Three day training seminar

Period 14

Physical activities

  • Data gathering includes search of historical records and a set of surveys and procedures.

  • Data acquisition can only be carried out by trained operatives with instruments.

  • Installation includes design, as every location is different.
    Materials and electronics can be obtained 'off the shelf' and put together as the work progresses.
  • The present method of work is not successful because of the infinite number of variables that are always present at every location.

  • Commissioning must allow for adjustment and additional installations as work progresses.

  • Maintenance must include adjustments and alterations to include additional 'foreign' conductors such as new pipelines, railways, fences, metal piles etc. It must also include continuous balancing of the equilibrium of the whole circuit.

  • Cathodic Protection can be remotely, computer controlled. The Alexander Cell must be used as the criterion as it is a corrosion cell that we can see the corrosion current, as it happens, and see visible corrosion after a couple of hours.