Student Chapter in India celebrated International Corrosion Awareness Day

    August 17, 2023 EAPA Newsletters

    Celebration of “International Corrosion Awareness Day (ICAD), 24th April 2023” and a technical workshop on “Fundamentals of Corrosion & Its Control” was organized by AMPP India West Zone Student Chapter at Seminar Hall, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat with the support of the AMPP India Chapter and M.S. University of Baroda. 

    Eighty (80) participants attended from various academic institutes, universities and industries - M.S. University of Baroda, Sigma University, GSFC University, Parul University, L&T, Seal for Life, Consultech, Grandpolycoats, IMPAC, Berger, Linde, Rushikesh Engineering, etc. It provides an excellent opportunity for knowledge and information on matters concerning corrosion problems and solutions through the corrosion awareness program.

    The ICAD 2023 started with a welcome to dignitaries & participants by Mr. Bhavya Joshi, Chairman & Mr. Shubham Akbari, Secretary of the AMPP India West Zone Student Chapter and his team members.

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    Dr. B. J. Chauhan, Head, Dept of Metallurgical and Mats. Engg. gave a welcome address and motivated students on corrosion awareness.  

    Mr. Urvesh Vala, EC member of the AMPP India Chapter delivered the opening remarks. He briefed that AMPP provides student members a platform to enhance their knowledge in the field of corrosion science and build their professional careers. 

    Dr. Sunil D. Kahar, Faculty Advisor-MSU enlightened about International Corrosion Awareness Day & the journey of establishment of the AMPP India West Zone Student Chapter at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat. 

    Mr Manoj Mishra, Manager Admin, AMPP India Chapter briefed about various activities of AMPP India Chapter.  He said that AMPP India Chapter (formerly NACE International India Section) has more than 900 members, organized more than 210 AMPP certification courses and 250 educational training programs, 75 technical lectures/ workshops and hosted 29 annual Corrosion Conference & Exhibition (CORCON). He also called for attendance & technical papers submission for this year, the 30th International Corrosion Conference & Expo: CORCON 2023 from 25 – 28 Oct 2023, Mumbai.

    Prof. Amir Eliezer Prof. Amir Eliezer, Chair, of AMPP Board of Directors addressed the gathering via virtual mode.  He congratulated Dr. Sunil Kahar & Students of AMPP West Zone Student Chapter, and M.S. University of Baroda. He conveyed messages to students about corrosion issues and solutions, asset integrity, India’s economic growth and the support of educational institutes towards corrosion awareness in India and abroad.
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    Mr. K B Singh, Chairman, AMPP India Chapter addressed the gathering via message. He congratulated the M.S. University Baroda on behalf of the AMPP India Chapter and AMPP for having formed AMPP Student Chapter. He briefed that students from various disciplines of Engineering - Metallurgy, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, and Computer & Data Science can find good career prospects in India & Globally in the field of corrosion Engineering. April 24th is International Corrosion Awareness Day, founded by the World Corrosion Organization to highlight the estimated US$ 2.5 trillion (Equal to the size of the Indian GDP) annual cost of corrosion worldwide.

    The Engineering Community is constantly working to reduce the corrosion issue & making the world a safer & sustainable environment by introducing new materials and new coatings, reducing the rate of corrosion of existing materials, upgrading operation & maintenance practices, and using Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Analytics to predict and mitigate corrosion. As India is rapidly building its new infrastructure in Oil & Gas Refineries, Pipelines, Petrochemical Plants, Marine, Aerospace, Defense and Infrastructure industries, in coming years there will be a huge requirement for Professional Engineers to prevent the corrosion of assets and provide a safe environment to the society. 

    Rajmata of Baroda Her Highness Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad and Hon. Chancellor of The M.S. University of Baroda gave best wishes to the entire team to host the event via message.

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    The technical lectures and invited speakers for the workshop on “Fundamental of Corrosion & Its Control”:

    1.  Material Selection for Oil and Gas Industries and Fundamental of Corrosion & its Prevention: Mr. Urvesh Vala, Head - Material Engineering & Technology, L&T Energy Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd.

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    1. Fundamentals of Coating: Mr. Ketan Dave, R & D Head, Grand Polycoats Co. Pvt Ltd.
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    1. Fundamentals of Coating & Cathodic Protection:  Mr Niral Mehta,Plant Director & Scientist, Seal For Life Industries.

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    The excellent feedback received from the students & participants for ICAD 2023 & the technical workshop. Students proposed that CORSYM 2024 should be hosted by AMPP India West Zone Student Chapter and various Universities & Institutes and industries from Gujarat will support the event going to be held on 3rd & 4th Jan 2024 at M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat.

    Dr Sunil D. Kahar, Faculty Advisor-MUS has proposed the vote of thanks and appreciated support receive from Mr. K B Singh-Chair, Mr. Denzil D’Costa-Treasurer, Mr. Urvesh Vala-EC Member and Mr. Manoj Mishra, Manger-Admin of AMPP India Chapter, Dr. B. J. Chauhan and Mr. Suraj Dabhekar, M.S. University Baroda. He also acknowledged special thanks to the invited speakers, students, participants (academic institutes & industries) and the sponsor for this event, Mr. Zuber Khan, M/s. Consultech and organizing committee members.

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