Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Checking Out One Of My Woodhaven Neighborhood Chesapeake Restoration Projects
As part of that pipe laying operation Chesapeake Energy removed the Woodhaven sign that sat at the northwest corner of Bridgewood and Boca Raton. This had been a landscaped brick installation.
When this was removed I wondered how it is that Chesapeake Energy gets permission to do such things. Is is some variant of abusing eminent domain? Quite a large area was bulldozed, heavy equipment brought in, noise abatement walls installed. A big mess.
And then, to my pleased surprise, when Chesapeake finished with its pipeline laying operation a crew arrived and quickly restored the Woodhaven sign to its former glory. Well, actually, I think it is better than before, with a lot more landscaping.
The sign informs us that this is now a Chesapeake "Cathodic Protection Test Station."
And, "In Case Of An Emergency Call 1-800-566-9306/"
What sort of emergency? Something Cathodic that has escaped that we need protection from?
What is a Cathodic Protection Test Station I can not help but wonder. Let's see if Googling relieves me of my wonderment.
Well, Googling Cathodic Protection Test Station brought up a lot of businesses trying to sell a test product.
Near as I could tell Cathodic Protection has something to do with preventing or detecting corrosion. I assume it is the metal of the pipeline we are worried about corroding, due to the extremely corrosive nature of the un-odorized wet gas flowing through the pipe.
I guess I should be relieved to have a Cathodic Protection Test Station so close to where I live.