Solvent-based acrylic carbon paint anodes were installed on the north approach spans of the Yaquina Bay Bridge (Newport OR) in 1985 and performed well after 15 years. Anodes were inexpensive and repairs easy. Depolarization potentials are consistently above 100 with long-term current densities around 2 mA/m 2. Bond strength remains adequate.
The phenomenon of a potential-dependent chloride threshold (PDT) along with the corrosion macrocell coupling between active and passive steel assembly components allows to combine a corrosion initiation-propagation model to forecast the durability of reinforced concrete structures in marine service.
The Houston Ship Channel is a modern engineering feat. Brackish water. Chloride induced corrosion. Subsidence. Change in water levels and exposure conditions. These issues are explored in this paper reviewing methodologies and results of service life modeling from a recent multi-structure assessment by the authors.
For reinforced concrete (RC) structures that are in drier locations but still need of cathodic protection (CP), impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems are preferred. In this study, the performance of activated zinc anodes installed on dry or high resistance concrete on Florida Bridges was evaluated.