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Cathodic protection – field application


Cathodic Protection (CP) is used to mitigate corrosion on buried or submerged structures.


This course covers basic principles and practical application of Cathodic Protection.


Students learn and demonstrate proper safety practices, troubleshooting failed components, and field observation.

Lessons include:


Basics of corrosion and CP theory:

  • Sacrificial anode CP
  • Impressed current


CPCP equipment:

  • Sacrificial anodes
  • Rectifiers
  • Impressed current anodes and ground beds
  • Test stations
  • Reference cells


Performing CP measurements:

  • Structure-to-soil potentials
  • Voltage and current measurements
  • Soil resistivity
  • Pipe/cable locating
  • Rectifier readings


Continuity tests, and conducting tests to identify shorts CP safety issues

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Cathodic lab

Our facility also provides miniature labs to simulate and troubleshoot shorted casings, sacrificial anodes, and test stations.


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