Buried components of aging telecommunication towers are at ever-increasing risk of underground corrosion and material loss, and we believe cathodic protection is an efficient and economically feasible method to control underground corrosion at these critical assets.
We understand that safety and reliability of towers are essential requirements of the telecommunications industry. In addition to providing advanced corrosion inspection services for telecommunication structures, MATERGENICS is specialized in design, installation, assessment, and monitoring of cathodic protection systems for telecom towers with different structural designs and materials.
We use computer simulation for anode bed design in order to optimize the protection level for different components of the tower including:
MATERGENICS engineers have developed a finite-element electrochemical simulation tool that can incorporate all relevant parameters in design and optimization of anode beds for cathodic protection of telecommunication towers. The design phase of cathodic protection system includes the following tasks:
Cathodic protection systems are recommended along with coating application to extend the anodes longevity and provide an improved protection level.
Based on characteristics of the soil service environment, buried members of the tower may be selected for partial coating with different types of self-priming mastics. Application of protective coating includes the following steps:
Installation of anode beds specifically designed for aging telecom towers by MATERGENICS requires minimal soil disturbance. This means increase in work safety, and reduced cost of excavation and labor work for our clients. We also install cathodic protection system for new towers during construction time.
MATERGENICS has developed a thorough protocol for assessment and testing of anode beds and cathodic protections systems for telecom structures. This assessment protocol can be applied to aging and new cathodic protection systems to estimate the protection level and the remaining life of the system. Some of the tests in our assessment protocol are listed below:
A comprehensive technical report that includes design specification, installation details, ans assessment results will be prepared by NACE certified professional engineers. All activities and key measurement readings will be photographically documented and will be available upon clients request.