Clay Brelsford shares the dangers of unintended connections between rectifiers and AC power systems – and how to detect and correct them early.
Join us at the Underground Corrosion Short Course on August 30-September 2 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. American Innovations will be there. If you plan on attending, let us know at [email protected] and we can connect.
Clay Brelsford, P.E. and President of Bass Engineering, will be speaking at the Underground Corrosion Short Course about Electrical Grounding Issues Associated with Impressed Current Power Supplies on September 2 at 9:45-10:50 am. See below for a preview of Clay's presentation.
Rectifiers are the “power source of choice” for the vast majority of our impressed current cathodic protection systems, most often utilizing commercially available AC power systems and their associated safety ground system.
Unintended connections between our rectifiers and the AC power system ground can result in serious, and sometimes catastrophic damage to buried metallic structures that are common with the AC power ground system.
Join us as we examine this phenomenon and provide simple field tests that should be a part of every CP technician’s rectifier inspection routine to enable early detection and correction of any issue, long before incurring unnecessary and costly legal action and remediation of inadvertent damage.