Marine Corrosion and Cathodic Protection
Cathodic protection (CP) mitigates the high cost of steel and other alloys corroded in seawater and seabed sediments. Marine Corrosion and Cathodic Protection is a comprehensive guide to corrosion issues and presents methodologies to tackle common offshore code-based CP designs. Advanced theory is developed for non-routine CP applications, with and without subsea coating systems.
The interactions between CP and the fatigue and hydrogen embrittlement characteristics of alloys are explained. Sacrificial (or galvanic) anodes and impressed current systems are examined, followed by descriptions of successful and unsuccessful applications on petroleum installations, harbours, jetties, pipelines, windfarm foundations, ships and floating production storage and offloading vessels FPSOs. Retrofit CP systems for the life extension of assets, together with methods for applying CP internally in both static and flowing systems are evaluated. A critical review of the role of physical and computational modelling in CP design and evaluation addresses the more geometrically complex applications. Techniques for, and limitation of, CP surveying, inspection and monitoring are explained in the context of system management.
This text is ideal for engineers, designers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and operators of offshore CP systems.
2. Cathodic Protection Basics
3. Designing According to The Codes
5. Electrode Kinetics
6. Protection Potential – Carbon Steel
7. Current and Polarisation
8. Corrosion Resistant Alloys
9. Underwater Coatings
10. Sacrificial Anodes
11. Impressed Current Systems
12. The Effect of CP on Mechanical Properties
13. Fixed Steel Structures
14. Submarine Pipelines
15. Ships and Floating Structures
16. Internal CP
18. CP System Management