|Robin Jacob||Global Corrosion Consultants Ltd|
|John Thomas||Krupp VDM (UK) Ltd|
|Carol Powell||Copper Development Association|
|Peter Cutler||Nickel Development Institute|
|John Fowler||Rolls Royce plc|
|David K Peacock||The Titanium Information Group|
|Ritchie Brown||BAE SYSTEMS|
|Mike Murphy||Brunton Shaw Limited|
|Andrew Speyer||University of Southampton|
|Mike Hodgson||John Martin Construction Ltd|
|Tom Shelley||Felixstowe Dock & Railway Co|
|Keith Bendall||Advanced Metals|
|David Somerville||CRP Group Ltd|
|Phillip Walsh||CRP Group Ltd|
|Terry Dockerty||Allegheny Ludlum/Allvac SMP|
|Steve Shrive||Amerada Hess Ltd|
|Iona Witt||Babcock Engineering Services|
|Dr C M Fowler||Bodycote Materials|
|Phillip Deighton||Arnold Wragg Limited|
|Chris Baxter||Avesta Sheffield|
|Bengt Wallén||Avesta Sheffield AB|
|Roger D Howard||BP International Ltd|
|Paul Badelek||BP Amoco Exploration|
|Tesh Kokoszka||BG Technology|
|Craig Donald||CorrOcean Ltd|
|Vin Callcut||Copper Development Association|
|Peter Felton||Cortest Laboratories Ltd|
|John Ray||Elf Exploration UK Plc|
|K Lawson||LR Integrity Management Ltd|
|Chris White||LR Integrity Management Ltd|
|D J Howarth||Lloyd's Register of Shipping|
|G P Campion||MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd|
|Ian Bradley||OIS plc|
|Trevor Glover||The Titanium Information Group|
|A Nicholson||Tronic Limited|
|N I Cooper||VSEL|
|Len Phillips||Weir Pumps Ltd|
The financial figures for the period 1 January 2000 to 30 June 2000 are attached. The total income and expenditure for that period are £9,800 and £10,240.94 respectively, giving a deficit of £-440.94.
Keith Stokes (DERA) reminded the members present that the Subscriptions for the year 2000 were due, and that a number of them had yet to be paid.
Roger Francis (Weirs) pointed out that problems had been caused by graphite containing gaskets in contact with titanium and duplex stainless steel. David K Peacock (Titanium Information Group) confirmed that galvanic corrosion occurred when graphite was in contact with titanium, but that there was little field experience to provide more information. Papers on the subject have been published by NACE. Keith Stokes (DERA) reported that the galvanic action between carbon fibre composites and NAB or high strength steel had been investigated by DERA and had been found to be significant.
The Titanium Information Group
5 Barnsway Kings
Tel: 01923 269564
John Fowler (Rolls Royce) asked those present for data on the erosion and cavitation resistance of composite materials. Keith Stokes (DERA) informed that some work had been carried out by DERA, but that he had to investigate the availability of the data.
Keith Stokes (DERA) announced that at the October meeting, member companies will be invited to give a short introductory talk (~ 5 minutes per company member) to inform other members of their activities.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will develop a programme of work addressing industrial problems related to aqueous corrosion and degradation at high temperatures. Their conclusions will be based on an in-depth understanding of the needs of industry developed over the coming months through a comprehensive industrial consultation exercise that delivers the technical and economic analysis needed to justify the work. Furthermore, a Technical Advisor will be appointed to conduct a similar exercise in all other possible programme areas and to input to the NPL project.
All potential projects identified in the work will be subject to detailed analysis by DTI to ensure that they - contribute to the competitiveness of UK industry (particularly SMEs) in a number of sectors;
- achieve results within three years and have quantifiable benefits;
- provide generic test methods for widely used materials, which will ultimately be adopted by the international standards community;
- attract experts from industry who are prepared to sit on 'Industrial Advisory Groups';
- attract co-funding (including financial), at a level depending on the width of the benefiting audience and the industrial structure.
Companies in any sector for whom in-service degradation is a driving issue are encouraged to contact NPL and participate in the programme definition.
National Physical Laboratory
Direct tel: 020 8943 6382
The next meetings will be held on the following dates:
11 October 2000
24 January 2001
3 April 2001 (Date to be confirmed)
4 July 2001
10 October 2001
Coming to a Sheet Pile Near You… The Bug of the Millennium- A Wholly Practical Guide to Actual Holes,
Mike Hodgson (John Martin Construction Ltd) and Tom Shelley (Felixstowe Dock & Railway Co.).
High Pressure Air cylinders reducing through-life costs,
Ritchie Brown (BAESEMA).
The development and properties of 25%Cr superduplex stainless steel wirelines, strands and ropes,
Keith Bendall (Advanced Metals International Ltd).
The commercial use of corrosion resistant metals and their alloys subsea - a marine manufacturers perspective,
Phillip Walsh and David Somerville (CRP Marine).
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