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Minutes of the General Meeting held on 11th October 2006 at Lloyd’s Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London.


Phil Dent – Bodycote
David Howarth – Lloyd’s Register
Robin Jacob - Corrosion Consultancy
Robin Oakley – QinetiQ
Matthew Peet – CAPCIS
Keith Stokes - DSTL
Barry Torrance – Aish Technologies
Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat
Clive Tuck – Langley Alloys, Meighs Ltd
Members & Guests
Matthew Allen - CAPCIS
Horst-Friedrich Arendt - ex-Bundeswehr Technical Centre (guest speaker)
Matthew Barwick – DML (Devonport)

Peter Cawley - Imperial College (guest speaker)
R Dawson - Lloyd’s Register
John Fowler - Rolls Royce
Dennis Greaves - WSA, MoD
Ben Hooker – DML (Devonport)
Gavin Jewell – Corrosion Control Services Ltd
Mike Lawrence - KBR
Chi Lee - TWI
Hang Jackie Meng - University of Leeds (guest speaker)
Richard Perkins – Aish Technologies
Carol Powell - CDA
Stephen White – QinetiQ
Jian-Zhong Zhang - Lloyd’s Register


Chris Amon – Aker Kvaerner
Charlie Barraclough – Commtech Associates
Sheelagh Campbell - Portsmouth University (guest speaker)
Jeff Crwys - Sea Technology Group, MoD
Roger Francis – Weir Materials & Foundries
Elizabeth Hillier – DNV

Brent Knox-Holmes - Petreco
Jagath Mawella – Sea Technology Group, MoD
Len Phillips – Weir Pumps
Klaus Steinkamp – KM Europa Metal
Peter Webster - CDA
Robert Wood – Southampton University

The meeting was opened by the Chairman, Clive Tuck

 1.   MCF NEWS 

1.1         The Chairman began by welcoming new MCF members:  Matthew Allen of CAPCIS, who had joined through the conference, and Matthew Barwick and Ben Hooker of Devonport.  Dennis Greaves of the Warship Support Agency was to be their new contact with MCF. 

         He also apologised on behalf of the planned concluding speaker for the day, Sheelagh Campbell of Portsmouth University, who had been prevented from coming by flash flood on the railway line from Portsmouth.

1.2       The Secretariat presented the financial statements, including those for the Edinburgh conference in June.  These were available for those who wanted one.  Apart from those companies who had joined for the conference, Devonport Dockyards (DML) had also joined.  One company had left (Vistar/Noel Village Steel Founders).  All others had paid their 2006 subscription.  She reminded the membership that CPD certificates were always available after meetings for those who wished to use these to build up their CPD portfolio. 


 2.1  Low Signature Impressed Current Cathodic Protection Systems - Recent Developments - Future Concepts’, Barry Torrance (Aish Technologies Limited)  

2.2   Keynote Lecture:       Application of Physical Scale Modelling to the Evaluation of a ship’s ICCP Systems’, Horst-Friedrich Arendt (ex-Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons, Germany)

3.      OPEN FORUM.  

3.1  Robin Oakley (QinetiQ) wished to canvass the members about the type of marine corrosion test capabilities and equipment they feel are required in the UK. This relates to planning the future strategy of his corrosion team and laboratories.  It was felt that a list of equipment available at all member companies’ test laboratories would be useful before this question could be answered.  Any member company with a test lab is invited to send a list of the equipment available to the Secretariat who will circulate it to members and add it to the MCF website.  This will bring additional publicity, and enable members to see where equipment is available, and what is lacking.

3.2   Report on second year of MCF-led collaborative project on Erosion-Corrosion, Hang ‘Jackie’ Meng, PhD student (Leeds University), supervisors: Prof. Anne Neville & Dr. Xinming Hu

 This presentation contained an overview of the work done so far, and the plans for the final project year. 


 4.1  Long range guided wave inspection for oil pipelines and offshore risers’, Prof Peter Cawley (Imperial College, London)

The Chairman closed the meeting at approx. 3:30 pm

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