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Cathelco Minitek ICCP control panel solution

The Minitek system uses the latest technology to protect steel hulled craft against corrosion. This is achieved by using a compact control panel and an arrangement of anodes and reference cells which are flush mounted on the hull – so there is nothing to interrupt the smooth profile or cause additional drag.

The current to the anodes is constantly monitored and adjusted to provide the ‘optimum’ level of protection at all times. This is far superior to the performance of sacrificial anodes where the amount of protection cannot be easily verified and may be insufficient to prevent corrosion.

Key features

  • Anode life 15 years – unlike sacrificial anodes.
  • Reduced weight in comparison with sacrificial anodes.
  • Flush mounted anodes to ensure smooth hull profile.
  • No maintenance required.
  • Self diagnostic system.
  • Operates from 230V or 115V a.c. electrical supply.
  • Control panel measures only 500mm x 390mm x 210mm for systems up to 40 amps.
  • Lower yard installation costs than recessed sacrificial anode
Length approx
Sacrificial AnodesICCP System
Weight Advantage
25m186 kg40.5 kg145.5 kg
45m465 kg52 kg413 kg
60m926 kg85 kg841 kg