Cathodic Protection

Clean Tech and Developing the Digital Oilfield

Digital oilfield operations seek to use digital technology to replace manual processes. This can offer a myriad of benefits, including improved cathodic protection monitoring data, safety, cost efficiencies, and a significant reduction of potential negative environmental impacts.

Water Main Breaks: Case Studies and Analysis

Water main breaks lead to extensive costs and make up a significant portion of municipal budgets due to repair costs, flood damage, loss of revenue for companies impacted, and the disruption to essential public services like health care or fire protection.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 3

In the final column of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

Using Impressed Current Cathodic Protection in Urban Areas

There are times when it is necessary to use impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) in urban areas, in spite of concerns about extensive interference. This article describes three ICCP systems that can be used safely in urban environments. They are distributed anode (parallel) groundbeds, deep anode groundbeds, and low-output surface groundbeds.

Safety, PPE Considerations for Corrosion Control Projects

Charles S. Brown, PCS—deputy director of coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.—offers a detailed checklist of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations when at a jobsite.

Anodes Performance of Subsea Vibration Data Logger System

In deep-water applications in the Gulf of Mexico, vibration-induced fatigue issues often arise due to wave-induced motion, vessel-induced motion, vortex-induced vibration, and/or flow-induced vibration.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

Susceptibility of Grouted Post-Tensioned Tendon Strands to Embrittlement

There is growing concern that prestressing steel strands within post-tensioned tendons could experience hydrogen embrittlement. One proposed source of hydrogen is galvanic coupling that may exist between the galvanized steel duct and the steel strands.

AMPP Introduces Communities of Interest as New Member Benefit

More formalized than existing groups with moderators and formed under AMPP program committees, professionals can engage with those who share a common interest, demographic, or are from the same geographic area.

Facts and Figures on the First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo took place during March 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s a look back at some of the key takeaways for corrosion control and protective coatings professionals.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 1

In the debut of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

Decarbonization of Cathodic Protection for the Built Environment

This article highlights U.S. and U.K. case studies that demonstrate success in different structures and exposure conditions. These systems are also installed with imbedded corrosion rate monitoring to allow for the remote service life tracking of performance.

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Debuts in San Antonio

The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is taking place from March 6-10, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. This article includes a comprehensive look at the event’s key highlights, along with all the information that corrosion and coatings industry professionals need to know.

Meet Your AMPP Colleague: Krista Heidersbach of Phillips 66

This month’s MP interview is with Krista L. Heidersbach, a senior engineer, corrosion, asset integrity at Phillips 66, in Houston, Texas, USA. Since completing her Ph.D. at Penn State, she has worked in the chemical, refinery, and upstream sectors before moving to pipelines.

Reasons to Attend the First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in March

AMPP’s conference will be the corrosion and coatings industry’s largest event after nearly two years, offering attendees numerous opportunities to reconnect with old friends and network with industry peers. Whether you are focused on corrosion, coatings, materials, or seeing new technologies from around the world, you will find everything you need in one place.