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LBBC Baskerville host first webinar in their new series

Join us on Thursday 23rd July, 2020 at 1 pm (BST) for the first of our brand new webinar series.

Dr Danny Burkle, Principal Engineer at LBBC Baskerville along with our Chair, Dr Richard Barker, Associate Professor at University of Leeds will provide you with “An Essential Guide to Autoclaves & Pressure Reactors” followed by a Q&A session.

A little bit more about Dr Dan…

Danny has a Masters and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds. He has 6 years’ experience in corrosion research and has been involved in a team lead by Professor Anne Neville who leads very successful research activity in oilfield corrosion. Since graduating from his PhD, Danny has led a team at LBBC Baskerville in developing a unique range of premium corrosion testing autoclaves to suit many industries such as: Oil and Gas, CCS, Geothermal, Chemical, Nuclear, Energy, Pharmaceutical and many more.

To read the bio in full click here.

Richard is an Associate Professor in Corrosion Science and Engineering within the Institute of Functional Surfaces at the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds. He currently has over 10 years of experience working in the field of corrosion, graduating with a PhD from the University of Leeds in 2013.

To read Richards full bio, please click here.

Register here for the webinar. We look forward to seeing you there!



Dr Danny Burkle joins LBBC Baskerville

Picture taken at the NACE 2019 CORROSION Conference and Expo in Nashville, TN featuring Robert Jacklin (left), Danny Burkle (middle) and Howard Pickard (right)

Following completion of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with University of Leeds, Dr Danny Burkle has joined LBBC Baskerville on a full-time basis as a Product Development Engineer responsible for developing the business further. Danny completed his PhD in oilfield corrosion in 2017 with University of Leeds.

LBBC Baskerville are now securing orders for this new standard range of autoclaves and with Danny’s extensive corrosion testing experience are able to offer full support to the sector.

Howard Pickard, Managing Director of LBBC Baskerville said “We are pleased Danny has joined the team. LBBC Group has many years’ experience in autoclave design and his corrosion testing expertise had been key to the development of our range of corrosion testing autoclaves. This completes our second KTP project and we are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with The Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS) at the University of Leeds, School of Mechanical Engineering.”

LBBC’s collaboration with the University of Leeds has continued to thrive and they have recently sponsored a post-graduate research student, Robert Jacklin whom is working on a PhD project supervised by Professor Anne Neville and Dr Danny Burkle on the continued development of corrosion testing autoclave technology. The project title is “Advanced Autoclaves for High Temperature/High Pressure Corrosion Assessment”.

LBBC Baskerville exhibiting at Eurocorr 2019

LBBC Baskerville will be exhibiting at EUROCORR 2019 from Monday 9th to Friday 13th September 2019 at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, in Seville, Spain.

Join us at booth #8 to find out more information on our corrosion testing autoclave range and our recent developments.

The European Corrosion Congress – EUROCORR, the EFC’s annual conference, is the flagship event of the European corrosion calendar. EUROCORR is famous for its high technical standard and its popular social programme. The theme for the EUROCORR 2019 Congress this year is “New times, new materials, new corrosion challenges”.

To find out more about EUROCORR 2019 please click here

Dr Danny Burkle part of winning ICorr YEP team

LBBC Baskerville’s, Dr Danny Burkle, was part of 2018’s winning team from the year long ICorr Young Engineer Programme.

The programme run by the Insitute of Corrosion is a mentored technical competency framework program consistent with ICorr professional standards in support of preparing graduates entry into the industry with a broad range of topics to include; materials, cathodic protection, welding, coating, fire protection, presentation skills.

L-R Danny Burkle, Caroline Earl, Oliver Smith and Jessica Easton

The 2018 YEP culminated in the teams presenting their findings on the Case Study at Imperial College on Thursday 8th November. This was 12 months of work for the delegates who have worked through modules that span the breadth and depth of our industry. It was a truly fantastic evening with 3 excellent presentations from the teams, Team Boran, Team Googan and winning Team Doggett. Team Doggett comprised of Dr Danny Burkle from LBBC Baskerville, Dr Caroline Earl from Fluor Corporation, Oliver Smith and Jessica Easton from AkzoNobel.

Bill Hedges of BP, when making his award speech, said “its been very hard to select a winner as they were all so good. However there has to be a winning team and that is Team Doggett.”

The winning team travelled to the USA in April to attend the NACE Corrosion 2019 Conference in Nashville where a whole programme was arranged. The teams will also present their conference learning in the 2019 winter lecture series at ICorr London Branch.


LBBC Baskerville to host Open Day event

LBBC Baskerville will be hosting an Open Day event on Thursday 23rd May 2019 from 10.30am until 2.15pm at their premises in Leeds.

Focus of the Event:

  • Demonstration of Corrosion Testing Autoclave Range
  • Measurement challenges in harsh operating environments
  • Current and future needs in tools, technologies and methods
  • New products and systems to enable innovation and develop improved solutions

Format of the Event:

The event will bring together insights from an industry and academic perspective. It is specifically designed to identify priority areas and recommended actions to address some of the most important and challenging issues in corrosion testing and replicating severe field conditions in a laboratory environment.

Who should attend?

  • Energy companies
  • Engineering/Technology service providers
  • Research facilities
  • Test houses
  • Universities


  • Corrosion engineers
  • Material engineers
  • Mechanical/Chemical engineers
  • Technicians
  • Post docs
  • PhD researchers

For further information, contact: Dr Danny Burkle

Tel: +44 (0) 113 205 7413

Email: [email protected]

LBBC Baskerville – Corrosion testing made easy

Dr Danny Burkle to speak at University of Leeds, Oilfield Corrosion Science and Engineering event

LBBC Baskerville’s, Dr Danny Burkle will be presenting on ‘Addressing limitations of laboratory based techniques through adapted systems’ as part of the University of Leeds 2-day short course on ‘Oilfield Corrosion Science and Engineering’ on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

The course run by the University of Leeds runs on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May at University of Leeds, UK.


How will I benefit?

This course will provide an overview of the most pertinent corrosion threats to production and processing facilities within the oil and gas industry. You will benefit from academic and industrial presentations, demonstrations, theory sessions and interactive sessions, allowing you to better engage with experts when needed.

At the end, you will be able to identify the various forms of corrosion damage and the best corresponding control, monitoring and mitigating techniques.


Who should attend?

This course is suitable for you if you are:

  • Oil and gas operators, managers of operations, engineering and maintenance functions or asset integrity engineers.
  • Engineers and scientists working in the oilfield industry, whether involved in downhole systems, above-ground storage tanks or production pipelines.
  • Design and maintenance engineers or technical staff involved in both offshore and onshore oil and gas activities.
  • Scientists or chemical engineers /suppliers who would value a deeper understanding of how corrosion science and theory can be applied to better understand and solve real industrial corrosion problems.
  • Engineers or designers involved in the supply of metals and alloys or corrosion inhibitors for oilfield corrosion environments.


The full course details and online booking are now available from the course web page click here

LBBC Baskerville showcases innovation in Conservative Party Chairman visit

As part of a visit to LBBC Group the Conservative Party Chairman, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP visited LBBC Baskerville hearing from Dr Danny Burkle, Product Development Engineer, about the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with The Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS) at the University of Leeds.

The university are leading the field in translating the needs of corrosion testing in the oil & gas industry into sensible and realistic testing programmes. This partnership is supporting LBBC Baskerville through the design and development of a new autoclave product range for corrosion testing that meets the needs of the industry. Rt Hon Brandon Lewis was particularly interested to hear how Dr Burkle, who grew up in his constituency, has gone through higher education at University of Leeds and is now part of this innovative project at LBBC Baskerville.

For more information on this story, please click here

LBBC Baskerville visiting Eurocorr 2018

LBBC Baskerville visiting the Eurocorr 2018 conference in Krakow, Poland. Managing Director, Howard Pickard and Dr Danny Burkle, Product Development Engineer are at the conference that runs from Sunday 9th to Thursday 13th September 2018. They have a special interest in the presentations on corrosion research that involve pressure and ensure their autoclave product range supports the latest developments.

The European Corrosion Congress – EUROCORR, the EFC’s annual conference, is the flagship event of the European corrosion calendar. Attracting upwards of six hundred delegates, it is held every year in September in a different European country. EUROCORR is recognised for its high technical standards in the presentations.

For more details please click here

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