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46 durability criteria, and have a documented history of FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS field performance, unless an experimental system is being installed. 1. Research and development of newer anode material 6. Quality control and assurance may be provided by may help to provide a larger selection for the user either the agency or an independent third party with agencies and expand the application of the technology. trained and qualified personnel who have experience Development of more effective and efficient galvanic in similar systems. anodes would increase the acceptance of the technol- 7. Each agency might develop a database to track ogy as it requires less monitoring and maintenance. and inventory all cathodic protection systems. This Also, an increase in the service life of galvanic anodes database can also be used to track the status of the is desirable. system and manage monitoring and maintenance 2. Better information is needed on life-cycle costs and ini- program. tial costs, in comparison with other corrosion treatments.