Scope. This handbook shall be used for the engineering design of
cathodic protection systems. Specifically described and discussed are
criteria for cathodic protection, system design principles, system examples
and their design steps, and economic analysis. To facilitate user
application, sections on installation and construction practices, system
checkout and initial adjustment, and system maintenance are included.
Cancellation. This handbook supersedes the cathodic protection
information of DM-4.06, Lightning and Cathodic Protection of December 1979.
The following publications should be
Related Technical Documents.
obtained to use with this document:
a) National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Standard
RP-01-69 (1983 Rev), Recommended Practice for Control of External Corrosion on
Underground or Submerged Piping Systems.
b) NACE Standard RP-02-85, Control of External Corrosion on
Metallic Buried, Partially Buried, or Submerged Liquid Storage Systems.
c) NACE Standard RP-50-72, Design, Installation and Maintenance of
Impressed Current Deep Groundbeds.
d) Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) P-442, Economic