PLATINISED TITANIUM ANODE BENEFITS AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS OVER LEAD ANODE IN HARD CHROME PLATING
The change from the lead anode to platinised the titanium anode was promoted by the introduction of high efficiency fluoride free baths. Which attacked lead anodes more severely than traditional hard chrome plating chemistries. Initially lead rod anodes were replaced with titanium rod anodes, which had a copper or aluminum core for high current applications, and over time further advantages platini... [More]
The niobium substrate is resistant to corrosion and the anode remains dimensionally stable over its operating life.
The anodes operate effectively in fresh, brackish and saltwater, and is not affected by high chloride concentrations.
Platinized niobium anode wires have low consumption rate and long life time and are used for cathodic protection (corrosion protection) of large offshore platforms and reinforced concrete structures, ships, steel piles, water circulating pump, condenser and s... [More]