Cathodic Protection Industry
Corrosion and cathodic protection (CP) are electrochemical phenomena. Understanding corrosion and CP requires a basic knowledge of chemistry and electrochemistry. Electrochemistry is a branch of chemistry dealing with chemical changes that accompany the passage of an electric current, or a process in which a chemical reaction produces an electric current.
Examples of structures where cathodic protection is employed include underground tanks and pipelines; aboveground storage tanks; water tank interiors; ship hulls; ballast tanks; docks; sheet piling; land and water foundation piles; bridge substructures; tube sheets; oil heater treaters; and reinforcing steel in concrete.
NACE International is committed to providing CP solutions that reduce costs, maximize asset availability, keep personnel safe, and preserve the environment. Our CP solutions include CP education and certification programs, hundreds of books, ebooks, and CP-focused publications, as well as CP standards that drive the industry. Our resources are designed to serve a wide range of CP industry areas.