On-Potential Cathodic Protection Surveys

On-Potential cathodic protection surveys are an integral aspect of implementing and maintaining the proper corrosion control solutions to meet your project’s needs. The cathodic protection potential measurements that result from these surveys can be a great help in identifying issues with the cathodic protection systems you are currently utilizing. With that said, these surveys make up only one part of a much larger equation that leads to a proper safety and quality assurance assessment of your systems.


On-Potential cathodic protection surveys are performed without interrupting the cathodic protection system. In general, the useful information from an on-potential survey is very limited, and requires a large amount of background information about your system and its past performance. This background data should be certified by a professional engineer prior to the reliance on that data for future on-potential studies. Call us before relying on cathodic protection potential readings, chances are you need a strong engineering analysis done by an Electrical Engineer.


On-Potential surveys should not be solely relied upon for effective corrosion prevention and require professional engineering judgement in order to effectively apply to any system.   Make sure an electrical engineer reviews the process and data that has been collected by any corrosion engineer performing an on-potential survey. Doing so will help you adequately assess whether your cathodic protection systems are functioning optimally and adhering to all NACE environmental and public health safety standards.


If you are looking for more information regarding On-Potential cathodic protection surveys, you can depend on Dreiym Engineering LLC to be an excellent resource. Our expert team will give you everything you need to feel confident about upcoming surveys and provide the necessary information on steps that you need to take after the fact to ensure the best results for your protection systems. Contact us for any questions you may have about the effectiveness of an on-potential survey for your systems.  We can get you in contact with a Cathodic Protection Specialist today to discuss what tests your site might need.

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