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Minutes of the General meeting held at Novotel, Birmingham International Airport, on Wednesday, 3rd July 2002.

  PERSONS PRESENT:

Clive Tuck (Chairman) – Langley Alloys, Meighs Ltd
Stuart Bond (Vice-Chairman) - TWI
Keith Stokes (Imm. Past Chairman) – DSTL
Chris Baxter (Committee) - AvestaPolarit
Phil Dent (Committee) - Bodycote
Patrick Hall (Committee)– MoD
David Howarth (Committee) – Lloyds Register
Bill Nimmo (Committee)– NPL
Barry Torrance (Committee) –Aish Technology
Jean Tuck (Secretariat) - MCC
Paul Badelek – BP
Chris Fowler - Bodycote
John Fowler – Rolls Royce
Roger Francis – Weir
Robin Jacob – Corrosion Consultancy
Peter Morgan – BAE Systems
Robin Oakley – QinetiQ
Adam Peterson - BP
Len Phillips – Weir Pumps
Grainne Treacy – BNFL Magnox
Manfred Jasner - KME
Steve McCoy – Special Metals
Carol Powell - CDA
A.J. Speyer – Southampton University
Kevin Waterton – CAPCIS
Julian Wharton - Southampton University
J.Z. Zhang – Lloyds Register

GUESTS:

Robert Akid – Sheffield Hallam University  

The Chairman (Clive Tuck) opened the meeting.

1. APOLOGIES  

Paul Andrews - Advantica
Chris Amon – Wood Group (guest)
Ian Bradley – OIS
Richie Brown – BAE Systems
Bob Edyvean – Sheffield University (guest)
Tim Illson - Advantica
Roddy James – CorrOcean
John Martin - BP (guest)
Jagath Mawella – MoD
Anne Neville – Heriot Watt University
Wayne Pearce – Magnox
Robert Wood – Southampton University

2. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING (10 OCTOBER 2001)

 These were accepted as a true record of that meeting.

 3. MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES

 None

 4. MEMBERSHIP/FINANCIAL STATUS

 ·        Jean Tuck (Secretariat) reported that Club Membership currently stands at 29.  Since the AGM six have left, mainly due to changes of direction and emphasis.  These are Brunton Shaw, Flowserve, John Brown Hydrocarbon (ex Kvaerner), Shell, Sheffield Testing and Stainless Steel Fasteners.  One new overseas member has joined:   MetalTek International (based in the USA).   There were 6 members who had yet to pay their subscriptions for 2002.

·        The Finances show that income since 1st January was £10,540 (membership fees) and expenditure for the same period was  £3,876 (covering Secretariat expenses, Metadex search for January, meeting expenses for January and April, and printing costs for an advertising brochure).  This gave a surplus for the period of £6,663.71 and thus a bank balance of  £23,324.

·        A list of forthcoming Technical presentations was shown.

5. OPEN FORUM

Bill Nimmo (NPL) gave a short introduction on the issues raised by the European Framework Programme Six, which covers the restructuring of European research.  He explained that this dealt with large projects, aiming to set up centres of excellence.  Initial expressions of interest in being part of such projects had to be submitted early, and it was suggested that many members might feel it appropriate to be involved.  Bill explained that, with committee agreement, he would arrange a presentation of the implications of the scheme for marine corrosion projects, for the next meeting.

 6. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 None

7. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

9th October 2002, at Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, 71 Fenchurch Street, London

8. TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS 

8.1  ‘Potential Control and Hydrogen Embrittlement – An Update’, Robin Jacob (Corrosion Consultancy Ltd)

8.2 ‘Advantages of CuNi 90/10 pipes for sea water service. Recent results from testing in natural North Sea water’, Manfred Jasner (Marine Applications, KM Europa)

 8.3 ‘Flow Corrosion of Austenitic and Superduplex Stainless Steels’, RJK Wood & JA Wharton (Surface Engineering & Tribology Group, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton)

8.4 ‘Corrosion Fatigue - From Pits to Cracks’, Bob Akid (Sheffield Hallam University)

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


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