Researchers question the effectiveness of anodes in ballast tanks

.A survey of over 100 ships did not find a significant difference in the extent of ballast tank corrosion between ships with anodes and those without.

Field evidence from over 100 ships suggests that cathodic protection is having little effect on ballast tank condition. Elsyca has developed a model to help improve the situation, writes Wendy Laursen

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