AC Mitigation Electrode

Pipeline corrosion, caused by induced AC current, is attributed to high voltage AC power lines in close proximity to a pipeline system. The corrosion can be extremely aggressive, far exceeding the normal corrosion rate caused by corrosive soils. One of the most popular mitigation solutions is a linear grounding system that is installed in parallel to the pipeline.

Compared with bare copper and zinc ribbon, this long-line “cable” is a superior grounding material that provides an effective electrical path to remove or discharge AC current from the pipeline to the ground. It is comprised of a bare stranded copper conductor encased in low resistance backfill with corrosion inhibitors, and then wrapped in a synthetic sock.



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  • Low resistivity grounding backfill
  • Backfill material contains a corrosion inhibitor for increased life of system
  • Larger surface area for better dissipation of induced current
  • Excellent electrical performance, better than bare copper and zinc ribbon anode
  • Designed for fast, efficient continuous installation process
  • Excellent earth contact
  • Easy field splicing


This AC mitigation anode can be installed in several ways, including horizontal directional drilling, cable plow and trenching. It is a tough product that can be buried directly in all kind of soil, especially well suited the environment where the resistivity is high or various, and where there are risks for interference with secondary structures.

Our AC mitigation anode is commonly applied to pipeline grounding systems or structure that are subject to AC interference.

  • Prevent voltage spikes during fault conditions
  • Reduce AC-induced corrosion
  • Maintain AC step and touch potentials to protect personnel from shock hazards

Item No. Cable Conductor Sock Diameter Length Weight
JA-CU-AWG1 #1/0 AWG (1 or 19 strands) Φ1.5” (Φ38 mm) 500/1000/1500 ft. (152/305/457 m) 1.3 lbs/ft. (1.8 kg/m)
JA-CU-AWG2 #2 AWG (1 or 19 strands) Φ1.5” (Φ38 mm) 500/1000/1500 ft. (152/305/457 m) 1.1 lbs/ft. (1.6 kg/m)
JA-CU-AWG6 #6 AWG (1 or 19 strands) Φ1.5” (Φ38 mm) 500/1000/1500 ft. (152/305/457 m) 1.0 lbs/ft. (1.5 kg/m)

Remarks: Custom length is available upon  request.

Main Technical Parameters

Cable Conductor

#1/0 AWG, #2 AWG, #6 AWG

Sock Diameter



500 ft. (152 m), 1000 ft. (305m), 1500 ft. (457 m))

Design Life

25 years

Packaging Information

Our AC mitigation anode is normally packed on lightweight wooden reel to ensure easy transportation and handling in the field. Steel reel can be supplied as required. We have strict packing protocols to guarantee safe delivery of our products. Clear shipping marks and documentation make delivery acceptance straightforward and simple.

Item No. Reel Length Reel Dimensions (Dia. x D) Weight Reel Qty
N.W. G.W. 20ft. container 40ft. container
JA-CU-AWG1 1000 ft. (305 m) Φ42″x40″ (Φ1067 x 1016 mm) 1300 lbs (589 kg) 1505 lbs (683 kg) 24 48
JA-CU-AWG2 1000 ft. (305 m) Φ42″x40″ (Φ1067 x 1016 mm) 1100 lbs (499 kg) 1390 lbs (630 kg) 24 48
JA-CU-AWG6 1000 ft. (305 m) Φ42″x40″ (Φ1067 x 1016 mm) 1000 lbs (454 kg) 1260 lbs (708 kg) 24 48

Remarks: Remarks: Our standard reel length is 1000 ft(305m). Custom reel length is available upon  request.

Shipping Documents:

  • Proforma invoice
  • Packing list
  • Testing reports (Chemical Composition, Electrochemical Properties Test, Certificate of Compliance)
  • Certificate of origin (upon request)

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