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 FYI: Features and Benefits of Sacrificial Anodes


Features and Benefits of Sacrificial Anodes
By Chris S Gardner

Sacrificial anode plays an important role in providing maximum protection against corrosion. The design, and construction of these anodes is simply superb, expect perfection. Several brands manufacture anodes for marine vessels and submerged structures; these brands have their own specifications and features, which keep corrosion away. Read more to find out the features of sacrificial anodes, this article is filled with information that can guide you in purchasing the appropriate anti corrosion equipment.

Features of sacrificial anode:

  • It is an inexpensive corrosion protection tool. You do not have to spend thousands of dollars for protecting your priceless marine vessel.
  • It has better stamina or reliability than other tools used at sea. Service life covers years of exceptional protection.
  • Sacrificial anodes are manufactured by adhering to Military specifications. Military specifications stand out when compared with any other anti corrosion device; stringent tests are conducted for their performance.
  • Manufacturing process complies pressurize die-casting at different temperature levels. It adds up to the stability of the device.
  • Size and dimensions are custom. Technology these days offers customized products at your doorstep. Several brands have customization options for boat anodes. If you require a special size of anode then feel free to get in touch with the respective brand for your specifications. Thickness of anodes also relies on the requirements of the mariner.
  • Anodes are fully functional in brackish and saltwater. These environments do not cause any negative effect on its performance.
  • Anodes do not have any core for installation; customers can opt for custom-made cores for drilling and installation purposes. This option helps the mariner to install anodes according to his preferences.
  • Hull type anodes also offer protection to ballast tanks and heat exchangers. Their installation is simple and easy.
  • Zinc Rod is also in the list of anti corrosion devices for marine vessels and submerged structures. It has properties of aluminum and silicon, the alloying process comprises the mixture of these two minerals.
  • Zinc rods range from 2 lbs to 16 lbs, which is very light if compared to other devices, these lengths and diameters fit perfect for marine vessels.
  • Anode installation list includes barges, tankers, ships, fishing trawlers, speedboats, etc. Metal transportation devices make use of such anodes. Vessels with wooden hulls have no use for such products.

Features and benefits offered by sacrificial anodes prove beneficial for your assets. Submerged structures require bolt-on process for such anodes. Wherever necessary, the anodes are bolted directly on the submerged structures facing corrosion.

Before you zero on any brand for purchasing anodes, you need to check for the genuineness of the brand and the products its offering. The brand should adhere to international manufacturing and safety standards; it defines the quality of anodes you wish to install.

Sea Shield Marine Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Anode for marine industry. We provide best marine products including high quality sacrificial anodes, boat anode, zinc anode, magnesium boat anodes and many more.

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Posted On Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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