8032 Corrosion Control Strategy in the Electrical Network Infrastructure

Doina Frumuselu*
National Power Grid Company Transelectrica
Given the impact of effects resulting from the biunivocal relationship infrastructure-environment over military operations to maintain peace or to implement post-conflict programmes, a particular attention has to be paid to the management of corrosion issues, the most common degradation process of metallic and non-metallic materials in the composition of  installations of electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure. The paper describes the corrosion prevention and control strategy for electric network infrastructure taking into account: - the economic significance and the vulnerability of the installations to the impact of natural and anthropic hazards/risks; - the constructive type and the wide range of materials constituting the installations; - the geographic location (closeness to industrial platforms, topoclimate, active surface type, etc.); - the condition monitoring of operational installations by means of IR thermography and strain gauges systems. The maps and data base obtained from application of corrosion  prevention and control strategy is useful when elaborating the maintenance, updating and monitoring programmes, determining certain solutions with technical-economic efficiency in degradation prevention and fighting depending on the characteristics of geographic location area.