Since 1937 Vandervelde Protection has been the leading Dutch company in the field of cathodic protection, electrolytic water treatment and anti fouling. At first we concentrated our efforts on the development of the Vandervelde electrolytic water treatment, also known as the Guldager electrolytic system. This system prevents corrosion and hard scaling in water containing circuits, i.e. cold and warm supplies, central heating and cooling water systems, steam boilers, de-aerators and feed tanks. As a result of extended research and experimental work, the Vandervelde anti-fouling system was developed. This is a special technique which prevents the growth of algae and shellfish in cooling water systems.
After the Second World War Vandervelde broadened its field of activities with the cathodic protection of buried or submerged metal structures. It was the first company in the Netherlands solely devoted to corrosion control by cathodic protection (CP). The pioneer work performed by our company is partly responsible for the present state of reliability for this method. Since then the company has designed and installed CP systems not only in The Netherlands but all over the world. Our systems have successfully prevented corrosion in thousands of projects, ranging from small underground storage tanks to tank farms, buried pipeline systems for the transport of oil, water, gas, sewage etc., harbour facilities and offshore constructions.
Most of Vandervelde Protection’s employees have a long service record with the company. They are highly motivated, experienced, and have an up-to-date knowledge of corrosion protection methods and techniques related to cathodic protection. Vandervelde Protection cooperates closely with technical consultancy institutions and companies all over the world. When necessary, Dutch science institutes such as Delft University of Technology or TNO are consulted.