National Seminar on “Use of Stainless Steel in Water pipelines, treatment and storage" on 10th November, 2017 at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Man Singh Road, New Delhi.

Seminar on Stainless Steel for Water Service Pipeline Treatment and Storage.

On behalf of Ministry of Steel and supported by Nickel Institute, ISSDA organized a special seminar on Stainless Steel for Water Service Pipeline Treatment and Storage at New Delhi on 10th November 2017. The programme was also supported by our primary member Jindal Stainless Limited.

This program was honored by the presence of Minister of State for Steel, Secretary Ministry of Steel, Secretary Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Joint Secretary Ministry Drinking Water and Sanitation, Vice Chairman Jindal Stainless ( Hisar ) Ltd. , General Manager Asia, Nickel Institute.

The seminar was attended by many Municipal bodies across India, various Government departments such as NDMC, CPWD, MOUD, CPHEEO, NWDA, EPIL, NBCC, HUDCO etc and reputed professionals from the industry.

There were three sessions in the seminar. It started with the inaugural session and lightening of lamp. Welcome address was given by President ISSDA, Mr K K Pahuja. Mr Pahuja also addressed the global scenario of stainless steel manufacturing and uses. He brought the discussion to water pipelines issues in India and invited all stake holders to work with ISSDA to develop Indian standard for water service pipeline.

The Theme address was given by Dr Aruna Sharma , Secretary Ministry of Steel. She highlighted the cost effectiveness of stainless steel over expedient material and its acceptance worldwide in different countries. She also highlighted health hazard associated with the use of other contaminating material when used with water.

Shri Vishnu Dev Sai , Minister of State for Steel given the opening address to the session and appreciated the work of ISSDA. He highlighted the importance of water in our life , water shortages across country and issues in supply. He then spotted the requirement of Stainless steel in the sector to deal with such issues.

ISSDA released a book on the occasion titled Stainless Steel for Water Service Pipelines, treatment and Storage” which is a compendium of national, international articles and relevant information containing the knowledge on advantages of using stainless steel in water related application with a special focus on leak proof water service pipelines. A detailed study, including case studies from around the world, have been included which explains how various cities around the world such as Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, have been able to overcome the problems of water leakages by adopting leak-proof corrugated stainless steel service pipelines for entire water distribution network of the city. The book also discusses various aspects of advantages stainless steel offers in various areas such as waste water and potable water treatment plants, Desalination plants and bulk water handling. It is intended to serve as a reference and recall document for perspective users.

An interactive penal session on Challenges and opportunities of stainless steel in water service pipeline among  Secretary , Ministry of Steel Dr Aruna Sharma,  Secretary Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra,  Joint Secretary , Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Satyabrata Sahu, General Manager Asia , Nickel Institute, Mr. Richard Matheson, and Vice Chairman, Jindal Stainless ( Hisar) Ltd, Shri Abyuday Jindal. This session was moderated by Ms Jyoti Mukul, Associate Editor, Business Standard.


Also, an  interactive technical session among dignitaries Shri Richard Matheson General Manager, Asia, Nickel Institute, Shri Tushar Javeri  CEO, Vasu Chemicals , Shri Gaurav Chowdhry Associate Vice President, Jindal Stainless Ltd, Shri Tarun Pal Director, Jove and Klar Engineering Ltd and Shri Shailesh Khamar, Viega India Pvt Ltd. This session was moderated by Ms Ruchika Chaudhry Govil, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel.

The seminar has opened up opportunities for introducing stainless steel service pipelines and further follow up will be done to take it forward.