Saturday, October 29, 2011

India - Corrosion Effects - What is the limit of chloride in recirculating water having copper metallurgy?

Our Discussion in "We CAN Control Corrosion in India" Network
What is the limit of chloride in recirculating water having copper metallurgy? How does chloride attack on Copper and what is the limit we should maintain? Give some reference also.

Discussion posted by: Bhavesh Salve
Publication Date: 27 Oct 2011 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

India - Corrosion of Concrete Structure - How do we view Corrosion problem? Is it for Industries only?

How do we view Corrosion problem? Is it for Industries only?

Background: My collegemate from Mechanical discipline approached our alumni network to resolve his domestic concrete corrosion issues.

Problem: How to counter the problem of corrosion in the reinforcement rods of roof/ceiling concrete?

The layer of concrete beneath the reinforcement rods in concrete roof, has got bulged and I am planning to repair it, by removing the loose material, and do replastering. 3 years back, I removed the complete weathering layer over the roof (including brick chips and sintered / country tiles) and re laid it, suspecting the weathering layer, after seeing the dampness in few areas, at the bottom of the ceiling. However, it seems that the mason has not done a perfect job.

Could you suggest any method of applying some protective coating on the corroded reinforcement rod, after removing the loose layer and before taking up the re-plastering.

I was told that once corrosion sets-in in the reinforcement rods, it can't be prevented totally.

Action: On our recommendations he approached some suppliers in the market who manufacture chemicals for rehabilitation of corroded concrete structure. He couldn't get the right info.

His experience: The manufacturers loose interest the moment I say it is for repairing a small patch of roof concrete, in an individual house. Probabaly they may be interested if the quantity involved is high.

Monday, October 24, 2011

India - Corrosion Control Jobs - Opportunities for Professionals in Protective Coatings

We have lot of requirements for Technology & Technical Services Candidates for Protective & Marine Coatings regulary.

Now urgently we need People for Quality / Production & R & D. near Mumbai.

So please send the CV of the relevant candidates on &

My contact No are 09322287487 / 022 28697384

While you are not getting any of the above contact no please mail me you will get immediate response.

Thanks & regards.

Gopal Sharma

Hunterz Stop

Thursday, October 20, 2011

US - Pipeline Safety - Senate approves pipeline safety bill

Senate approves pipeline safety bill

The Senate unanimously approved a pipeline safety bill Monday that stemmed from a spate of incidents, including last year's deadly explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

The measure had been held up by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who lifted his hold after reaching agreement with Democrats to add a key recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times
Publication Date: 18 October 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Is it good to rely on setpoint for corrosion control based on Industry Standard or our own operational experience? What should be the best possible way to establish a meaningful setpoint relationship for corrosion control?

There are instances of defining setpoints like 2 mpy for the coupons installed at the return line of cooling water for characterizing the whole treatment and less than 1 mpy for terming the observed general corrosion rate as "Low" for process circuits based on Industry Practice/International Standard. These setpoints do not always reflect current design criteria including the changes made in original design for future operation. What should be the appropriate relational grading technique from the standpoint of: 1.Asset Owner, 2.Corrosion Control Service Providers (CSP), 3.Process Designer, 4.Corrosion Management Consultants/Auditors and 5.Corrosion Researchers to accommodate "uncertainties" arise during the regular operation?  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

India - Water Loss through Pipeline Leakage - 700 million litres of water per day is lost along the 400 km of ageing pipeline network or by way of illegal connections in Mumbai

700 million litres of water per day is lost due to leakages along the 400 km of ageing pipeline network or by way of illegal connections in Mumbai.

BMC plans to outsource pipe leak detection

Of the 3,400 million litres of water supplied to the city every day, a whopping 700 million litres is unaccounted for. This means that it is either lost due to leakages along the 400-km of ageing pipeline network or by way of illegal connections.

In an effort to curtail leakages along water pipelines that lead to a loss of about 20 per cent of the total water supplied to the city, the BMC is mulling the option of outsourcing the work. Despite numerous efforts in the past to curb leakages either by forming a ‘leak detection squad’ or by planning to procure modern leak detection equipment, senior civic officials now feel they should appoint private firms to plug leakages.

Article Source:
Publication Date: 09 October 2011

Our Observation: Is there any effort made to identify the cause of leakage? Corrosion of water pipeline is one of the prime causes for huge loss in water and also affects the quality of water supplied to the public. It is highly advisable to have a corrosion research study for the quality of water and pipeline material chosen for distribution system.

Monday, October 10, 2011

India - Research and Development - India R&D 2011 - Industry Academia Linkages, November 2-3, 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Sumeet Gupta

Head-S&T/Innovation, FICCI

October 10, 2011

Dear Sir / Madam,

India R&D 2011 - “Industry Academia Linkages” , November 2-3, 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Industry academia linkages or the lack of it has long been a topic of discussion. India is expected to be one of the leading nations in innovation economy. The universities will have to play a greater role in R&D and innovation strategy of industry, besides being the cradle of skill creation and development. We are pleased to inform you that FICCI in partnership with Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India is organizing a two-day conference and exhibition India R&D 2011 with the theme - “Industry-Academia linkages” on November 2-3, 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The objective of the conference is to bring industry and academia together to define research priorities. The conference will also delve on ways of creating adequate IP ecosystem and share learning’s from the MNC experience, which have been instrumental in animating the aforesaid linkages in India. Conference brochure along with Registration Form may be downloaded from We are happy to invite you for this programme. May I, request you to kindly send your registration form with complete details & the requisite fee to Mr. Gaurav Gaur, Asst. Director, FICCI, or confirm at Please feel free to contact us for any further information/clarification. Look forward to your kind confirmation.

With best regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Sumeet Gupta)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

India - Corrosion Research - How to conduct a research study for an industrial problem?

Our Network Discussion:

What approach should we follow - qualitative or quantitative or mixed- for translating industrial experience into a research problem?

Our network would like to learn from your experience for the methods, types and workflow involved in conducting suitable research studies for addressing the industrial problems.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Srilanka - Oil and Gas Production - Cairn makes first hydrocarbon discovery offshore Sri Lanka - ever

Cairn makes first hydrocarbon discovery offshore Sri Lanka - ever

Article Source: Pennenergy

Publication Date: 03 Oct 2011

Cairn Lanka, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn India, has discovered natural gas with its CLPL-Dorado-91H/1z well offshore Sri Lanka.

Situated in waters measuring 1,354 meters deep, the discovery well was drilled on Block SL 2007-01-001, in the Mannar Basin offshore Sri Lanka. Cairn contracted the Chikyu drillship to drill the exploration well.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kuwait- Petroleum Refining-Gas leak kills 4 at Kuwait main refinery - Channel NewsAsia

Gas leak kills 4 at Kuwait main refinery - Channel NewsAsia

Article Source: Channel News Asia
Publication Date: 02 October 2011

KUWAIT CITY: Four Asian workers were killed and two employees injured in a gas leak on Saturday at Kuwait's largest refinery of Mina al-Ahmadi, a top oil executive said.

"What happened was a gas leak at the Gas Liquefaction Unit during maintenance work ... not an explosion,"

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