Buckleys launches marine survey kit for rapid and accurate corrosion monitoring

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 October 2004




(2004), "Buckleys launches marine survey kit for rapid and accurate corrosion monitoring", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2004.12851eab.001



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Buckleys launches marine survey kit for rapid and accurate corrosion monitoring

Buckleys launches marine survey kit for rapid and accurate corrosion monitoring

Keywords: Buckleys Ltd, Corrosion, Underwater technology

Buckleys (UVRAL) Ltd., a leading manufacturer of specialist test equipment, has launched a Marine Survey Kit to enhance its existing underwater corrosion analysis range.

A new and innovative corrosion monitoring kit designed for use on marine structures including harbour jetties, oil rigs, ships and drilling platforms is currently available from Buckleys. The Marine Survey Kit is a close proximity testing tool that enables the rapid measurement of corrosion levels, and real time analysis of results.

The standard kit, specifically designed for use in seawater, comprises a Silver/Silver Chloride half cell, multimeter, plastic cable spool and a 75 m lead. The handheld unit is used in proximity of surface structures, is weighted to help keep it in position and housed in a PVC body with holes to allow the easy flow of water past the cell. Lightweight and easy-to-use, the half cell weighs just 350 g and has a temperature range of 0-30°C.

Managing Director at Buckleys, Paul Hoveman, said, “We developed the Marine Survey Kit to fulfil a customer requirement, however in the process we discovered that we could greatly improve on other systems available at that time. With few alternatives on the market, the existing kits were expensive and sold in component form – rather than as a complete package. Our version is equipped with everything required for precise close proximity testing, and is very competitively-priced”.

A full-customisation service, also offered by Buckleys, enables users to tailor the Marine Survey Kit components to their own individual requirements. Besides increasing the length of cables to correspond to the depth of testing (up to a maximum of 150 m), the kit can be supplied with or without the multimeter.

The company can also build specialised items such as reference electrodes and anodes to customers' drawings, on request. Paul continues, “We work in partnership with our customers to hone the design and efficacy of testing equipment until it fits their criteria. In this way, the equipment can be designed for specific projects and structures to provide the most accurate readings. We do recommend, however, that results gleaned from Marine Survey Kit be interpreted by a specialist corrosion engineer”.

In addition to the Marine Survey Kit, one of Buckleys' flagship products is the Bathycorrometer – an electronic handheld undersea corrosion test meter for polarisation, corrosion and interaction surveys on marine works. First launched by Roxby Ltd in the 1970s, Buckleys was the original manufacturer of the Bathycorrometer. The company absorbed the product into its own range in 1998 and introduced an updated version equipped with modern electronics, an illuminated digital display panel, lanyard fitting and enhancing surveying capabilities.

Accessories to accompany the Marine Survey Kit are available, as well as technical advice and a fast repair service to maintain testing equipment. For further information about Buckleys (UVRAL) Ltd underwater corrosion test equipment, contact: Paul Hoveman on 01303 260127 or via E-mail to sales@buckleys.co.uk. Alternatively visit The Web site at www.buckleys.co.uk

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