RetroPod uses the highest-available quality of sacrificial anode alloys. Typical ambient and cold water Al-In-Zn compositions are used. All steel fabrication uses ASTM A 36 material and is performed in our own manufacturing facility as well as at sub-licensed facilities in various regions. Sub-licensee list available upon request.
RetroPod system design life is 10 – 30 years (depending on customer requirements).
Each RetroPod is shipped with one RetroClamp; typical cables are 2 x 25 feet #4/0 AWG heavy duty flex cables. The clamp can be installed by diver or ROV on any tubular member.
Aluminum anode material
Offshore cathodic-protection with sacrificial anodes requires the highest-quality aluminum. Deepwater Gaus-brand-anodes are available in one of two aluminum alloys (Deep7 and Deep10), each utilizing a chemical composition unique for performance in either tropical or cold, deep water (respectively). For full aluminum anode specs, visit the anodes section.
Outline specs shown right.
|Iron (Fe)||0.07 max||Iron (Fe)||0.10 max|
|Silicon (Si)||0.10 max||Silicon (Si)||0.10 max|
|Copper (Cu)||0.003 max||Copper (Cu)||0.006 max|
|Zinc (Zn)||4.75 - 5.25||Zinc (Zn)||2.0 - 6.0|
|Indium (In)||0.015 - 0.025||Indium (In)||0.01 - 0.05|
|Titanium (Ti)||0.025 max||Titanium (Ti)||0.025 max|
|Others (each)||0.02 max||Others (each)||0.02 max|
|Aluminum (Al)||remainder||Aluminum (Al)||remainder|