Corrosion Prevention

Today, many man-made structures using steel face harsh futures from the ravages of their natural enemy-corrosion. The cost of corrosion has proven to be almost incalculable as it shortens the life of almost any structure using steel. De Nora’s cathodic protection anodes, marketed under the trade names of LIDA® and ELGARD®, provide customers with a solution to this problem.

Whether your structure requiring protection is a gas pipeline, a steel tank or a re-enforced concrete deck, De Nora produces a cathodic protection anode for your application, both LIDA® and ELGARD® lines of CP anodes are commercialized mainly through a network of licensed distributors or authorized customers.

Concrete Protection

Cathodic protection of steel re-enforced concrete structures such as parking garages, bridge decks, and wharf and pier structures is found under the brand name  LIDA®.


Conventional Protection

Anodes for the cathodic protection of industrial steel structures such as pipelines, underground storage tanks, above ground storage tanks, locks, dams, offshore platforms and water boxes are marketed under the LIDA® brand name.

All offshore structures, platforms and pipelines require a comprehensive, on-going plan to mitigate the corrosion caused by the seawater environment. Over time and as the structures age the legacy cathodic protection systems require refurbushment in order to extend the useful life of the structure. This life extension requirement can range from 5 to 20 years. A cathodic protection system such as the LIDA TSA® (Tensioned String Anode) is comprised of mixed metal oxide anodes that can be specifically designed to deliver the performance needed to extend the life of any offshore structure.

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