Marine and offshore structures do have to last in harsh environments. While galvanic (sacrificial) anodes have historically been used to protect marine structures such as jetties, lock doors, and sheet piles, as well as steel hulls from ships and ballast tanks against marine corrosion, the design of these protection systems mainly relied on experience and rules of thumb. Elsyca's solutions and engineering expertise support the entire marine and offshore industry to design cost-effective solutions for:
Offshore Wind Farms: With the recent increase of offshore wind farms as a source of energy, designers and engineers are looking for cost-efficient solutions to ensure the integrity of wind turbine support structures. Elsyca's solutions and engineering expertise support the renewable energy market to develop cost-efficient cathodic protection solutions including Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection (SACP) or Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP).
Constructions: Concrete quays, sheet piles, jetty piles areused in a wide variety of marine harbor infrastructures. Due to the corrosive environment of (contaminated) seawater, the risk of corrosion affecting the structures is high and the infrastructure integrity should be ensured by effective cathodic protection systems. Elsyca's solutions and engineering knowledge help the marine and harbor infrastructures teams to plan and maintain cost-efficient solutions against corrosion attacks.
Ships: Cathodic protection for hulls and ballast tanks of civil or military vessels can be achieved by using sacrificial or impressed current cathodic protection systems. Elsyca's solutions and expertise help assets owners and engineers to adopt the most cost-efficient solution based on an accurate analysis of the lifecycle and operational environment characteristics. Additionally, the resulting electric and magnetic fields generated by the CP systems can be accurately quantified to mitigate interferences with other types of equipment (CRM and UEP).