VIDEO: Cathodic Protection in 2 Minutes Flat

By Corrosionpedia Staff
Published: June 15, 2017 | Last updated: March 11, 2021
Key Takeaways

Cathodic protection is the key to protecting and extending the life of metal equipment.

Cathodic protection is one option for preventing the corrosion of a metal surface. It involves making that metal the cathode of an electrochemical cell, which often means connecting the metal to be protected to a sacrificial anode, which corrodes instead.


Cathodic protection is an old method of corrosion prevention, but it's still used in a wide array of environments, from steel pipelines to home water heaters. This quick video from CorrConnect provides a compact explanation of how cathodic protection works.


For a more in-depth look at how cathodic protection works, check out The Basics of Cathodic Protection.


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