Validation of CIDS System to detect and prevent corrosion under insulation

Using simplified language understandable to a layperson; provide a general, one-paragraph description of the proposed research project to be undertaken by the intern(s) as well as the expected benefit to the partner organization. (100 - 150 words)A series of laboratory tests and field trials will be carried out to validate the capability and performance of CIDS (a novel new paint-based digital intelligent skin) to: remotely self-monitor coating integrity, to detect and locate coating barrier damage or failure; provide ongoing impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) of protected surfaces in the event of coating barrier loss; and to protect against hydrogen damage associated with conventional ICCP technologies. The project will advance CIDS Technology Readiness Level from TRL 4-5 to TRL 7.

Nicholas Wells;Shams Anwar;Samia Nusrat;Gerard Chlela;Rioshar Yarveisy;Yuang Maduk;Chidinma Onumadu;Sidum Adumene;Muhammad Awais;Yakubu Momohjimoh Ajari
Faculty Supervisor: 
Susan Caines;Faisal Khan;George Jarjoura
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