Offshore Cathodic Protection System Management: A 21st Century Approach

by James N. Britton (2004)

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This paper describes several common modes of early coating failure that lead to corrosion problems on offshore platforms. Symptoms are analyzed, and solutions are presented. The work is based on the examination of two offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that had been in service for less than 18 months.

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Anode Consumption vs. Cross Section Loss

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