Cathodic protection of reinforced concrete structures is a technique for rescuing corrosion damaged structures and, in certain instances, preventing them from corroding in the first place, and its use is growing.
This book is for specialist contractors, large consultants and owners of corrosion damaged structures, and looks at international experience with this technique. It examines why corrosion is occurring, the differences in the application of CP with the stark dichotomy in its success and failure, and finally ways in which its performance can be improved on future installations. Information is valuable, as the success or failure of the CP system has a marked effect on the service life of the structure.
Table of Contents
The corrosion process in reinforced concrete : the state of the art. History of cathodic protection in reinforced concrete: Early use, failures and successes. Present use of impressed cathodic protection in reinforced concrete: Components of a CP system, geographical spread and examples of recent success and failures. Present use of sacrificial anodes for cathodic protection in reinforced concrete. Future use of cathodic protection in reinforced concrete: More automated monitoring , future proofing structures, greater range of repairs. How cathodic protection works in reinforced concrete Defects with existing standards on CP: Weaknesses in the present design codes and specifications.
Paul Chess was formerly the Managing Director of the largest specialist manufacturer of products for cathodic protection of concrete in the world, Cathodic Protection International. He is currently the Managing Director of Corrosion Remediation Limited.