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 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.
Article Source: http://www.timesofoman.com/News/36601/Article-Nano-tech-set-to-beat-corrosion-of-pipelines-in-Oman
Publication Date: 13 July 2014