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2nd Edition

Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry

ISBN 9781138076822
Published May 16, 2017 by CRC Press
259 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Revised and updated, this second edition of Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry covers both reinforced concrete and masonry structures, describes in detail the overall design factors involved in cathodic protection (CP), and also provides a theoretical basis for why it works. It refers to the new European standard EN 12696 for cathodic protection where relevant.

What’s new in the Second Edition:

  • Updates techniques and methods
  • Includes applications to new materials, and new examples
  • Considers the virtues and drawbacks of CP
  • Gives guidance on new practices, standards and their suitability

Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry, Second Edition describes the CP systems, and their history, structure, the choice of remediation or life enhancement, design, installation, performance measurement, and costs. It includes examples of corrosion induced damage, diagnostic techniques and preliminary studies to facilitate effective CP system design, the effects of CP on the metal surface. It also explores the early use of CP, the various impressed current anodes, power supply categories practical considerations, and design criteria for the use of CP as a means of enhancing durability. It is especially written for practicing civil engineer professionals.

Table of Contents

Corrosion in reinforced concrete structures

Paul M. Chess

Corrosion in masonry structures

David Farrell

Site appraisal to enable efficient cathodic protection design

John Broomfield

Cathodic protection mechanism and a review of criteria

Kevin Davies and John Broomfield

History and principles of cathodic protection for reinforced concrete

Paul M. Chess and John Broomfield

Immersed cathodic protection design

Arnaud Meillier

Design of a cathodic protection system for exposed reinforced concrete structures

Paul M. Chess

Design of a cathodic protection system for masonry

John Broomfield

Design of cathodic protection systems for new reinforced concrete structures

Richard Palmer

Power supplies

Paul M. Chess and Frits Gronvold

Monitoring cathodic protection in concrete and masonry structures

John Broomfield

Case studies of cathodic protection installations

Hernani Esteves, Rene Brueckner, Chris Atkins and Tony Gerrard

Economic aspects

Paul Lambert


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Dr. Paul M. Chess is specialized in reinforced concrete and building corrosion problems around the globe. He is the managing director of CP International for which he has worked for the past 15 years.

Dr. John Broomfield is an independent consulting engineer specialized in corrosion problems on large steel framed structures and corrosion of steel in concrete and has more than 25 years of experience in the design of cathodic protection systems for such structures.


"This book provides an introduction to the topic that is (with some basic knowledge) easy to understand, and gives a quite detailed view of the complexity of the design process for CP systems for steel in concrete and masonry. The text is supported by many examples from case studies.

The book will be of great value not only to civil engineers and consultants in the field of concrete repair who wish to gain insight into CP and its possibilities, but will also show engineers in other fields of CP application the special aspects of CP of steel in concrete and masonry."

-- Michael Raupach, Magazine of Concrete Research