Cathodic protection

A technique to prevent corrosion of a steel surface by making the surface to be the cathode of an electrochemical cell.

Source: Offshore Standard DNV-OS-C101, Design of Offshore Steel Structures, General (LRFD Method, Det Norske Veritas, April 2011. Global Standards


Cathodic protection

Type of protection that prevents external corrosion; it consists of setting up a current around the line or vessel to reverse the flow of electrons and thus inhibit corrosion.

Source: IADC UBO / MPD Glossary, December 2011. Global Standards

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