Engineers’ conference: Experts discuss corrosion mitigation techniques

The event was attended by engineers, researchers, scientists and other industry experts

Our Correspondent October 10, 2018

KARACHI: Inspectest, an internationally certified integrated service provider, organised a conference under the platform of National Association of Corrosion Engineers to discuss corrosion mitigation techniques on Tuesday.

The event was attended by engineers, researchers, scientists and other industry experts.

The speakers included NACE International President Jeffrey L Didas, former general manager of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines, Liaqat Ali, Polyguard Saudi Arabia official Hammad Abu Batain and others.

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Addressing the conference, Inspectest General Manager Muhammad Aamir Zubair discussed the cost, mitigation and management of corrosion.

Talking about the total industry cost of corrosion in terms of depreciation and amortisation, he explained that the worldwide direct cost of corrosion is $2.5 trillion.

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Discussing the feasibility of mitigation solutions, he said that solutions have an insignificant cost increase in pipeline projects.

"However, if mitigation is not considered as a preventive action during the start of the project then the cost of corrosion damage could incurr losses worth millions.

Poor maintenance may also cause pipelines to shut down," he said.  

Published in The Express Tribune, October 10th, 2018.


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