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Description: This case study presents an investigation into the corrosion protection of a steel oil platform submerged in sea water. Cathodic protection is highlighted as the most economic and the implementation of a cathodic protection system is explored in detail. This is an advanced level case study.
Keywords: corrosion control • cathodic protection • marine structures • sacrificial anode • aluminium-zinc-indium anodes • corrosion rate • Evans diagram • steel • impressed current • anode resistance • anode current • anode life time • anode consumption • design
Categories: Science approaches > Corrosion & degradation
Science approaches > Corrosion & degradation > Corrosion protection
Materials > Metals & alloys > Carbon steels
Applications > Energy > Fossil fuels
Properties > Chemical & biological > Chemical
Created by: Salah Faidi, University of Manchester
Contributions: Prof Bob Cottis, Corrosion and Protection Centre, University of Manchester
Prof Anne Neville, University of Leeds
Dr Neil Short, Aston University
Dr Peter Boden, University of Nottingham
Dr Trevor Hodgkiess, University of Glasgow
Published by: UKCME
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Date created: 01 January 1995
Date added: 20 October 2009
Resource ID: 2269