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Minutes of the General Meeting held on 6th October 2004 at Lloyd’s Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London.


David Howarth – Lloyd’s Register (committee)
Robert Wood – Southampton University (committee)
Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat
Stuart Bond – TWI
Chris Fowler – Bodycote
David Flemington – STG, MoD
Roger Francis – Weir Materials & Foundries
Andy Izod – Flexcrete Ltd (guest)
Robin Jacob- Corrosion Consultancy
Derek Milliams (Advanced Corrosion Management Services Ltd)

David Moran – Cathelco (guest)
Matthew Peet – Sheffield Testing (guest)
Chris Ransom - Cranfield University
Martin Taylor – Flexcrete Ltd (guest)
David Tighe-Ford – Cranfield University
Jim Walker - Bodycote Materials Testing
Barry Young - KBR
Jian-Zhong Zhang – Lloyd’s Register  


Charlie Barraclough – Commtech Associates
Chris Baxter – Outokumpu (guest)
Peter Cutler – NI
Phil Dent - Bodycote
John Fowler – Rolls Royce
Jagath Mawella - MoD (DPA)
Robin Oakley – QinetiQ
Len Phillips – Weir Pumps

Willy Schleich – KM Europa Metal
Catriona Smith – BP
Klaus Steinkamp – KM Europa Metal
Keith Stokes - DSTL
Barry Torrance – Aish Technologies
Clive Tuck – Langley Alloys, Meighs Ltd
Ed Warren – BP
Peter Webster - CDA

Apologies having been received from the Chairman (Clive Tuck, Meighs), the meeting was chaired by David Howarth (Lloyds Register) who opened the meeting, held in conjunction with IMarEST.

 1.   MCF NEWS 

1.1        The Secretariat presented the list and topics of forthcoming meetings.  She also reminded the membership that CPD certificates were available after the meeting for those who wished to use these meetings to build up their CPD portfolio.  Most members had now paid their 2004 subscriptions, and financial statements were available for those who wanted one.

1.2          MCF Company Sponsored Project Update: Oct 04.  The Chairman read out the following update:

 A multi-company sponsored project has been set up by the Marine Corrosion Forum with Leeds University to commence later this month. The subject will be an investigation to determine the influence of key environmental factors on erosion/corrosion of a variety of marine engineering alloys specified for use under high flow rate conditions.  

Seven companies are currently involved: DSTL, Lloyds, Langley Alloys, MOD Sea Technology Group, Noel Village, Weir Engineering Services and Weir Pumps. 

Professor Anne Neville will be the University supervisor and a student has been identified who is currently finishing an MSc degree at Imperial College. 

A meeting has been arranged for representatives of the companies involved to meet with Anne and the student to outline details of the project. This will take place on Friday 19th November at Leeds.  If any other company is interested in joining this project, please contact the Secretariat.


 2.1  ‘Problems on Corrosion in Marine Piping Systems’, Jian-Zhong Zhang & David Howarth (Lloyds Register EMEA)  

2.2   Keynote Lecture: ‘Corrosion Management’, Derek Milliams (Advanced Corrosion Management Services Ltd)

3.      OPEN FORUM.

 3.1     John Fowler (Rolls Royce) had recently attended an excellent meeting and had sent the following details: 

' Magnesium and marine applications are not usually mentioned in the same breath, but the push for lightweight fuel efficient vessels means that radical approaches to material selection must be applied, particularly in Naval vessels.  Magnesium Elektron in Manchester have developed a new material Elektron 21 which could result in significant weight reductions in some marine engineering applications.'

Nick Jeal from Magnesium-Elektron had agreed to give the same presentation to the MCF in January 05.


 4.1  ‘The Vagaries of Corrosion Testing’, Phil Dent & Chris Fowler (Bodycote Materials Testing)

 4.2   ‘Modelling of Marine Cathodic Protection Systems’, David Tighe-Ford (Royal Military College, Cranfield University)

The Chairman closed the meeting at approx. 3:45 pm

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