Corrosion Mitigation & Structure Life Extension

Application or installation of corrosion mitigation measures such as specialized coatings or sacrificial anodes (cathodic protection) can help extend the useful service life of steel poles, towers, and other similar structures for many years. Osmose has the knowledge, experience, and skilled work force to help utilities develop optimal corrosion remediation programs that provide long-term protection and life extension.

Coatings

Application of specialized coatings adds an improved measure of protection and can help alleviate potential corrosion concerns, effectively extending the structure’s useful service life.

Images of applied specialized coating to steel structures to add protection and help alleviate potential corrosion concerns.

Cathodic Protection

Cathodic protection is often used as a secondary mitigation method to target specific structures that require additional protection. Attaching sacrificial anodes to steel structures and placing them in the same soil profile provides an additional layer of corrosion mitigation. Cathodic protection does not eliminate corrosion activity, it simply transfers the corrosion activity from the steel to the anodes which “sacrifice” themselves in order to protect the structure.

Images of anodes attached to steel structures to transfer corrosion activity from the steel to the anodes.

To learn more, visit the Steel Inspection & Life Extension or the Steel Restoration sections of this website or contact your local Osmose professional.  Not sure who your local professional is? Email poleinfo@osmose.com to find out.