Corrosion Audit At OCPL

CII Corrosion Management Committee audit team has conducted corrosion survey and audit at Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals (OCPL) Alathur on 20-22 July. The audit was successfully carried out under the leadership of Dr Baldev Raj by the experienced and renowned corrosion experts like

  • Dr. G T Parthiban, Senior Scientist, CECRI
  • Dr. U Kamachi Mudali, Head-Corrosion S & T Section (RPM), IGCAR
  • Mr Dhirendra Kumar, Ass. Director & Head, Dept. of Protective Technologies, Naval Materials Research Laboratory;
  • Mr S Ravichandran, Group Product Manager-Protection, Berger Paints India Limited;
  • Dr. N Bandopadhyay, Head-Coated Products Research Group, R&D Tata Steel
  • Dr. G H Thanki, Director, Corrosion Control & Monitoring Consultancy

The 3 day Corrossion Survey & Audit focused on

  • Identification of silent effects of environment and process conditions
  • Identification of design issues
  • Determination of material compatibility with environment
  • Suitable painting and its maintenance plans
  • During storage equipment protection recommendations
  • Formulation of a reliability centered corrosion monitoring schedule

Implementation of proposals suggested in corrosion survey & audit report promises substantial savings in the cost of maintenance and repair, besides ensuring quality products with minimum financial inputs

Mr S. Nammalvar, Sr. Vice President, Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd has shown his commitment to implement all the recommendations given by the audit team.

Score Card

30 training programmes held till date Nearly 720 organisations & 1620 professionals benefitted 8 corrosion audits conducted 23 booklets on corrosion management prepared



There is a significant need for increased awareness of corrosion as a phenomenon and as a risk. In industry the term corrosion is often ignored and usually recognized only if substantial damage occurs as a result of corrosion attack; for example, collapsing of bridge or leaks and explosion of...