Coating prediction from reference cells measurements and eventual assistance of the UEP [chapter]

E.S. Diaz, R.A. Adey
2005 Modelling of Cathodic Protection Systems  
Damages appear on a hull of a vessel during its lifetime. In many cases the correct position of these damages are completely unknown. Its knowledge is important from mainly two points of view. Cathodic protection of the vessel. A corroded hull would be economically inefficient (current and fuel consumption) apart from being potentially dangerous since it is a hot point for crack corrosion [1]. Noisiness of the vessel. Damages will increase the current flux from the anode to the cathode (damaged
more » ... he cathode (damaged areas). This will augment the noise of the vessel and therefore it will become easily detectable to the enemy [2] [3] [4] . The aim of this work is to detect the damage by using the information available from the ICCP system and/or the signature.
doi:10.2495/1-85312-889-9/07 fatcat:hw34fpx2czazdcun3tqtj2vl4y