MATCOR shipped four of the heaviest customer sled anodes we have ever fabricated this month – over three tons each. Headed to Beaumont, TX, the anodes are part of a Gulf Coast refinery expansion project. The anodes will protect a variety of marine piling structures as part of a light crude processing expansion at the refinery.
Each anode is rated for 75 amps and weighs approximately 6300 pounds. Each anode assembly consists of a pair of two-inch diameter Mixed Metal Oxide coated titanium tubular anodes, five-foot-long. The anodes utilize MATCOR’s proprietary tubular anode connection technology for larger diameter anode tubes. Each sled anode has two concrete bases resting on a common wood base fabricated with stout 6” x 6” pressure-treated wooden beams. The concrete ends include lifting lugs to support installation by crane either from land or on a work boat. The function of the treated wood beams is to sink into the sea floor.
The anode lead cables are dual insulated HMWPE/ Kynar 1/0 cables housed in a proprietary HDPE jacket and held in place along the sea floor using concrete weights.
Sled Anodes are an exceptionally cost-effective means of protecting large near-shore structures such as dolphins, jetties, pilings, and sheet pile walls. They are easy to install and even easy to remove in advance of dredging operations.
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