Steel Pile Marine Corrosion and Cathodic Protection

by C.H. Horton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Pg. 59-70

Document Type: Journal Paper


Principles of cathodic protection are given for galvanic and impressed current systems; various ways of installing anodes are described as well as effect of cathodic protection on electrical current; how fresh, brackish, and salt water affect current flow is also included; making steel members metallically continuous; concrete capping and its extent of coverage; protection of anodes and cables.

Subject Headings: Steel piles | Cables | Cathodic protection | Salt water | Electrical systems | Fresh water | Hydro power | Water flow

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