|Robin Oakley (Chairman) – QinetiQ||Jing Li – Clyde Pumps|
Phil Dent (Vice-Chairman) – Bodycote
Qing Lu – TWI
|Ben Hooker (Committee) – Babcock||
Gary Masters – E.ON Engineering Ltd
|Robin Jacob (Committee) – Corrosion Consultancy||Jagath Mawella – MoD|
|Barry Torrance (Committee) – Aish Technologies||David McKenzie – British Energy|
|Julian Wharton (Committee) - University of Southampton||Lyndsey Mooring - University of Surrey (guest)|
|Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat||David Moran – Lorina Corrosion Control (speaker)|
|Charlie Barraclough – Commtech Associates||Aneel Mumtaz – Cathelco|
Andrew Bennett - Lloyd’s Register EMEA
|Stanley Nwaonu - Impalloy|
|Jim Britton - Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc (speaker)||Jon
Camm - Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc (guest
|Jacques Parlongue – Elsyca (guest)|
|John Coupland – Welding Alloys (guest)||Darren Reid-Hutchings – British Energy|
|Steve Ellis – Cathelco||Muhammed
Santuraki – RasGas
Co Ltd (guest)
|Roger Francis – RA Materials||Keith Stokes – DSTL|
|Tony Gerrard – BAC Corrosion Control Ltd||Motonobu Tsuchiya – Lloyd’s Register|
|James Glynn- Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc (guest)||Peter Webster – CDA|
|Clive Harrington – Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc (guest)||Chris Wheatley – CJ Wiretech Limited|
– University of Surr
|Brian Wyatt – Corrosion Control|
|David Howarth - Lloyd’s Register||Jian-Zhong Zhang – Lloyd’s Register EMEA|
|Christos Kapsalis – KME Germany AG & Co KG|
Chairman, Robin Oakley, opened the meeting at 11:00 am.
1.1 'A Nanocomposites Approach to Environmentally Friendly Anti-corrosion Coatings’, John Hay and Lyndsey Mooring, University of Surrey
‘Marine Corrosion Control – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, David
Moran, Lorina Corrosion Control
Jian-Zhong Zhang (Lloyd’s Register EMEA) asked a question: “If
biofouling is removed from copper-nickel or aluminium bronze pipework used for
seawater service and the resulting surface is found to be very pitted, how
effective would any repassivation treatment be if further seawater service was
required. Is there anyone present who has experience of this situation or
who knows of anybody who might have such experience?” Roger Francis (RA Materials) asked about cleaning
and removal of corrosion products. He
said if thorough cleaning had been done then it could be repassivated.
He had done some unpublished work on this topic involving a simple
buffered solution of sodium chromium sulphate.
Effective anti-fouling would be required after repassivation –
chlorination is preferred. Roger
mentioned that Carol Powell (CDA) had knowledge of this area.
Steve Ellis (Cathelco) also felt that there would be fouling again, after
TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS continued.
Impressed Current Offshore Cathodic Protection Solutions’, Jim Britton, Deepwater
Corrosion Services Inc 3.2 'Corrosion Experience with
'Marine' Aluminium Alloys’, Ben Hooker, Babcock The main meeting closed at approximately 3.20pm,
and was immediately followed by the Annual General Meeting. Robin Oakley (Chairman) - QinetiQ The number of companies represented was
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
Nichols - Babcock
Phil Dent (Vice-Chairman) – Exova
Stokes – DSTL
Charlie Barraclough – Commtech
Torrance – Aish Technologies
Roger Francis – RA Materials
Julian Wharton – University of
Brian Wyatt – Corrosion Control
Jing Li – Clyde Pumps
Jian-Zhong Zhang – Lloyd’s
Lu – TWI
Tuck – MCF Secretariat
Masters – E.ON Engineering Ltd
2.1 Jian-Zhong Zhang (Lloyd’s Register EMEA) asked a question: “If biofouling is removed from copper-nickel or aluminium bronze pipework used for seawater service and the resulting surface is found to be very pitted, how effective would any repassivation treatment be if further seawater service was required. Is there anyone present who has experience of this situation or who knows of anybody who might have such experience?” Roger Francis (RA Materials) asked about cleaning and removal of corrosion products. He said if thorough cleaning had been done then it could be repassivated. He had done some unpublished work on this topic involving a simple buffered solution of sodium chromium sulphate. Effective anti-fouling would be required after repassivation – chlorination is preferred. Roger mentioned that Carol Powell (CDA) had knowledge of this area. Steve Ellis (Cathelco) also felt that there would be fouling again, after repassivation.
TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS continued.
3.1 ‘Recent Impressed Current Offshore Cathodic Protection Solutions’, Jim Britton, Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc
3.2 'Corrosion Experience with 'Marine' Aluminium Alloys’, Ben Hooker, Babcock
The main meeting closed at approximately 3.20pm,
and was immediately followed by the Annual General Meeting.
Robin Oakley (Chairman) - QinetiQ
The number of companies represented was 13.
Peet – CAPCIS (committee)
|Edward Hill - ECHA Microbiology Ltd|
|Clive Tuck – Lloyd’s Register EMEA (committee)||Robin Jacob - Corrosion Consultancy|
|Andrew Bell – Babcock Marine||Christos Kapsalis – KME Germany AG & Co KG|
|Philip Blood – Langley Alloys||Jagath Mawella – MoD|
|Peter Cutler – NI||Stanley Nwaonu - Impalloy|
Richard Edwards – CCSL
Steve Paterson – Shell
|Steve Ellis – Cathelco||Carol Powell – CDA|
|Tony Gerrard – BAC Corrosion Control||Darren Reid-Hutchings – British Energy|
|Dennis Greaves - MoD||Peter Webster – CDA|
|Ian Hamilton – Aker Solutions||Chris Wheatley – CJ Wiretech Limited|
MINUTES OF LAST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (21 January 2009)
were no new nominations. The
Chairman and Vice-Chairman were accepted for a further year; proposed by
Gary Masters (E.ON Engineering), seconded by Charlie Barraclough (Commtech)
Chairman pointed out that there was still further space on the committee and
volunteers/nominations would be very welcome for next year!
would like to thank the members and presenters (especially the Keynote
speakers) for their contributions to another productive year at the Marine
Corrosion Forum, which has seen growing membership, good meetings
attendances and a varied range of technical presentations.
I particularly welcome new members BAC Corrosion Control, CJ Wiretech,
Clyde Pumps, ECHA Microbiology and E.ON Engineering.
have attracted regular attendances of around 30, with this April’s
Aberdeen meeting attracting nearly 50!
The MCF is always glad to see multiple attendees from our member
companies (normally up to 3, but flexible, especially when members are
presenting). The Forum website
continues to receive substantial traffic, including prospective members and
year’s technical agenda has covered cathodic protection, copper alloys,
seawater systems, oil-field Corrosion Resistant Alloys, erosion-corrosion
research advances, development of new test methods and progress in both NDE
and microscopy techniques. The
range of subjects covered can be illustrated by comparing the small
(‘Optical 3-D Metrology’ by Brian Kyte, Alicona) with the large
(‘Cathodic Protection of the Thames Barrier’ by Brian Wyatt, Corrosion
Control) and the carbon economy (‘Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Oil and
Gas Engineering Applications’ by John Grubb, ATI-Allegheny Ludlum) with
low-carbon renewables (‘CP on Offshore Wind Farms’ by Ross Fielding,
Impalloy). As always, the MCF
strives to provide a varied technical programme to keep members abreast of
the latest developments in our profession.
The committee is always grateful of suggestions for topics or
presenters of interest; members can always volunteer themselves (or a
has been the intent of the MCF to support a joint academic research
programme, as has been the case in the past.
Increases in post-graduate research costs are now making support of
MSc or undergrad projects of interest, to encourage interest in marine
corrosion topics among tomorrow’s engineers.
MCF maintains its CPD recognition from IOMMM and IMarEST, supports the World
Corrosion Organisation and maintains its ongoing links with the Aberdeen
ICorr Branch. Promotion by MCF
of the IMarEST 1st Marine Failure conference in September allowed us to
award a member with a free ticket by lottery, which I hope was a suitable
bonus of MCF membership. The
MCF is still interested in holding its own conference in the next couple of
years, building on our past successes in this field; this may involve
collaboration with another corrosion industry body.
finally, a webpage enquiry at the beginning of the year for MCF assistance
in developing a galvanic corrosion / cathodic protection demonstration piece
in a television documentary lead to your chairman appearing in “Richard
Hammond’s Engineering Connections-Sydney Opera House” programme,
starring alongside a battery charger, two aquariums full of salty water,
some copper and steel plates and a very depleted zinc anode.
And yes, he really isn’t very tall…
At the end of 2009 the membership stood at 33.
We lost 2 members: CM
BEASY and Noel Village (Steel Founders) Ltd.
4 companies joined us: BAC
Corrosion Control, CJ Wiretech Limited, ECHA Microbiology and E.ON
Engineering Limited, and 1, Clyde Pumps, rejoined, having previously
inherited membership from Weir. A
list of members will be sent out, as usual, with the January mailing. This
is also available at any time, to members on request.
The end of year accounts were detailed for members. Copies are sent to members with the printed or pdf minutes.
For 2010 the Management Committee have decided to leave the rates at the 2009 level.
The Full membership fees are therefore £655, but with a £100 discount for those companies that pay by 1st May 2010.
Overseas membership and Sole
Trader membership will be £410 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 also be possible, but there is a small charge for
this to cover the costs to MCF of making the credit card transaction.
The booklet of member company Laboratory Facilities is
currently in the process of being updated.
It is available in pdf format and can be found on the MCF website.
Similarly, the pdf booklet for member company Consultancies is also
being updated. Any other member
company wishing to participate in these should make a request to the
Secretariat. When companies
contact the Secretariat requiring technical advice these two web-based
documents provide a useful reference point to which enquirers can be
certificates are available at meetings, and we have been pleased to have the
continued recognition of IoM3 and IMarEST for these.
The former approves each meeting in advance, while the latter
approves our meetings for a number of years and comes up for renewal in
MCF web-site offers a useful contact point.
The number of visits to the web-site continues to increase, in
keeping with a general increase in the use of the internet.
The number of visits, for the last quarter of 2009, was 390 per
day. Links on the site enable
requests for further information about the MCF, or for an invitation to a
search facility continues to be used regularly.
Recent popular search terms have been: “corrosion, materials,
protection, seawater, microbial and alloy”.
The News page gives details of conferences and other items likely to
be of interest to members. Further
items are always welcomed.
The Chairman thanked the Secretariat for her efforts. Acceptance of the accounts was proposed by Keith Stokes (DSTL) and seconded by Brian Wyatt (Corrosion Control).
ICorr/MCF Joint Meetings: It was suggested that joint meetings could usefully be held in association with the Midlands or London branches of ICorr in a similar way to our Aberdeen meetings. Brian Wyatt (Corrosion Control) offered to discuss this with the Midlands ICorr branch, and this was felt to be a useful idea.
13 April 2010, Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen
7 July 2010, Novotel International,
13 October 2010, Lloyds Register,
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