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

Personal Author(s) : Drisko,Richard W.

Report Date : 07 JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 27

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)

Descriptors :   (*BUOYS, CATHODIC PROTECTION), (*CHAINS, CATHODIC PROTECTION), (*CATHODIC PROTECTION, BUOYS), ZINC, ANODES, MARINE ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE