Symposia
 
Symposia Categories
Cathodic Protection:
Issues and challenges associated with the application of cathodic protection systems for protection against corrosion of metallic surfaces of pipelines/structures in contact with soil/water/electrolyte. Specific topics of interest for CP design/engineering, construction, monitoring and maintenance may include development and application of new materials, technologies and techniques, case studies and AC/DC interference detection and mitigation. CP of tanks, bullets and plant piping, as well as CP for cross country pipelines, city gas distribution pipelines, municipal water and sewage pipelines and in-shore and off-shore structures will also be covered.
Chair: Craig Botha, CEO, Reignite, South Africa 
 
Coatings and Linings:
Issues and challenges associated with Coatings & Linings for various industries where these are used to protect or decorate the system. Specific topics of interest may cover pipelines, offshore steel structures, concrete coatings, transport vehicles, power & petrochemical plants, inspection & study of coatings including design& failure analysis, material selection, new developments, implementation, case studies and development and application of new technologies related to coatings & linings.
Chair: Denzil D'Costa, Sales Manager , Graco India  
 
Corrosion in Defence Equipment & Facilities:
Issues and challenges associated with corrosion and its control in the oil and gas production. Most oil and gas production includes co-produced water makes corrosion a pervasive issue across the industry. Age and presence of corrosive materials such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exacerbate the problem. Oilfield corrosion can be divided into corrosion due to oxygen, "sweet" corrosion, and "sour" corrosion. Specific topics of interest may include mitigation of corrosion and fouling, case studies of material performance and new materials for corrosion control, mechanisms of corrosion, life assessment, predictive modelling, laboratory research, and development and application of new technologies in oil and gas production.
 
Corrosion in Petrochemical, Chemical, Fertilizer Industries and Refineries:
Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control in chemical, petrochemical and fertilizer industries. Specific topics of interest may include mitigation of corrosion and fouling, case studies of material performance and new materials for corrosion control, mechanisms of corrosion, life assessment, predictive modeling, laboratory research, and development and application of new technologies in these industries. Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control in the refineries. Specific topics of interest may include mitigation of corrosion and fouling, case studies of material performance and new materials for corrosion control, mechanisms of corrosion, life assessment, predictive modeling, laboratory research, and development and application of new technologies in refineries.
Chair: Brian J. Saldanha, Ph.D., FNACE, Engineering Fellow, The Chemours Company FC, LLC, USA
 
Corrosion in RCC structures:
Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control of reinforced cement concrete (RCC) structures. Technical papers related to research and industrial applications are invited on the causes of corrosion in RCC structures as well as its mitigation. Specific topics of interest may include mechanism of initiation and propagation of corrosion in reinforcement embedded in concrete, bio-corrosion, corrosion resistant concrete mix, admixtures to enhance corrosion resistant properties of concrete, protective reinforcement coating, surface painting of structures, other corrosion control measures for RCC structures, corrosion based predictive modelling, case studies and emerging techniques.
Chair: Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Assistant Professor, IIT Madras
 

Corrosion Monitoring and Testing

Corrosion monitoring and testing is the primary step to identify the causes of failure of components, plants and equipments, which in some cases can be catastrophic. Monitoring and testing using different techniques help one to establish defects in materials right from the manufacturing stage to those that get created during operation/service stage. Early detection and sizing of corrosion degradation helps to assess the extent of damage, find out the root cause, take preventive actions and as a long term strategy integrate these into preventive maintenance schedules and plant safety management. This symposium covers all the monitoring and testing techniques e.g. non-destructive tests, online monitoring techniques and sensors and probes. Research & development on these techniques, case studies related to establishment of corrosion damage and/or its prediction, material selection and training of personnel for specific skill sets, remaining life assessment. Plant experiences related to corrosion monitoring and testing are welcome. 
Chair: Sai Mudiam, Vice President, Metal Samples, USA

 
Materials and Composites:
Unpublished work related to corrosion resistant materials and composites (both metals and non-metals). Studies related to mechanisms of corrosion of materials, new materials development and its application, design of new techniques for combating corrosion are invited for presentation. Corrosion and degradation of composites will be also covered in this symposium.
Chair: Prof V. S. Raja, IIT Bombay, Mumbai 
 
Microbial Corrosion and Inhibitors:
Fundamental and applied aspects of microbial corrosion and use of inhibitors. Topics may cover diagnosis of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), detection, measurement, monitoring techniques; material behaviour under bio-films, MIC control strategies including biocides, microbial corrosion inhibitors, bio-electrochemical techniques, case studies on MIC, corrosion failures; futuristic trends and new tools for detection and control. Corrosion inhibition implied under this symposium covers behaviour of organic, inorganic and newly termed green inhibitor compounds and also polymeric compounds intended for industrial corrosion preventive applications. Papers may also include effects on mechano-corrosion behaviour of materials under the influence of corrosion inhibitors.
Chair: Rolf Gubner, Professor of Corrosion, Chevron-Woodside Chair in Corrosion Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
 
Power Plants and Utilities
Experiences with corrosion and corrosion control in power plants (thermal and nuclear) and in various utilities for these plants as also those for captive power plants. Aspects related to material selection, case studies related to failures, implementation of measures to avoid corrosion, water chemistry measures, corrosion monitoring and modelling are covered. Papers related to research on specific issues for these plants as well as those for development of corrosion resistant materials are included.
Chair: Dr. Vivekanand Kain, Head, Materials Processing & Corrosion Engineering Division, BARC
 
Internal Corrosion and mitigation of Pipelines
Topics specific to internal corrosion of pipelines: corrosion resistant materials, corrosion inhibitors, internal coatings, assessment of corrosion through software modeling& simulation studies, protection against microbiologically influenced corrosion, recent advances in pigging technology, maintenance practices, failure case studies, corrosion monitoring, preventive and control techniques. The symposium invites the participation of scientists, inventors of new technology, product developers, managers, engineers, scientists and students involved in managing internal corrosion.
Chair: Carlos A. Palacios T., Ph.D., M.Sc., CIMA-TQ, LLC – President, USA
 
Marine and Offshore Corrosion:
Material degradation due to corrosion under adverse operating and environmental conditions, bio-fouling, life assessment and asset integrity management, CP of underwater portion of offshore platform jackets including its rehabilitation and maintenance. The symposium invites the participation of scientists, inventors of new technology, product developers, managers, engineers, scientists and students involved in managing corrosion for marine and offshore applications.
Chair: Dr. Anil Bhardwaj, General Manager, ONGC
 
Corrosion under Insulation
Corrosion under Insulation is one of the bigger issues facing owners of petrochemical  and refining companies and others that use heat and temperature for processing products.  Without proper selection of corrosion prevention and inspection, equipment can deteriorate more quickly than expected leading to premature failures of piping and vessels as a result of section loss and possibly leading to perforations that can result in leakage of hydrocarbon  product releases in an uncontrolled manner.  Unexpected shutdowns and accidents (possibly even fires and explosions) can occur leading to costly shut downs of operations,  loss of revenue and profit, potential harm to the environment and workers and harm to company reputation. As such owners, specifiers and applicators should be sure to use proper products and work processes to ensure the use of corrosion prevention methods that can ensure  a longer than life expectancy of the equipment. The symposium would include case studies, monitoring methods and preventive (and regulatory) steps against corrosion under insulation.
Chair: Michael Melampy, Director Business Development, Protective and Marine Coatings, USA
 
Students Symposium:
Papers by students on any symposia topic covered in this conference. The aim is to encourage presentation of work carried out by students in the field of corrosion and its control.
Chair: Prof V. S. Raja, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
 
Poster Session:
Papers on the symposia topics for the conference will be included in poster session. Authors are requested to indicate preference for participating in the poster session.
Chair: Dr. Supratik Roychowdhury, Scientific Officer G. MP& CE Division BARC, Mumbai 

 



 












 
     
 
Recent Updates
 
Technical Program of CORCON has now been finalized. All the Authors are requested to submit the powerpoint files before 25 August 2015 and register for CORCON 2016 before 30 August. The Papers of those Authors who have not registered for CORCON before 30 August will not be included in the conference proceedings.

 
 
     
 

IMPORTANT FOR PRESENTING AUTHORS: The authors are required to upload their powerpoint file for approval to CORCON website. These approved presentation files would be made available in the presentation laptop. No presentation file would be taken from the author inside the presentation hall. For a backup, all the authors are also requested to bring the approved version of their powerpoint file on a pen drive to CORCON and check the availability of their presentation file at the time of registration.

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