Improvement of the Reference Cell for Impressed Current Cathodic Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$488,997.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-12-C-0212
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-169-0379
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-169
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
184758308
Principal Investigator:
Jinseong Kim
Scientist
(979) 764-2200
jinseong.kim@lynntech.com
Business Contact:
G. Hisaw
Sr. Contracts Administrat
(979) 764-2200
renee.hisaw@lynntech.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system is the standard method utilized by the Navy for the corrosion protection of fleet ship hulls in seawater. Long term performance of existing and next generation digital controlled ICCP systems requires a high level of performance from the reference cells. However, existing reference cell designs have several performance and reliability issues that have resulted in nuisance alarms, non-optimal operation of the ICCP system, and substantial rework and repair. To address those challenges, during the Phase I project Lynntech developed and tested Advanced Reference Cells (ARC) with high reliability/maintainability by the use of (i) enhanced surface structure, resulting on a rugged, very stable reference electrode; (ii) a protective coating; and (iii) a self diagnosis tool to be incorporated into the digital controlled system for the on-board ARC diagnostic/prognostic. The goal of the Phase II project is to further develop and test rugged, long-life ARC with improved reliability and maintainability for ICCP system required for corrosion protection for use in naval applications. At the end of the Phase II Option, Lynntech will deliver ARC prototypes to the Navy.

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