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Corrosion Control and Cathodic Protection Systems

The Corrosion Control and Cathodic Protection Systems Technical Center of Expertise maintains state-of-the-art technical expertise regarding all-types of corrosion control and cathodic protection systems for use on Army, Air Force, and Corps facilities.  This expert knowledge includes areas such as equipment, instrumentation, strategies and concepts for design and testing of cathodic protection systems; inspection techniques; specification development; failure analysis; formal training; consulting and expert witness; as well as environmental, and safety issues relating to corrosion control.

Personnel at the center include electrical and electronic engineers, with NACE certifications as Cathodic Protection Specialists, equipped with many years of corrosion control and cathodic protection systems experience and expertise.  Mobile District provides support to HQUSACE in the technical revisions and updates of the following UFGS (Unified Facilities Guide Specifications) sections:  13110A13111A, 13112A, and 13113A. 

Upon request and on a cost reimbursable basis, the center is capable of providing the functions listed below for Corrosion Control and Cathodic Protection Systems and related matters. The Center offers assistance to others on a cost reimbursable basis.

Why is Cathodic Protection Important?

Cathodic protection is a functional requirement for virtually all military projects and is required on many of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works facilities as well. In accordance with Design Criteria, cathodic protection is a functional requirement for virtually all military projects involving new above ground water tanks, direct buried or submerged structures, or the repair or replacement of similar existing structures.    

Some of the structures, which are included in many of the projects designed and constructed by the Corps of Engineers, that require design and installation of cathodic protection systems and other corrosion control measures.  All cathodic protection designs and surveys must be performed by a corrosion expert. For a brief outline of these requirements for military projects, click here. 

Additionally, corrosion control and cathodic protection systems are required on many of the Corps of Engineers civil works projects.  Structures such as lock miter gates, spillway gates, powerhouse intake gates, water storage tanks, as well as government owned and maintained buried metallic (or the metallic components of non-metallic structures) fuel tanks and lines, and gas lines are examples of structures requiring the implementation of corrosion control measures. 

Available Services

  • Production of corrosion control and cathodic protection system designs.
  • Review of contractor submittals, including equipment data, shop drawings, and calculations.
  • Consultation services in all phases of corrosion control and cathodic protection system planning, design, construction, final acceptance testing, operation, and maintenance.
  • Inspect, survey, test, evaluate, and develop technical reports on existing cathodic protection systems maintained by the government for both military and civil works projects.
  • Technical review of corrosion control and cathodic protection system designs performed by, or administered by USACE commands.
  • Develop technical guidance and guide specifications upon request by USACE HQs.

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Engineering Office

(251) 694-3814

Technical Specialist

(251) 690-2719

Technical Advisor

(251) 690-2640

109 St. Joseph Street
Mobile, AL 36602