On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, we are pleased to welcome you to NACE India’s Conference and Expo :- Post-Covid “आत्मनिर्भरता” in Pipeline Integrity for a sustainable future.

Aptly themed, Post-Covid “आत्मनिर्भरता” or Self- reliability in the Covid times is a crucial step to help the society become independent and develop a self-sustained future for themselves. The aim of the conference is to equip the society with the right mindset, shared knowledge base, skill set and education which is highly needed during these tough times of pandemic.

The Technical Program has been specially designed keeping the present situation in mind. It consists of 6 Technical Symposia with eminent speakers from diverse areas speaking their mind, including a special topic to cover the Economics of corrosion called:- “Secure Metal, Ensure Capital”.

With in-depth coverage of topics on Coatings and Cathodic protection, Inline Inspection, Marine corrosion, Corrosion Monitoring and Corrosion mitigation, the technical symposia aims to keep you energized with crisp information for your Corrosion protection skills and knowledge. The Technical Symposia papers will be presented in a webinar format with a chance for participants to put up their questions in the end of the paper.

The conference also features a special Panel Discussion on “Corrosion Education in India”, which will be of special interest to the Academia and for those who aim to achieve the dream of “आत्मनिर्भरता” for a sustained future. Experts from both Academia and Industry will discuss sustainable solutions for making Corrosion Education accessible, reliable and skill oriented for creating thorough professionals of the future.

The aim is to seek experience and knowledge sharing from veteran corrosion professionals and to cater the knowledge hunger of young minds with overall contribution to society at large towards achieving full cycle self-sufficiency in Pipeline Integrity.

My warmest thanks go to our Organising Committee colleagues, the Technical Program Committee members, the paper reviewers for their invaluable work in shaping the Technical Program, and last but not the least to all the authors who kindly submitted their papers to our 1st virtual conference :- Post-Covid “आत्मनिर्भरता” in Pipeline Integrity for a sustainable future.”

Stay safe ! Wishing you the very best in the future!

Anil Meghani
Technical Chair