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Minutes of the General Meeting held on 5 July 2000, at The National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill Solihull, West Midlands

Persons present

Robin Jacob Global Corrosion Consultants Ltd
John Thomas Krupp VDM (UK) Ltd
Carol Powell Copper Development Association
Peter Cutler Nickel Development Institute
Keith Stokes DERA
John Fowler Rolls Royce plc
David K Peacock The Titanium Information Group
Stuart Bond TWI
Yannick Puget DERA
Clive Tuck Meighs
Ritchie Brown BAE SYSTEMS
Roger Francis Weirs
Mike Murphy Brunton Shaw Limited
David Coleman NPL
Andrew Speyer University of Southampton

By Invitation

David Blackwell Belzona
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

1. Apologies

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
J-P Pautasso DGA/DSA
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
John Bird MoD
Ian Bradley OIS plc
Trevor Glover The Titanium Information Group
A Nicholson Tronic Limited
N I Cooper VSEL
Len Phillips Weir Pumps Ltd

2. Minutes of the previous meeting (18 January 2000)

These were accepted as a true record of that meeting.

3. Matters arising from the minutes

There were no matters arising.

4. Membership/financial status

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.

5. Open forum

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.

6. Any other business

7. Dates of next meetings

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

8. Technical presentations

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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