Corr Science

I-ROD Anti-Corrosion Pipe Supports



Deepwater designs and manufactures cathodic protection systems for offshore and marine assets, specializing in the development of innovative retrofit technology for aging assets in need of life extension.

Founded in 1986, Deepwater is a full-service offshore corrosion-control company providing the oil and gas industry with expertise in cathodic protection and asset-integrity management. Using our own proprietary product designs, we have focused on developing innovative methods and new products to improve upon lagging industry standards, resulting in a much more reliable and cost-effective approach to offshore corrosion prevention. From corrosion inspection services to engineering and turnkey project management, Deepwater provides design, manufacturing, consulting, logistics and installation supervision in all of the world’s main market areas.


I-Rod® high-impact thermoplastic for anti-corrosion pipe supports
I-Rod prevents corrosion at pipe supports by preventing moisture from being trapped.
Half-round I-Rod is available in 10-foot lengths or pre-cut-and-drilled for any standard
pipe U-bolt. Corrosion at pipe supports is one of the leading causes of process-piping
failures. Not surprisingly, beam supports and saddle clamps have historically caused the
majority of problems. They have these undesirable features in common:
• Crevices: The formation of a crevice at the pipe surface.
• Water entrapment: Water is trapped and held in constant contact with the pipe
• Poor inspectability: These supports are virtually impossible to paint or maintain, and
visual inspections and NDT are often difficult.
• Galvanic couples: Even when both the pipe and the support are the same steel, the
metallurgical differences can still provide enough potential to drive a galvanic corrosion cell

For More information regarding the I-ROD, please see brochure below.

i-rod Brochure