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Use of graphite electrodes for electrical grounding in industrial processes

Graphite electrodes are used for physical ground because they are excellent conductors of electrical currents and have a cylindrical body which is made of graphite and a nipple which is the element where it is connected to resist high temperatures.

Use of graphite electrodes for electrical grounding in industrial processes

First of all we must understand what is the physical ground, it is a conductive system that is placed in the ground, which protects electrical installations from the charges that are generated. It can be from electrical appliances, buildings to plants.

What is the earth ground for? It is necessary in electrical installations to protect equipment, people and the electrical network from discharges due to voltage peaks.

It also serves for the safety of people, so they will not be electrocuted if a current passes. So that your installation is not affected by discharges, reduce voltage changes.

For example: when lightning strikes or there is a voltage variation because a transformer is burned, the rth mes those electric currents go out to the ground, so it does not affect the equipment.

What is a physical grounding system?

These are the three st commontys of earth ground that exist.

  • Alternating current: It has a domestic use, so it is used to electrify houses and everyday accessories.
  • rect current ground: ts is used for electronic equipment such as computers, Smart TVs, etc.
  • ectrostatic current: ts is used for chemical or crude oil storage tanks.

The materials used for ounding systems a conductors such as copper, physical ground rods that are made of steel or aluminum, connectors that can be added manually by pressure or by welding.

It is worth mentioning that all the elements used to make the ound mt have the following characteristics: anticorrosive; electrical conductors; resistant to thermal shocks and do not suffer alterations when conducting electricity.

Therefore, graphite is used for physical ground, because it has all the above mentioned characteristics.

Graphite as a conductor

The graphite electrodes for physical grounding are used because they are excellent conductors of electrical currents and have a cylindrical body that is made of graphite and a nipple that is the element where it is connected to resist high temperatures.

The aphite for filler, better known as grapte filler uses graphite powder, which reduces rust and corrosion, preventing it from being created.

It should be noted that another reason why graphite is used is because it is a conductor and does not require moisture to carry out the process. It resists the tension generated by electricity and as a consequence, it also works as a natural expander of the electrode.

In ESGRAF we have graphite powder in different granulometries. For fillers and rods for the elaboration of electrodes. Or for ectrodes for lightning rods

Conclusions

To conclude, it is important to have a ound iall the places where there is an electric current; either from the house to a building or a plant, to avoid any mishap in the devices and not to have voltage variations.

Generating that all the energy stays in the ground, without affecting any process in our appliances. And finally, it avoids accidents in case of working with electric currents.