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Minutes of the General Meeting held on Wednesday, 16th October 2013 at Lloyd's Register, Fenchurch Street, London.


Robin Oakley (Chairman) - QinetiQ
Gary Masters (Vice-Chairman) – E.ON New Build & Technology
Robin Jacob - CP Consultancy
Clive Tuck – Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Brian Wyatt – Corrosion Control
Jean Tuck – MCF Secretariat

Members & Guests
Charlie Barraclough – Commtech Associates
Glenn Byrne - Rolled Alloys
Dorota Byatt - Heatric Ltd
Peter Cutler – Nickel Institute
Ross Fielding – Deepwater EU Ltd
Roger Francis – RF Materials
John Galsworthy - QinetiQ
Tony Gerrard – BAC Corrosion Control Ltd
Harvey Hack – Northrop Grumman Corp (guest speaker)

Dean Haley – MoD
Xiuqing Li – Heatric Ltd
Qing Lu - TWI
Julianna Measures – Cathelco
Mike Moffat - Corrpro Companies Europe Ltd
Phil Munn – Midland Corrosion Services Ltd (guest)
Joseph Plummer - DSTL
Stephen Shapcott – GE Oil & Gas
Tom Siwek – GE Oil & Gas
Tony Staines – Langley Alloys
Pat Stokes – MACAW Engineering Ltd
Mike Wilson – BAE Systems


       John Baynham – BEASY
Phil Dent  – Exova (Committee)
Tim Froome - BEASY
Graham Hill – ECHA Microbiology
David Hillis – Total E&P UK
Christos Kapsalis – KME Germany AG & Co KG
Jagath Mawella – MoD
Steve McCoy – Special Metals
Andrew Mather – Rolls Royce

     Richard Perkins – Aish Technologies Ltd
Carol Powell – CDA
Ivan Richardson – Copper Alloys
Keith Stokes - DSTL
Ben Turner – Copper Alloys
Peter Webster – CDA
Julian Wharton – University of Southampton
Chris Wheatley – CJ Wiretech
Gareth Williams – ECHA Microbiology

The meeting was opened by the Chairman, Robin Oakley


1.1  ‘Coatings to Replace Cadmium Plating for Bolts for the Marine Atmosphere’, Robin Oakley, QinetiQ (25th anniversary ‘hot’ topic)

1.2  ‘Corrosion Resistant Steel for Cargo Oil Tanks’, Kenji Katoh & Clive Tuck, Lloyd’s Register Asia and Lloyd’s Register EMEA

2.      OPEN FORUM.  

2.1             Clive Tuck (Lloyd’s Register EMEA) gave a short presentation on a 90/10 CuNiFe seawater cooling system manifold from a ship which had suffered severe corrosion.  Holes had developed in a matter of months and the flange ends were heavily corroded.  The internal corrosion product was seen to be a blue-green colour.  Ideas for causes which were put forward by the audience included the presence of sulphide in the seawater due to polluted seawater intake (possible to check this using the sodium azide test), erosion from jerky flow during pump or engine start up (particularly if biofouling matter was entrained in the flow) and the possibility that the iron in the CuNiFe was not in solution. 

3   MCF NEWS   

 3.1         Staffing Survey: The Chairman explained that the last topic led well into his first item of news.  Much concern had been expressed about the skills shortage in corrosion, and the subsequent difficulty of getting staff.  The MCF Committee were looking to see whether there was any way that the MCF could help solve this problem and had produced a survey.  Members were requested to fill this in, and to e-mail or post it back to the Secretariat.  Results could then be analysed and a way forward determined.

3.2     AGM:  The next meeting would be the AGM.  There is still space on the Committee and members are most welcome to volunteer, or make nominations.  New members can also volunteer, as new ideas, with new contacts, would be valuable for the Technical Programme.  On a similar issue, ideas for topics and speakers are always welcomed – speak to one of the committee if you have suggestions

3.3  CPD: Certificates are available after the meeting – please fill in a feedback form as this is part of our meeting evaluation process that enables us to offer certificates.


‘Knowledge Transfer from Experienced to Novice Engineers’, Harvey Hack, Northrop Grumman Corp., USA

‘Optimising the Sea Water Corrosion Resistance of Butt Welds in ZERON 100 Pipes’, Glenn Byrne, Rolled Alloys

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


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