Sunday, August 3, 2014

Oman- Industry-Academia Collaboration - Corrosion Control - Nano technology based Corrosion Research program (electroless Nickel-Phosphorous coating with nano additives) of Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) to fight corrosion of oil pipelines

Muscat: Researchers at the Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) are studying the possibility of using nanotechnology to fight corrosion of oil pipelines, which costs millions of dollars to the industry.

According to a statement issue by the college, a research team led by Elansezhian, R. V. Murali and Muhammad Mumtaz Mirza will develop new coating patterns based on nanotechnology that can be applied on the oil pipelines to combat corrosion. "The researchers are developing an electroless Nickel-Phosphorous coating with nano additives. The new coating will make an amorphous layer and it can prevent corrosion," the statement added.

Corrosion problem
Corrosion of pipelines is one of the major problems faced by engineers and technicians in the oil field. The annual cost of corrosion worldwide is over three per cent of the world's GDP and is around $2.2 trillion as per the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

Moreover, accidents caused by corroded structures can lead to huge safety concerns, loss of life, and resources. "The research outcome will be included into the CCE curriculum and it will also help in developing technical expertise in combating corrosion of pipelines in Oman," the statement adds.

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Publication Date: 13 July 2014

1 comment:

  1. It is good to see the application of corrosion research program to resolve the real world problems. Corrosion is considered as a scientific problem as many theories are proposed to define various types of damage based on the laboratory experiments. There is a huge gap between the corrosion research done in the laboratory and approach of finding technology answers for actual corrosion issues. The application strength of corrosion research depends on how effective the field conditions are simulated in the laboratory to find the field specific corrosion control answers. When it comes to the field the application and maintenance capabilities of corrosion management decides the usefulness of solutions derived from the laboratory. End users for corrosion control methods should open their doors for active collaboration with the research resources for transforming the fundamental scientific approach to evidence based research programs.


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