Materials Performance

JUN 2019

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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61 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 58, NO. 6 JUNE 2019 Islamabad Pakistan Section Hosts Corrosion Training T he Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, has been offering a corrosion engineering course at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Cathodic protection (CP) is a widely practiced electrochemical technique ap- plied in order to protect metallic struc- tures against corrosion attack to prolong their useful life and save the environment from the detrimental effects of corrosion. At the undergraduate level, students have less understanding, knowledge, and awareness of this field due to limited inter- action with engineers and technologists having hands-on experience. In order to overcome this, course instructor Ameeq Farooq organized technical lectures on December 11 to 13, 2018 for students in the Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department in conjunction with MAS Associates (Pvt.), Ltd. with support of the NACE Islamabad Pakistan Section. MAS Associates is one of the leading private sector companies active in this field. A technical lecture was presented by MAS Associates Operation Manager Imran Chaudhry on corrosion protection. Chaudhry has a NACE CP2 certification. He delivered a very informative presenta- tion on the basic fundamentals and design criteria of corrosion protection systems, and shared his experience and problems confronted while working in the field. The lecture was followed by a compre- hensive practical demonstration of soil resistivity, direct current gradient voltage, and closed interval potential survey equip- ment, which was conducted by Jahangir Hussain and Saghir Amjad, also from MAS Associates. This practical demonstration was arranged to create more awareness and exposure to survey methodologies. NACE Islamabad Pakistan Section Chair Shafqat Ali also attended the lec- tures and emphasized to the students that during their studies they should try to fol- low international codes and practices by following NACE standards, which can pro- vide a valuable addition to their profes- sional careers. (—Ameeq Farooq) Left to right: Imran Chaudhry, Ameeq Farooq, and Shafqat Ali. The training included hands-on demonstrations on the use of corrosion control instrumentation. B.Sc. students from the University of Punjab were exposed to corrosion control and cathodic protection during a training event in December 2018. Your Association in Action

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