Cathodic Protection

Cathodic protection is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. A simple method of protection connects the metal to be protected to a more easily corroded “sacrificial metal” to act as the anode.

B&B Lightning’s corrosion control unit serves clients in multiple industries including, but not limited to the energy, marine, and waste fields. We also work with municipalities, the federal government, as well as public/private utility sectors. We have provided these services to better service our current clientele. Today, our group consists of fully trained and experienced technicians who possess various certifications and licensed professional engineers.

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Since we are not a construction company or a corrosion control materials vendor, we can provide our clients with unbiased viewpoint during the design, material selection, and the construction oversight of corrosion control systems.

Steps in Making a Cathodic Protection System

  1. Ascertain soil resistivity.
  2. Establish current density requirement on the basis of soil resistivity and variety of soil.
  3. Electrical continuity of structure.
  4. Select requirement of electrical isolation.
  5. Select suitable anode material based on soil resistivity and kind of soil.

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