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Minutes of the General Meeting held at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014.


Phil Dent (Chairman) – Exova
Gary Masters (Vice-Chairman) E.ON Technologies (Ratcliffe) Ltd
Robin Jacob - CP Consultancy
Robin Oakley – QinetiQ
Carol Powell – CDA & NI
Pat Stokes – MACAW Engineering Ltd
Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat

Members & Guests: 
Emmanuel Achinivu – Langley Alloys
Ryan Ashfield – Impalloy
Richard Baily – Impalloy
Charlie Barraclough – Commtech Associates
Alex Delwiche - Deepwater EU Ltd
Roger Francis – RF Materials
John Galsworthy – QinetiQ
Steve Hankins – Deepwater EU Ltd

       Graham Hill - ECHA Microbiology
Xiuqing Li – Heatric Ltd
Steven Loftus – MACAW Engineering Ltd
Andrew Loughran – Corrpro Companies Europe
Cerri Love – Babcock
Qing Lu – TWI
Alex McLay - TUV Rheinland Sonovation Ltd (guest speaker)
Gavin Meredith – Rolls-Royce
Mike Moffat - Corrpro Companies Europe
Jonathan Nichols - Babcock
Ivan Richardson – Copper Alloys Ltd
Stuart Ross - QinetiQ
Matt Skelhorn – MoD
Jon Smith – EDF Energy
Tony Staines – Langley Alloys
Gareth Williams - ECHA



     Henrik Andersen – Shell
Andrew Bell – Babcock
Richard Dawson - Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Steve Ellis – Cathelco
Dean Haley - MoD
Steve McCoy – Special Metals
Richard Perkins – Aish Technologies Ltd
Jim Preston – Corrosion Prevention

     Bernd Sagebiel - KME
Keith Stokes – DSTL
Clive Tuck (Committee) – Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Ben Turner – Copper Alloys
Mike Wilson – BAE Systems
Brian Wyatt (Committee) – Corrosion Control Associates

The Chairman (Phil Dent) opened the meeting.  


1.1   ‘CP Strategies for FPSOs’, Alex Delwiche, Deepwater EU Ltd

1.2    ‘Assessing the Corrosion Rates of World War I and II Royal Navy Shipwrecks', Matt Skelhorn & Jamie Johnson, Salvage & Marine Operations, MoD


Roger Francis (RA Materials) asked whether there are any coatings, either single or in combinations, that can be used on subsea steel bolting without CP for extended periods (15 to 25 years)? The various answers confirmed his own findings, that duplex coating systems can work very well in marine atmospheres, but will only last 5 to 10 years subsea without CP.

3.         MCF NEWS

a) The Chairman explained that the committee had been considering the problem of a lack of qualified corrosion engineers and how new entrants into this profession could be encouraged. It had been decided to contact universities which offer relevant courses to offer a total of 4 places per meeting to students, undergraduate or post-graduate, on a first-come-first served basis. A committee had been set up with representatives from MCF, ICorr and IoM3 to look into ways that these organisations could help to address the problem. The first meeting was yesterday and under consideration were ideas to spread information about careers in corrosion engineering to schools and universities. If anyone wishes to contribute ideas please contact the Secretariat.

b) The Technical Programme is complete for 2014, but there are spaces from April onwards in 2015. If anyone wishes to give a presentation could they please contact the Secretariat.



4.1  ‘The Resistance of Stainless Steels to MIC’, Roger Francis, RF Materials

4.2   ‘Advances in the Inspection and Assessment of Corrosion in Engineering Structures’, Shaun Smalley & Alex McLay, TUV Rheinland Sonovation Ltd

The Chairman closed the meeting at approx. 3:15 pm

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