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Modeling of bracelet anodes and anode arrays for pipeline CP systems

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2003
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Two models for pipeline bracelet anodes depletion with time were analyzed: one with uniform corrosion and the other with localized corrosion. The potential of the pipeline was determined to become more positive with time due to corrosion of the anode. The pipeline protected by the anode with localized corrosion had more a positive potential than the one protected by the anode with uniform corrosion. A method based upon the equations of Sunde was developed for determining resistance of linear and rectangular anode arrays. Accuracy of this approach was evaluated using Boundary Element Modeling (BEM). The difference between the two methods was defined as Error. A corrected function of Sunde's equation was developed in order to get a more accurate resistance of a 1 x N anode array. The influence on resistance of a M x N (M < N) anode array of anode size, separation distance and array number was analyzed. Error increased with increasing anode size and decreased with increasing number of anodes and separation distance. The application and limitations of commonly used anode resistance formulas are discussed.
Title: Modeling of bracelet anodes and anode arrays for pipeline CP systems.
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Name(s): Zhang, Xiaolin.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 73 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Two models for pipeline bracelet anodes depletion with time were analyzed: one with uniform corrosion and the other with localized corrosion. The potential of the pipeline was determined to become more positive with time due to corrosion of the anode. The pipeline protected by the anode with localized corrosion had more a positive potential than the one protected by the anode with uniform corrosion. A method based upon the equations of Sunde was developed for determining resistance of linear and rectangular anode arrays. Accuracy of this approach was evaluated using Boundary Element Modeling (BEM). The difference between the two methods was defined as Error. A corrected function of Sunde's equation was developed in order to get a more accurate resistance of a 1 x N anode array. The influence on resistance of a M x N (M < N) anode array of anode size, separation distance and array number was analyzed. Error increased with increasing anode size and decreased with increasing number of anodes and separation distance. The application and limitations of commonly used anode resistance formulas are discussed.
Identifier: 9780496219254 (isbn), 13087 (digitool), FADT13087 (IID), fau:9951 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Pipelines--Cathodic protection
Corrosion and anti-corrosives
Underwater pipelines
Anodes
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