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Instructions for use of graphite electrode

Pulished on Sep. 16, 2019

Instructions for use of graphite electrode shared by graphite electrode supplier.

1. Wet graphite electrodes should be dried before use.

2. Remove the foam protective cap on the spare graphite electrode hole and check whether the internal thread of the electrode hole is complete.

3. Clean the surface of the spare graphite electrode and the hole thread with compressed air without oil or water; Avoid using steel wool or a metal scrub cloth.

4. Carefully screw the joint into the electrode hole of one end of the spare graphite electrode (it is not recommended to install the joint directly into the electrode removed from the furnace) without striking the thread.

5. Screw the electrode spreader (graphite spreader is recommended) into the electrode hole at the other end of the standby electrode.

6. When lifting the UHP graphite electrode, pad a soft object under one end of the spare electrode mounting joint to prevent the ground from touching the joint; After the lifting hook is extended into the lifting ring of the lifting tool, the lifting electrode shall be lifted steadily to prevent the electrode from loosening from the B end or colliding with other fixed devices.

UHP graphite electrode

UHP Graphite Electrode

7. Lift the spare electrode to the top of the electrode to be connected, aim at the electrode hole and slowly drop it; Rotate the spare electrode so that the screw hook and the electrode rotate and drop together. When the end faces of the two electrodes are 10-20mm apart, clean the exposed parts of the two end faces of the electrodes and the joints with compressed air again. When the graphite electrode is finally put down completely, do not be too violent, otherwise, the electrode hole and the thread of the joint will be damaged due to violent collision.

8. Twist the spare electrode with a torque wrench until the end faces of the two electrodes are in close contact (the correct connection gap between the electrode and the joint is less than 0.05mm).

Graphite is very common in nature, and graphene is the intensity of the highest substance known to mankind, but scientists could still take several years or even decades, to find a way to graphite into a large high quality graphene "thin film" method, thus they can be used to manufacture all kinds of useful material for mankind. In addition to being exceptionally strong, graphene has a unique set of properties, according to scientists. It is also the most conductive material known to date, making it a potential microelectronics application. Researchers even see graphene as an alternative to silicon that could be used to produce future supercomputers.