Corrosion disastrous to national assets: Tahir

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President Pakistan Advanced Materials Forum (PAMF) Engr. Tahir Ikram has said that like other natural hazards such as earthquakes or severe weather disturbances, corrosion can cause physical and economic loss to national assets, structures and engineering components including daily use appliances.

He was speaking at a training workshop on corrosion and its prevention at Punjab University Institute of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering. The workshop was organized by Pakistan Advanced Materials Forum (PAMF). Faculty of Chemicals & Materials Engineering Dean Prof Dr Abdullah Khan Durrani, PAMF Secretary General Dr. Amjed Ali, 50 scientists and engineers from various educational and R&D institutions like PN, SNGPL, IST, Punjab University, KRL, PAEC, EPRF, MTC etc. participated in the workshop.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Engr. Tahir Ikram said that the objective of this workshop was to update the appreciation of corrosion and the awareness of emerging technologies for corrosion control and prevention. He said that the workshop is intended to focus the concerns of public safety, damage to property and the environment, as well as save billions of rupees. He said that through the application of existing or emerging technologies to products or services, advances were being made in all methods for corrosion control: selection, coatings, inhibitors, cathodic protection and design.

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