Wednesday, May 20, 2015

India - Corrosion Conference - NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) Corrosion Awareness Awards – CORCON 2015, 19-21 November, Chennai

To commemorate Corrosion Awareness Day, NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) will be presenting Corrosion Awareness Awards to honour individuals / institutions for their contribution to corrosion awareness and development in the field of corrosion science and technology in India during CORCON 2015: 19 – 21 November 2015, at Chennai.

Details of awards and guidelines for the submission of applications for various types of awards are included in the enclosed brochure. These details are also available on our website

We look forward to receiving your application for an award. You could also contribute to this prestigious program of NIGIS by informing your colleagues about the award program and eliciting their participation in the application process.

The last date of submitting the application is 30 June 2015. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate contact us.

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India - Corrosion Management Survey - Present Status of Corrosion Awareness

Corrosion of materials is an alarming effect that poses great challenges to the material conservation community in this world. Awareness is the greatest agent for bringing changes to eliminate negligence. We CAN Control Corrosion in India Networking Group on Linkedin brings you the Iron Pillar Dashboard for depicting the present status of corrosion awareness in India (Corrosion Management Survey).

We welcome you to register your footprint to resolve the perennial corrosion issues and conserve the precious material resources.

Friday, May 8, 2015

India invites you to 17th APCCC, the prime event for gaining cumulative values of the first four primes (Materials+Environment+Conservation+Intelligence) for corrosion control conference in Mumbai, 27-30 January 2016

17 is the sum of the first four primes and has wide significance in Mathematics. On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to the 17th Asian Pacific Corrosion Control Conference (APCCC17) and gain the cumulative values of the first four primes (Materials+Environment+Conservation+Intelligence) for corrosion control in Mumbai during 27-30 January 2016. This is your event for establishing collaboration with corrosion management community in India.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

India - Shipping Industry - Cabinet nod for bill to manage merchant vessels' ballast water - The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2015. Corrosion Management appears to be an iceberg for shipping industry in India

The union cabinet on Wednesday cleared a bill which requires merchant ships to get a plan to manage their "ballast water and sediments" in line with an international convention to protect environment and human health from these substances.

The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which is in line with the global convention was cleared in a meeting of cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The cabinet also approved accession to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Ballast Water Management Convention) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Ships fill their ballast tanks with water to stabilize vessels at sea for maintaining safe operating conditions throughout a voyage. This water reduces stress on the hull, provides transverse stability, improves propulsion and manoeuvrability and compensates for weight.

However, ballast water poses serious ecological, economic and health problems due to the multitude of marine species being carried in the process, including Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens (HAOP). The convention requires all new ships to implement an approved ballast water and sediments management plan and carry a ballast water record book and follow ballast water management procedures to a given standard.

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Publication Date: 29 April 2015

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