Jamshedpur, May 13: T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel, has stressed upon the unique role played by the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) in the development of metals and metallurgical sciences in the country.
Speaking at a virtual function held to commemorate the platinum jubilee of IIM, Narendran underscored the significance of IIM as a common platform for engineers, scientists, metallurgists, academia and researchers and stressed upon how the premier professional organisation has evolved over time to contribute to the world of metallurgical sciences.
The virtual program was attended by almost 350 attendees representing various industries, institutes and research organisations from across the country.
IIM was established in 1946 and presently has 56 chapters and about 10,000 members across the country representing industry, academia, R&D establishments and institutes from private and public sectors. IIM recognises and rewards eminent scientists, engineers and students for their significant contribution to the domains of metals, materials and metallurgical sciences. The institute has completed 75 years in the service of the nation in February 2021.
To commemorate its platinum jubilee celebration, IIM has initiated a series of lectures every month under the `IIM@75-Monthly Webinar Series’ (MWS). As a part of this MWS programme, few selected chapters will organise webinars. The programme, which has taken off in January 2021, will continue till February 2022.
The lecture held at Jamshedpur on May 10, 2021 was delivered by Dr Indranil Chattoraj, Director of CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur. He spoke on the topic `Corrosion Failures and Prevention Strategies’. In his address, Dr Chattoraj said failure analysis was an engineering approach to determine why and how equipment and components fail. He dwelt at length on various factors influencing the corrosive degradation of components. He concluded his lecture by discussing various prevention strategies.