Cathodic Protection

Corrosion Basics: Protecting Fixed Structures in Seawater

Structures such as steel bulkheads, steel piles supporting piers or wharfs, offshore drilling platforms, and other similar structures may be cathodically protected with either sacrificial galvanic anode systems or impressed current systems.

The Science Behind It: Galvanic Cathodic Protection for Power Transmission Tower Grillage Foundations

Some unique capabilities of cathodic protection design methodology are showcased with grillage-type foundations for power transmission structures.

Impressed Current Anode Systems for Jetty Piling Protection

One of the areas where cathodic protection is commonly applied to marine structures for corrosion protection is the steel piling systems on jetties and piers. This article discusses the design and implementation of CP on a newly constructed jetty in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Risk Assessment Justifies Cathodic Protection Retrofit on an Aging Pipeline

As pipelines age, it is important to verify the effectiveness of the coating and cathodic protection systems that protect them against external corrosion, and implement remedial actions if necessary.

Teaching Cathodic Protection with an Outdoor Pipeline Integrity Lab

A major U.S. university is using funding from Phillips 66 to develop a new outdoor pipeline integrity lab, which will include buried pipe with an active rectifier to simulate real-life activities.

Corrosion Behavior of UNS S31083 Duplex SS in China’s Yardang Soil

Due to the high carbon dioxide (CO2) and chloride content in natural gas produced by a gas field in Western China, a high-performance duplex stainless steel was chosen for gas gathering and transmission piping in this area.

Corrosion Basics: Close-Interval Potential Surveys

The principle of a close-interval potential survey is to record the pipe-to-soil potential profile of a pipeline over its entire length by measuring potentials at intervals that do not significantly exceed the depth of the pipe.

Fundamentals of Rectifier Operation, Monitoring, and Maintenance

Cathodic protection (CP) is an important component for the sustainability of many metal structures. The most common impressed current voltage sources are rectifiers, which can break down. Well-maintained rectifiers can provide uninterrupted CP, which reduces repair costs and labor/technician time.

An Alternative View of the Cathodic Protection Mechanism on Buried Pipelines

The application of CP polarizes steel in the electronegative direction, while raising the pH at the interface at the same time.

Assessing Galvanized Steel Power Transmission Poles and Towers for Corrosion

Generally speaking, galvanized steel can last for many years in nonaggressive environments, and typically does an excellent job of protecting steel when the structure is located in moderately corrosive environments where oxidizing conditions prevail.

Ultrasonic Probe Tests Zinc Galvanizing Kettles

New probe technology developed from recent academic research can conduct safety-critical testing inside galvanizing kettles holding molten zinc at 450 °C.

Coupons for Cathodic Protection Evaluation of Mixed-Metal Piping Systems

The measurement and interpretation of cathodic protection (CP) data in plants or other complex facilities present inherent challenges where mixed metals are electrically continuous within the protected structures’ CP system.

Retrofitting Wind Turbine Monopiles with Cathodic Protection

A strategy to provide wind turbine monopiles with a corrosion prevention system included resealing the J-tubes to prevent seawater flushing and installing a galvanic cathodic protection system inside the submerged section of the monopile.

Using Thermal-Sprayed Aluminum to Protect Deep Sea Steel Structures

Thermal-sprayed aluminum (TSA) coatings are applied on subsea assets to protect carbon steel (CS) from corrosion because they act as a barrier as well as provide sacrificial protection.

Applying Cathodic Prevention to Electric Transmission Tower Foundations

A novel approach is presented regarding corrosion assessment and cathodic prevention of foundations for electric transmission towers in the Persian Gulf region.