Catodic Delamination Protection

cathodic-delaminationWe offer an enhancement to our products called “Cathodic Delamination Protection” (CDP). The process has been developed specifically for use in assemblies used in systems (such as submarines) that are not permanently grounded.

Cathodic Delamination Protection is the de-bonding of elastomer mouldings from metal surfaces. When bonding an elastomer to a metal surface, a primer is required. This primer is eaten away by a solution produced by an electrochemical cell, similar to battery, which is formed between the connector body and a cathodic protection system such as a zinc anode or an induced current.

When two metals are in contact with each other in sea water, one metal act as a cathode and the other as an anode. The anode will lose mass or corrode as electrons or current run through the system. The lost can be found deposited on the cathode.

Zinc or aluminium anodes are often attached to the system as “sacrificial anodes” to protect the main body or system from corrosion. Hydro Bond Eng. has developed a Cathodic delamination Protection System that eliminates the de-bonding of the elastomer by placing a barrier between the metal and primer, thus increasing the life span of the system integrity.

Hydro Bond Eng. have been producing connector systems with Cathodic delamination Protection in excess of 10 years with zero reported failures.

Contact us to learn more or to see if this type of technology can be adapted to your application.