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

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