Cross section of participants and Pix 3. Group Photograph of Members of the TC

In line with its mandate of securing the lives of Nigerians through safety and quality assurance, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) held the Batch B (concluding part) of the Technical Committee  (TC) meeting for Corrosion Inhibition Standards at the SON Ogba laboratory complex, Lagos.

The Director-General/Chief Executive of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim
who was represented by Group Head Chemtech Mrs. Theresa Ojomo,  commended the TC members for making themselves available for the second phase and concluding part of the meetings?

The SON Boss acknowledged and appreciated the dedication of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman of the working group, the Nigerian Corrosion Association, and other stakeholders present at the meeting and wished them a successful deliberation.

Salim stated that “This Technical Committee meeting is for the adoption of 35 ISO Standards for Nigerian use and its benefits are enormous for the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.

Furthermore, “it is also relevant to harmonise practices in these various sectors of the economy “, he said.

A total of Thirty Five(35) standards were adopted, and they include the following:

ISO 3233-1 2019 part 1-3 paints and varnishes Determination of percentage volume of non-volatile matter, IS0 19097-1 2018 part 1 -2 Accelerated Life Test method of Mixed Metal Oxide Anode for Catholic Protection, ISO 13847: 2013 Petroleum and natural gas industries- pipelines transportation systems to name but a few.

The purpose of the (TC) meeting is to capture details on standard requirements for metal corrosion inhibition,  enhance regulation, certification, and speedy service delivery in the sector, thereby adding value and generating revenue for the economy.

All the Standards adopted are expected to be forwarded for approval by the Nigeria Standard Council for the certification of professionals in the sector and by extension foster trade as well as strengthen the national capacity to benefit from trading in standard products under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA).

The meeting which was both physical and virtual had in attendance stakeholders and experts from different organisations including, Nigerian Corrosion Association (NICA), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mabok Intl Ltd, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers(NSCHE), Nigerian Institute of Metallurgical Material & Mining Engineering (NIMMME) to mention but a few.

Cross section of participants and Pix 3. Group Photograph of Members of the TC

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