Drawing of a typical cathodic protection system.Cathodic Protection Engineering Experts

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Cathodic Protection is used to reduce or eliminate corrosion by connecting a more active metal to the metal that must be protected. For example, zinc and magnesium anodes are used to protect steel in marine environments.

Cathodic Protection is also obtained with the use of an impressed current (D. C.) and using a relatively inert anode. An electrolyte, of course, is required for proper electron flow.

This method has found wide use in underwater pipelines, marine structures, equipment and tanks. Nevertheless, this method does not work with many chemicals or where an electrolyte is not present.

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