Robin Oakley (Chairman) - QinetiQ
Phil Dent (Vice-Chairman) – Bodycote
Clive Tuck (Past Chairman) – Lloyd’s Register
David Howarth – Lloyd’s Register
Robin Jacob - Corrosion Consultancy
Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat
Members & Guests
Andrew Bennett – Lloyd’s Register
Andrew Brown – CAPCIS
Andrew Byne – Lloyd’s Register
John Carter - Bodycote Testing
Richard Edwards – CCSL
Steve Ellis - Cathelco
Roger Francis – RA Materials
Tim Froome - BEASY
Dennis Greaves - UWS, MoD
Anne-Marie Grolleau, DCNS Cherbourg (speaker)
Manuel Vicente Hernández – Technopro (guest)
Xinming ‘Simon’ Hu – University of Leeds (guest)
Chi-Ming Lee – TWI
Jing Li – Clyde Pumps
Qing Lu – TWI
Anne Pascale Moiroux - Aubert et Duval (speaker)
Mark Mulvaney - Rohrback Cosasco Systems UK Ltd (speaker)
Andrew Nelson - DSTL
Carol Powell – NI
Craig Roberts – Cathelco
Chris Searle - Aubert et Duval (guest)
Keith Stokes – DSTL
Germán Romero Valiente - Navantia (guest)
Julian Wharton – Southampton University
Jian-Zhong Zhang – Lloyd’s Register
Ben Hooker (committee) - Babcock Marine
Ian Hamilton – Aker Solutions
Jagath Mawella – MoD
Darren Reid-Hutchings – British Energy
Klaus Steinkamp – KM Europa Metal
Paul Sykes – Langley Alloys
Alastair Tawns – Aker Solutions
Brian Wyatt – Corrosion Control
The meeting was opened by the Chairman, Robin Oakley
This was moved to the Open Forum slot.
2.1 Keynote: ‘Prediction of the Service Life of Nickel-based Alloys A625 and A59 and Super Austenitic Stainless Steel B66 in Seawater Using In-house Crevice Corrosion Tests’, Anne-Marie Grolleau, DCNS Cherbourg
NYB66 : Superaustenitic Stainless Steel :
Mechanical and Corrosion Properties. Development
in Progress’, Anne Pascale Moiroux
and Didier Laveze, Aubert et Duval
Working Parties and Standards Report’ by Phil Dent (Bodycote), Roger
Francis (RA Materials) & Robin Oakley (QinetiQ)
Eurocorr on the relevant Working Parties & Standards Reports were presented,
and are as follows:
NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156
(Petroleum and natural gas industries – Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil & gas production)
– Conversion of HRc to Hv values
for martensitic stainless steels.
– Cold worked austenitic
– SCC test duration for nickel
– pH measurement (particularly at
NACE TG 328 (STG 32)
(Welding and fabrication of corrosion resistant alloys – Corrosion issues in oil & gas production)
ISO / CD 21457
(Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Materials selection for upstream operations)
– Raman Patel (HSE), Andrew Leonard (BP), Richard Carrol (BG)
(Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Non-metallic materials in contact with media related to oil & gas production)
WP 13 - Corrosion in Oil & Gas Production
EFC16 Guidelines on material requirements for carbon and low alloy steels for H2S containing environments. - 3rd edition at publishers
Corrosion resistant alloys for oil
& gas production – Guidance on general requirements and test methods for H2S service. -Strain gauge formula incorrect. - Task group looking at 4
point bend procedures.
EFC23 CO2 corrosion control in oil
& gas production – Design
Review of CO2 corrosion
EFC39 Use of corrosion inhibition in oil & gas production. - Web based inhibitor selection.
Eurocorr Sessions on
Main Marine Corrosion session: Ti+Super stainless HX tubing,
NiAl Bronze, Super austenitics and Ni-based alloys.
protection session covered modelling mooring chain CP and internal protection of
“Copper-nickel alloy corrosion” session.
EFC WP9: Marine Corrosion Working Party
Working party re-invigorated by new members (Chairman: Ulf
Kivisakk of Sandvik, Anne-Marie Grolleau of DCNS and Carol Powell of CDA).
for new seawater test facility directory.
Offer format of current MCF seawater testing questionnaire as
Opportunities for to MCF support work of EFC?
in obtaining EU support for Marine Corrosion research.
for introductory guide on Marine Corrosion for new engineers in the field
A Proposed EFC Document
1. Atmospheric Exposure - Coated Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium Alloys
2. Immersed Exposure - Carbon
Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper Alloys, Nickel Alloys, Titanium and its Alloys,
1) Are these sub-Sections sufficient to
address the important issues?
2) Do we need a separate sub-section on
welding or can these issues be addressed in the sub-sections?
3) Do we need a separate sub-section on
is envisaged that the carbon steel section under immersed exposure will mostly
be addressing coatings and CP. Is
this the best way to tackle it?
5) Are there any classes of materials
used offshore that have been omitted?
News Jean Tuck (Secretariat) mentioned that copies of the accounts
could be obtained in advance of the Minutes, for those who wanted them. CPD certificates were also available and could be
claimed at the end of the meeting.
pdf Consultants List is in the final stages of preparation and will
shortly be sent to members and placed on the MCF website.
Any member company wishing to take part should contact the Secretariat as
soon as possible, so that they can be included in this edition.
The existing pdf Laboratories List will be updated before the end
of the year. The current version is
on the website and will be circulated to participants for checking regarding any
changes needed. Again member
companies are invited to be included if they have laboratories worldwide which
are available to other companies. Both
these items are very useful when enquiries come into the MCF website, as
information is then readily to hand.
next meeting would be the AGM. Volunteers
would be welcomed for the Management Committee.
3.3 Keith Stokes
(DSTL) drew the US Department of Defense website, www.corrdefense.org,
to the attention of the meeting. This
held much information likely to be of interest, including meetings and corrosion
costs. Games and educational videos
were planned for future inclusion.
Roger Francis mentioned that NACE were in the process of developing corrosion education packages for the US forces, covering such matters as coatings and problems.
Materials) informed the meetings that Weir Materials & Foundries had now
been split. The Foundries would now
be known as Mathers Foundries, and the Materials section had been taken over by
Rolled Alloys and would hence be known as RA Materials.
3.5 Robin Oakley (QinetiQ) asked for
ideas of corrosion test methods suitable to simulate Corrosion Under Insulation
(CUI). Phil Dent (Bodycote) directed enquirer to “ASTM G189: Laboratory
simulation of corrosion under insulation”. Roger Francis (RA Materials)
suggested contacting Stefan Winnik from Exxon Mobil
for advice, and supplied an email address.
TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS (part 2):
4.1 ‘Advances in On-Line Corrosion Monitoring in Industrial Plants’, Mark Mulvaney, Rohrback Cosasco Systems UK Ltd.
4.2 ‘An Introduction to IMO – PSPC Coating Specification for Ballast Tanks’, John Carter, Bodycote Testing Ltd
The Chairman closed the meeting at approx. 3:30 pm
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