Last year a cathode protection system for fuel lines at Naval Air Station, Lemoore was installed that has provided a low maintenance, low operating cost solution to a problem which is common throughout the Navy. What makes this system unique is that instead of the usual commercial utility or motor generator power source, this system uses a bank of solar cells 1 m high by 6 m wide which are connected to lead acid storage batteries. By using solar power, the need to install power lines and transformers or the construction of an "operations and maintenance intensive" motor generator was eliminated. The 1 m by 6 m panel of solar cells stands 1-1/2 m high and is tilted 45 degrees to the south to provide both optimum solar angle and low dust accumulation. The power output is 2 volts at 2 amp and when used in connection with the storage batteries, provides the necessary protective potential level.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For further information contact: LT P.B. Antoniak, Acquisition Coordination Officer, Code 09AI, Western Division, NAVFAC, P.O. Box 727, San Bruno, Calif., 94066 Autovon 859-0111.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command

    200 Stovall Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22332
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 32
  • Serial:
    • Navy Civil Engineer
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Naval Facilities Engineering Command

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM