Industrial Innovations

Metal Anodes for Cathodic Protection

The protection of steel structures from corrosion is an important factor in the construction engineering. Although there are many methods for corrosion prevention of the steel structures, sacrificial alloy anodes for cathodic protection system is the foremost technique adopted by many of the structural engineers. The Central Electro Chemicals Research Institute, Karaikudi has developed a technology for manufacture of several alloy anodes like aluminium alloy anodes, zinc alloy anodes, magnesium alloy anodes etc. which are used for cathode protection system widely. The Corporation has licensed the technology for manufacture of these anodes to number of companies who have been manufacturing the various alloy anodes and supplying to meet the demand of the industries.

Area: Engineering Sciences

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Implementing institute: National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India

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