Optimal Piling Network Corrosion Protection System for Al-Zubair Harbor

Mohammed H. Hafiz, Wisam K. Hamdan, Ruaa Kaream Salman
2012 Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology  
Cathodic protection is an effective electrochemical technique for preventing corrosion of metallic structures, for large structures like piles network impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system is usually preferred. The main aim of this study is to obtain the optimum protection potential that would provide a full cathodic protection for steel piles network immersed in sea water at Al-Zubair harbor. The effect of one immeasurable factor (path of anode (χ 1 )) and two measurable factors
more » ... measurable factors (position of anode (χ 2 ) and voltage of power supply (χ 3 )) on protection potential are studied. Each factor has three different levels (high, medium, and low). Twenty-seven experiments were conducted based on a full factorial design of experiments. The results show that, a sufficient protection for three cathodes can be provided through the electrical circuit connecting them within the appropriate geometric shape. The protection potential is increased with increasing the voltage of power supply and decreasing of distance between the anode and cathodes (piles network).
doi:10.4236/jsemat.2012.24038 fatcat:l7vs3cycfrgkddwutqyhtlifwy