Phil Dent (Vice-Chairman) – Bodycote
Chris Googan - Anti Corrosion
|David Howarth (Committee) – Lloyds Register||Dennis Greaves - WSA, MoD|
Jacob (Committee) – Corrosion Consultanc
|Myles Jordan – Nalco (speaker)|
|Robin Oakley (Committee) – QinetiQ||Chi-Ming Lee – TWI|
|Keith Stokes (Immediate Past Chairman) – DSTL, MoD||Steve McCoy – Fine Tubes|
|Barry Torrance (Committee) – Aish Technologies||Luca Nolasco – Clariant Oil Services|
Robert Wood (Committee) – Southampton University
|Trefor Owen – BP|
|Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat||John Sykes – Oxford University (guest speaker)|
|Robert Adey - BEASY||Peter Webster - CDA|
|Steve Ellis – Corrintec, Cathelco (guest)|
|John Fowler – Rolls Royce|
The Vice-Chairman, Phil Dent, opened the meeting at 11:10 am by welcoming all those who had braved the poor weather and uncertain transport.
Inter-Company Project Report
A review meeting of the
Erosion-Corrosion research project was held at Leeds University on 28th
November 2006 at which most of the participants attended.
Most of the data has now been obtained, and the key parameters which will
be used for developing a model will be temperature, flow velocity and solid
loading. There are now 6-9 months
left for further work on the project and this will be used for designing a
possible erosion-corrosion predictive tool and comparing this, where possible
with service data. There was a general view that a good case could be made for
continuing the work into a new project, beginning in October 2007, and Leeds
University were to look into what external support funding might be available in
order to expand the project into new areas.
The submission date for an application for funding such a project would
be April 2007.
If any members would like to
join in the proposed extension to the Erosion –Corrosion project or would like
to suggest topics for other possible research projects which the MCF could look
into organising, then please get in touch with the Secretariat as soon as
2.1 ‘Organic coatings, using results for Scanning Kelvin Probe
and Scanning Acoustic Microscopy’,
John Sykes, Oxford University
challenge of Developing Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Inhibitors for North
Sea Application’, Myles Jordan and
Neil Feasey, Nalco Ltd
· 3.1 Robin Oakley (QinetiQ) sought
opinions on corrosion protection of a 316 stainless steel instrument capsule in
an operating environment of warm (30-35°C) seawater, recognising that this
temperature approaches the reliable operating limit for this material in terms
of pitting and crevice corrosion. The application in question prohibited the use
of cathodic protection and so high-build polymeric protective coatings are under
consideration. It was recognised that any defects in such coatings could lead to
localised pitting or crevice corrosion, requiring high quality surface
preparation and coating continuity. As a combination barrier coating and
sacrificial protection source it was suggested that thermally sprayed aluminium
could be applied, if this did not conflict with the requirement for no cathodic
TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS continued.
‘Corrosion failure investigation
techniques’, Robin Oakley, QinetiQ
The main meeting closed at approximately 2.45pm,
and was immediately followed by the Annual General Meeting.
Clive Tuck (MCF
Chairman) – Langley Alloys Ltd
Robin Jacob (Committee) – Corrosion Consultancy
|Roddy Kennedy – Vetco Gray|
|Matthew Peet (committee) – CAPCIS||Mike Lawrence – KBR|
|Oliver Ashurst – DML (Devonport)||Neil Lowrie – NAMTEC/TIG|
|Charlie Barraclough – Commtech Associates||Eric Martin – Intec Engineering|
|David Blaby – DML (Devonport)||Len Phillips – Weir Pumps|
|Stuart Bond - TWI||
Jim Preston - CCSL
|Jaap Bouman - Shell||Wilhelm Schleich – KM Europa Metal|
|John Boran – Nexen UK Ltd||Klaus Steinkamp – KM Europa Metal|
|Norman Cooper – BAE Systems||David Tame – Sheffield Testing Laboratories|
|Peter Cutler - NI||Mark Tur – Cole & Swallow Materials|
|Roger Francis – Weir Materials & Foundries||John Thomas – VDM|
MINUTES OF LAST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (25 January 2006)
Tuck (Langley Alloys) was standing again for the position of Chairman, and Phil
Dent (Bodycote) for the position of Vice-Chairman.
The meeting agreed to accept both of these, there being no other
I am pleased
to report that the Marine Corrosion Forum has had a very successful year in
terms of both activity and membership. As
well as the normal one-day meetings held in January, April and October, the MCF
collaborated with the UK section of NACE to organise a three day Conference in
Edinburgh entitled “Offshore Materials & Corrosion: 40 Years On”.
This was held in June and attracted attendees from the UK, Denmark,
France, Germany, Kuwait and The Netherlands.
Also during the year, the inter-company project at Leeds University,
sponsored by the MCF and now in its third year, has produced a great deal of
definitive information which is now being used to develop a model which can be
effectively used to predict erosion-corrosion rates.
Keynote Speakers were invited to present at two of the meetings.
Paul Woollin of TWI gave a very informative presentation in January on
measures which can be applied to duplex and superduplex stainless steels in
seawater under cathodic protection in order to avoid the occurrence of hydrogen
embrittlement. In October, we welcomed Horst-Friedrich Arendt of the German
Naval Technical Centre who spoke authoritatively about using physical scale
modelling to develop a theoretical understanding of the mechanisms of cathodic
protection and how this can be applied to allow more informative design of the
impressed current cathodic protection systems used for ships.
conference “Offshore Materials & Corrosion: 40 Years On” held in June
was well attended, with 61 delegates attending and 13 exhibitor tables taken.
As a review of 40 years of offshore engineering, the meeting encompassed
offshore engineering philosophy, material developments, particular corrosion
phenomena, advances in coatings and cathodic protection methods, corrosion
management system improvements and health and safety requirements.
Presentations by 16 experts in the different specific subject areas
covered by the conference were followed by useful question and discussion
sessions. Overall, the venue was
good and the organisation went well, this being very ably managed by the
Secretariat. The event was
designed to break even financially and this was achieved – in fact, a small
profit was recorded. A CD of the
presentations was produced soon afterwards and this was sent to all the
delegates and also to members of the MCF.
Due to the
fact that registrants for the Edinburgh conference were offered the opportunity
of becoming members of the MCF until January 2007, the membership of the Marine
Corrosion Forum has doubled, the number of members currently standing at 54.
It would be very gratifying if all the members who joined at Edinburgh
found the organisation of sufficient worth and effectiveness to continue
membership in 2007. As part of the process of finding out how that could be
encouraged, a survey was carried out at the conference.
From the results, it would seem that the most sought after presentation
topics are (in order of preference) stainless steels, nickel alloys,
erosion-corrosion, coating technology, welding, corrosion test methods, cathodic
protection and corrosion management. A
number of suggested specific topics were also given as part of the survey.
Armed with this information, the Management Committee will use it to
enable the MCF to remain attractive and continue to develop as a useful forum
for members to gain information and to seek opinion.
website and Metadex survey have continued benefit membership throughout the
year. At present, a survey of
Corrosion Testing facilities is being carried out with a view towards making the
final list, together with services offered, available to members.
I will conclude by expressing my thanks to the Secretariat and all the Committee Members for their commitment support and ideas expressed throughout the year. As has been demonstrated by the past year, their hard work and enthusiasm results in effective meetings and a constructive programme designed to give maximum benefit to members.
· At the end of 2006 the membership stood at 27, with the addition of a further 28 members who had joined for the Edinburgh conference. We gained one full member during the year: Devonport Royal Dockyard.
· The end of year accounts were detailed for members. Copies are sent to members with the printed minutes.
· The Management Committee have decided to leave the 2007 subscription fees at the same levels as in 2006.
The Full membership fees are therefore £640, but with a £100 discount for those companies that pay by 1st May 2007.
Overseas membership and Sole Trader membership will be £400 with a similar £100 reduction for prompt payment. Overseas payments not in sterling will incur a charge of £50 to cover our bank costs.
A facility for payment by credit card is now be possible, but there is a small charge for this to cover the costs to MCF of making the credit card transaction.
· CPD certificates continue to be available at meetings, and we have been pleased to have the recognition of IoM3 and IMarEST for these.
· The MCF web-site continues to provide a contact point. The average number of visits to the web-site, for the last quarter of 2006, was 129 per day. Links on the site enable interested parties to request further information about the MCF, or to request an invitation to a meeting.
· The search facility continues to be used regularly. Recent popular search terms have been: “corrosion, protection, stainless, steel, cathodic, coating, standards, seawater, cells, marine and titanium”. All available abstracts of presentations going back to the early days of the MCF are available on the site. The News page gives details of conferences and other items likely to be of interest to members. Further items are always welcomed.
The accounts were passed as correct.
3 April 2007, Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen
4 July 2007, Novotel International, Birmingham
10 October 2007, Lloyds Register, London
The meeting was closed at
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