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Marine Corrosion and Cathodic Protection



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ISBN 9781032105819
February 25, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
528 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Cathodic protection (CP) mitigates the high cost of steel corrosion and other alloys in seawater and seabed sediments. Marine Corrosion and Cathodic Protection is a comprehensive guide of corrosion issues and presents theories 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, which is followed by descriptions of successful and unsuccessful applications on petroleum installations, harbours, jetties, pipelines, windfarm foundations, ships and FPSOs. Retrofit CP systems for the life extension of assets are evaluated, together with methods for applying CP internally in both static and flowing systems. 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.

Table of Contents

1. The Marine Corrosion of Steel
2. Cathodic Protection Basics
3. Designing According to The Codes
4. Thermodynamics
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
17. Modelling
18. CP System Management

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Biography

Dr Chris Googan is an AMPP International Accredited Corrosion Specialist. After graduating in chemistry, and spending several years in the steel and copper industries, he gained an MSc in corrosion science (1977) and a PhD in cathodic protection (1979). After five years in a corrosion role in the protective coatings industry, he became a freelance corrosion engineering consultant. His experience of corrosion, materials, coatings and cathodic protection has been gained in over 40 countries.