Economic Evaluation of Anodic Protection

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


The task of making an economic study to determine the desirability of using anodic protection does not differ from that in evaluating any other engineering decision. Cost factors to be considered are listed in Table 5-1. Not all of the factors listed must be considered for every evaluation. It is virtually impossible to quantify other, perhaps equally pertinent, factors such as effects of extended delivery times for certain types of equipment, availability of materials at any price, and the cost of liability insurance covering one type of installation as compared to another.


Cathodic Protection Cost Index Corrosive Solution Tank Size Potential Controller 


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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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