SOLAR POWER FOR CATHODIC PROTECTION OF STEEL PIPELINE


YALCIN H., KOC T.

SOLAR ENERGY, vol.51, no.5, pp.415-418, 1993 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0038-092x(93)90155-h
  • Journal Name: SOLAR ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.415-418
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

In this study, 4.5 km long fuel pipeline, located on 41-degrees-N latitude (Istanbul, Turkey) was cathodically protected with solar energy. Four commercial photovoltaic modules of a 12 V version were used. Insolation data were collected by the aid of Florya Meteorological Station. The cathodic protection was applied for three years and kept under control during this period of time. Project criteria and reliability of the protection have been investigated. Better protection than the available criteria for steel pipeline was achieved even in winter solstice months.