American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Steel Piling Corrosion Management of Al-Zubare Harbor

Mohammed H. Hafiz and Hemin M. Mohyaldeen

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2009.750.753

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 750-753


Problem statement: Damage due to corrosion is a significant problem worldwide. Countries around the world have estimated that the cost of corrosion to their national economies to be 3-4% of their gross national product. Approach: Design and implementation a new steel piling of the Corrosion Management Program (CMP) in Al-Zubare harbor. Corrosion management algorithm can be divided into three major phases. Phase 1 of the program is the programmatic assessment of the project. Phase 2 of the program involves physical assessment and actual remediation. Phase 3 of the program mainly deals with future monitoring of the repaired structure. Results: The CMP included activities performed to mitigate corrosion, to repair corrosion-induced damage and to replace the structures that are badly corroded. Installation and maintenance requirements are identified. Conclusion: The data was collected from the tide table for Al-Zubare Harbor in the year 2004. The highest tide of the year would fall on 17 October 2004 at 1.05 am with level 3.5 m, while the lowest tide of the year would fall on 3 July 2004 at 5.13 am with level 0m. The detection results show that this program is feasible and effective.


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