Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Anodic Protection Systems

  • Olen L. RiggsJr.
  • Carl E. Locke
  • Norman E. Hamner


Anodic protection installations must be planned carefully. As discussed in Chapters 2 and 6, this method of corrosion control is successful only in systems that exhibit an active-passive anodic-polarization behavior. Protection by anodic polarization also has some inherent dangers in that it is possible to accelerate corrosion by incorrect application. However, if correctly designed, operated, and maintained, this technique of corrosion control can be a very powerful tool in the hands of the corrosion engineer.


Power Supply Vessel Wall Reference Electrode Carbon Steel Storage Tank 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olen L. RiggsJr.
    • 1
  • Carl E. Locke
    • 2
  • Norman E. Hamner
  1. 1.Kerr — McGee Technical CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.University of OklahomaNormanUSA

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