Shivananda Prabhu

Shivananda Prabhu is a Graduate Engineer from the University of Mysore, Karnataka, India and PGDBM (Equivalent to MBA) from XLRI, a top-ten management institute. He previously worked for Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, in the area of maintenance as a Manager and Specialist in tribology, lubrication, wear prevention, corrosion prevention, maintenance management and condition monitoring. He has contributed to loss prevention and value engineering as well as knowledge management initiatives.

He later worked as a Technical Trainer, Safety Trainer, Lead Auditor of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Management Trainer, and Training and HR specialist.

For about four years he worked in academics in PG institutions, as a Professor and later as Director of IPS (Management Institute) in Pune. He also worked for three years as an editor and writer for research papers, newspapers, trade journals and websites. Overall his experience spans more than 25 years.

Articles by Shivananda Prabhu


Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection


Nanotechnology coatings are making their way into many industry sectors including automotive, aviation, maritime and construction. This...

8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings


Polyurea coatings are preferred where other coatings fail to protect the substrate. They have the unique advantage of moisture resistance,...

The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts


Versatile vinyl coatings are cost-effective and versatile for tools and metal part applications, especially those that require heat or...

Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings


Pumps, valves, impellers, and fittings are highly susceptible to several types of corrosion, including erosion, galvanic, pitting and...

Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling


Preventing temporary corrosion is an essential strategy for winning the battle against material loss due to deterioration of metals during...

Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines


Corrosion of the internal and external surfaces of pipelines is a leading cause of buried pipeline failure, which in turn leads to huge...

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Erosion corrosion affects critical equipment in aviation and other industries, so preventive measures are needed at the design stage itself...

Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention


Corrosive deterioration of the critical surfaces of aircraft can come in the way of ensuring a reliable and safe operational performance....

Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are...

Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures


Stray current can cause serious damage if left unchecked. However, there are methods for detecting and combating it. Read on to find out...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion


Cavitation and corrosion are interrelated and they coexist in most fluid systems. Substrate material properties, fluid properties and...

Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays Coatings Advances: Nanoparticle Technology and Cold Sprays


Multilayer deposition of nano particles, formation of smart coatings and field trials of cold sprays are the significant developments...

Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It


Systematic preventive maintenance and monitoring procedures can alleviate equipment damages due to cold corrosion in IC engines as well as...

Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices


The careful selection of coatings and substrate materials based on the service exposure of electrical equipment and controls can improve...

Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied


For a severely corrosive environment, the duplex coating system ensures an extended productive life for iron and steel assets, along with...

Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention


Galvanization has proved to be a highly cost-effective, sustainable and widely used technique for corrosion prevention. Learn more about it...

Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures


Corrosion engineers need to study service exposures, the variability of the conditions, and the limitations of the site to find the best...

An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Pipeline corrosion—and the related catastrophic failures that it can cause—cost billions of dollars to the economy each year. Here's how it...

Q&A by Shivananda Prabhu


Does aluminum rust? Does aluminum rust? Does aluminum rust? Does aluminum rust?


We often use the term "rust" to mean corrosion, but these two terms do not mean the same thing.Distinguishing between Rust and...

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