DESIGN ANALYSIS OF IMPRESSED CURRENT CATHODIC PROTECTION (ICCP) SYSTEM FOR UNDERWATER STRUCTURE OF INDONESIAN WARSHIP (KRI)
In carrying out these basic tasks the Navy relies heavily on the readiness of the Indonesian Warship (KRI),
including the readiness of underwater construction in KRI from corrosion attack on sea water. Nowadays, KRI
uses Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection (SACP) from corrosion attack. Whereas, SACP system has some
weakness, such as the lifetime protection is short. The aim of this paper is to the analysis of Impressed Current
Cathodic Protection (ICCP) design of the underwater structure of KRI using computative theory calculation and
specimen test. The results of ICCP design showed that the specimens I required 0.081 Ampere (A) for
protection current, specimen 2 required 0.010 A for protection current, specimens 3 required 0.00251 A. With
potential protection between -800 mV up to -1100 mV, it described that the ICCP system is reasonable. The
result of cathodic protection design towards an underwater structure of KRI (TR-40 Type) showed that 1.75 for
Ampere (A) and 3.35 volt DC for voltage. The benefit of this paper is a reference standard in the planning of the
ICCP design at KRI.
Keywords: Corrosion, Underwater Structure of Warship, Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP).