Advancing Cathodic Protection Testing Through Integration, Automation

In this Corrosive Chronicles session on Wednesday, April 21, Bill Mott and Charlie Petrie of Taku Engineering will discuss recent advances to cathodic protection (CP) testing through the use of integration and automation. This technology was among the winners of the 2019 Materials Performance(MP) Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.

More specifically, Mott and Petrie will explain how their company’s product development team successfully utilized state-of-the-art technology to develop a GPS synchronized CP current interrupter, which can fit in a user's pocket. The Pocket Interrupter One (Pi-1) is designed to be intuitive and simple to use, yet also while providing advanced capabilities.

As part of the innovation, Taku developed an algorithm that can automatically pick up the On, Instant Off, and most depolarized potential from a CP waveform. The company is currently integrating a high sample rate wave form logger and automated waveform analysis into a handheld device, and it will eventually be integrated into the Pi-1.

In Wednesday's session, attendees will learn unique lessons from the technology, along with potential solutions to corrosion issues that are relatable to their fields of expertise.

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