Native potential is a close interval survey method used to establish a baseline for determining the level of cathodic protection for a structure. A native potential survey measures the electrical potential of the structure before cathodic protection is applied. Native potential does not determine if corrosion is taking place or the level of corrosion. Once current is applied to the pipeline it is never again native.
A depolarized survey may be used to establish base corrosion data if a native potential survey is not possible.
MATCOR Native Potential Surveys
Qualified MATCOR technical personnel can conduct native potential surveys in the field for oil, gas and water pipelines. Data is then analyzed by NACE certified experts.
With MATCOR, you benefit from:
- Over 45 years of experience with all types of cathodic protection systems
- Experience testing, installing and maintaining cathodic protection systems for all types of structures throughout the world
- Highly qualified professional and NACE corrosion engineers and technicians
- Team members with experience on the client side of CP projects
- Experience managing multi-million dollar CP projects and corrosion departments of large utilities and pipeline companies
- MATCOR’s many proprietary cathodic protection systems that are lower in cost and have longer lives than some commonly used CP systems
MATCOR’s mission is to solve your corrosion problems. We are ready to assist with your corrosion engineering and field service needs, including design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance, as well as project management and full turnkey solutions. In addition, we offer a broad range of proprietary corrosion prevention products.
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