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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 More…

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.
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Leading Manufacturers

Denver, PA  |  717-336-7507

At Weaver Industries we specialize in manufacturing machined graphite parts and products. Our goal is to ensure that our customers get the right tools for their applications. We are leaders in the industry for our graphite machining processes which include recycling and reclaiming machined electrodes. Custom molded urethane and high quality carbon graphite are only a few of our other capabilities.

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Weaver Industries, Inc. $$$

Harvard, IL  |  800-891-6469

Industrial Graphite Sales, LLC provides knowledge and experience in machined graphite work. We are a leading supplier of quality products for a number of high temperature type applications. Our company deals directly with the manufacturers both domestically and overseas, so that we have access to the specific grade your job may require. Let us be your supplier!

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Industrial Graphite Sales, LLC $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-325-0337

We provide superior solutions for customers with unique technology, special talents, and one-of-a-kind processes. Our solutions keep customers coming back time after time and our company longevity attests to the effectiveness of our processes. For all graphite machining needs, we can provide solutions to make your business better. Call or visit us online today for more information!

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Superior Graphite Co. $$$

Willoughby, OH  |  800-448-8887

Innovating and manufacturing the highest quality graphite products since 1979, Ohio Carbon Blank guarantees customer satisfaction. Our machined graphite blanks come in various sizes and square, rectangular and round shapes—available from .001” up to full block sizes. No matter what the size and style, all of our products adhere to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. For a complete list of available graphite materials and our other capabilities, contact Ohio Carbon Blank today!

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Ohio Carbon Blank $$$

St. Marys, PA  |  814-834-1019

Center Carbon Company inventories various grades and sizes of graphite and performs custom graphite machining. We utilize an expert staff and computerized machinery to produce the highest quality products available and we always strive for excellence in customer service. We don't regard any order to be too small and we would love to assist you with whatever your graphite needs may be. Call today!

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Center Carbon Company $$$
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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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