Graphite Electrodes find application in manufacture of Steel and other non-ferrous metals through the Electric Arc Furnace and the Laddle Furnace routes. It is used as a consumable for conducting high current at low voltage which is necessary for melting and / or alloying processes.
Graphite is the unique material for Electrodes as it optimally fulfils the requirements on the following criteria :
- Electric and Thermal Conductivity
- Mechanical Strength
- Thermal Shock Resistance
- Thermal Expansion