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.


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. 

India - Cathodic Protection for Concrete Corrosion - Do we have concrete CP in India?

Our Network Discussion

Posted by Pankaj, Saudi Arabia
1 day ago

Ashwini K Sinha • To my knowledge there is some concrete CP for structures like jettys. For large structures such as cooling towers, attempts are being made for introducing Concrete CP
22 hours ago

Gurudas Saha • To my knowledge there is CP of Concrete of a long river bridge in Goa. The CP was installed & executed by LIDA also located in Goa. Besides that lot of developmental activities have been undertaken by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Delhi.
18 hours ago

Manickam Valliappan • Please elaborate your requirement. Are you looking for research partners or association with commercial houses? CECRI (Central Electrochemical Research Institute) is dealing with concrete CP research works. As Dr Saha said, CRRI has been actively involved in that area. If you want to establish research cum product development connection with those institutions, we can identify the best route for collaboration.
4 hours ago

Thursday, February 9, 2012

India - Corrosion Control Job - Project Manager for Chemical Company at Bhosari, Pune

Project Manager for Chemical Company, Bhosari  (Pune),  in the business of Core Sector for prevention of erosion and corrosion of equipments, pumps, pipelines, tanks, vessels, structures and floorings.

Article Source: http://jobs.monsterindia.com/details/10841517.html?from=simplyhired
Publication Date: 02 Jan 2012

India - Maintenance Job Opportunties in Pharmaceutical and Life Science - Analysis of corrosion in the Plant is one of the key responsibilities

Assistant Manager - Mechanical Maintenance

Jubilant Life Sciences Limited

• To impart training to all subordinates related to Safety, Health and Environment and Effective maintenance practices and tools.Analysis of breakdown, failures, corrosion and chronic problems in the Plant.


Article Source: Jubilant Life Sciences Limited
Publication: 18 Jan 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

US - Corrosion of Bridges - Corrosion threat on Skyway bridge deck discovered in Ohio. High level of salts in grout feared

Grout packed into bundles of steel cables that compress the Veterans' Glass City Skyway's concrete deck sections together may contain elevated levels of salts that would cause those cables to corrode prematurely, the grout's manufacturer has warned the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The I-280 bridge over the Maumee River, which opened five years ago, is one of several dozen projects across the United States that used grout made at a Marion, Ohio, plant owned by Sika Corp. U.S. in which excessive chloride compounds, traced to cement the plant bought from an unnamed supplier, have been discovered.

Article Source: http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2012/02/06/Corrosion-threat-on-Skyway-bridge-deck-discovered.html
Publictaion Date: 06 Feb 2012

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Monday, February 6, 2012

India - Water Pipeline Leak - Repair of leaking water pipes in Ahmedabad, Gujarat cost Rs 43.24 lakh

In a bid to repair leaking water pipes in the new west zone, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is planning to put forward Rs43.24 lakh proposal in front of the standing committee.

The opposition Congress has raised eyebrows at the single tender and lower cost quoted by the contractor. Badruddin Shaikh, leader of opposition in AMC has expressed displeasure at the methods of the civic body, and accused them of favouring the contractors. He also questioned the amount of maintenance and repair work being undertaken, along with replacing of PVC lines with CI pipes.

Article Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_nw-zone-water-pipe-leakages-to-cost-amc-rs43-24-l_1640504
Publication Date: 21 Jan 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

India - Oil and Gas Projects - Kochi LNG Terminal, India's fourth terminal with a capacity of 5mtpa and investment of $1bn

Kochi LNG Terminal - Hydrocarbons Technology
Petronet LNG is building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving, storage and regasification terminal at Kochi, Kerala, India. The terminal is being developed on a 40ha site in the Puthuvype special economic zone with an investment of $1bn.
"The Kochi terminal will be India's fourth LNG terminal and will have a capacity of five million tons per annum (mtpa)."
The Kochi terminal will be India's fourth LNG terminal and will have a capacity of five million tons per annum (mtpa). It will be the biggest of its kind in India and the first in South India. Mechanical completion of the terminal will be achieved by the second quarter of 2012, then full operations will commence in the third quarter of 2013.
The project was originally conceived in the early 1990s but delayed due to the lack of supply contracts. Initial construction works for the terminal started in July 2007 but were later delayed due to increase in construction costs. Higher piling work was required for the storage tanks and the cost of steel and other construction materials also increased.
The project was resumed in March 2008.

Article Source: Hydrocarbon-Technology

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