Wilson Walton Introduces Improved Version Of Aquamatic Impressed Current Cathodic Protection System

An improved version of the widely used Aquamatic impressed current cathodic protection system, incorporating a larger, 225-amp anode and a more compact power unit, has been introduced by Wilson Walton International.

The first installation of the new system will be on the new Hull 321, a 108,000-ton tanker currently under construction at China Shipbuilding Corporation for CPC of Taiwan.

Advantages of the larger 225-amp anode are significantly reduced installation costs, since only two are required instead of four 150-amp anodes; secondly, being manufactured from platinized titanium, a considerable savings in weight is achieved. Also the cost per amp supplied is reduced by 12 percent using the 225-amp anodes. The Aquamatic 3 power unit also offers advantages over the previous unit, being lighter in weight, more compact and cheaper to install.

Developed in the U.K. under an exclusive agreement with Westinghouse, Aquamatic 3 now features thyristor control and LED bargraphs for output display of the system parameters.

An important advantage of the unit's light weight and compact size is that Aquamatic ICCP systems can now be retrofitted to existing vessels much more easily and economically than before, making the Aquamatic 3 more competitive with traditional sacrificial anode systems.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Sep 1986 Hawaii

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