UltraMag High Potential Magnesium Anode for Cathodic Protection with Improved Core

  • Description

Description

UltraMag magnesium anode and enhanced it with a new rod-style core for easier and more secure cable attachment.  Rather then the standard ribbon core, we use a 1/4″ diameter steel rod core, where we connect the desired type and length of cable.  This alternative connection method has several advantages that include:

  • No hazardous sealant or primer is needed or used to seal the cable-to-anode connection, which is good for the environment.
  • Worker safety is improved by eliminating the labor intensive molten liquid sealant.
  • Superior protection of the cable from sharp bends as this connection method is much more tolerant of multiple bends.
  • Copper cable does not become brittle due to overheating of the copper.
  • More consistent connections

How to Order:

Ordering this style anode connection is easy.  Farwest uses the designation “-R” to indicated the rod style core is desired.  For instance, a #17D3 anode is a 17 pound anode with a standard ribbon core.  Adding the “-R” converts the #17D3 anode to a #17D3-R, which tells us you prefer the rod style core.  The remainder of the ordering information does not change.

Please Specify:

  • The UltraMag anode of your choice. Refer to the dimension and weight chart.
  • The quantity you require.
  • The lead wire gauge, stranding, length and insulation type. Our standard is 10 ft #12 THHN solid wire, but other wire is easily substituted.
  • Whether the anode is to be provided as a bare or a packaged anode. If prepackaged, the anode is shipped in a prepared backfill consisting of 75% gypsum, 20% bentonite, and 5% sodium sulfate contained in a cloth bag.
  • Any other special requirements.

Should you have any questions concerning applications for the UltraMag anode, Farwest’s team of engineers and sales professionals can assist you in the proper anode selection.

UltraMag Anode Chemistry*
Aluminum
Manganese
Copper
Silicon
Iron
Nickel
Others each
Magnesium
0.01% max
0.50 – 1.3%
0.02% max
0.05% max
0.03% max
0.001% max
0.05% max
Remainder

 

* Per ASTM B843 Industry Standard for M1C high potential magnesium anodes.

Anode Dimensions & Weights

Anode Type Bare Weight Packaged Weight Bare Packaged
A B C D E
1R8 1 8 1-5/8″ 8″ 3-1/4″ 10″
3D3 3 12 3-1/2″ 3-3/4″ 5″ 5-1/2″ 10″
5D3 5 17 3-1/2″ 3-3/4″ 8″ 5-1/2″ 14″
9D2 9 35 2-3/4″ 3″ 27″ 5-1/2″ 32″
9D3 9 27 3-1/2″ 3-3/4″ 13-7/8″ 6″ 17″
17D3 17 45 3-1/2″ 3-3/4″ 25-1/4″ 6-1/2″ 29″
20D2 20 70 2-3/4″ 3″ 56-3/4″ 5-1/2″ 66″
32D5 32 70 5-1/2″ 5-3/4″ 19-7/8″ 8″ 28″
40D3 40 100 3-1/2″ 5-3/4″ 60″ 6-1/2″ 66″
48D5 48 100 5-1/2″ 5-3/4″ 30-1/8″ 8″ 38″
60S4 60 126 4-3/8″ 4″ 60″ 7″ 64″