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India – Corrosion Management Collaboration-1+2+3…adds our member strength and 1X2X3…multiplies our knowledge base to complete unique Six Years of We CAN Control Corrosion in India, Science and Engineering Diaspora Networking Group   Leave a comment

Without your support, it is not possible to multiply our knowledge base. It is your collaborative thought for taking our collective experience to a great height and resolve the corrosion issues in India. We learn from you. Our sincere thanks to you all.

India -Government working on Bureau of Corrosion Control. Our Viewpoint:Good to see the collaboration of various sectors expressing collective concerns on corrosion   Leave a comment

Our Viewpoint: Establishment of National Corrosion Bureau is an encouraging sign for the corrosion control community in India. It is good to see the collaboration of various sectors expressing collective concerns on corrosion. In the ancient time, our country had a reputation for producing numerous metallic wonders. Present problems reported for corrosion and its impact on national economy give varied opinions on the utilisation of material development and corrosion control skills. It is argued in the industries side that increase in present depreciation rate will favour the manufacturing growth of plants and machinery. This approach will discourage the material conservation efforts if applied with no focus on corrosion control. We need reforms in our taxation policy to include a tax credit for corrosion control and encourage the asset owners to fully utilise the life of assets. There are numerous incidents of corrosion induced water pipeline leakage and contamination reported in our country. Although a plenty of fundamental research works is carried out by various academic and research institutions, it is not meeting out the expectations of industries. Collaboration between scientific and industrial community is the key driver. Our industries have the general perception that we have to depend on foreign technologies for controlling corrosion in India at the present time. This is evident through Global tenders floated for corrosion management contracts. A coordination entity like National Corrosion Bureau is essential to bring all the available resources to a common platform. In addition to the national chemical policy, we need reforms in the present policies on water and environment to effectively address the importance for corrosion control. These policies will encourage the Industries to employ the talents needed for corrosion control. We can see a large pool of Indian science and engineering talents migrated to the overseas for employment in corrosion control and asset integrity management. There is an essential need to tap the knowledge and skills of Overseas Indians in this field for knowledge transfer to our country. We CAN Control Corrosion in India Network on Linkedin is an example collaborative virtual platform that connects Indian Diaspora Knowledge Base with the Indian talent pool and industries for finding cost-effective technology answers and envisioning Make in India.


Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals is planning to set up a National Bureau of Corrosion control on the lines of Bureau of Energy Efficiency ( BEE), as part of a strategic and commercial dialogue with United States, said Surjit Kumar Chaudhary, Secretary (Chemicals and Petrochemicals), with the department of chemicals & petrochemicals.

Speaking to the industry representatives in Corcon 2015, organised by NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS), he said, “As a part of strategic and commercial dialogue with the United States government is committed to deal with it and we have already proposed setting up of National Bureau of Corrosion Control on the lines of Bureau of Energy Efficiency. It is part of the National Chemical Policy and approval of the policy has reached almost final stages. We are in a very advanced to stage to help you out.”

Article Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/centre-working-on-bureau-of-corrosion-control-115111900733_1.html

Publication Date: 19 November 2015

India-Corrosion Conference – CORCON 2015 organisers said that Indian economy suffers a loss of around Rs.375,000 crore annually due to corrosion, Our viewpoint: We need a proper survey not only for estimating the realistic corrosion cost, but also exploring the resources available within our country   Leave a comment

Our Viewpoint: There are many historic metallic wonders  available to showcase the engineering knowledge glory and material development skills of ancient India. We need a proper survey not only for estimating the realistic corrosion cost, but also exploring the resources available within our country. It is a general perception that we have to depend on foreign technologies for controlling corrosion in India at the present time.  Our country needs rigorous research works and effective collaboration between the scientific and industrial community. The present focus on producing the fundamental corrosion research works requires to be diverted to deal with real world corrosion problems. We observe these corrosion problems everywhere starting from the domestic through to industrial establishments. There are many instances of corrosion induced water pipeline leakages leading to loss of huge volume of water and also posing health threats to Public. There is no effort on solving corrosion problems faced by the Public. Establishing the public friendly collaboration platform for sharing the problems and also experience to resolve such issues is essential for the success of corrosion control programs. A significant number of non-resident Indian engineers are employed by the overseas companies to resolve corrosion and material challenges in their industry side. But the situation in our country is not an encouraging one. Our government needs to tap the talent pool and encourage the growth of Indian Diaspora Knowledge Network in this domain for conserving our material resources and saving the national economy. We CAN Control Corrosion in India.
Indian economy suffers a loss of around Rs.375,000 crore annually due to corrosion
CHENNAI: Indian economy suffers a loss of around Rs.375,000 crore annually due to corrosion, an official said.
The three day CORCON 2015 — a conference on corrosion — will engage on the technologies and measures to mitigate the loss, said a top official of the organising committee.
“Around Rs.375,000 crore loss is suffered by the country due to corrosion. The three day conference that starts here on Thursday will deliberate on the recent advances in corrosion control and how it is tackled by various industries like chemicals, refinaries, marine, power, fertiliser, oil and others,” U Kamachi Mudali, chairman, CORCON 2015 told IANS here on Wednesday.

Article Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinions/49826868.cms
Publication Date: 18 November 2015

World Water Day – 2015 – India – We need to turn Water Rust to Water TRUST for minimising corrosion induced water pipeline leakage and contamination http://t.co/quIItaqQFn   Leave a comment

Non-Revenue Water in our country is increasing day by day. Leakage in existing infrastructure is the prime cause for this profound loss. Numerous incidents of pipeline leakage induced contamination reported across India. Corrosion of pipeline assets is the major cause for this tremendous leakage and contamination threats. This is completely ignored by the water management authorities and design houses. When leakage occurs in any pipeline, the immediate focus is made on replacing the existing infrastructure. It is not an easy task for replacing all old infrastructure with brand new systems. We need to find the best way of improving the current operation to minimize leak and contamination incidents. We need to turn Water Rust to Water TRUST for assuring the integrity of existing assets and operating the water distribution without any potential disturbance. There is not much focus made on corrosion control and life cycle approach of selecting the appropriate water distribution systems.

We always speak about the future demand. We don’t industrially focus on processes that help us to conserve our present water resources. Our country has a mixed bag of age-old and new pipelines extensively used for water distribution system. There are numerous incidents of water leakage that happen across India. Corrosion of pipeline distribution system is not only leading the way for heavy loss in water, but also resulting in contamination of water reaching the Public. There is no proper regulation for corrosion control in our country to focus on such perennial issue and create awareness among the designers and end-users. Our public is at the tip of iceberg to see the water leakage, not the life cycle efforts on minimizing such losses and assuring the integrity of distribution.

Article Source: http://www.corrosionfootprint.org/2015/03/india-water-rust-to-water-trust-our.html


India – Corrosion Footprint, a Greener Conservation Challenge – Launch of http://www.corrosionfootprint.org   Leave a comment

We welcome you to step in for calculating corrosion footprint to conserve our precious material resources.

All manufacturing systems are built with great belief of providing the life time value of end products and conserving the resources in all aspects. This belief is greatly modified when the end-products are subjected to a variety of complex environmental conditions, handling methods and maintenance practices. When water distribution system is designed, it is the interest of water distribution and management to assure every drop of water reaches its destination. In reality, the loss is not only for the quantity, but also the health of people consuming contaminated water. When gas pipelines are laid to cater the demands of energy requirement, it is the belief of designer to supply gas to its destination without impacting the environment and people through technological explosions. In reality, minor changes are the leading causes for real explosions. When process equipment and piping are designed, manufactured, installed and operated to achieve the production rate for maintaining industrial growth, materials are brought to the design table with great confidence for construction.

We do not find reference for corrosion in Environmental Impact Assessment. But corrosion control seems to be ecologically pushed to acquire a fresh challenge: Is it eco-friendly control process? The environmental analysis is immediately started with disposal of corrosion control chemicals and release of solvents rather looking at safeguarding the materials to achieve sustainability. Control of material degradation is the present day challenge for material sustainability. Where do we miss the impact of corrosion on environment? If control is technologically applied, leak rate of hazardous substance is profoundly minimised.

Footprint is the buzzword for environmental assessment. Carbon footprint is monotonically approached to quantify the effects in all stages of product lifecycle involving variety of materials. Water footprint is calculated to see the life cycle demand. It is quite obvious from the present approach that Corrosion Footprint is not at all attempted. Disposal of corrosion control chemical or metallic deposit is challenged. This challenge can be effectively approached through various means: green chemistry innovations for extracting the hidden power of plants, development of economically proven material choices and formulation of conservation-friendly operation and maintenance practices to allow Corrosion Control Performance Index taking its proper berth in Environmental Impact and Life Cycle Assessment.

Although we see numerous industrial accidents and significant water loss due to corrosion, we do not consider corrosion as an environmental hazard. Now is the time to start calculating Corrosion Footprint for conserving our precious material resources and achieving environmental sustainability.

Article Source: Chemical Engineering World – 49th Anniversay Special – Forward Focus

India – Water Rust to Water TRUST for minimising corrosion induced water leakages and conserving water resources   Leave a comment