Impressed Current Cathodic Protection of Reinforcing Steel in Atmospherically Exposed Concrete Structures
|Publication Date:||19 July 2019|
Scope and Limitations
The provisions of this standard shall be applied by or under the direction of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Cathodic Protection. The SME shall be certified to NACE CP 4 or have equivalent national or international qualification and experience. The SME shall have a minimum of 4 years verifiable experience in cathodic protection of reinforced concrete structures.
NOTE: Under certain circumstances, a cathodic protection system may either become a structural component or significantly affect the serviceability and structural performance of a reinforced concrete structure; therefore, review of such impact by the cathodic protection system should be made by a qualified registered Structural Engineer or the equivalent.
The guidelines presented here are limited to impressed current cathodic protection systems for new or existing atmospherically exposed reinforced concrete operating at ambient temperature and are not applicable to prestressed concrete.