Microbially Assisted Pitting Corrosion (MIC) In Nursing Home Plumbing

A large nursing and residential home, ‘Stadtresidenz’ in Oberursel, was built in 1996. Four years later, leakages started to occur in the copper drinking water system.

Around ten leaks occurred, although there were none in the hot water system. The leaks caused widespread disruption and distress to residents.

Because of his international reputation in the area of copper corrosion, Dr. P. Munn of MCS was called in to investigate the problem and find a solution.

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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 www.sandberg.co.uk 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.