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ANODE - Laboratory Testing

Accredited to ISO/IEC17025:2005 by A2lA
(American Association for Laboratory Accreditation)

Laboratory testing of sacrificial anodes is required to insure that the highest quality product is being delivered. Chemical and Electrochemical Testing is a vital part of the Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures for anode manufacturing.

The fastest and most accurate analytical techniques are utilized. Prior to casting each heat of material is analyzed by Optical Emission Spectroscopy to insure proper chemical composition.

Certified and Traceable Standards are employed

Equipment for Chemical Analysis includes:

  • Optical Emission Spectrometer
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Electrochemical testing methods employed are:

  • NACE TMO-190 (impressed current or Hydrogen Evolution)
  • DNV RP-B401
  • ASTM G97

For Aluminum, Zinc, and Magnesium Sacrificial Anodes

Testing can be performed in any electrolyte

Anode Testing
  • Artificial Sea Water
  • Backfill Electrolytes
  • Ambient Temperature
  • Hot Temperature
  • Cold Temperature
  • Saline Mud
  • 14-Day Weight Loss
  • Anode Current Capacity
  • Anode Potential
  • Anode Efficiency
  • Short Tem Testing
  • Long Term Testing
  • Control Samples are employed

ISO 9001:2008 Certified by DNV

All testing is performed on premises by trained and experienced technologists and technicians. Third party verification is constantly utilized for guaranteed analytical accuracy and precision.

Aluminum Anodes
Aluminum Anodes
Galvotec aluminum anodes can be manufactured with a wide variety of core configurations, to accommodate different anode specifications and applications.  If your requirements are for a new structure, or to retrofit an existing platform, Galvotec can manufacture any anode to your requirements.
Zinc Anodes
Zinc Anodes
Zinc Anodes manufactured by Galvotec meet or exceed the industry standards. Zinc Anodes manufactured to the latest Mil-Spec also are covered by the ASTM-418-95 Type I Alloy. Other types of Zinc Anode Alloys manufactured would meet or exceed the latest ASTM-418-95 Type II Alloy.
Magnesium Anodes
Magnesium Anodes
Galvotec's magnesium anodes are produced in a variety of shapes and sizes for use in seawater, brackish water, and fresh water cathodic protection systems.

Our experience in producing galvanic anodes assures that you will receive top quality anodes that will effectively inhibit corrosion when used in a properly designed and maintained cathodic protection system.

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