Technical Symposia

“POST COVID “आत्मनिर्भरता” IN PIPELINE INTEGRITY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE” technical program has been designed keeping all the aspects of Pipeline Integrity considering the current Covid-19 Pandemic scenario. With papers from eminent persons and speakers of the industry, the conference intends to discuss and resolve practical corrosion issues which have affected Pipeline integrity due to the pandemic. Also, it is vital to consider the fact that many changes have occurred due to the pandemic , which will continue with us for a long time. These changes must be treated as opportunities for innovative ideas and ways to develop sustainable solutions for pipeline corrosion. With eminent speakers from across the globe, the Technical symposia will provide value for every minute spent. The main tracks are:



I) CATHODIC PROTECTION OF BURIED ASSETS (CPB):

Buried metallic structures in contact with an electrolyte such as soil are prone to ill effects of corrosion which can be countered by deploying galvanic or impressed current cathodic protection systems. This symposium will include papers on cathodic protection of cross-country pipelines, vessels, tanks, sacrificial anode protection, analysis and case studies.

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II) COATINGS (CTG):

Coatings provide primary protection to structures in contact with a corrosive environment and are used industry-wide as a primary source of protection. This symposium will include papers on anti-corrosion coatings, Heat shrink sleeves, Cold applied tapes, liquid coatings, Visco-elastic coatings for various assets.



III) INLINE INSPECTION OF PIPELINES (ILI):

Once the pipelines are laid, maintenance and inspection play an important role for ascertaining healthiness of assets. Of the various inspection techniques deployed, inline inspection is considered as one of the most effective technology for accurately pinpointing pipeline defects. This symposium will include papers on various methodologies to locate, identify and size corrosion defects and to support integrity management requirements.

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IV) MARINE CORROSION (MC):

Marine systems are most prone to corrosion due to their continuous contact with high conductivity electrolyte which is salty water. This symposium will include papers on corrosion in offshore pipelines and their protection/remedial measures for countering marine corrosion.



V) CORROSION MONITORING AND MITIGATION IN CGD (CGD):

Protecting City Gas Distribution system against corrosion is yet another challenging area since CGD network shares common ROU with other utilities and may be susceptible to various types of interferences. This symposium will include papers on requirement for developing and implementing an effective and efficient integrity management plan for city gas distribution.

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VI) ECONOMICS OF CORROSION: SECURE METAL, ENSURE CAPITAL (SMEC):

India has to spend a huge amount on rehabilitation of various infrastructural facilities affected by corrosion. Corrosion wipes off staggering 8 lakh crore rupees of India’s GDP per annum. Enormous savings to the tune of 3 lakh crore rupees can be realized per annum by deploying available corrosion control methodologies. This symposium will include papers on various case studies across various industries where the corrosion menace is fought through various innovative methodologies in the form on online monitoring, mitigation measures or assessment for capital gains.

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