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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 27 January 2016 at Lloyd's Register, London.

 

  PERSONS PRESENT

Committee

Phil Dent - Exova (Chairman)
Gary Masters – Uniper Technologies Ltd (Vice-Chairman)
Robin Jacob – CP Consultancy
Robin Oakley – QinetiQ
Pat Stokes - MACAW Engineering
Clive Tuck – MCF Committee
Brian Wyatt – Corrosion Control
Jean Tuck – Marine Corrosion Forum

Members & Guests
Richard Baily – Impalloy Ltd
Simon Bacon – University of Surrey (student guest)
David Buxton – Intertek (guest)
Geoff Camm – Deepwater EU Ltd
Mario Coseglio – University of Birmingham (student guest)
Stuart Downie – Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Akin Fajimi - NeoNickel
Jose Ferreira – University of Surrey (student guest)
David Flemington - MoD
Roger Francis – RF Materials
Tim Froome - BEASY
Simon Frost – Materials World (guest)
John Galsworthy - QinetiQ
Natalie Gilders – EDF Energy
Chris Googan – Anticorrosion Engineering
Briony Holmes - TWI
Mohammad Hosseini – Saipem (guest)
Matthew Lamb – Cathodic Protection Co Ltd









Chris Lynch – Corrpro
Andy Mather – Rolls Royce
Aneel Mumtaz - Cathelco
Becky Palmer - MoD
Richard Perkins – Aish Technologies
Jim Preston – Corrosion Prevention Ltd
Marco Rapone – GE Oil & Gas
Nigel Redman - MoD
Ivan Richardson – Copper Alloys/CDA
Johanna Richardson – Metal Solutions UK (guest)
Bernd Sagebiel – KME Germany GmbH & Co KG
Winston Shepherd - Impalloy
Peter Sinclair – Saipem (guest)
Ian Spring – Corrosion Prevention Ltd
Isaac Tavares – Centrica (guest)
Angela Vessey – CDA
George Winning – Element Materials Technology (guest)

The Chairman, Phil Dent (Exova), opened the meeting at 11:00 am.  

1        TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS 

1.1 Internal Corrosion and CP of Monopiles’, Isaac Tavares (Centrica Energy Ltd); Petra Ernst (Intertek); Gareth John (Intertek); Robin Jacob (The CP Consultancy Ltd); Brian Wyatt (Corrosion Control Associates Ltd)

1.2 The Use of Superduplex Stainless Steel in Low Oxygen Injection Waters’, Roger Francis, RFMaterials

2.    MCF NEWS & OPEN FORUM

2.1 Notice was given of: CED Working Day & Symposium on Microbial Corrosion Issues in Heating & Cooling Systems, organised by ICorr's Corrosion Engineering Division and International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society, Tuesday 26th April 2016 at National Motorcycle Museum Conference Centre, Birmingham. For more information contact nick.smart@amecfw.com or see CED website: http://www.icorr.org/about_icorr/technical_divisions.phtml.

2.2 Robin Oakley (QinetiQ) asked a question on the possible source of sulphur which appeared to be present on a sample of aluminium alloy which had corroded in seawater when EDS analysis was applied in an SEM. Answers were that it was very unlikely to be from the aluminium and could be sulphide or sulphate from the environment or seawater. Spot chemical tests were suggested to be tried to see if either of these species could be identified. A source of reference for such spot tests is ‘Spot Tests in Inorganic Analysis’ by Fritz Feigl, Elsevier, 1958.

2.3 Natalie Gilders (EDF Energy) asked for the best sources of information about Corrosion under Insulation (CUI) and how prevalent it was. It is a well-known and widespread phenomenon and the best reference source is the EFC-sponsored book ‘Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Guidelines’ Ed. S Winnick. There are also NACE and HSE publications on the subject.


3  The AGM was held next (see below), followed by:


4.  TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS continued.  

4.1  Cathodic Protection Retrofits - The Silence of the Codes’, Chris Googan, Anticorrosion Engineering

4.2 ‘‘An Engineering Guide to Nickel Aluminium Bronze’, Ivan Richardson, Copper Alloys & CDA

[A copy of this publication was kindly offered to each attendee].

The main meeting closed at approximately 3.45pm



2  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  

Present

Committee
Phil Dent - Exova (Chairman)
Gary Masters – Uniper Technologies Ltd (Vice-Chairman)
Robin Jacob – CP Consultancy
Robin Oakley – QinetiQ
Pat Stokes - MACAW Engineering
Clive Tuck – Hon Member
Brian Wyatt – Corrosion Control
Jean Tuck – Marine Corrosion Forum

Members & Guests
Richard Baily – Impalloy Ltd
Simon Bacon – University of Surrey (student guest)
David Buxton – Intertek (guest)
Geoff Camm – Deepwater EU Ltd
Mario Coseglio – University of Birmingham (student guest)
Stuart Downie – Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Akin Fajimi - NeoNickel
Jose Ferreira – University of Surrey (student guest)
David Flemington - MoD
Roger Francis – RF Materials
Tim Froome - BEASY
John Galsworthy - QinetiQ
Natalie Gilders – EDF Energy
Chris Googan – Anticorrosion Engineering
Briony Holmes - TWI
Mohammad Hosseini – Saipem (guest)
Matthew Lamb – Cathodic Protection Co Ltd









Chris Lynch – Corrpro
Andy Mather – Rolls Royce
Aneel Mumtaz - Cathelco
Becky Palmer - MoD
Richard Perkins – Aish Technologies
Jim Preston – Corrosion Prevention Ltd
Marco Rapone – GE Oil & Gas
Nigel Redman - MoD
Ivan Richardson – Copper Alloys/CDA
Bernd Sagebiel – KME Germany GmbH & Co KG
Winston Shepherd - Impalloy
Peter Sinclair – Saipem (guest)
Ian Spring – Corrosion Prevention Ltd
Angela Vessey – CDA
George Winning – Element Materials Technology (guest)

2.1 APOLOGIES

Henrik Andersen – Shell
George Ballingall - Corrpro
John Baynham - BEASY
Richard Dawson – Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Alex Delwiche - Deepwater EU Ltd
Steve Goring – BAC
Dean Haley – MoD
Graham Hill – ECHA Microbiology
Kenji Katoh – Lloyd’s Register
Barry Lamb - BAC,br> Qing Lu - TWI

Steve McCoy – Special Metals
Shiladitya Paul – TWI
Joseph Plummer – DSTL
Tom Reid – BAE Systems
Tony Staines – Langley Alloys
Keith Stokes - DSTL
Nigel Ward – Nickel Institute
Mike Wilson – BAE Systems
Gareth Williams – ECHA Microbiology
William Wistance – Lloyd’s Register EMEA

2.2      MINUTES OF LAST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (28 January 2015)

Acceptance was proposed by Clive Tuck (Hon Member), seconded by Robin Jacob (CP Consultancy) and were then accepted as a true record of the meeting..  

2.3.   MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES

      None.

2.4.   ELECTION OF OFFICERS/COMMITTEE  

The current committee is Phil Dent – Exova (Chairman), Gary Masters – Uniper (Vice-Chairman), Robin Jacob – CP Consultancy, Robin Oakley – QinetiQ, Carol Powell – CDA/NI, Pat Stokes – MACAW Engineering, Clive Tuck – Lloyd’s Register EMEA and Brian Wyatt – Corrosion Control.

William Wistance – Lloyd’s Register, had been nominated to join the committee, proposed by Gary Masters and seconded by Carol Powell. There were no other nominations, but still spaces if anyone else wished to join during the year.

The meeting had a show of hands, and the full committee, plus new nomination, were unanimously accepted.

2.5.   CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

As many will be aware I have not been able to attend the meetings during 2015, due to health issues, so I would like to thank Gary, my vice-chair, and Robin Oakley, for chairing the meetings during the year.

The MCF is now in its 27th year and is still providing a valuable forum for the presentation and discussion on topics relating to marine corrosion and wet corrosion issues.

Our membership currently stands at 37 companies, which is unchanged from Jan 2015.

In the four meetings we have maintained a high standard of presentations so I would like to thank all the contributors over the past year for sharing their knowledge. We have had 17 presentations at the four meetings; 8 from member companies, 6 from non-members and 3 from Universities.

The presentations have covered a wide range of topics including: CP, corrosion mechanistic studies, seawater corrosion, HISC, corrosion of ageing structures, corrosion & CP of offshore monopoles, material selection and marine growth.

Abstracts of the presentations are available on the MCF website and some presentations are available from the authors, if requested.

During 2015 the joint MCF / ICorr committee on ‘New Entries to Corrosion Engineering’ has been active, with the aim of improving the profile of Corrosion Engineering in Schools and Universities and I would like to thank Brian Wyatt and Robin Jacob for all their hard work in this area. The committee have been involved in two initiatives:

• The visit of corrosion engineers and mentors to schools, and the initiative will be piloted in 2016 with two schools involved in the Telford area.

• The MCF has been offering 4 free places for University students at the meetings and during 2015 we have welcomed students from Sheffield, Robert Gordon, Manchester, Herriot-Watt, Leeds and Southampton Universities, and at this meeting I would like to welcome Jose and Simon from Surrey University and Mario from the University of Birmingham.

We presently have an enthusiastic and dedicated committee and I would like to thank my vice-chair Gary all the members for their valued contribution in providing speakers and presentations and for supporting the work of the forum. We still have places on the committee and we would welcome the addition of new members.

Finally I would like to thank Jean on behalf of Gary and the committee for her very efficient work in keeping the administration and accounts in such good order and for ensuring the MCF runs so smoothly. It certainly makes the work of the chair and the committee so much easier.

2.6.      SECRETARIAT’S REPORT    

At the end of 2015 the membership stood at 37. Total EP UK didn’t not renew, to their regret, but we gained Anticorrosion Engineering. Intertek are in the process of joining. A list of members will be sent out with the January mailing. This is also available to members on request at any time.

The end of year accounts were detailed for members.  Copies are sent to members with the printed or pdf minutes. 

For 2016 the Management Committee have decided to raise the fees by a small amount. The Full membership fees are therefore £685, but with a £100 discount for those companies that pay by 1st May 2016. Overseas membership and Sole Trader membership will be £430 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 remains possible, but there is a small charge for this to cover the costs to MCF of making the credit card transaction. This facility continues to be important to those who choose to use it, and has thus been retained, though most companies prefer to use bank transfers.

For those who are late renewing their membership, the cut-off date is the end of June, with reminders sent, but no further mailings without subscription renewal.

CPD certificates are available at meetings, and we have been pleased to have the continued recognition of IoM3 and ICorr, both of whom also advertise our meetings on their websites. Our agreement with IMarEST ended in 2015, and as they now charge for this facility we chose not to renew. If this is a problem for anyone, please let us know.

The MCF’s own website still offers a useful contact point. Links on the website enable requests for further information or for an invitation to an MCF meeting. Pdf booklets of member company Laboratory Facilities and Consultancies can be accessed and any other members wishing to participate in these can do so.

The Metadex literature search results continue to be very popular and the electronic format enables recipients to search for specific words. It is unusual to have this facility for a group of companies to use, instead of a single company, and we pay not only by the number of items included, but also by the number of copies that we order. We now offer up to three copies per member-company, if three names have been given to us as contacts.

As most of you will know, the committee have been concerned about the low number of people joining professions relevant to marine corrosion. One way of addressing this has been the decision to offer four free places to students for each meeting. Any specific names of staff or students for us to contact would be welcomed.

2.7.      APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS FOR 2015

Acceptance of these was proposed by Roger Francis (RF Materials), seconded by Robin Jacob (CP Consultancy) and carried.

2.8    ANY OTHER BUSINESS

None.

2.9.      DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS

19 April 2016, Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen

6 July 2016, National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

26 October 2016, Lloyd’s Register, London

25 January 2017, AGM, London

 

The AGM was then closed and the general meeting session recommenced.


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