Graphite Anodes

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It is important that the current keep flowing, but it does not need to achieve a certain rate or level. Therefore, even though graphite is a resistive material, it is highly ideal in these situations. Read Moreā€¦

Graphite Anodes Graphite anodes are used because they are reliable and relatively cost-effective. In the process of cathodic protection, current density or rate of transfer isn't a necessary factor of the process.

Leading Manufacturers

Denver, PA  |  717-336-7507

At Weaver Industries, we offer quality graphite machining for parts and products. We provide control at all stages of the manufacturing process, from acceptance of an order, through project products.

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Harvard, IL  |  800-891-6469

We understand the challenges that are associated with graphite machining and we strive to work closely with your team to ensure quality satisfaction. From milling, grinding, CAD or sanding, we can provide it all.

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Industrial Graphite Sales, LLC $$$

Bethel Park, PA  |  412-831-9400

Ameri-Source is your source for machined graphite products. Our team of dedicated & qualified engineers & sales professionals will do their best to ensure you receive quality.

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Maywood, IL  |  708-410-0700

A manufacturer of graphite products, Becker Brothers Graphite Corporation, offers complete graphite machining facilities as well as a wide selection of parts. At our company there is no compromise for quality performance.

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Becker Brothers Graphite Corporation $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  800-962-4851

Helwig Carbon Products has over 75 years of precision machining experience with carbon, carbon graphite and graphite products used for a variety of mechanical applications, including bearings, seals, vanes, steam joints, trolley wheels, crucibles and parts for pumps.

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The anodes are usually constructed from a combination of petroleum coke and coal tar pitch and are relatively easy to machine as finish or appearance is also not a determining factor in effectiveness. Used conjunctively with carbon graphite or other anode backfill, graphite anodes provide a long lasting solution and are one of the most commonly recycled graphite products as they contain few additives.

Custom specifications are often used to produce graphite anodes as they are typically application specific. Common approximate sizes are between 60 and 150mm in diameter and from 1200 to 1500mm long. The extruded graphite rods are baked in an oven and sintered to improve the density of graphite. They are typically extruded around a thin brass pin which is then connected to a cable in order to form the electrochemical cell necessary for the process of cathodic protection.

Over time however, despite its durability and corrosion resistance, graphite will begin to break down, especially when used in the purpose of cathodic protection. However, some graphite anodes are treated with a non-porous quality non-conducting material such as oils, microcrystalline waxes or resins. The treatment of graphite anodes will ensure a higher level of performance, especially in wetter environments when exposure to moisture is prolonged or constant.

The wax, resin or oil seals the porosity of the anode and protects it against water absorption as well as improving the stability and wear rate by reducing the electrochemical reactions within the anode. Applications such as dock-side uses and water tanks, as well as deep underground installations are recommended to pre-treat the anodes to ensure optimal performance.

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