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"Cathodic protection – corrosion control for embedded/immersed structures"

In everyday practice we meet many owners of the immersed steel pipelines and tanks who doubt whether to apply cathodic protection system or not…

There’s no doubt about it!

Those without cathodic protection system change their pipelines after 4-15 years, while the pipelines of those who have CP system last well over 50 years, not to mention the savings seen as less product losses, better flow and higher work safety. There is less investing in cathodic protection system than in new repairs caused by corrosion.

When deciding on cathodic protection application, you decide on people’s safety and environmental protection. "YES" is an answer in the line with sustainable development strategies.

Contact PA-EL today so that we can put your corrosion under control as soon as tomorrow!

Combat corrosion trough integral approach

corrosionAs shown in everyday practice, when dealing with one corrosion protection technique usually you are witnessing other corrosion attacks that challenge you to work them out as well. This challenge requires additional knowledge that is often shifted from particular core business. For example, cathodic protection engineer is working to protect subsea monopile section but also, notices that aboveground piece is strongly corroding due to the poor coating within the splash zone. Another one, underground manhole is point where pipeline cathodic protection stops, but not corrosion. This may be a good opportunity to involve vapour corrosion inhibitor as potential solution. Examples may be found even in simplest installation such as corrosion monitoring test posts, where corrosion occurs mostly due to the condensation and incompatible metal connections. Solution? Select metals that tolerate each other and provide solid airing.

No matter if it is on site or trough project, offering client an integral corrosion protection solution or at least advising him on problem and solution respectively, may increase mutual trust and may push decision makers to invest more into asset integrity and safety.

Biograd Boat Show 18.0, October 20. – 23. 2016

Biograd Boat Show 18.0, October 20. - 23. 2016Under sunny skies the show set records for attendance, number of exhibitors and number of vessels displayed.  Over 300 registered exhibitors displayed more than 300 vessels, while the visitor number topped 15,000 for the first time, with more than 2000 trade visitors recorded.

 

PA-EL has taken opportunity and presented permanent and active cathodic protection system RODON 2000, for which significant interest was shown. As visitors claimed, RODON 2000 is particularly attractive knowing that once installed, no replacement of anodes is needed. Furthermore, active cathodic protection system is self-adoptable to various parameters, like temperature, velocity, salinity, marine stray currents etc… Depending on the size of the vessel, such approach may save up to EUR 1.500,00 yearly.

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EUROCORR 2015

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The conference continued a successful series of corrosion science conferences. The main objective was to foster knowledge transfer and exchange of experiences amongst delegates with academic and industrial backgrounds. The main theme of this year’s EUROCORR 2015 was “Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Corrosion happens everywhere”. The conference aimed to assert the critical role of corrosion science, technology and engineering in extending the lifecycle of materials in different fields of applications (earth, fire, water, air). The scientific programme comprised top-class keynote lectures, workshops, oral and poster presentations arranged into sessions referring to the EFC Working Parties specialty areas of corrosion.

EUROCORR 2015 has set a high value on increasing the exhibition, where companies and institutes dealing with corrosion protection had possibility to showcase their products and services. PA-EL engineers participated this event.

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