New CP systems
Planning to do it right the first time. The most economical time to design, furnish and install a corrosion-control program starts at the design phase of any project. A corrosion- control system includes material selection, coating, backfill and backfilling of the structure, on-site inspection during the installation, and a program designed to monitor the CP system’s effectiveness with a minimum of effort and cost by the owner. When a pipe fails because of a lack of adequate corrosion control, the system’s manager has unwittingly chosen absolutely the most expensive and least effective approach to operational excellence. Repairs inevitably cost way more than proper prevention. Cathodic protection cannot replace lost metal. So, installing a metallic structure, and not investigating the need for a corrosion control program, is not a savvy career move. Unless you enjoy explaining these things to regulators.