Test stations TU 3435-008-93719333-2012

43-2A test station consists of a 200X200 mm square-cross section post and a terminal block, fixed on it. Additionally completed with a distance mark, which allows controlling a pipeline route visually from the air.

A post is made of PVC. The applied materials are used outdoors in all the climatic zones. The post is equipped with an anchor device, which prevents a test station from free taking out.

A terminal block is made of polycarbonate and meant for setting up about 48 terminal clamps on one terminal board. Installation of 2 terminal boards is possible. The terminal clamps are made of stainless steel or yellow metal. To exclude an illegal access, the terminal block has a cap with a locking arrangement.
Marking and warning (informational) inscriptions are made ​​on a self-stick film by thermal transfer printing method. To increase the resistance of marking signs and labels to UV radiation, an outside lamination with a special protective film is applied. The resistance period is at least 15 years.

Construction advantages 

  • Increased resistance to the influence of environmental climatic factors
  • Modern and aesthetic appearance
  • Free access to the terminal block clamps
  • Easy cable and accessories (reference electrodes,  corrosion rate indicators etc.) installation
  • Equipment installation inside the post (join protection blocks, controllers etc)
  • additional maintenance to preserve the appearance is not required
  • low weight

A test station combined with a joint protection block JPB (R)

47The utilization of the power resistors allows to   make a smooth adjustment of channels resistance, not using electrical connectors and without disconnecting the cathodic protection station.

A built-in instrument shunt allows to determine the channel current rate using a millivolt meter.


JPB (R) Electrical Scheme of a Channel


Электрическая схема канала БСЗ(Р)

Х1 …Х4 — terminal clamps

VD1 — diode

R1 — resistor

RS1 — instrument shunt


Max. current Electrical resistance regulating limits Number of  actuating paths
10А 0…0,5 Ом 1…4
14А 0…0,5 Ом 1…4
25А 0…0,25 Ом 1
30А 0…0,25 Ом 1

Test station legend


1 – product name and manufacturer;
2 – number of terminals (measuring and power);
3 – KIP size:
«1,8/0,7» – the height of above-ground part is 1.8 m, burial depth – 0.7 m;
«1,8/1,2» – the height of above-ground part is 1.8 m, burial depth- 1.2 m.
4 – color of the terminal block cap:
“Yell” – yellow;
“R” – red;
“Bl” – blue;
“Gr” – green.
5 – “Sch” and «YY» symbols: electric circuit diagram No in accordance with Annex A (if cable products are not ordered, it is not specified). If using an armored cable of VBbShv type (PVC insulation, armored), the diagram number is complemented by the “Ar” abbreviation (in other cases – not specified). When ordering for a special wiring diagram, “SP” must be specified instead of “FxXX”, and the diagram must be enclosed as a separate document.
6 – JPB (R) – joint protection block (rheostat) (not specified, if absent):
N – number of JPB (R) channels
M – rated current of JPB (R) channel, A
7 – K – distance mark presence (not specified, if absent)
8 – “REX” – set of electrodes consisting of a reference electrode and an auxiliary electrode, wherein the symbol “X” is the number of sets in the scheme;
9 – “MX” – the presence of marker plate set, where the symbol “X” is the outer diameter of a pipe, mm (not specified, if absent)