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Minutes of the General Meeting held at The Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen, in conjunction with ICorr, Aberdeen branch, on Tuesday, 8th April 2008.  


Robin Oakley (MCF Chairman) – QinetiQ
Phil Dent (MCF Vice-chairman) – Bodycote
Ben Hooker – Babcock Marine, Devonport (committee)
Barry Torrance – Aish Technologies (committee)
Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat
Chris Amon – Aker Kvaerner
Adesiji Anjorin - Lloyd’s Register EMEA
John Baynham – CM BEASY
Chris Fowler – Bodycote
Chris Googan - Anti Corrosion Engineering

Stefan Lewandowski – Shell UK
Anamullah Mir – Lloyd’s Register EMEA
David Moore - Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Kelvin Ngala - Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Mabel Ntim – Shell UK
Carol Powell – CDA
Alistair Seton – CAPCIS
Vicky Shu - Shell
Keith Stokes – DSTL
Ernesto Santana-Diaz – DNV


Paul Barnes - Clariant

Frank Dean – Ion Science (speaker)

Jean-Loup Heuzι – DGA (speaker)

Torfinn Havn – Ztrong AS (speaker)

Brian Jones - Advantica

Nasir Khattak - Oceaneering

Derek McNaughton - Oceaneering

Emmanuel Marcus – Advantica

Mike Pursell – Consultant Engineer

Edgar Rodrigues - Advantica


Charlie Barraclough – Commtech Associates
Stuart Bond – TWI
Jamie Campbell - VetcoGray
Jeff Crwys - MoD
Peter Cutler – NI
John Fowler – Rolls Royce
Roger Francis – Weir Materials & Foundries
Ian Glover – Cathelco
David Hillis – Total E&P UK
David Howarth (committee) – Lloyd’s Register
Robin Jacob - Corrosion Consultancy (committee)
Jagath Mawella - MoD
Matthew Peet (committee) – CAPCIS
Klaus Steinkamp - KME
David Troup - Shell
Clive Tuck (MCF Past Chairman) – Langley Alloys Ltd
Richard Waud – Aker Kvaerner
Julian Wharton – Southampton University
Robert Wood (committee) – Southampton University

The Chairman (Robin Oakley) opened the meeting.  


1.1  ‘Computer modelling of cathodic protection, applications on a harbour integrity design’, Ernesto Manuel Santana-Diaz, DNV and John Baynham, CM BEASY


2.1   The Chairman announced that one of the day’s speakers, Chris Fowler (Bodycote), had recently been chosen by NACE International as its Vice-President, and would also become the President the following year.  Congratulations were offered on this prestigious role.

2.2    The MCF had recently taken Membership of the World Corrosion Organisation, and was represented at the WCO General Assembly Meeting held at the NACE 2008 conference in New Orleans by Phil Dent (Bodycote; MCF Vice Chairman).  

  • Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA)
  • Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP)
  • European Federation of Corrosion (EFC)
  • NACE International 
  • Asociace Koroznich Inzenyru (Czech Republic)
  • CAMPI (Israel)
  • Centre Francais de l'Anticorrosion (France)
  • Corrosion Association of Venezuela (Venezuela)
  • Corrosion Engineering Association of RC (Taiwan)
  • Croatian Society for Materials Protection (Croatia)
  • Dechema e.V (Germany)
  • Gesellschaft fur Korrosionsschutz e.V. (Germany)
  • Institute of Chemistry (Lithuania)
  • Institute of Corrosion (UK)
  • Institute of Minerals & Mining (Great Britain)
  • Japanese Society of Corrosion Engineers (Japan)
  • KIMAB (Sweden)
  • Libyan Corrosion Society (Libya) 
  • Marine Corrosion Forum (UK)
  • Materials Technology Institute, Inc. (United States)
  • Saudi Council of Engineers (Saudi Arabia)
  • SSPC (United States)
  • SVUOM Praha (CZ)
  • The Corrosion Association in Turkey (Turkey)
  • University of Kuwait (Kuwait)

#1 :    To Raise Public Awareness of Corrosion and Corrosion Control (Presented by Wayne Burns (ACA))

#2 :    To Identify World Best Practises in Corrosion Management (Presented by Kewei Gao (CSCP))

#3 :    To Facilitate the Provision of Corrosion Control Expertise to Governments, Industries and Communities (Presented by Paul McIntyre (EFC))

#4 :    To Normalise Corrosion Related Standards Worldwide (Presented by David Webster (NACE)) 

·        The one aim of the organisation is to gain status as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) of the United Nations.  The WCO has already gained charitable status which is the 1st step in gaining UN NGO status.

 Further information on the WCO activities can be obtained from Phil Dent ([email protected]) or by looking at the WCO website  (  

2.3  Carol Powell (Copper Development Association) made an announcement to the meeting that there would be a European Federation of Corrosion Marine Workshop held the morning of the 11th September at Eurocorr 2008 in Edinburgh. It will be called Optimising the Performance of Copper base Alloys in Sea Water Piping Systems.  

It has long been recognised that copper alloys are sensitive to corrosion in stagnant and polluted waters and there is currently significant work underway particularly with copper nickels in naval applications to more fully explain and provide practical means of prevention. This has very beneficial implications to the marine industry in general.

The aim of the meeting is to look at the current status of copper alloy applications and identify specific areas where more understanding is required such that any future research needs can be identified and prioritised.

A programme of presentations will soon be available.  

2.4  Charlie Barraclough (Commtech Associates) had sent in a question: Had anyone knowledge of problems with hydrogen embrittlement (HE) of Thermally Sprayed Aluminium (TSA) Coatings on duplex stainless steels. 

Robin Oakley (QinetiQ) said that this should not be a problem provided the duplex is not subjected to stresses in excess of the proof stress (i.e. to plastic strains).  Chris Googan (Anti Corrosion Engineering) mentioned that a group sponsored project is currently being run on this topic and the results will be published in due course.  Ernesto Santana-Diaz (DNV) said that the DNV RP F112 relating to hydrogen induced stress cracking (HISC) may provide some guidance on the susceptibility of duplex stainless steels to HISC. 

2.5  Robin Oakley (QinetiQ) asked if anyone had knowledge of problems with polymers becoming chemically eroded adjacent to anode sites on cp systems and is this due to chlorine gas evolution at the anode? 

Barry Torrance (Aish Technologies Ltd) felt this would be due to chlorine gas evolution at the anode.  Chris Googan (Anti Corrosion Engineering) said that Cl / Fl resistant polymers will need to be selected. Polyethylene will degrade and also rubbers will be affected, since Cl attacks the C-C double bonds. 

At this point there was a break for lunch 

2.6  Barry Torrance (Aish Technologies Ltd) asked if anyone had a spent sacrificial anode that they could lend or give to him.

2.7  Barry Torrance (Aish Technologies Ltd) advised that Aish was presently carrying out some experimental work with impressed current anodes running at near-sacrificial voltages; any discussion on applications would be welcome.


3.1  Keynote 1:  ‘Stress Corrosion Behaviour of Nickel Aluminium Bronzes in Sea Water’, Jean-Loup Heuzι, DGA

3.2  ‘Factors Informing the Hydrogen Induced Damage to Steels in Upstream Service', Frank Dean, Ion Science

3.3  Keynote 2:  ‘Design and Fabrication Experiences with Titanium in Offshore Platforms’, Torfinn Havn, Ztrong AS, Norway

3.4  ‘Oil & Gas Related Corrosion’, Chris Fowler, Bodycote Testing

The Chairman closed the meeting at approx. 4:40 pm  


The meeting was followed by a meeting of ICorr, Aberdeen branch:-

‘Inspection and Corrosion Monitoring of Offshore Pipelines’, Brian Jones, Advantica Ltd

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