Accession Number : AD0455911


Title :   GROUND ROD METALS - RESULTS OF TWO ONE-YEAR TESTS


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Hanna, Alfred E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/455911.pdf


Report Date : 15 Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : The U. S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory has been investigating various metals now in use as ground rods, and metals which might be acceptable substitutes. NCEL cooperated with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers by installing a series of test rods at the Laboratory. A smaller set was installed at the Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, California as a short-term test. Test results are given for the first group of rods from the NCEL site and for the set from Point Mugu. It is recommended that corrosion-resistant iron alloys be authorized for use in grounding systems.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRICAL GROUNDING , CORROSION , ALUMINUM ALLOYS , STAINLESS STEEL , STEEL , COPPER , ZINC , NICKEL ALLOYS , IRON ALLOYS , RODS , CLADDING , MAGNESIUM ALLOYS , COPPER COATINGS , UNDERGROUND , CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS , CATHODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL) , ZINC COATINGS


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE