ONI Bureau: With an aim to find solutions to deal with the industrial corrosion problems, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday inaugurated the 19th National Conference on Corrosion Control in Bhubaneswar. The Conference will continue till December 7.
The three-day National Corrosion Control conference will analyse various industrial corrosion problems and find out solutions through interaction with industrialists and scientists.
While speaking during the conference, the Petroleum Minister said “Corrosion is the primary factor affecting the longevity and durability of crude & gas pipelines and transport of crucial energy resources throughout the nation. Scientific & technological advances can help in continuous monitoring and even detect the onset of corrosion”.
Pradhan further stated that “Odisha is naturally rich in mineral resources. In the next 15 years India’s requirement of steel will be around 300 MMT and the Central Government is planning to manufacture 100 MMT steel blocks in Odisha itself. Paradip & Dhamra have become the gateway for energy delivery to neighboring states & North-East India”.
Worth mentioning, the conference is being organised by the National Corrosion Council of India (NCCI) in collaboration with Central Electro-chemical Research Institute, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) and South-Eastern Region Pipeline(SERPL).