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

1 comment:

  1. It is good to note the composition of ogranisers for this event. Their interest in assembling the knowledge on corrosion through conferences and training courses in collaboration with various industries provides one of the aids to Engineering Society to focus on Corrosion Control.

    Normally Corrosion Management is handled by the Operation and Maintenance groups in industries. Petroleum based industries such as Oil & gas production, refining and petrochemicals enagage Inspection group to focus on corrosion issues. Most of these industries do not employ corrosion management professionals to look after the corrosion control programs and perform corrosion risk assessment. Allocation of resources to handle these activities are purely based on the number of failures and quantum of product loss. It is not directed at material conservation efforts right from the design through to operation. There is a huge gap between the acdemic/research institutions who deliver basics of corrosion and the industries that employ proven corrosion control technologies. The success of finding technology answers totally depends on how effective the industrial experience is translated into meaningful research.

    There are many conferences and training courses organised by various governmental and non-governmental agencies in India. Complexity involved in analysing corrosion problems poses greater challenges to researchers as well as technology users (industries). Collaboration between various agencies should target these challenges.

    There is no awareness effort made on perennial Public issues like Drinking Water Contamination. We know how much energy is available within the scientific community to resolve corrosion issues faced by Public. The situation in industries is totally different. It is driven by the investment capabilities of asset owners to participate in training programs, do research and find solutions for complex problems. If the assets are owned by Public, who will extend “Helping” hands for finding answers?

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