnel to formulate, select and assess the control measures is the prime cause for failure of technologies applied in the field. Technologies suitable for site A may not hold good for site B. The success of technology is totally driven by the approach of site management.



Moreover, the success of any research study with regard to technology development for meeting desired product life 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

Friday, September 16, 2011

India - Corrosion Education - Opportunities sought for transfer of Knowledge Base from Colombia to India

Our network on Linkedin is discussing a topic on "Corrosion education is limited to theories. There is no practical education in India"  http://wecancontrolcorrosioninindia.blogspot.com/2011/09/india-corrosion-management-survey.html


William Eduardo Acevedo Sierra • We have CP4 NACE Level professionals with broad experience ready to set practical workshops for corrosion courses in India, please contact Mr Juan Carlos Pachon at jcpachon@tecnologiatotal.net
4 hours ago•

Manickam Valliappan • Mr William Sierra: This forum welcomes your interest in delivering the knowledge base to India. Are you looking for partners in India for this initiative? What sort of assistance you need from our region?
6 minutes ago


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Do we conduct corrosion research for the simulated industrial conditions/failures? What is the present status of these activities in India?

There are two cases. 1. Development of new models/theories to solve future problems. 2. Utilisation of existing models to solve present day problems. If we keep on developing new theories without seeing the validity of existing models, the sufferers (industries) will be confused for the direction they have to follow. This confusion aids the makeshift personnel (corrosion issues handled by non-corrosion groups) to propose solutions with uncertainties. These uncertainties are the prime source for ineffective corrosion control. There will be an interlinking component for providing the best basis for case 1 development from case 2 observation.

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.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

India - Corrosion Management Survey - A respondent says: Corruption, Least provisions in Tenders Knowingly, Lack of will power

A respondent of our survey has recorded the following observation for "Which of the following factors do you see for the present flaws/gaps in nationwide corrosion control efforts?"


Others: Corruption, Least provisions in Tenders Knowingly, Lack of will power.

Participate in our survey http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/ and share your observation with other respondents to assist our network in finding a suitable Iron Pillar Way of controlling corrosion in India.

India - Corrosion Management Survey - A respondent says: Corrosion education is limited to theories. There is no practical education

A respondent of our survey has recorded the following observation for "Which of the following factors do you see for the present flaws/gaps in nationwide corrosion control efforts?"

Others: Corrosion education is limited to theories. There is no practical education.

Participate in our survey http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/  and share your observation with other respondents to assist our network in finding a suitable Iron Pillar Way of controlling corrosion in India.




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