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Cathodic Protection for Industrial Facilities
The annual cost of corrosion damage in the United States exceeds 230 billion dollars. Anyone responsible for maintaining production facilities at a large industrial plant is familiar with the cost of corrosion. The capital investment in structures exposed to corrosion makes preventative maintenance an economic necessity. Southern Cathodic Protection Company engineers are frequently called upon to evaluate the condition of metallic structures at locations being considered for purchase. The projected life expectancies of these structures can have significant impact on the value of the plant.
Cathodic protection for petroleum facilities
Petroleum & natural gas facilities
Southern Cathodic Protection Company engineers have designed corrosion control systems for all types of pipelines, production, gathering and storage facilities found in the oil and gas industries. We have perfected techniques for performing
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Cathodic Protection for Transit Systems
Transit systems experience corrosion problems relating to the discharge of stray current that can adversely affect underground utilities. Southern Cathodic Protection Company engineers assist transit systems and utility companies in their efforts to:
- Control stray current
- Isolate track
- Select materials for optimum corrosion resistance
- Apply dielectric/metallic coatings
- Design and install cathodic protection
Cathodic Protection for Airports
Economy of operation, public safety and environmental protection are major concerns of airport operators. Solving corrosion problems is important to each of these goals. Southern Cathodic Protection Company engineers are involved in the design of new facilities to minimize the future effects of corrosion on the structures. Regardless of their size, civilian airports and military air bases have a number of underground structures where corrosion damage can severely impair service and safety. These include:
- Fueling systems
- Water and wastewater lines
- Lighting and communication equipment
- De-icing systems
- Structural supports
Cathodic Protection for Institutions
Southern Cathodic Protection Company engineers have developed cost effective corrosion mitigation programs for universities, hospitals, prisons and other institutions. Among the facilities where corrosion preventative measures can significantly reduce maintenance and replacement costs are:
- Steel reinforced concrete parking garages, stadiums, ramps and elevated sidewalks
- Buried steam, water and condensate lines for heating and cooling
- Water storage tanks and piping including fire protection systems
- Buried natural gas, electric and telephone lines
- Underground fuel storage tanks
Cathodic Protection for Offshore and Seaside Structures
Saltwater creates an extremely harsh environment challenging the corrosion engineer's innovation. Southern Cathodic Protection Company specialists have extensive experience insuring the productive life of a wide variety of structures subject to the ravages of the sea. Selection of construction materials and coatings are as critical as the cathodic protection systems designed for marine applications. Our design and installation services include systems for the following:
- Docks & mooring facilities
- Offshore drilling & production platforms
- Subsea pipelines
- Seaside retaining walls and piling
- Mothballed ships
- Navigation direction signals
Cathodic Protection for Underground Storage Tanks
Cathodic protection for underground storage tank
For UST OwnersAllow Southern Cathodic Protection Company to assist you in protecting your investment by preventing leaks and meeting state and federal regulations for underground storage tanks and piping.
Even without the strigent EPA regulations mandating corrosion control on underground storage tanks, a sound leak control program makes economic sense. Southern Cathodic Protection Company provides professional engineering services to assist tank owners in preventing leaks and achieving regulatory compliance.
These services include:
- Corrosion Surveys to collect site specific information concerning soil characteristics, resistivity, electrical continuity, stray currents and interference.
- Statistical Corrosion Probability (SCP) analysis for evaluating underground storage tank suitability for upgrading with cathodic protection in accordance with ASTM standards.
Cathodic Protection for Above Ground Storage Tanks
For AST Owners And Operators
Increase facility design life and prevent environmental contamination with Southern Cathodic Protection Company corrosion engineering services.
As with UST's, safety and environmental regulations may require corrosion control for aboveground fuel storage tanks and associated piping in contact with an electrolyte. While material selection and protective coatings are prudent steps in preventing leaks on surfaces exposed to the atmosphere, cathodic protection has proven to be an effective and economical method for controlling corrosion on tank bottoms and underground piping.
Our staff of corrosion engineers provides the following services:
- Cathodic Protection Design utilizing impressed current and galvanic systems.
- Installation and Certification of systems by qualified employees of Southern Cathodic Protection Company.
- Installation Supervision with on-site technical assistance from
Cathodic Protection for Water Towers & Water Facilities
Cathodic Protection for Water Storage Tanks
Cathodic protection is a standard, cost-effective, accepted method to prevent corrosion of the submerged surface inside steel water storage tanks. Cathodic protection systems for water storage tanks are almost always impressed current systems. Technical and economic reasons dictate that galvanic anodes almost never be used to protect a water storage tank.
Design of a cathodic protection system for a steel water storage tank is normally controlled by the following four considerations.
- Current Requirements for Protection
- Water Resistivity
- Geometry of Structure
- Anode Service Life
If anode design provides a uniform distribution of current, then the current requirement for protection of a water storage tank is calculated by multiplying total surface area by a predetermined current density. Although many factors can influence current density, the
Cathodic Protection for Concrete Structures
Southern Cathodic Protection Company provides corrosion engineering and installation services for application of either galvanic or impressed current cathodic protection systems on concrete structures. Each type of cathodic protection system is a low cost, long-term, solution that effectively protects concrete structures against damage caused by corrosion of reinforcing steel.
Both systems provide a low cost, long-term, cathodic protection solution that effectively protects concrete structures against damage caused by corrosion of reinforcing steel. For more information, visit the Concrete part of our web site.
Cathodic Protection for a Balcony
Cracking and spalling of a balcony can be caused by corrosion of reinforcing steel in the concrete. When salt or other impurities infiltrates the concrete, it becomes contaminated and a low resistance electrolyte for corrosion to begin on the steel rebar. By-products of this electrochemical