Erosion Corrosion in Copper Plumbing Systems

Slaley Hall

This large, prestigious hotel was experiencing leaks from both the hot and cold water pipes, at numerous points throughout the building. Within an 18 month period over 100 leaks had occurred.

The hotel was using emergency plumbing services to replace pipes, or to make temporary repairs, as problems occurred. This was both expensive and caused considerable disruption. Once they realised it was a recurring problem increasing in frequency, they called in Barnes & Sons, the Salford based plumbing and heating contractor.

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Midland Corrosion News

Sandberg LLP acquires MCS

We are delighted to announce that since 1 May 2018, MCS has been wholly owned by Sandberg LLP.

Founded in 1850, Sandberg LLP is a materials and engineering consultancy with an international reputation for excellence.  Sandberg's main laboratories are in Clapham with metallurgical labs and main offices in Belgravia, London. 

Dr. Phillip Munn will continue to run MCS from their premises in Darley Dale. However, the link between Sandberg and MCS will strengthen the expertise within the group as well as providing more testing and analytical services. 

see for more details of the services which Sandberg can offer.

MCS aquires XRF analyser to add to services

MCS has recently purchased a Fischerscope XRF analyser. This will enable us to rapidly identify alloy grades, measure coating thicknesses and analyse deposits for elements with atomic no. >12. With a 0.2 mm colimated beam, it will be able to detect impurities within small pits. In addition, we will also be able to assay gold and other precious metals.