About Carbon Electrode Paste
Carbon Electrode Paste is a self-baking electrode used in submerged arc furnaces for delivering power to the charge mix. Electrode Paste is added to the top of the electrode column in either cylindrical or briquette form. As the paste moves down the electrode column the temperature increase causes the paste to melt and subsequently bake forming a block of electrically conductive carbon. Electrode Paste is essentially a mix of Electrically Calcined Anthracite (ECA) or Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) with Coal Tar Pitch.
CPC received from our Barauni plant or ECA received from our overseas suppliers is screened to different fractions and stored in hoppers. The various fractions are then weighed using a batching system and taken in a bin. The composition of fractions is taken according to the desired Electrode Paste properties. The resulting aggregate is preheated in a mixer to temperatures up to 180oC and Coal Tar Pitch at 200oC is then added and mixed. The quantity of Coal Tar Pitch added varies depending on desired plasticity. Coal Tar Pitch which is used as a binder in the product is manufactured in-house, using Crude Coal Tar from different sources so as to get the precise Electrode Paste quality.