Marine Growth Prevention System (MGPS)

The basic principle of the operation of the antifouling (MGPS / ICCP) system is electrolysis. The system consists of anodes (copper, aluminum, iron) and a control unit that supplies and controls the current to the anodes are affected.

MGPS   &  ICCP spare anode and accessories

A galvanic anode, or sacrificial anode, is the main component of a galvanic cathodic protection system used to protect buried or submerged metal structures from corrosion.

They are made from a metal alloy with a more "active" voltage (more negative reduction potential / more positive electrode potential) than the metal of the structure. The difference in potential between the two metals means that the galvanic anode corrodes, in effect being "sacrificed" in order to protect the structure.