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Cathodic protection system for reinforced concrete structures

Objective



The primary goal of this project is to develop and prove that a replaceable cathodic protection (CP) system for new reinrorced concrete structures is economic and practical. To reach these objectives the research will concentrate on the development and proving of replaceable anodes to be placed in new concrete structures and an associated power supply.

It is intended that the research is split into four separate parts, namely:
- manufacture and commissioning of a reinforced concrete test unit to assess the performance of the trial CP system in reinforced concrete;
- design and testing of the chemical which will provide the interface between the anode and the reinforced concrete;
- development of a simple and effective power supply which will make full use of the capacitive electrical qualities of concrete;
- development of an anode which can be in stalled simply and economically in a reinforced concrete structure, and can also be replace or serviced at intermediate intervals. On completion of this project it is intended that a full commercial system will be developed and this w ill be sold globally to the civil engineering market. The primary goal of t his project is to develop and prove that a replaceable cathodic protection (CP) system for new reinforced concrete structures is economic and practical. To re ach these objectives the research will concentrate on the development and proving of replaceable anodes to be placed in new concrete structures and an associated power supply.

It is intended that the research is split into four separate parts, namely:
- manufacture and commissioning of a reinforced concrete test unit to assess the performance of the trial CP system in reinforced concrete;
- design and testing of the chemical which will provide the interface between the anode and the reinforced concrete;
- development of a simple and effective power supply which will make full use of the capacitive electrical qualities of concrete;
- development of an anode which can be installed simply and economically in a reinforced concrete structure, and can also be replace or serviced at intermediate intervals. On completion of this project it is intended that a full commercial system will be developed and this will be sold globally to the civil engineering market.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Grönvold & Karnov AS
Address
10,Torbenfeldvej
2665 København
Denmark

Participants (5)

Entreprenorfirmaet Einar Kornerup A/S
Denmark
Address
18,Paul Bergsoes Vej
2600 Glostrup
Force Institute
Denmark
Address
345,Park Allé
2605 Brondby
Irish Resin Systems Ltd.
Ireland
Address
Clondalkin
22 Dublin
Materials Ireland
Ireland
Address
C/o Trinity College
2 Dublin
Strom Gundersen AS
Norway
Address
Papyrusveien
3050 Mjondalen