Cathodic protection is an electrochemical technique used to protect metals from corrosion. It works by introducing a current to the metal, thereby converting it into an anode and thus protecting it from corrosion. In general, it is used to protect buried and submerged metals from corrosion.
Facilities engineers have typically been assigned responsibility for electrical power systems. Clinical engineers, on the other hand, should be well-versed in this field for a variety of reasons. To begin, clinical engineers are increasingly becoming involved in healthcare facility restoration and construction projects. A well-designed electrical power system is crucial for the safe and effective operation of medical devices, and it is an important part of the facility design. As a result, the clinical engineer must be aware of the most important design concerns and capable of contributing to the design process.