June 2010 Vol. 237 No. 6


Pipeline Operator Gains By Wirelessly Monitoring Cathodic Protection

Cathodic protection (CP) has slowly become a critical issue in America and beyond. The catalysts for this are: (1) new governmental regulations, (2) stiff penalties for non-compliance, (3) the aging of buried metal assets, and (4) increased scrutiny in the public and private sectors seeking efficiency and the protection of assets. Against this tapestry of change, many operators are seeking the most effective and efficient ways to address the battle against corrosion and the monitoring of efforts to protect assets from corrosion. In the past, the most prevalent monitoring effort was the manual measurement of potential risks by a dedicated team of field engineers and technicians.

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