Showing posts from July, 2009

CII Risk Management Summit 2009

The global financial crisis and the aftermath across the World made it imperative for the Countries, Corporations and Individuals to intensify their focus on Risk Management practices for sustenance and growth.  In order to discuss the different dimensions of risk management and mitigation in India and to provide meaningful insight into managing risk in Indian corporations for improved value creation,Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising the Risk Management Summit 2009.  The Summit is being scheduled from 0930 hrs to 1730 hrs on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 at the Hotel Taj Mahal, Colaba, Mumbai.This one-day event will provide corporates a comprehensive view of risk and guidance on how to navigate the expanding risk universe. Participants at the Summit will develop a deeper understanding for monitoring risk management effectiveness and hear first-hand experiences of leading experts who have successfully managed risks. To enroll contact:Marut Sen GuptaSenior DirectorConfedera…

Training program on Laboratory Management & Internal Audit

CII Institute of Quality is pleased to announce Four day training programme on Laboratory Management & Internal Audit as per ISO / IEC 17025:05BackgroundIndian Industry has come of age in practicing quality since the quality movement started in 1987. In order to achieve more business success in open market Indian Industry is following Total Quality Management (TQM) approach.For adopting TQM, the manufacturing sector has to establish an efficient and effective control in measurement system that includes Laboratory Measurement System. This results in production of products with lesser and lesser rejection and more acceptances to customers.In order to establish a control on measurement system in the laboratory ISO / IEC has brought out a standard ISO/IEC 17025:05 for developing competence and carry out tests and / or calibration including sampling. This standard covers testing and calibration using standard methods, non-standard methods and laboratory development methods. This standa…

Oil Rigs Could Have A Second Life As Luxury Hotels

Luxist reports:Could a former oil rig become a luxury hotel? Houston-based architecture firm, Morris Architects, has conceived a new purpose for old rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, turn them into hotels with beautiful views. The hotel which won a design competition earlier this year, would have a glass lobby floor, rooftop white sand beach and infinity pool and pre-fabricated guest-room modules which would close up during the Gulf's hurricanes.The spaces are organized around a core of water that stabilizes the rig and could also serve as a venue for aquatic shows. The hotel would be powered with wind turbines and solar power. The design also shows a helipad and a docking area for boats.
[via WSJ Environmental Capital]

Microstructure Etchant Database

Etchants Database is a collection of 9645 etching solution or etchants and electropolishing procedures collected from the journals and books from about 1930 to the year 2008. Database is searchable with the usual keyword search - by material name, type of etching (macro or microetching), method of etching (chemical, electrolytic and physical etching), etchant name (e.g. Nital, Villela, Seeco, etc.) and chemical element name. All information herein is a extracted from open literature, and is a orginally written by the authors, from the source references cited. Many of the etching solutions in the database reperesent a safety hazard, not only from the type chemicals involved, but their temperature, type reactions, methods of applications and so forth. Safety procedures are not specifically discussed in this database, but individuals should be sufficiently knowledgeable and and instructed prior to handling metals, chemicals, gases and solutions in this regard. We hope that this database …

Useful Links for Engineers

A definite bookmark for all Engineers.USEFUL LINKS FOR ENGINEERSMechanical & Chemical Engineering Software -Download Engineering Software - Demo PVElite - CAESAAR II Demo - CadWorx Demo/PIPE - Demo P&ID CadWorx - Chempute Download Page - Chem. Civil Software C-Max Piping Software - Demo Download Software Download free demo for gas Shaft FEM software Vessel Demo ASME Section IX Demo ASME …

Job Opening in Kuwait - Inspection and Corrosion Engineer with 8 years of Experience

TCR ATSCO (, based in Kuwait, in association with a large Kuwaiti company is looking to recruit 30 Inspection and Corrosion Engineers on a 2 year contract who have a minimum Bachelor of Engineering ( Mechanical / Metallurgy) degree with at least 8 years experience in a refinery / petroleum / petro chemical industry. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 4 years experience of working in a refinery with On stream / off stream plant inspection experience (Plant equipments are Tank, vessel, tower, exchangers, pipelines etc.) He should be familiar with all international standards and codes. Any exposure to RBI methodology and/or Fitness for Service will be considered as an absolute advantage. The selected candidate will be given a salary of 900 KD (approximately USD 3400 or INR 1.7 Lakhs ) per month plus single status accommodation, food, one month annual leave and all local travel. Visa, Medical Insurance and Travel ticket will be provided. Higher salary offer can…

Lunch Time at the office of TCR Arabia

“Ghazi” in Dammam has to be one of my favorite restaurants. They just seem to know how to make a good channa dal and their Chicken is outstanding. Here is the pictures of lunch today in the offices with food taken from that restaurant.

NDT Exhibition 2009 in India by ISNT

The Indian Society for Non-Destructive testing (ISNT) will be organizing the National Seminar and Exhibition on NDT, “NDE-2009” at Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India, on 10-12 December 2009, with the theme “NDE in power industry”. The seminar and the Exhibition will give participants an opportunity to interact with eminent NDE experts from various national and international industries /institutes and to get benefited from their rich experience in the field of NDT. Around 700 delegates are expected from various industries and technical institutions to participate in the seminar. A grand exhibition with participation from India and abroad will attract around 75 stalls exhibiting conventional and advanced NDT equipments and systems. we have invited eminent scientists and engineers to deliver plenary talks, keynote address etc., We expect around 150 contributory technical papers to be presented during this seminar. This will benefit the Science and Engineering Community at large. Also pre-…

TCR Engineering Consulting wins a NDT Project in Kazakhstan

A NDT services crew form TCR is currently working in Aktau, Kazakhstan for Weatherford performing positive material identification using Arcmet 8000 and portable hardness testing using Equotip 3. TCR also conducted training on Arcmet 8000 in Kazakhstan for 5 students offered by WEUS (Weatherford) Inc in Aktau.

TCR Engineering Consulting FZC launches in RAK, UAE

TCR Engineering Consulting FZC has started its operations in the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ). MELA awards RAK FTZ ‘Best Emerging Free Zone’ for the third year Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) has once again been recognised for its stellar performance, winning recognition as 'Best Emerging Free Zone' for the third consecutive year at the 3rd Annual Middle East Logistics Awards (MELA). RAK FTZ CEO, Oussama El Omari, received the award in front of more than 400 logistics and industry professionals, at an exciting and glamorous event held at The Al Masa Ballroom of The Monarch Hotel, Dubai, on June 30, 2009. “It is an honour to receive the MELA Best Emerging Free Zone Award for the third time,” El Omari shared. “This is a great achievement which reflects our continuous labour to make RAK Free Trade Zone one of the most competitive and innovative free zones in the world. This honour would not have been possible without the strong support and leadership of H.H. …

TCR Arabia places an advertisement on the SAS-ASNT section calendar for 2009-10

Our services include the following;- Automated UT using ToFD (Weld Inspections)- Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)- Positive Material Identification (PMI – using XRF & OES)- Hardness Testing- Thickness Gauging- Eddy Current Testing- Helium Leak Test- Conventional NDT Methods (PT, VT, UT, MT)- Third Party Inspections- Welder QualificationsEtc..TCR Arabia is a joint venture firm between TCR Engineering of India and GAS Arabian Services of Saudi Arabia. TCR Engineering has been in this field for more than 35 years and we are backed by their professional and technical experience in all stages of every single project that is carried out in KSA by utilizing state of art equipment and experienced personnel from TCR Engineering. Introduction of advanced inspection services and training our staff to be competent has been our major objective and we have been successful in meeting our objective.It gives us pleasure to inform you that since the inception of our NDT Division, we have been succes…

Jaidev Patel, Level III of TCR teaches Dr. Alexander of TCR Nigeria

Dr. Alexander of TCR Nigeria was in Vadodara for his NDT Training.

Paresh Haribhakti, MD of TCR Advanced speaks at CII conference

The conference will provide a platform to the continuous manufacturing plants to identify and discuss common challenges faced by the electro-mechanical rotating equipments due to non maintenance; various technological solutions available to address / reduce break downs and chalk out concrete action items for implementation. The conference will also discuss individual plant/ machinery problems or recurrence of machinery failure due to non-maintenance for expert guidance and solutions.

   • Panel discussion on the various issues faced by the users in the maintenance
      of the rotating equipments.
   • Session on understanding maintenance challenges of Motors and Pumps
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Lloyd's Register is looking for senior level engineers for their Houston office

Title: Mechanical Engineering ConsultantPosition Type: Full Time, EmployeeObjectiveThe professional for this position will be responsible for supporting the activities of the company by performing fitness for service evaluations, stress analysis and engineering work for Lloyd’s Register Capstone’s clients as well as assisting with the development of products and services Lloyd’s RegisterCapstone offers. The work will generally be centered on process equipment (fixed, pressure equipment) for the Petrochemical and Refinery Industry with an emphasis on delivering value to the clients through innovative solutions. Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe activities will include but will not be limited to the following tasks:· Perform evaluations (FFS Level I, II and III procedures) of fixed, pressure in-service equipment using the API/ASME Standard API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 as technical basis.· Perform remaining life assessments for equipment in high temperature service using Omega methodology.· Perform…

MiC 3.0 software Update

Please note that this software presently supports only Windows XP operating system. The support for Windows Vista is still under development.You can download the updated software by clicking following web link.