Aluminum Anode

Marine welded aluminum anode, single iron foot

Marine aluminum anode is an important anti-corrosion product of ship shell. The corrosion of sacrificial anodes installed on ship hull surface will be checked during dock repair, and the anodes that cannot be used until the next dock repair cycle will be replaced. Single iron foot flat bonded aluminum anode is one of the most commonly used sacrificial anodes.

Sacrificial anode Cathodic protection is a kind of cathodic protection, which is done by using a less valuable material as a sacrificial anode and connecting it to the structure to be protected through a metal conductor. Materials used for cathodic protection of sacrificial anodes are magnesium, aluminum and zinc. They provide electrons to the protected structure to protect it from corrosion, but are themselves consumed by corrosion.


In general, sacrificial anode cathodic protection is used to protect coated areas with low current requirements and low soil or water resistivity. It is also used for protective structures with relatively small surface areas.


A sacrificial anode is a highly active metal used to prevent surface corrosion of less active materials. In sacrificial anode cathodic protection applications, the natural potential difference of different metals is used to provide protection. The sacrificial anode is coupled to the protected structure, and as long as the anode is more "active" than the structure, current flows from the anode to the structure. When the current flows, all the corrosion occurs on the anode, which "sacrifices" itself in order to protect the structure from corrosion.

Chemical composition of aluminum anode

TypesZnInCdSnMgSiTiImpurities, not more thanAl

Electrochemical performance of aluminum anode

Performance, types, indicatorsOpen circuit potential
Working potential
Actual capacitance A · h/kgCurrent efficiency
Ordinary aluminum alloy anode1.10-1.181.05-1.12≥2400≥85Corrosion products are easy to fall off and dissolve evenly on the surface.
High-efficiency aluminum alloy anode1.10-1.181.05-1.12≥2600≥90
Highly activated aluminum alloy anode1.45-1.501.40-1.45≥2080≥70