Cover Article: Protecting Wind Turbine Monopiles With Aluminum Anodes
In 2016, 1,463 offshore wind turbines supplied 5.4% of the UK's electricity consumption. What was once a fledgling alternative is now becoming a major renewable energy source.
As with most machinery in harsh offshore conditions, carefully engineered cathodic protection systems are paramount. In this Materials Performance August 2017 cover article, Deepwater's Alex Delwich explains how to protect the monopiles that hold these turbines in place.