As reported by AMPP/ NACE in 2021, 70% of infrastructure disrepair is because of corrosion. This causes damage equivalent to 3.4% of GDP for industrialized nations. Moreover, there is resultant disruption to operations, traffic as well as environmental impact when structures need to be repaired.
C-Probe has an answer for this with the LoCem® Modular Anode Unit (MAU) developed for new construction with its origins in the successful use in restoration of structures in the UK and USA. The MAU is a factory-made impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) component that can be attached in an array directly to steel reinforcement in-situ or in the precast factory prior to pouring the concrete.
Manufactured in an ambient blending and moulding process by repurposing industrial wastes; this product offers low carbon sustainability with futureproofing for indefinite control of corrosion from day one.
The MAU is a standardized design to avoid risk of short-circuiting and installed as a “plug-and-play” system with current densities providing long-term resilience and control. Different sizes of moulded units provide different current ratings as well as allow location and protection within complex reinforcement designs. These MAUs can be incorporated into BIM designs and are simple to install during the steelwork build.
The discrete wiring looms are routed to the C-Probe’s tried and tested AchillesICP power, control and monitoring digital network system interrogating its inhouse corrosion rate probes allows data to grow and inform on performance in accordance with BS EN ISO12696:2016 and remote control to remove disruption through sustainable futureproofing.
Whole life online sustainable resilience management is provided and reported using our Achilles interactive Management Server (AiMS) that is built for portfolio growth for infrastructure owners and used by owners for over 20 years.