Accession Number:

AD0617259

Title:

CATHODIC PROTECTION OF MOORING BUOYS AND CHAIN. PART I. INITIAL FIELD TESTING.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note for May 64-May 65,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted into the feasibility of cathodically protecting a fleet mooring. The original cathodic protection system utilized sacrificial magnesium anodes with automatic control heads designed to maintain the desired potential level. This system did not operate satisfactorily. A modification using uncontolled zinc anodes gave a higher level of protection to the buoy and riser chain but insufficient zinc was present on the ground legs to provide the necessary potential. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE