Video Demonstrates Cathodic Protection System Installation

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This new video demonstrates a linear anode cathodic protection system installation beneath an above ground storage tank (AST) using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). MATCOR's Iron Gopher® is the only impressed current linear anode system designed for HDD applications.

With its unique design and greatly increased strength, Iron Gopher is superior to anything seen in the market for cathodic protection in HDD applications.

MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions recently released a video showing the installation of the company’s Iron Gopher Impressed Current Linear Anode System at the site of an above ground storage tank in Texas.

Trenching to install cathodic protection systems may not be feasible for applications such as cross-country pipelines, congested industrial environments and under above ground storage tanks. For these horizontal directional drilling applications, a linear anode with superior mechanical strength is required. The Iron Gopher with Kynex® technology is the only impressed current linear anode designed specifically for cathodic protection in horizontal directional drilling applications.

"As another example, Colonial Pipeline installed several thousand feet of our Iron Gopher® linear anode at an HDD project in NE Georgia,” said Ted Huck, VP of Sales for MATCOR. “With its unique design and greatly increased strength, Iron Gopher is superior to anything seen in the market for cathodic protection in HDD applications."

MATCOR is a Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services (BEIS) company, joining cathodic protection and corrosion control company CP Masters, Inc. as Brand’s newest subsidiary in March 2015. In business for over 40 years, MATCOR provides services and products that solve corrosion problems globally for major infrastructure assets such as oil, gas and water pipelines, above ground storage tanks, power plants, energy facilities, deep wells and steel-in-concrete structures. MATCOR is a turnkey ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of customized cathodic protection products and systems combined with high-quality corrosion engineering, installation and maintenance services. MATCOR is headquartered in Chalfont, PA, has a field service office in Houston, TX and a growing list of international distributors. MATCOR has been named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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