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Curtains come down on National Workshop on Hot Dip Galvanizing of Steels

Jamshedpur, Aug. 22 : The valedictory function of the national workshop on Hot Dip Galvanizing of Steels (HDGS), 2017 jointly organised by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML) and Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur concluded on Tuesday in the CSIR-NML Lecture Hall.

The two-day programme has been a great success. Over 40 delegates from various part of the country had participated in the workshop and around 12 technical lectures were delivered by the eminent scientist of CSIR-NML and researchers of Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur.

Mostly, the engineers and researchers from various industries & institutions of national repute such as Tata Steel Limited, Tata Blue Scope, JCAPCP, RDCIS, SAIL, Bokaro Steel plant, Maruti Udhyog Ltd, IITs and NITs took part in this grand successful event.

The organizers also arranged experiments for the delegates to demonstrate the functionality of Hot Dip Process Simulator (HDPS) facilities installed at CSIR-NML.

Today, Anindita Chakraborty of Tata Steel focused on “use of prior coating to improve zinc coating on high strength steels” followed by the delivery of Mr. R. Pais on the topic “Emerging technologies in hot dip coated steels”.

Dr. LC Pathak, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML in his lecture emphasised on the “Challenges in characterization of galvanized and galvannealed coatings”. Dr. GK Mandal, Senior Scientist, CSIR-NML explained the importance of “Interface layer formation during hot dip coating” in detail.

Dr. SK Mishra, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NML focussed on “Alternative coatings on steel” and finally Dr. S. Paswan, Senior Scientist, CSIR-NML deliberated the issue on “Corrosion assessment of coated steel product”.

While Chairing the technical sessions, Dr. SK Tiwari, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML thanked all the speakers and anticipated that the facility like HDPS is bound to go a long way in the development of new coatings for Advanced High Strength Steels.

While delivering the valedictory speech, Dr. LC Pathak, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NML & Chairman, HDGS, 2017 opined that the workshop would expand the popularity of NML’s Hot Dip Process Simulator (HDPS) facility for the laboratory scale simulation of in-line continuous hot dip galvanizing and galvannealing processes in India.

The HDPS system will be able to simulate the hot dip galvanising process in laboratory scale to cater the much needed demands of steel and automotive industries.

Dr. Pathak thanked all the organizing committee members specially Dr. VC Srivastava, Dr. KL Sahoo & Mr. Ashok Kumar in the end.

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