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Platinum PL®-Anodes

MATCOR's PL (Platinum) AnodesMATCOR PL®-Anodes, like our MMPTM series of products, are engineered to be used in designs as an alternative to prepackaged graphite or silicon iron anodes. These anodes are prepackaged in their own special backfill, and no additional coke breeze is needed. 

Like all of our anodes, they are durable, absolutely reliable and backed by a proven track record.  

The PL®-Anode Offers Several Key Advantages Over Traditional Pre-Packaged Graphite or High Silicon Cast Iron Anodes: 

  • Lower upfront cost 
  • Significant reduction in weight, reducing shipping costs 
  • Lower consumption rate and longer design life 
  • Greater ease of handling – can be installed by one man 
  • Heavy duty steel canister vs. thin gage housing typical of larger pre-packaged anodes 
  • Smaller diameter reduces bore hole size 
  • Long lengths available to reduce anode resistance 

Other Considerations

  • All PL®-Anodes are 2” diameter (50 mm) 
  • The PL®-Anodes should not be operated at a current output higher than recommended or above 100 volts D.C. for optimum utilization 
  • The Design Life Calculation is based on the recommended current output in seawater 
  • Calculated resistance of a single anode in 1000 ohm/cm soil. Paralleling of multiple anodes will lower ground bed resistance significantly 
  • PL®-Anodes are supplied with 10 ft. (3.04M) of AWG No.10 HMWPE cable as a manufacturing standard 
  • Other sizes, lengths, and types of cables are available  

 

MATCOR
Order Code

Length
Ft (M)

Operating
Current (Amperes)

Design Life Years*

Single Anode
Resistance
O/1000O-cm

Weight
Lbs (kg)

Conversion to Conventional Anodes

STANDARD PL®-ANODES

PL-1

2 (0.61)

0.25

20

9.3

5 (2.25)

2" x 9" Silicon Iron in Coke Breeze

PL-2

5 (1.52)

0.50

20

4.7

13 (5.9)

3" x 30" Graphite in Coke Breeze

PL-3

10 (3.04)

1.00

20

2.7

25 (11.3)

3" X 60" Graphite in 8"x84" Coke Breeze Package

LONG LIFE PL®-ANODES

PL-4

2 (0.61)

0.25

40

9.3

5 (2.25)

NONE-

PL-5

5 (1.52)

0.50

40

4.7

13 (5.9)

1.5" X 30" Silicon Iron 
in Coke Breeze

PL-6

10 (3.04)

1.00

40

2.7

25 (11.3)

1.5" x 60" and 2" x 60" Silicon Iron 
in 8" x 84" Coke Breeze Package

HIGH CURRENT ANODES

PL-7

2 (0.61)

1.00

20

9.3

5 (2.25)

NONE-

PL-8

5 (1.52)

2.50

20

4.7

13 (5.9)

NONE-

PL-9

10 (3.04)

5.00

20

2.7

25 (11.3)

3" X 60" Silicon Iron in Coke Breeze

PL-10

10 (3.04)

5.00

40

2.7

25 (11.3)

4" x 60" Silicon in Coke Breeze 8" x 84"

MATCOR PL–Anode

The MATCOR PL–Anode is a high efficiency, long life platinum niobium anode. Utilizing a patended design, this anode is easy-to-design and install in your cathodic protection system. They are already sized for platinum/ niobium thickness, length, resistance, and current output.