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CATHODIC DISBONDMENT
MUL TIPLE CHANNEL TESTING UNIT
MODEL #CD-16

Designed and Manufactured

Paintronic Systems (1994)


1145 Bellamy Road N., Unit 9
Scarborough, Ontario, M1H 1H5
Canada

Phone: (416) 431-1433


Fax: (416) 431-4214

Table of., Contents


1.0

Introduction:

2.0

General Description:

3.0

Specifications:

4.0

Operating the System:

Table o.,fFigures
Figure #1

CD-16 Panel Lavout

Figure #2

Cathodic Disbondment

Connections

Table of Appendices
Appendix A

Cathodic Disbondment Specifications

AppendixB

Cathodic Disbondment Recording Forms

Appendix C

Cathodic Disbondment Electrical Schematic

Appendix D

Calibration Certificates

1.0

INTRODUCTION:
1.1

The Paintronics CD-16 is a Cathodic Disbondment testing unit capable


of performing up to sixteen (16) separate tests simultaneously. All
power and metering is internal with the only external connections to the
sample bar, the platinized electrode and the reference Calomel
electrode.

1.2

This equipment manual shall be designated as:


VERSION: 3.0 DATE: 17-JUNE-2003
All subsequent revisions shall follow similar notation.

1.3

2.0

This piece of test equipment has been certified by the following


authorities:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The CD-16 unit layout is as follows (refer to figure 1):
FUNCTION
Unit power supply on/off switch

LABEL ON PANEL
Main Power

DC power Supply course and fine adjustment


controls

Course

Fuse receptacles

Fuse]

Voltage meter to read system voltage


Voltage meter to read reJerence potential and shunt
voltage
On/Off switches Jor ] 6 separate channels complete
with LED indicator lights
Potentiometers (J 0 turn) Jor regulating the reJerence
potential Jor each oj the] 6 channels

Fine

Fuse2

Supply Voltage (DCV)


Test Voltage (DCV)

Power
(each channel]
V Adjust

- ] 6)

FUNCTION

LABEL ON PANEL

Momentary Push-button switches for measuring


shunt voltage of each of the 16 channels

Test

Function selection switch to alternate between


reference potential measurements and shunt voltage
measurements

Shunt
Resistor
Calomel
Electrode

Terminal for Calomel Electrode

Calomel
Electrode

16 pair of terminals and test leads to connect to the


sample bar and the platinized electrode

3.0

Pos (+)
Neg (-)
(each channel 1 - 16)

SPECIFICATIONS:

3.1

Power Supply:

0- 18 Volts

3.2

Electrical Input:

220 VAC 50/60 Hz. 208 VA

3.3

Mass:

20 kg (44.1 lbs)

3.4

Adjustment Voltage/Channel:

0.4 Volts
(may vary due to specimen, electrode
and electrolyte resistivity)

3.5

Fuses:

Fuse 1&2 - 1 Amp (AGC-l)

3.6

Internal Impedance (Meters):

1 Megohm

4.0

OPERATING THE SYSTEM:


4.1

Turn all the channel "V Adjust" potentiometers fully counter-clockwise


and then turn them 4 full turns clockwise (note: these are ten-turn
potentiometers) .

4.2

Connect each circuit as shown in figure 2 (note: different cathodic


disbondment tests on panels or plates may require minor variations in
set-up).

4.3

Plug in the unit and turn on the main power switch, make sure that the
fine and course voltage adjustment pots are set to zero (fully turned
counter- clockwise).

4.4

Turn the function switch to calomel electrode and insert the calomel
electrode into one of the test beakers.
Note: Do not leave the calomel electrode in the test solution for
extended periods of time.

4.5

Turn on the power switch for the corresponding channel (note: a light
above each switch indicates power is "on '').

4.6

Using the course and fine potentiometers adjust the supply until the
reference potential (as measured between the calomel electrode and the
sample bar and shown on the test voltage meter) reads 1.500 volts. As
a check you should see hydrogen bubbling off of the damage site of the
sample bar (note: different cathodic disbondment tests require minor
variations in set-up potential).

4.7

Move the calomel electrode to the next sample repeating step 4.5 and
adjust the reference potential to 1.500 using the channels "V Adjust"
potentiometers (repeat this step for all the remaining channels).

4.8

Adjust the reference potential for all channels using the channel "V
Adjust" potentiometer according to the frequency required in the
specifications.

Note: If the channel "V Adjust" potentiometer


is unable to
accommodate the required adjustment inpotential, adjustment of
the system power supply may be required.

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Note: If a channel is unable to be set within the desired range, the leads
connected to the bar and the platenized electrode may need to be
cleaned (this can be done using emery cloth).
4.9

To measure the circuit current (as required in some specifications), turn


the function switch to the Shunt Resistor position. Press the button
labelled "Test" (one per channel) and hold down to measure the voltage
across the internal shunt resistor (this reading is shown on the Test
Voltage meter). The shunt resistor is 10 ohms, therefore divide the
shunt voltage by 10 to determine the circuit current. Repeat this step for
each channel in use.

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Test Voltage (DCV)

V Adjust

V Adjust

V Adjust

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Resisitor

Calomel

Calomel
Electroos

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Electrooe
Neg(-)

Test

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Test

10

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Test

Test

12

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Figure 1: Cathodic Disbandment - Multiple Channel Testing Unit - Model # CD-16 - Front Panel Layout

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Cd-16 Unit
Calomel Ref.

Test Sample

Channel #1

+
Plexiglass Cover
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Calomel Electrode

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Cathodic Disbandment Site [ - - - - - - - IE

Figure 2: Cathodic Disbondment Connections (for one channel)

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Anode

Electrolyte

PAINTRONIC SYSTEMS (1994)

CATHODIC DISBONDMENT
Size:

Temp:

Coating:
Date/Time in:
Date/Time

TEST FOR EPOXY -COA TED REBAR


23C 2C

Solution:

3% NaCI

Primer:

Voltage:

1.5 V lOmV

Date/Time out:

Duration:

7 Days 2 hrs

Circuit Current
(mA).h

Measured Potential
(V)n

Adjusted Potential
(V)n
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
Test Complete

Average Radial Disbondment (from


edge of3mm diameter drilled hole):

Average Coating Thickness


(adjacent to intentional holiday):
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Comments/Observations:

Sketch

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Circuit current calculated by measuring voltage across a 10 ohm shunt resistor.


potentials referenced between sample bar & calomel electrode.

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Test #1

Test #2

Test #3

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PAINTRONIC
SYSTEMS
(1994)

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Scarborough,

Ontario, Canada (416) 431-1433

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