Deepwater provides zinc and aluminum anodes for offshore cathodic protection for any specified dimensions and composition requirements. Whether producing anodes for our own customers, or when commissioned as foundry auditors by third parties, we always abide by the strictest chemical composition standards published by NACE. All anodes that Deepwater provides in our proprietary systems are manufactured at an ISO 9000-certified foundry, pre-screened and approved by our engineers.
Associated foundry facilities - Our primary associated foundry in Houston has an annual capacity of 4,200 metric tons and over an acre of product-staging area. The facility is located just minutes from the engineers and designers overseeing our projects, allowing Deepwater to monitor QA/QC on every anode. For our projects in the Eastern hemisphere, we have audited and approved a facility in Indonesia with an annual production capacity of 4,000 metric tons and a waterfront loading dock. Both facilities were built after 2006 and are state-of-the-art to ensure top-quality chemical compositions.
Anode replacement for aging assets - Deepwater specializes in retrofitting existing cathodic protection systems, to extend the life of mature offshore assets. Sometimes, simply providing sacrificial anodes is not enough. Traditional methods of replacing depleted anodes on pipelines and structures can be costly and dangerous. Using the same sacrificial anodes, we have pioneered new methods of replacing cathodic protection – some now in use for over a decade – that are designed to minimize expenditures and maximize efficient use of materials. - More info
Abstract: As greater emphasis is placed on quality assurance / quality control within the oil and gas industry, the demand for quality aluminum anodes has risen. Deep-water projects and the rising cost of maintenance have created more third-party inspection work and better-defined quality-test procedures for anode foundries.
Abstract: New deep-water discoveries, combined with current high energy prices have given much of the world's aging offshore infrastructure a new lease on life. Offshore pipelines are at a particularly high risk of catastrophic external corrosion failure...
Abstract: As offshore structures around the world are aging – and in many cases, reaching the end of their useful lives – operators are looking for ways to reduce costs on subsea maintenance without increasing risk of failure. This paper presents three case histories...
Aluminum anodes for platforms and other large structures, cast on pipe-cores with bulk trapezoidal cross-sections... More
Aluminum anode bracelets for offshore pipelines, cast in water-cooled molds for diameters up to 48 inches... More
Aluminum or zinc galvanic anodes for marine hulls, cast to be attached with bolts. More
Aluminum or zinc galvanic anodes for marine hulls, cast to be attached by welders. More
Aluminum sacrificial anodes for piers and pilings, cast to fit any marine jetty-type structure. More