Wednesday, December 26, 2012

India - Corrosion Research - Industry-Academia Collaboration- NLC strengthens collaboration with NIT-T for corrosion control

Neyveli Lignite Corporation has expressed keenness to further strengthen its research association with the National Institute of Technology – Tiruchi (NIT-T) in corrosion control.


After joining hands for two projects, the NLC is learnt to be actively considering approval of a third proposal by NIT-T.  R.Kandasamy, Director – Planning and Projects, NLC, expressed the desire of the navaratna company to strengthen the association while taking part in the colloquium organised by NIT-T’s Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE) earlier this month.

Mr.Kandasamy, who monitors acceleration of NLC’s research and development efforts in core business areas such as lignite mining, productivity of equipment, and availability of power plant equipment, initiated a collaborative project with NIT-T in December 2009 to find solutions for erosion-corrosion problems of storm water control pumps in mines.

Union Coal Ministry
Titled ‘enhancing the life of dewatering pipes in coal lignite mines by prevention of erosion and corrosion with nano crystalline surface’, the second project valued at Rs.2.94 crore was sanctioned for completion over a four-year period by Union Coal Ministry.

Article Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/nlc-strengthens-collaboration-with-nitt-for-corrosion-control/article4240942.ece
Publication Date: 26 December 2012

India - Corrosion Research - Tender for supply of Corrosion Analyzing Instrument based on Half-Cell Potential Meter and Accessories, Insitu Performance based Residual Service Life Prediction of Concrete Structures, Sri GSITS, Indore

Project: Insitu Performance based Residual Service Life Prediction of Concrete Structures conducted by Depratment of Civil Engineering, Sri GS Institute of Science and Technology, Indore


“Tender for NDT equipment for Department of CE-AMD”, Due on 21.01.2013 upto 2.00 PM.

Corrosion Analyzing Instrument based on Half-Cell Potential Meter and Accessories.
In-situ device able to localize and detect active corrosion in reinforcement bars by non-destructive procedure (NDT) within RCC/PSC structures fulfilling the ASTM C876-91 or other international /Indian codal provisions guidelines.

Resistivity Meter and Accessories
In-situ device to measure the electrical resistance of the cover concrete by following Non-destructive procedure (NDT) to assess the likelihood of corrosion of reinforcement bar, corrosion rate etc conforming to national/international codal provisions/guidelines.

Rebar Detector and Accessories
In-situ able to detect the location of the rebar, rebar diameter determination ,concrete cover measurement et

In case of imported goods, the country of origin, make and brand name must be mentioned. Along with the F.O.R. price, following information should be furnished: (i) C.I.F value in Indian currency (ii) Custom’s duty and port clearance. The institute will arrange duty exemption certificate and the custom duty will not be included in the price.

Article Source: http://www.sgsits.ac.in/media/newdata/Tender2012.pdf
Publication Date: 21 December 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

India - Corrosion Research - Tender notice for supply of High Temperature Hot corrosion furnace issued by Director of National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (NITT), Tamil Nadu

Tender notice for supply of High Temperature Hot corrosion furnace issued by Director of National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.


Last Date for receipt of tender at NIT-T : 23.01.2013 at 3.00 pm

Opening Date for Tender : 23.01.2013 at 3.30 pm

Specification for High Temperature Hot Corrosion Furnace

Furnace Structure

Shell size and volume 600*600*600 mm

Shell construction M.S.body and M.S.Angle's structure with proper stiffeners

Tubular material Alumina 99.99% dim: 60*70*1000 mm

Alumina content 99.9-99.99%

Maximum operating temp 1600-1700 deg C

Tube sintered temperature 1700 deg C for long soaking

Article Source: http://www.nitt.edu/home/other/tenders/cecase-8-tender.pdf
Publication Date: 23-Dec-2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

India - Corrosion Management Tenders - Supply of Corrosion Inhibitor for Cross country pipelines, HPCL

HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED


TENDER NUMBER - 12000208-HD-10002,
Tender Notice Date : 21-Dec-2012 Closing date : 30-Jan-2013 - 3:00:00

Brief Scope of work :
Supply of Corrosion Inhibitor (Type -1) to HPCL’s cross country pipelines, viz. Mumbai Pune Solapur Pipeline (MPSPL), Visakh Vijayawada Secunderabad Pipeline (VVSPL), Mundra Delhi Pipeline (MDPL), RamanMandi-Bahadurgarh Pipeline (RBPL), RamanMandi-Bathinda (RBhPL) and Bahadurgarh-Tikrikalan Pipeline (BTPL)
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
2.1 The Corrosion inhibitor to be supplied should be enlisted in latest “Qualified products list” of products qualified under performance specification MIL-PRF-25017 (Category 1 of QPL) for Inhibitor, Corrosion / Lubricity improver, Fuel soluble.

Party to submit documentary proof of their product and plant approval under Category 1 alongwith Technical (unpriced) Bid.

2.2 The doping of corrosion inhibitor, in no case should affect the quality of the products like Motor Sprit (Petrol), Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO), High Speed Diesel (HSD), Naphtha, Aviation Turbine Fuel etc. being transported in pipelines.

2.3 The chemical shall meet the requirement of testing as per NACE standard Test method NACE TM 0172-2001 (or latest edition) for relative effectiveness of the corrosion inhibitors for minimum B++ rating in laboratory test.

2.4 The vendor shall provide from in house laboratory test data and/or performance certification from end user and or test result from any reputed laboratory with details of dosage rate in ppm, achieved corrosion rate in mills per year (MPY) duly certified by manufacturer as per NACE standard RP-0775-99 (or latest edition). The qualification of the chemical will be based on the level of performance in multi-product petroleum pipelines world wide and documentary evidence of the same.

2.5 The vendor shall indicate the precise manner in which the corrosion inhibitor enables prevention of internal corrosion. Booklet/Brochure shall be submitted.

2.6 The vendor shall indicate whether the product after dosage is time dependant.

The corrosion inhibitor should be shear stable and effective during flow through cross country petroleum pipelines of 10” to 18” diameter and of up to 350 Km length with intermediate booster pump stations and flow rate upto 850 Kl/hr at a differential pressure upto 100 Kg/cm2. During field monitoring, the corrosion rate throughout the pipeline shall be less than 1 MPY with the recommended dose rate by the vendor.

The tender will be evaluated basis 6 PPM rate for normal pumping and 9 PPM for Pigging period. However, parties quoting 6PPM or less would be evaluated at 6 PPM dosage only. Similarly for pigging if the party is quoting 9 PPM or less would be evaluated at 9 PPM dosage only. But parties quoting higher rate of dosage than 6PPM (for normal pumping) and 9 PPM (in case of pigging) would not be considered for tender evaluation.

Article Source: http://tenders.hpcl.co.in/tenders/tender_prog/Tenders_details.asp?id=6331

Technical: http://tenders.hpcl.co.in/tenders/tender_prog/TenderFiles/6331/Tender/6331.pdf

Publication Date: 21 December 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

India - Corrosion Management - How do we bridge "Life" experience of Veterans with Asset Life Assurance Programs? Do we demand "Returnships" in Corrosion Control?


In the late '70s, Bolles predicted we would outgrow the idea that there were three stages (or three boxes) in our lifespan -– the learning stage, the work stage and the retirement stage. Bolles suggested that we were moving into a time when those stages would merge, and we would experience lifelong learning, work and play.

Industry and government reliance on outside contractors to conduct the continuing education of the workforce or to act as corrosion consultants is ultimately unsustainable as these outsiders learned their trade in the industries and agencies that are now buying in their services and that are no longer employing (and hence training) their successors. This situation is aggravated by the retirement of the few people with corrosion expertise and the near absence of corrosion engineering experience in new hires emerging from graduate and undergraduate engineering programs (Source: The National Academies).

When we deal with "life" assurance or extension of any asset, experience in approaching the problem decides the quality of finding feasible technology answers. We need to look at "History". How do we get this history? It is the knowledge of pioneers who have spent their entire career in corrosion science and engineering domain.

Monday, December 10, 2012

India-Canada - Research Collaboration - University of Alberta focusing on water quality in remote communities in India

Edmonton—The University of Alberta is taking a lead role in a Canada-India research collaboration to develop new technologies to ensure health, safety and sustainability for remote and rural communities in both countries. A partnership between the U of A and the universities of Toronto and British Columbia was chosen by the federal government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence program to be part of Canada’s commitment to a five-year, $30-million collaboration with India.

Three hundred Canadian students will work alongside students from 11 leading institutions in India at locations in Canada and India. The collaboration goes by the acronym IC-IMPACTS. The U of A will supply 100 students from a variety of disciplines such as engineering, public health and biological sciences. The U of A will lead the focus on clean drinking water. U of A team members, post-doctoral students to undergrads, will develop new technologies for water monitoring and treatment, and infrastructure that carries drinking water.

Sushanta Mitra, a mechanical engineering professor and the university’s assistant vice-president of research, is the U of A’s lead on the project. Mitra says the challenges and logistics are daunting but the focus is simple.

“Water is the life-sustaining necessity that links all of us,” he said.

Access to clean water is a challenge for huge numbers of the world’s population. In 2005, Canada’s public health agency reported more than 4,000 cases of giardiasis, a parasitic, waterborne disease that can be fatal for young children and seniors. In India, more than 37 million people are struck by diseases coming from contaminated drinking water.

Mitra says U of A President Indira Samarasekera had the vision for a Canada-India collaboration on water. Samarasekera says the agreement represents the best spirit of public research universities. “For the U of A, this builds upon a great deal of existing collaboration in India,” said Samarasekera. “This allows us to share our strength in water, agriculture and health research."

Article Source: U of A focusing on water quality in remote communities through new CanadaIndia research partnership - Faculty of Engineering - University of Alberta
Publication Date: 06 November 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

India - Corrosion Education - Three-day colloquium on Corrosion Control

A month after conducting its first short-term course on Corrosion Control and Surface Engineering last month, the Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE), National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi, has taken a further step to serve industrial requirements by holding a three-day colloquium on the topic from December 10 to 12.


According to S.Natarajan, chairman, CECASE, the focus of the colloquium will be on current research and development and industrial scenario for the benefit of industries, budding scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs. For the 15 invited lectures spread over the three days, experts have been drawn from thermal power plant, nuclear power plant, and cement, paper and pulp, sugar, automotive, aerospace, and mining industries. The event is intended for participants representing industry and research and development organisations, faculty, research scholars and PG students of academic institutions will also be considered on first-come-first-served basis, he said. Prof.Natarajan said further details can be had through email (cecase@nitt.edu) correspondence.

Article Source: The Hindu : NATIONAL / TAMIL NADU : Three-day colloquium on Corrosion Control
Publication Date: 08 Dec 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

India - Tenders for Corrosion Management - Replacement of corroded & cracked steel channel sleepers with new galvanized steel channel sleepers, East Coast Railway, Andhra


Work Description Replacement of corroded & cracked steel channel sleepers with new galvanized steel channel sleepers with fittings and fixtures on Br Nos 1050DN & 1122 DN under jurisdiction of Asst. Divisional Engineer, Brahmapur in Khurda Road Division

Important Dates:
Publication Date on Website 20-11-2012             At :      10:00
Document Download Start Date 26-11-2012          from :   10:00
Document Download End Date 19-12-2012          Up to :   12:00
Tender Submission Start Date 26-11-2012          from :   10:00
Tender Submission End Date 19-12-2012          Up to :   15:00
Tender Bid Open Date 21-12-2012             At :     15:00

India - Tenders for Corrosion Management - Corrosion Monitoring in Control Rooms of Mathura Refinery, IOCL


Tender No : MRCC12E063/174
Name of Work : Corrosion Monitoring in Control Rooms of Mathura Refinery
Area : Others
Originating State : Uttar Pradesh
Division : Refineries
Originating Location : Mathura Refinery
Tender Type : National


Period of Sale of Document :
Sale Start date : Monday, December 03, 2012
Sale Start time(IST) : 14:00
Sale End date : Friday, December 14, 2012
Sale End time(IST) : 16:00
Tender Submission :
Last date of Tender Submission : Monday, December 17, 2012
Time(IST) : 15:00
Opening of Tender/Bid :
Opening date : Monday, December 17, 2012
Opening time(IST) : 15:15

Article Source: https://www.indianoiltenders.com/Tendering/TenderView.aspx?ID=36100
Publication Date: 03 December 2012

India - Tenders for Corrosion Management - Proposed through Painting of various Girder Bridges, East Coast Railways, Andhra Pradesh


Work Description Proposed through Painting of various Girder Bridges under the jurisdiction of SSE/Bridges/Jagadalpur on KTV-KRDL line under DEN (Bridges) of Waltair Division.

Important Dates:
Publication Date on Website 09-11-2012             At :      10:00
Document Download Start Date 09-11-2012          from :   10:00
Document Download End Date 20-12-2012          Up to :   12:00
Tender Submission Start Date 20-12-2012          from :   10:00
Tender Submission End Date 20-12-2012          Up to :   13:30
Tender Bid Open Date 20-12-2012             At :     14:00


Article Source: http://www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/TenderDetails_cpp.jsp?T_ID=964&lang=0&id=0,3
Publication Date: 09 Nov 2012


India - Tenders for Corrosion Management - Replacement of Corroded cross girder for Bridge,East Coast Railways,Andhra Pradesh

Replacement of Corroded cross girder for Bridge No. Madras Fly over â?? and 1554 Up on Main line. (2).Provision of corrosion guards of Bridges No.VSP-2 UP & DN, MAS Fly over 1 & 2 and HWH Fly Over-1 No.757 A UP & DN (2 x 30.50m Rivet Plate Girder) at Km.769/9-13 and 1554 UP (5x30.5m, Through Girder) at Km. 830/35-831/9 between Duvvada-Vizianagaram station and allied works on main line of Waltair division.


Important Dates:
Publication Date on Website 09-11-2012             At :      10:00
Document Download Start Date 09-11-2012          from :   10:00
Document Download End Date 20-12-2012          Up to :   12:00
Tender Submission Start Date 20-12-2012          from :   10:00
Tender Submission End Date 20-12-2012          Up to :   13:30
Tender Bid Open Date 20-12-2012             At :     14:00


Article Source: http://www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/TenderDetails_cpp.jsp?T_ID=965&lang=0&id=0,3
Publication Date: 09 Nov 2012

India - Tenders for Corrosion Management - Repairs to Corroded/ Damaged pipe lines connecting from hill source to sedimentation tanks in East Coast Railways, Waltair


Work Details:
Work Description Repairs to Corroded/ Damaged pipe lines connecting from hill source to sedimentation tanks at Boddavara, Shivalingapuram, Tyada stations under the jurisdiction of Assistant Divisional Engineer /Araku on Kottavalasa â?? Kirandul line of Waltair division

Important Dates:

Publication Date on Website 09-11-2012             At :      10:00
Document Download Start Date 09-11-2012          from :   10:00
Document Download End Date 20-12-2012          Up to :   12:00
Tender Submission Start Date 20-12-2012          from :   10:00
Tender Submission End Date 20-12-2012          Up to :   13:30
Tender Bid Open Date 20-12-2012             At :     14:00

Article Source: http://www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/TenderDetails_cpp.jsp?T_ID=961&lang=0&id=0,3
Publication Date: 09 November 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

India - Corrosion Education - Colloquium on Corrosion Control and Surface Engineering organised by Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE), NIT Trichy

Colloquium on Corrosion Control and Surface Engineering- Current R&D/Industrial Scenario organised by Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE), 10-12 December 2012, NIT Trichy


http://www.nitt.edu/home/CECASE-program.pdf

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

India - Knowledge Resources for Corrosion Control - Which of the following do you recommend India should use to resolve corrosion management challenges?



Indo-German research collaboration officially started in the field of surface engineering and thin films: The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and the Indian Institute of Technology IIT in Indore, India

Indo-German research collaboration officially started in the field of surface engineering and thin films: The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and the Indian Institute of Technology IIT in Indore, India


The automotive industry, and vehicle manufacturing in particular, is experiencing very rapid growth in India. German companies have already established themselves in this market. The aim of the collaboration between the Fraunhofer IST and the IIT Indore is to seek out joint solutions for future challenges in the field of mobility and thus to forge a bridge between Germany and India in this field of research as well. As part of these activities a new IIT Surface Engineering Institute is to be created at the IIT, an Indian university of excellence, with the Fraunhofer IST contributing its expertise to its conceptual basis, structure and start-up. In addition, joint research projects with industry, student exchanges and the implementation of master‘s degree programs in surface engineering are also planned for Indore. The IIT Indore is one of the universities of excellence which were founded in 2009 and is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The involvement of the Fraunhofer IST is backed up by the foreign strategy policy of the Fraunhofer Society. “In addition to collaboration with partners of scientific excellence our focus is on following our German and European customers to India. In this way we can continue to be available as competent partners for our industrial clients here, help their Indian suppliers reach the required level of quality and thus boost their competitiveness in the Indian market”, says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer Society.

Article Source: http://www.ist.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/ist/de/documents/PR_cooperation_IIT%20Indore.pdf
Publication Date: 23 November 2012

India - Protective Coatings - Indian Paint Industry may see slowdown in 2012-2013

Indian paint industry may see slowdown in 2012-2013
  Kolkata, Aug 22: The Indian paint industry might witness a slowdown both in volume and value growth this year. The volume growth is likely to shrink to 8 per cent (12 per cent), while the value growth is likely to moderate to 15 per cent (22 per cent) in 2012-13.

Estimated at Rs 29,000 crore in 2011-12, the Indian paint industry is likely to be affected by decline in demand and rising cost of production, said, Ramakanth V Akula, president, The Indian Paint Association.

“Although the residential, commercial and retail real estate segments have significant growth potential to spur demand in the decorative paint segment, the Indian retail segment outlook during the year continues to be negative buoyed by persistent sluggish demand due to high inflation, higher construction costs and interest costs among others,” he said at the 49th annual general meeting of Indian Paint Industry here on Wednesday.

Article Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/article3807468.ece
Publication Date: 22 August 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Libya - Oil and Gas Production - Corrosion Expert becomes Oil Minister


New Libya oil minister: corrosion expert steps from the shadows

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Ali Shuaib

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's new oil minister is relatively unknown in the industry but brings with him technical expertise to take charge of the OPEC member's economic lifeline after it was restored to pre-war levels.

Abdelbari al-Arusi, 51, faces tough tasks ahead: improving security as plans to train former rebel fighters, now guarding oil installations, take hold, dealing with calls for more regional authority in the oil-rich east and threats of strikes.

Arusi studied chemical engineering before earning a masters and doctorate in corrosion protection in Britain. He worked at Libya's Sirte Oil for 16 years, an engineer in the field of corrosion at the Marsa El-Brega terminal in the east.

Arusi later expanded his responsibilities to inspection, budgets, training as well submitting technical proposals to the country's top oil body, the National Oil Corporation (NOC).

From the western town of Zawiyah, he joins the ministry from Libya's Green Holding Company, where he was an executive since the end of last year.


Article Source: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/New_Libya_oil_minister:_corrosion_expert_steps_from_the_shadows.html?cid=34001792
Publication Date: 20 Nov 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

India - Tamilnadu - Painting is viewed as colouring mean only to segregate school buses from other categories, not for corrosion control of steel body

Rust (Corrosion) can be costly for a bus body. Each bus fleet faces specific conditions that can accelerate corrosion - salty air in the coastal side. There is no awareness for corrosion to fetch after-market services and maintenance that extend the life of a school bus. Corrosion of steel structures will vary from place to place.


TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT GAZETTE Notification No 243 dated 31 Aug 2012 for TAMIL NADU MOTOR VEHICLES (REGULATION AND CONTROL OF SCHOOL BUSES) - SPECIAL RULES 2012 - [G.O. (Ms) No. 643, Home (Tr.VII) Department , 31st August 2012.] - Clause 6. Construction and Maintenance of the School Buses.— (2) Painting: Every School Bus shall be fully painted as specified in rule 349A of Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

Painting is viewed as colouring mean to segregate school buses from other categories. There is no mention on corrosion of steel body and selection of proper paint system to safeguard and extend the life of school buses. The Special Cell that conduct the testing and inspection of school buses according to the Chapter VII of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 shall be properly trained in assessing corrosion defects of various steel components of the entire bus body.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

India - Environmental Clearance Requirement - Is Corrosion of Materials overlooked by Regulatory Agencies/Asset Owners when they perform Environmental Audit/Impact Assessment?

Environmental Clearance (EC) as per the EIA Notification 2006, Ministry of Environment & Forests calls for incorporating necessary environmental safeguards at planning stage.


There is no specific reference on Corrosion of Materials found in EIA Notification. Is it necessary to include Corrosion as an Environmental Hazard and recommend for suitable prevention practices in Environmental Clearance process?

Environmental Impact Case Reported in the News Hindustan Times and The Hindu. There are numerous cases of water leakage reported across the country.

Oil spill in 100 acres farmland in Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu.

A pipeline carrying crude oil for refining developed cracks and spilt oil in about 100 acres of farmland in a village in Nagapattinam district, officials said.

They said people of Manjavadi village detected the leak after they found their farmlands flooded with oil. The oil was being transported through pipeline from the Oil and Natural Gas Commission owned oil well at Adiyakkamangalam to Narimanam for refining, they said. Officials said it was not clear whether the pipe had broken due to recent heavy rains or the soil becoming loose.

ONGC officials said the pipes might have got corroded due to the saline condition in the area. Ruptures from the old pipeline at intermittent points have been a recurrent feature causing anxiety to the farmers.

India - Agriculture - Oil spill spoils farmlands in Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu


India - Agriculture - Oil spill in 100 acres farmland - Corrosion spoils public assets through the negligence of pipeline owner


A pipeline carrying crude oil for refining developed cracks and spilt oil in about 100 acres of farmland in a village in Nagapattinam district, officials said.

They said people of Manjavadi village detected the leak after they found their farmlands flooded with oil. The oil was being transported through pipeline from the Oil and Natural Gas Commission owned oil well at Adiyakkamangalam to Narimanam for refining, they said. Officials said it was not clear whether the pipe had broken due to recent heavy rains or the soil becoming loose.

ONGC officials said the pipes might have got corroded due to the saline condition in the area.

Article Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/TamilNadu/Nagapattinam-dictrict-Oil-spill-in-100-acres-farmland-after-pipeline-crack/Article1-954316.aspx

Publication Date: 03 November 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

India - Research - Industry collaboration - Development in Pharmaceutical Sector

The Alathur Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (APMA) in Tamil Nadu and the Central Drug Research Institute under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CDRI-CSIR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out combined research & development activities in formulations of chemicals and nutraceuticals of natural and synthetic origins, in a broad ranging cooperation basis.


As per the agreement, both the parties, APMA and CDRI-CSIR, will transfer knowledge of technology, scientific researches and other technical facilities as solutions to the troubleshooting problems in formulation development, analytical development and manufacturing of bulk drugs for all the member units in the pharma cluster to be established at Alathur.

The MoU was signed by Dr Rajendra Prasad, chief scientific officer of CDRI-CSIR, Lucknow and S Lekshminarayanan, secretary of APMA in the presence of Dr Anil Kumar Saxena, nodal scientist for MSME pharma cluster.

Regarding the agreement, the officials of the MSME and CSIR held discussion with the members of the Cluster project at Alathur two months ago. According to them development of cluster is the union health ministry’s initiative to help the small and medium scale pharma units in the country in finding remedies for their serious problems. The MoU suggests that CDRI should provide necessary technological support for the units established at the Alathur pharma estate. Further, the institute will give training to the cluster members in R&D and to conduct seminars for awareness on how to operate the cluster.

“The purpose of the agreement is to establish mutual interest between the pharma cluster and the CSIR-CDRI for facilitating technological interventions to enhance the innovation capacities of the MSME units. It will help both the organisations for collaboration in areas of common interest by participating in their academic, scientific and research activities,” said Lekshminarayanan.

According to him, they will jointly carry out combined research and development activities and mutually assist in pharmaceutical formulations in novel drug delivery system, and on new or improved process of known products of synthetic and plant origin. Together, the organisations will develop scientific collaboration with national and international universities and exchange their faculties for knowledge sharing.

Article Source: http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=71962&sid=1
Publication Date: 02 November 2012


India - Corrosion Control - Growth of Research and Development in Indian Protective Coatings Business - AkzoNobel inaugurates India Analytical Centre (IAC) in Bangalore

AkzoNobel India has set up a well-equipped ‘analytical centre” to provide better products and faster services to its customers. The centre has been located at the company’s international research lab in Bangalore, according to AkzoNobel spokesperson. Called India Analytical Centre (IAC), the centre will leverage AkzoNobel’s global and local resources to provide quality analytical services to meet the needs of AkzoNobel India’s coatings businesses.

The centre will have the ability to evaluate and certify raw materials, intermediates and products used within the country.

IAC will help in evaluating AkzoNobel products to meet local regulations and specifications. It will also support in making the company a leader in coatings industry in India by providing the right colour solutions.
Instrument technologies
The centre is equipped with instrument technologies like spectroscopy, critical in maintaining the quality standards in raw materials such as resins; rheology used to study the flow and viscosity profile of products in product development and application, and those for thermal analysis and corrosion studies which allow technicians to evaluate product durability under different conditions and over different substrates.

Article Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/akzonobel-sets-up-analytical-centre/article4046686.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home
Publication Date: 30 October 2012



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

India - Corrosion Control - Protective Coating Business - DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has started a strategic partnership with Clariant

India - Protective Coating Business - DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has started a strategic partnership with Clariant. Under a distribution agreement with Clariant’s Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties, DKSH will market their consumer care, and paints and coatings product portfolios in India, the Philippines and Vietnam. DKSH Performance Materials will be leveraging its comprehensive distribution footprint in Asia to provide tailored services and exceptional distribution opportunities for Clariant.


Newsfeed: http://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2012-10-30/dksh-and-clariant-build-strategic-partnership-covering-india-the-philippines-and-vietnam/
Article Source: http://www.dksh.com/htm/388/en/DKSH-and-Clariant-build-strategic-partnership-covering-India-the-Philippines-and-Vietnam.htm?Id=377059
Publication Date: 30 October 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Brazil - Corrosion Research - Development of eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibitors - Inhibitory action of aqueous garlic peel extract on the corrosion of carbon steel in HCl solution

► Garlic peel extract can act as corrosion inhibitor for C-steel in acid solution. ► The extract acted as mixed-type inhibitor on the C-steel surface. ► The inhibition efficiency increased with the extract concentration and temperature. ► The Ea of C-steel dissolution decreased in the presence of the extract. ► The sulphur compounds may play an important role in the inhibition process.

Article Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.08.038


Publication Date: Dec 2012

Malaysia - Corrosion Research - Development of eco-friendly Corrosion Inbitors - Possible improvement of catechin as corrosion inhibitor in acidic medium

► Tannin and catechin were modified to alter their corrosion inhibition activities. ► Modification has improved the inhibition performance of catechin significantly. ► The converse is true for mangrove tannin with the same modification. ► Difference could be attributed to catechin inertness towards complete methylation.

Article Source: Corrosion Science, Vol 65, Pages 152-162


http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.08.012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

India - Academia-Industry collaboration - AICTE allows industries with Rs 100 cr turnover to start their own colleges - Positive sign for the development of interdisciplinary areas like Corrosion Management

AICTE allows industries with Rs 100 cr turnover to start their own colleges: “We often hear that students graduating from technical institutes are not industry-ready or employable"


Aiming to bridge the gap between technical educational institutes and the expectations of those who employ their graduates, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to allow industries and businesses with Rs 100 crore turnover to set up technical institutions of their own.

Such institutions will be allowed to admit double the number of students allowed at regular institutions, and would be able to start a single branch or theme institute of their choice, according to the AICTE’s notification inviting applications to start new institutes for the 2013-14 academic year.

“We often hear that students graduating from technical institutes are not industry-ready or employable. Hence, we want to bring in the best practices of industry and want them to participate in the higher and technical education sector,” AICTE chairman S S Mantha told The Indian Express. “Accordingly, a private limited or public limited company or industry, with a turnover of Rs 100 crore in the last three years, will now be eligible to apply to start a new institute.”

Article Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/aicte-allows-firms-with-rs-100-cr-turnover-to-start-their-own-colleges/1011671/
Publication Date: 04 Oct 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Research-Industry Collaboration: Is it good to rely on setpoints derived through lab based research programs to characterize real world (industries) situations?

Reliability of research activities depends on many factors. It will vary from sector to sector. If the reliability is in question, what should be the best possible way of establishing a meaningful setpoint relationship between research and real world application?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Korea - Corrosion Research and Modelling - Advanced method for the development of an empirical model to predict time-dependent corrosion wastage

Advanced method for the development of an empirical model to predict time-dependent corrosion wastage


Jeom Kee Paik, , Do Kyun Kim

The Ship and Offshore Research Institute (The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Research Centre of Excellence), Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea

Abstract

In this paper, an advanced method for the development of an empirical model to predict time-dependent corrosion wastage is proposed. It is well recognised that the statistical scatter of corrosion wastage at any exposure time is generally very wide, and the reliability of a corrosion model thus relies on how accurately such scatter is measured. In the proposed method, the statistical scatter of corrosion wastage at any exposure time is analysed in a refined manner and formulated using the Weibull function. Both the shape and scale parameters of the Weibull function are determined as a function of time through the curve fitting of a corrosion measurement database. An application of the proposed method’s use in the development of an empirical model for the seawater ballast tank structures of aged ships is presented. Its ability to generate an empirical corrosion model is confirmed, thus making it possible to predict time-dependent corrosion wastage more accurately.

Article Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.05.015
Publication Date: Oct 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

US - Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science (NODES) Fact Sheet; India - We CAN Control Corrosion in India is an example Science and Technology Diaspora Network

Article Source: Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science (NODES) Fact Sheet
Publication Date: July 2012

As President Obama has said, we will “harness the power of science to achieve our goals — to preserve our environment and protect our national security; to create the jobs of the future, and live longer, healthier lives.” Part of harnessing that power of science requires working closely with science diaspora networks that have the potential to be significant partners in development strategies and international cooperation efforts. In an age of increased mobility and connectivity, these knowledge diaspora networks include scientists, students, innovators and entrepreneurs, as well science policy experts that are working outside of their country of birth, speaking a common language and building partnerships. Scientific diasporas are an integral part of our “whole-of-society” science diplomacy strategy, helping to build knowledge-and innovation-based societies around the world and to spread scientific values such as meritocracy and transparency that support economic growth and democracy.


Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science or NODES, is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Academy of Sciences to assist science diasporas in partnership with U.S. Government technical agencies, academia and science and technology focused non-government groups. Existing activities and networks will be leveraged to help diaspora groups identify and communicate with interested participants, understand how to influence effective policies and connect their talent with the needs of their countries of origin. NODES will highlight the contributions of science diasporas to the United States and to the development of their ancestral countries of origin through research, innovation and education partnerships. A yearly gathering at the AAAS annual meeting will serve as an anchor for mobilizing new constituencies, catalyzing new capacity-building activities and sharing resources in partnership with the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA).



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Russia - Corrosion Research - Inhibition of hydrogen sulfide corrosion of steel in gas phase by tributylamine

Inhibition of hydrogen sulfide corrosion of steel in gas phase by tributylamine


R.V. Kashkovskiy, , , Yu.I. Kuznetsov, L.P. Kazansky
Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC, Razvilka, Leninskiy Rayon, Moscow District 142717, Russia

Abstract

The paper is devoted to studying the possibility of application of tributylamine (TBA) as volatile inhibitor of hydrogen sulfide corrosion (HSC) of steels. The influence of С(H2S), pH and temperatures on TBA protective action is studied as well. Amine adsorption on steel surface modified by sulfide has been investigated and TBA impact on its composition and structure has been reviewed using a number of electrochemical methods, ellipsometry and XPS. The contributions of corrosion products and inhibitor films to the total protective effect have been estimated on the basis of the developed method.

Highlights

► Tributylamine is studied as volatile inhibitor of steel H2S-corrosion. ► Amine adsorption on air oxidized and sulfide modified steel surface is considered. ► Change of surface layers composition under corrosion inhibition is detected using XPS. ► Method for estimating films contributions to the total protection is offered. ► Amine influence on sulfide film cracking is discussed using the developed method.

Article Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.07.010
Publication Date: July 2012

Republic of Korea - Corrosion Research - Effect of nitrite concentration on the corrosion behaviour of carbon steel pipelines in synthetic tap water

Effect of nitrite concentration on the corrosion behaviour of carbon steel pipelines in synthetic tap water


Dong Young Lee, Woo Cheol Kim, Jung Gu Kim

Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Chunchun-Dong, Jangan-Gu, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea

Abstract

This study examines the effect of the continuous decrease of the nitrite concentration on the corrosion properties of a carbon steel pipeline in deaerated synthetic tap water. Passive film, which is composed mainly of maghemite (γ-Fe2O3), was formed in synthetic tap water containing 200 ppm nitrite. A carbon steel pipeline in synthetic tap water containing 100 ppm nitrite was more susceptible to localised corrosion than that containing 50 ppm nitrite due to the effect of the small anode and large cathode area. Uniform corrosion dominates in synthetic tap water containing 50 ppm nitrite.

Highlights

► Corrosion resistance of the carbon steel pipeline was improved by adding nitrite. ► Passive film was formed in synthetic tap water containing 200 ppm nitrite. ► Localised corrosion dominates in synthetic tap water containing 100 ppm nitrite. ► Uniform corrosion dominates in synthetic tap water containing 50 ppm nitrite. ► To protect the pipelines, the minimum dosage of nitrite inhibitor is 200 ppm.

Article Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.07.005

Publication Date: July 2012

India - Corrosion Research Jobs - Senior Research Chemist for the development of inhibitors

Senior Research Chemist


Nalco - Pune, MAHARASHTRA, IN (Pune Area, India)

Job Description

Senior Research Chemist
Nalco's Upstream Energy Services focuses on the development of solutions to problems encountered in Oil & Gas Production and pipelines. The major areas of focus includes technologies that increase production, reduce operational costs and protect assets in challenging environments like Deepwater & Ultra-Deepwater, Oil Sands, and High Temperature High Pressure Corrosion.

Key areas of research include development of inhibitors to overcome the issues related to corrosion, Scaling, Wax and Asphaltene deposition in pipelines.

In addition to it, the focus will be to develop new emulsion breakers, foam and anti-foam agents, water clarifiers, viscosity reducers that help enhance or maximize oil and gas production from existing assets.

Qualification:
- PhD in Chemistry (Organic) preferable with post-doctoral experience

- 5+ years of Industrial experience in development of new molecules for specialty applications.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: India-Maharashtra-Pune   Article Source: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=3703984 Publication Date: 08 Sept 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

US - Fire in Chevron Refinery - AP NewsBreak: Refinery Probe Focuses on Corrosion

Possible pipe corrosion is focus of investigation into refinery fire


SAN FRANCISCO - Federal investigators probing the cause of a huge Chevron oil-refinery fire are focusing on possible corrosion in a decades-old pipe the company inspected late last year but did not replace.


Investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board told the Associated Press on Saturday that the November inspection led Chevron to replace an old pipe connected to the one that failed Monday.

The fire exploded when a vapor cloud ignited, endangering more than a dozen workers in the immediate vicinity. The resulting blaze sent up thick, black smoke and caused thousands to seek medical attention for related health issues in one of the most serious U.S. refinery fires in recent years.

The Richmond refinery, about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco, produces about 16 percent of California's daily gasoline supply. Chevron said Saturday that it too was seeking to understand why the accident occurred.

Article Source: AP NewsBreak: Refinery Probe Focuses on Corrosion - ABC News
Publication Date: 12 August 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

German - Dutch Collaboration - Corrosion Research - Inspired by nature: Paints and coatings containing bactericidal agent nanoparticles combat marine fouling

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have discovered that tiny vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles can inhibit the growth of barnacles, bacteria, and algae on surfaces in contact with water, such as ship hulls, sea buoys, or offshore platforms. Their experiments showed that steel plates to which a coating containing dispersed vanadium pentoxide particles had been applied could be exposed to seawater for weeks without the formation of deposits of barnacles, bacteria, and algae. In comparison, plates that were coated only with the ship's normal paint exhibited massive fouling after exposure to seawater for the same period of time. The discovery could lead to the development of new protective, antifouling coatings and paints that are less damaging to the environment than the ship coatings currently used.


Marine fouling is a problem that costs the shipping industry more than 200 billion dollars per year. The accumulation of organisms such as algae, mussels, and barnacles increases the objects' water resistance and, in consequence, fuel consumption. This means additional costs for shipping companies and, even worse, increased environmental damage due to extra CO2 emissions.

Vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles mimic natural enzymes and inhibit surface build-up of algae and bacteria. "Vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles, due to their poor solubility and the fact that they are embedded in the coating, are considerably less toxic to marine life than are the tin- and copper-based active substances used in the commercially available products," explains Wolfgang Tremel, Professor at JGU

Article Source: http://www.uni-mainz.de/eng/15482.php
Publication Date: 02 July 2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012

India - Research and Technical Publications - How do you view the Open Access science and technology blog postings published without the peer review mechanisms normally applied to research?

Our discussion in ResearchGate

Social networking means are effectively used for dissemination of science and technology information. How could we judge the quality of such publications for its Impact Factor?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

India - Oil and Gas Production - Kochi-Kootanad-Bangalore-Mangalore GAIL Pipeline is expected to be commissioned by March 2013

India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has given GAIL approval to construct a 1,104 km, 4–30 inch diameter gas pipeline extending from Kochi to Mangalore.


The Kochi-Kootanad-Bangalore-Mangalore gas pipeline, which will have a design capacity of 16 MMcm/d of gas, runs through the districts of Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Mallapuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod in the state of Kerala; and Coimbatore, Erode, Salem and Dharmapuri in the state of Tamulnadu; Dakshin Kannad, Chamrajnagar, Mandya and Benguluru in the state of Karnatake.

It will be constructed in two phases; the first phase will involve approximately 44 km of pipeline and the second phase will involve completion of the remaining 1,060 km.

The pipeline is expected to be commissioned by March 2013.

Article Source: http://pipelinesinternational.com/news/pngrb_approves_construction_of_indian_gas_pipeline/075935/#

Publication Date: 21 June 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

India - Coatings Research and Development - BASF sets up a coatings technical support lab in India

New Coatings Technical Support Lab in India


Mangalore, India – June 1, 2012

Taking another stride towards developing India as an international competence center, legacy BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited (which subsequently merged with BASF India Limited with effect from 14th January, 2011) has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, India. This new facility at Mangalore will support lab activities including product development, analytical testing, certification and new pigment qualification, catering to the coatings customers of BASF outside of India.

Mr. Prasad Chandran, Chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia, said, “India will continue to be a thriving market for automotive coatings. BASF’s operations have the quality and potential for sustainable growth: a qualified and committed team, state-of-the-art operations, a favorable cost structure and strong customer focus within an overall favorable business environment.” “We believe this technical support lab will benefit our customers significantly and naturally be important for BASF to accomplish its own business objectives, globally. The team in India is well-prepared to take on the additional responsibilities and assume the role of an international technical competence center,” he added.

Article Source: http://www.asiapacific.basf.com/apex/AP/AsiaPacific/en/upload/Press2012/New-Coatings-Technical-Support-Lab-in-India

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

India - Coatings Research and Development - Solvay inaugurates RD&T center in India to focus on organic and green chemistry

Solvay opens a major Innovation Centre in India


New Research, Development and Technology Centre to focus on high-performance polymers, organic chemistry, nano composites and green chemistry

Solvay is today inaugurating its new Research, Development and Technology Centre at Savli, Gujarat State, India. The Centre will focus its efforts mainly on the development of high-performance polymers, organic chemistry, nano composites and green chemistry. Housed in a new and high-performance sustainable building, it will employ over 200 researchers when fully operational.

The RD&T Centre will tap the country's huge innovation talent potential and carry out open innovation in collaboration with premier institutes in India. The Centre has also established three fellowships for research in sustainable chemistry, nano technology and polymer science at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara. The collaboration between university, research institutes and business organizations is essential to foster breakthrough innovation, speeding up the design process and the launch of new products in the market.
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Article Source: http://www.solvay.com/EN/NewsPress/20120525_RDIndia.aspx
Publication Date: 25 May 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

India - Corrosion Control Job - Manager, Inspection and Corrosion with an Oil & Gas Company in India

Discussion posted in our network We CAN Control Corrosion in India

Looking for Mgr Corr/Inspec/Integrity with an O&G org in India. Need exp in RBI, NDT,Radiography,static etc. with 21 days on & off pattern, please share your details on kokil@enjobs.net. Thnx Kokil




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

India - Corrosion Research from Institute of Technology, BHU - Role of Okra (lady's fingers) mucilage as Green Corrosion Inhibitor

Corrosion Research from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University

Chemically modified natural polysaccharide as green corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in acidic medium. Polyacrylamide grafted with Okra mucilage is a biodegradable co-polymer. ► It is an effective green corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in 0.5 M H2SO4.
Article Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.02.009
Publication Date: June 2012

South Korea - Corrosion Research - Synthesis and corrosion inhibition behavior of imidazoline derivatives based on vegetable oil

Bio-diesel-based 2-(2-alkyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-yl)ethanol derivatives (A-DIEs) were prepared as green corrosion inhibitors to investigate their corrosion inhibition behavior.


Various A-DIE from vegetable oil (i.e. Soy-DIE, Palm-DIE, Castor-DIE) are studied for its corrosion inhibition properties as a function of concentration of A-DIEs.

It was found that even very small amounts of A-DIEs, e.g. 20 ppm, improved the corrosion inhibition property of mild steel in an acidic solution very strongly.

Article Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.02.011
Publication Date: June 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Corrosion of pipelines influences contamination of drinking water, a major concern for many Homemakers in Chennai

Tests show Chennai water full of toxins, germs


CHENNAI: Tap water in most parts of the city is full of disease-causing germs, toxic sediments and human and animal faeces. In places like Tondiarpet, Basin Bridge, Nungambakkam and Pulianthope, the water is so contaminated that drinking it straight from the tap could be lethal. Replying to an RTI petition, the Corporation of Chennai said it had conducted repeat tests on water samples in 2010-2011.

Corporation officials said leaky pipelines, overflowing sewage, open defecation and corroded pipelines have led to severe water contamination in the city. The average age of underground pipes is 50 years. Rust has gnawed holes in the pipes that snake through the city's filthy underbelly. Sewage and muck seep into the pipes and the disgusting, and deadly cocktail, is delivered to houses in the city. R Valarmathi, a homemaker residing at Pulianthope, said the water she gets at home often stinks. She stores boiled water, but her two children hate how it tastes. "I'm scared when I see them drinking water straight from the tap." Packaged water provides some people with a relatively safe option to tap water.


Article Source: Times of India

Publication Date: Apr 28, 2012

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India - Corrosion Awareness for Public - CAP Movement has been launched-13 May 2012

CAP welcomes the Public to view Public-Public Collaboration and Efforts made on solving corrosion problems faced by the Public. It's everything public to find answers for your corrosion problems.

http://corrosion-awareness-for-public.blogspot.com/


Thursday, May 10, 2012

US - Corrosion Awareness for Legislators - Legislative Day on Capitol Hill, 29-31 May 2012.

Corrosion: The Low Cost of High Maintenance


NACE International in conjunction with ASM International organises a Fly-In and briefing on Capitol Hill to educate legislators about the important role of corrosion control and the need for legislation that promotes corrosion prevention technologies and initiatives. Meetings during this event will target leadership from the Appropriations Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Article Source: http://www.nace.org/Newsroom/NACE-News/NACE-International-Legislative-Day-on-Capitol-Hill/
Publication Date: May 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

US-Corrosion Research - Corrosiveness of treated (tertiary) wastewater

An important observation on the corrosiveness of wastewater towards metal alloys

► Tertiary treatment (acidified Muncipal Waste Water, MWW treated by nitrification-filtration, and MWW treated by nitrification-filtration and granular activated carbon adsorption) increases corrosiveness of secondary treated municipal effluent. ► Removal of organic matter from municipal wastewater enhances copper alloy corrosion. ► Tolyltriazole inhibits mild steel and copper alloy corrosion in treated effluent.


Article Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010938X12002181
Publication Date: May 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Germany - Corrosion Research - Polymeric coating of Magnesium alloys used for orthopaedic implants - Laboratory test using Simulated Body Fluid (SBF)

An interesting study on the application of polyacrylonitrile coating on Magnesium alloys used for orthopaedic implants. This laboratory study uses Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) to test the corrosion degradation and biocompatibility of implants.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010938X1200217X

Article Source: Corrosion Science
Publication Date: May 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

India - Corrosion Control - NACE India Section News Letter - Invitation for Article Submission

Sub: NACE India Newsletter: Corrosion Combat

Dear Sir / Madam,


NACE International Gateway India Section publishes a quarterly News Letter “Corrosion Combat”. It carries report on the activities held during past quarters and gives information on the forth coming events. It also carries 3 - 4 technical articles. We are planning to bring next issue in the last week of April 2012.

I take this opportunity to request you to send an article on your experiences on corrosion related issues eg. causes of failure. The length of the article can be 4 - 5 A4 pages.

The paper should not published / submitted for publication elsewhere, including any journal or any conference. Trade / brand / patent name and text / tables / figures having “sales pitch” shall not be included in the text of the paperThese Newsletters send regularly to NACE International members, interested professionals working in the field of corrosion control and Heads of industries. Our next issue of the NEWS letter is on its way for printing.

We would, therefore, request you to send your article at the earliest and looking forward to your continued support.

Thanking you. Warm Regards

For NACE International Gateway India Section

Rishikesh Mishra

Manager – Technical Services

Encl: Corrosion Combat : December 2011 issue
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Email: technical@corcon.org Website: www.naceindia.org

Monday, April 16, 2012

India - Railway Bridges - The Spectacular Feat of Indian Engineering - Construction and Rehabilitation

Bridges were the most spectacular of railway engineering and architecture on Indian Railways a century ago and it continues to be at the close of this millennium. A bridge over river Hooghly was the most difficult engineering problem faced by railway men of that era.


Promoters of railways in India faced a major challenge in crossing the wide rivers, which changed their course dramatically with seasons. The climatic conditions vary considerably and so does the flow through the rivers.The volume of water register seasonal variations of magnitude unknown in other parts of the world. The varying character of the river-bed soil further aggravates the problem. Most rivers pass through alluvial soil devoid of rocks. To quote Charles Greaves, one of the early engineers visiting India in 1852: "The whole of the Bengal plain is nothing but a sea of mud, there is hardly a stone as big as coconut or a hill as high as a house.It is wonder having regard to the softness or looseness of the soil that Calcutta remained where it was." (Source: http://www.irsme.nic.in/mm.asp)

Quote from the publication http://www.irsme.nic.in/files/mmfiles/BRIDGES_RRB.pdf

James Meadows Rendel, the great consulting engineer, associated with railways in India from its very inception commented in 1854:

"There are engineering difficulties to contend with in India, which people at home cannot possibly conceive. Yet I am bound to say that the works executed by East Indian Railways (EIR) are equal to any of the kind done in this country; several large bridges have been built over river streams and rivers near Hooghly, and on exceedingly treacherous, sinking and shifting ground. Yet no failures have happened nor have any major accidents taken place, although since the planning of railway, heavier flood have risen in Bengal than have been witnessed since the days of Clive."

About 50% of these bridges are more than 100 years old. Though more than 1000 bridges are rebuilt/rehabilitated every year, the backlog is enormous. Old railway bridges are facing following types of problems:

• Aging and fatigue consideration

• Increased loading standards for axle load

• Increased longitudinal loads

• Rebuilding metre gauge bridges for broad gauge work.

• Replacement of Early Steel Girders provided prior to 1905.

• Corrosion problems in coastal areas.

Article Source: http://www.irsme.nic.in/mm.asp

Sunday, April 15, 2012

US - Corrosion Research - Academia Industry Collaboration - Eastern Michigan University professor helps commercializing green protective

An Eastern Michigan University professor has partnered with a Michigan-based company to help commercialize “green” protective coating developed by his research team at the university.


Vijay Mannari, along with a group of students and other researchers at EMU’s Coatings Research Institute, located in the College of Technology, have focused their efforts on developing sustainable polymers and coatings that use renewable sources. One of the products Mannari’s team developed is a chromate-free, anti-corrosive pretreatment for metals, a protective coating that inhibits rust.

“The product is an innovative system based on Sol-Gel technology that is much safer than existing products, yet comparable in performance,” said Mannari.

Article Source: http://coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2012-04-11/eastern-michigan-university-professor-helps-commercialize-green-protective-coating-through-partnership-with-michigan-company/
 
Publication Date: 11 April 2012

India - Water Pipeline Leak - An unplugged water leak for 20 years in Nagpur - A strange practice of draining to keep the water pressure in rusted pipelines

NAGPUR: Even as water scarcity persists in parts of Nagpur city, there are at least a dozen places where water pipelines leak thousands of litres every day with no action from authorities. Surprisingly, in some areas, particularly in Shanti Nagar in Satranjipura zone, the leaks have been around for two decades without civic authorities taking any action.


On Tuesday, TOI spotted two places in this part of the city where thousands of litres of potable water is going down the drain due to leaks in major pipelines. Nearby residents said these leak have been around since two decades and despite many complaints water works department officials have not initiated measures to check the water wastage. With no effort to check water leakage, the people are left in the lurch, say residents.

"Most supply pipes in Nagpur are very old. Sealing leaks is a difficult proposition in such a network."

What Deputy engineer (water works), Satranjipura zone appeared to convey was that repairing these small leaks might raise water pressure in the rusted pipes and cause them to burst somewhere else. He also pointed out that they usually allowed a certain quantity of water to drain so that the pressure in pipes remains under control.

Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-04/nagpur/31287123_1_potable-water-water-shortage-water-works
Publication Date: 04 April 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Turkey - Corrosion Research - A review of novel corrosion inhibitors from Pharmaceutical derivatives

Due to the toxicity of widely used corrosion inhibitors and the ever tightening environmental regulations surrounding their use and disposal, there is great interest in replacing harmful inhibitors with effective non-hazardous alternatives. Over the past two decades, extensive research and development have led to the discovery of new classes of corrosion inhibitors, and the importance on the use of several drugs as corrosion inhibitors has grown. This review presents most of the contributions made to the literature on the use of drugs as corrosion inhibitors of various metals in recent years.

Article Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010938X11004197
Publication Date: Aug 2011

India - Corrosion Research - Eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibitor from Artemisia pallens ( (Tamil: தவனம்)

A comprehensive study on crude methanolic extract of Artemisia pallens (Asteraceae) and its active component as effective corrosion inhibitors of mild steel in acid solution


Subhadra Garaia, , , Saraswati Garaib, Parasuraman Jaisankarb, J.K. Singhc, Adirajan Elangod

a Materials Science and Technology Division, CSIR - National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur-831007, India

b Chemistry Division, CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032, India

c Corrosion & Surface Engineering Division, CSIR - National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur-831007, India

d School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700032, India

Highlights


► Arbutin, an active principle from Artemisia pallens as corrosion inhibitor. ► Inhibition performance ascertained by weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization. ► Mechanism of activity determined by EIS, XPS, FTIR, SEM and Raman spectroscopy. ► Inhibition efficiency found 98% (crude extract), 93% (arbutin) at 400 mg l-1.

Article Source: Corrosion Science http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010938X12001540?v=s5
Publication Date: April 2012



Sunday, April 1, 2012

India - Corrosion Conference - National Conference on Engineering, Metallurgy & Corrosion in Military and Marine Applications, 19-21 May 2012, Pune

National Conference on Engineering, Metallurgy & Corrosion in Military and Marine Applications, 19-21 May 2012, Pune, organized by Manipal University, Jaipur and Institute of Marine Engineers, India.

METALLURGY & CORROSION

Corrosion Research and Management
Corrosion Health Monitoring
Corrosion - Assessment, Predictive Modeling, & Prevention
Structural Mechanics, paints & Coatings
Materials Behaviour
Advanced Materials (including Nano-materials)
Failure Analysis
Marine Fabrication and NDT

http://iwcem.org/gpage1.html
IWCEM- International Workshops & Conferences on Engineering, Metallurgy & Corrosion in Military and Marine Applications have been in existence since 2008. The motto of IWCEM is 'Igniting Research for Application', and towards this endeavour the series of events have been conducted in 2008, 2010 and 2011 with the support of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, NACE Intl. India Section, Institute of Marine Engineers, India and the Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok. The IWCEM activities are now being extended to support development, transfer and upgrading of applied technology.

In the year 2012, the IWCEM conference will be conducted in two phases, the National event in Pune, India from 19 – 21 May 2012, by Manipal University, Jaipur in association with the Institute of Marine Engineers, India, and the International event in Singapore, 14 – 16 Oct 2012, by National University of Singapore. This is expected to give a wider reach of interactions and technology exchange programs to the participants. The details of the events are regularly being updated on websites http://www.iwcem.org/ (National Event) and http://www.iwcem.com/ (International Event).

The IWCEM 2012 National Event would offer an interactive platform to exchange ideas, as well as to showcase the technical strength and present the product relevant to military and maritime operations. The event will also feature a session on technology upgrade requirements, with a focused approach to R&D projects.

Article Source: http://www.iwcem.org/

Saturday, March 31, 2012

India - Corrosion Jobs - Total Corrosion Management: Divisional Operations Head and Divisional Sales Head job for Oil and Gas Service Company in Mumbai


Divisional Operations Head
Due to Expansion in the business and organizational growth, there is a requirement of full time Divisional Operations Head. He is responsible to manage the operational activities of the department. Plan and develop systems and procedures to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the Division . Direct work force staff in accordance with company policies and procedures. Responsible for Monitoring, controlling and Training

The position is located at Mumbai and will report to the COO. The Divisional Operations Head shall responsible for all aspects of Operations for TCM and India and UAE Region.

Qualification, Education & Experience:
Must be Graduate in Engineering ( Chemical or Mechanical) with Management qualification Operations. NACE Level III Certificate is mandatory for this position. Minimum 15 plus year of experience in the Oil and Gas Service Company ( Onshore/ Offshore ) at a similar kind of position.

Divisional Sales Head

He is responsible to develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives. He is responsible for all sales activities in assigned accounts or regions for Total Corrosion Management (TCM) to manage quality and consistency of service deliveries .

The position is located at Mumbai and will report to the COO. The Divisional Sales Head shall responsible for all aspects of Marketing and Sales for TCM for India and UAE Region .

Qualification, Education & Experience:
Must be Graduate in Engineering (Chemical or Mechanical) with Management qualification in Marketing. Minimum 15 plus year of experience in the Oil and Gas Service Company (OffShore /Onshore) at a similar kind of position.

For further details, contact  Mr Arvind Kumar

AlchemyJob (part of Seed and Tree Consultants Pvt. Ltd.)
214, Shiv Center, Sector-17, Vashi,
Navi Mumbai. Maharashtra. Pin - 400703
Tel: +91-22 -4142 3314
Mob: +91 98336 98837

email: arvind@alchemyjob.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012

India - Water Supply - Metrowater lets pipe leak for two weeks in Chennai

Metrowater lets pipe leak for two weeks

CHENNAI: The city is being scorched as summer approaches and drinking water is in short supply in several neighbourhoods, but the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board ( CMWSSB) has not bothered to fix a pipeline on Anna Salai that has been leaking for more than two weeks.

The leak is causing water to stagnate in nearby streets, but Metrowater officials say they are awaiting approval from the highways department for the road work needed to repair the damaged pipeline opposite Kamaraj Hall.

Residents and shopkeepers say the pipe has been leaking every day from noon to 4pm, when water is supplied to the locality.

Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-10/chennai/31142799_1_pipe-leak-metrowater-pavement-dwellers
Publication Date: 10 March 2012

India - Automobile - Corrosion of Car Components - All metal parts, wheel drum, shafts, engine parts were completely corroded

A complaint lodged by an user:

when we took the delivery of the vehicle we observed several white spots similar to spots of white powder of the aluminum bleach of any coloured fabrics; we raised a query for the same with the sales engineer. We were informed the reason for the spots was a new coating which was provided by the Car manufacturer.All metal parts, wheel drum, shafts, engine parts, etc were completely corroded.


The seller told us all that brand cars worldwide are corroded from the bottom; we were speechless, shocked & extremely surprised on learning this.
 
Article Source: http://www.complaints-india.com/complaints/32112/NEW-CAR-ALL-METAL-PART-CORRODED.html
 
Publication Date: 29 Dec 2011

Thursday, March 8, 2012

India - Corrosion Jobs - Corrosion Engineer position with SAIPEM, Chennai

Corrosion Engineer - Jobs in Chennai

Job Description: Participate to the Material selection and perform the corrosion rate calculation of involved materials and in general ensure anti-corrosion activities through all its phases.

Management of failure analysis performed in qualified laboratories.

Desired Candidate Profile

B.E/ B.Tech or M.E /M.Tech in Metallurgy, Corrosion Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Minimum 4+yrs of Relevant Experience in Oil & Gas/ EPC industries.

Company Profile:100% subsidiary of Saipem Group, leading International EPC Contractor (Part of the Eni S.p.A Italy), involved in Offshore/Onshore, Oil and Gas Sector, LNG, Maritime Works, Pipeline, Refinery, Petrochemical and Chemical Projects worldwide.

Article Source: http://www.chennaijobsite.com/jobs-in-chennai/oil-gas-power-infrastructure-energy/job_23498


Publication Date: 25 Feb 2012

India - Corrosion Job - Deputy General Manager/Chief Manager with Mahanagar Gas

Function Name : Operation & Maintenance
Post : Deputy General Manager/Chief Manager
Location : Mumbai
Total Vacant Position : 1
Total Experience Required : Min : 15 Max : 20
Key Role & Responsibilities : Job involves corrosion monitoring and control, gas balancing, emergency handling, operations and maintenance of high pressure reciprocating compressor stations, pressure reducing stations, metering and regulating stations, calibration, erection and commissioning and repair of gas networks.

Article Source: http://www.mahanagargas.com/Popup_Job_Post_Details.aspx?id=36
Publication Date: Feb 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

India - Budget 2012-2013 - Our concern on High Depreciation Rate demanded by Indian Industry

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in its Pre budget memorandum for Union Budget 2012-13 has asked the government to announce initiatives that can accelerate the pace of private investments.
- In an important note they have recommended to raise depreciation rates for plant and machinery from 15 per cent to 30 per cent, at least for a period of two years to encourage more capital investment.
- Higher depreciation rate of 50 per cent in case of retrofitting technologies, which are more energy efficient and environment friendly in order to encourage companies to go green.

Article Source: http://www.rediff.com/business/report/budget-2012-wishlist-cii-increase-depreciation-on-plant-and-machinery-to-30-per-cent/20120229.htm

Publication Date: 29 Feb 2012

Our Concern

Worldwide surveys show that a nation's GDP is significantly affected by corrosion losses. This problem is not only the buzzword for people in Process Industries, but also perennial in public utilities such as metro water supply. We can see contamination of public water through corrosion problems. Our country is loosing crores and crores of money in replacing the old equipments due to corrosion problems. If higher depreciation rate is allowed, industries will be encouraged to replace the equipments quite frequently with no focus on material conservation efforts. Industries must be encouraged to follow corrosion control practices for saving this huge corrosion cost. Corrosion Prevention has been introduced in the US to encourage the company for getting credit FOR CORROSION PREVENTION AND MITIGATION MEASURES FOR Energy-related property.


We need to work in the direction of conserving our precious material resources.





Tuesday, February 28, 2012

UK-India Business Collaboration for Corrosion Control - Expression of Interest for establishing collaboration with Concrete and Corrosion Testing Company from UK

UK-India Business Collaboration - Expression of Interest for establishing collaboration with Concrete and Corrosion Testing Company from UK


UK based Concrete and Corrosion Testing Company is looking for partners and clients in India. They carry out Inspection, testing and reporting with their roped access technicians. If you like to establish collaboration with this company, you can register in our technology networking group http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2584020 or post your comments in this blog.

Indo-US Collaboration - Plastic Engineering - PlastIndia International University, Gujarat

WisBusiness.com: UW-Madison: For plastics knowledge, India looks to UW-Madison engineers

MADISON - One of the oldest and most respected polymer engineering research and educational programs in the United States is contributing its expertise to a new plastics university in India.

Representatives of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Polymer Engineering Center signed a memorandum of understanding in Dehli, India, this month with the PlastIndia Foundation and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

The three entities will collaborate to develop curriculum for the PlastIndia International University, an institution dedicated to plastics research, higher education, management and entrepreneurship. Expected to break ground later in 2012 and open within three years, the new university will be located in Vapi in the state of Gujarat, one of the largest plastics manufacturing regions in India. Both Massachusetts and UW-Madison are well positioned to contribute to the effort, says plastics expert Tim Osswald, the Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang professor of mechanical engineering at UW-Madison.

Publication Date: 21 Feb 2012
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UK - Infrastructure - Rust report offers boost for future of Forth Road Bridge in Scotland

Rust report offers boost for future of Forth Road Bridge


Feb 26 2012 by Mark Aitken, Sunday Mail

A £1.6billion replacement for the Forth Road Bridge will still go ahead – despite experts stopping the crossing from rusting. Engineers revealed they have halted corrosion of the bridge’s suspension cables.But the Scottish Government insist a new crossing is still needed and will open by 2016. A spokesman said: “The Forth replacement is vital to ensure Scotland’s economic wellbeing.” Engineers had warned the bridge, which opened nearly 50 years ago, would have to close to heavy lorries by 2017.

But the new findings suggest restrictions could be delayed until much later. Bridge chiefs are confident that an inspection of the cables, due to start in April, will show no further corrosion. Green MSP Patrick Harvie said: “If correct, this willhighlight the poor decisionthe SNP made to plough ahead with the additional bridge.”

Article Source: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2012/02/26/rust-report-offers-boost-for-future-of-forth-road-bridge-86908-23765336/

Publication Date: 26 Feb 2012

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

US - Lights out for the Blatnik Bridge? - Corrosion is threatening the scenic lighting and paving the way for darkness

The iconic lights that outline the Blatnik Bridge linking Duluth and Superior will go dark and come down later this year during maintenance on the bridge. Whether they return when the work is complete in 2013 is up in the air.

Corroded, in the way and “failing at an alarming rate,” the more than 200 decorative lights and their wiring have to be removed as part of a $12 million, two-year maintenance project on the bridge that’s slated to start in May, said Beth Petrowske, public affairs coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Transportation in Duluth. “Our challenge is that the price tag to replace them is really substantial. The funding has to come from somewhere.”

Putting the lights back up and replacing the wiring is estimated to cost $1.2 million. “The lights are exposed to the harshest environmental conditions that there can be: rain, wind, snow, salt that can cause corrosion … vibrations from heavy trucks. It’s pretty intensive maintenance,” Tardy said.


Article Source: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/223396/
Publication Date: 20 Feb 2012

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

US - Pipeline Safety - $67 million requested for federal pipeline safety programs

Federal pipeline safety programs would get an extra $67 million and nearly 120 new employees under a proposal President Obama announced Monday that brought cheers from safety advocates pushing to address accidents and growing safety concerns.


The request, part of the president's $3.8 trillion plan, would almost double the number of enforcement agents nationwide, according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The increase also would cover improvements from research to accident investigation to information databases, according to an agency news release.

By Timothy Puko, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Article Source: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_781486.html

Publication Date: 14 Feb 2012

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Monday, February 13, 2012

US - Public Water Distribution - EPA: US needs $300B in sewer, water work

US - Public Water Distribution - EPA: US needs $300B in sewer, water work .


A federal study shows municipalities nationwide need more than $300 billion worth of essential upgrades to long overlooked water and sewer systems over the next 20 years.

"EPA found that the nation's 53,000 community water systems and 21,400 not-for-profit, non-community water systems will need to invest an estimated $334.8 billion between 2007 and 2027," stated the federal Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, which is updated every four years.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP219f0f0323df453694748991f44b896d.html


Publication Date: 13 Feb 2012

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India - Corrosion Control Jobs - Head – Operations (Corrosion Management) Oil & Gas – Mumbai

Head – Operations (Corrosion Management) Oil & Gas – Mumbai


Desired Candidate Profile

Education: (UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Chemical, Energy, Mechanical, Petroleum) AND (PG - Post Graduation Not Required)

- Expert knowledge of Corrosion Management in Oil & Gas sector (Onshore and Off Shore)

- NACE Level – III Certificate

- 15 to 25 years of experience preferably in a Service Company in Oil & Gas industry

- Chemical or Mechanical Engineer
 
Article Source: http://jobsearch.naukri.com/job-listings-Head-Operations-Corrosion-Management-Oil-Gas-Mumbai-9Z9-Knights-and-Bishops-Mumbai-15-to-25-years-051211001050
 

Publication Date: 12 Jan 12

Sunday, February 12, 2012

India - Diaspora Networking for Science and Technology Knowledge Transfer- We CAN Control Corrosion in India, our network

Our network "We CAN Control Corrosion in India" on Linkedin is growing day by day. Present member strength is 307 across the globe. No membership fee. No charge for knowledge seekers. We expect your desire for Open Source Knowledge Management for Corrosion Control in India and share our collective experience with other technology communities. 

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