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Silver Chloride reference electrode anode tester

High-Precision Silver/Silver Chloride Reference Electrodes: WE50 Series

Corroded sterndrive caused by insufficient cathodic protection

Protecting Underwater Metals: Verify Voltage with Silver/Silver Chloride Electrodes

Defending submerged metal surfaces against relentless corrosion is paramount. To ensure the effectiveness of your anode protection systems, we introduce the WE50 Series - featuring precision-engineered Silver/Silver Chloride Reference Electrodes. These tools enable straightforward and accurate measurement of your boat's anode protection systems, offering a shield against nature's corrosive forces.

Anodes play a pivotal role in guarding boats against corrosion in diverse water conditions. When different metals interact underwater, corrosion takes hold. In the realm of boats, anodes act as sacrificial metals, corroding in place of vital components like sterndrives and propeller shafts. Click here to learn more about anodes.

Selecting the appropriate anode hinges on your boat's metal surfaces and the water type you navigate. For instance, saltwater necessitates zinc or aluminum anodes, while freshwater requires magnesium anodes. Routine anode inspection and replacement are crucial, determined by material, water type, and usage duration. As a general guideline, replace anodes once they corrode by 50%.

The WE50 series reference electrodes empower you to scrutinize your protection system's efficiency by gauging the voltage in your vessel's vicinity. This measurement accurately assesses your vessel's bonding systems, confirms proper anode functionality, and bolsters overall corrosion prevention for your boat.

WE50-Salt: Silver/Silver Chloride Reference Electrode for Salt and Brackish Water

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Designed specifically for saltwater and brackish water conditions, the WE50-Salt reference electrode combines advanced materials and expert craftsmanship to deliver unrivaled accuracy and durability. Each WE50-Salt reference electrode undergoes rigorous testing and meticulous calibration during the manufacturing process, ensuring optimum performance and peace of mind.

Each WE50 series high precision Ag/AgCl reference electrode comes with 10m of 2.5mm insulated flexible cable and a 4mm banana plug compatible with most digital  volt-meters, ensuring simple and accurate measurements of cathodic protection systems, also known as anodes.

 

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WE50-Fresh: Silver/Silver Chloride Reference Electrode for Freshwater Environments

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Designed specifically for freshwater, the WE50-Fresh reference electrode showcases precision engineering at its finest. Impeccable design and robust materials ensure your assets remain shielded against corrosion, while exhaustive testing and calibration procedures guarantee consistent and reliable results in every application.

Each WE50 series high precision Ag/AgCl reference electrode comes with 10m of 2.5mm insulated flexible cable and a 4mm banana plug compatible with most digital  volt-meters, ensuring simple and accurate measurements of cathodic protection systems, also known as anodes.

 

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Why Choose the WE50 Series?

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PROMT Parts is proud to announce its collaboration with esteemed global leaders in the cathodic protection industry, Silvian. Together, we have brought forth a line of portable Silver/Silver Chloride Reference Electrodes that combine exceptional quality with affordability. Founded in 1984 by Dr. S Pathmanaban, a highly seasoned electrochemist and corrosion scientist holding a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, Silvian has established itself as a pivotal player in this field. Dr. Pathmanaban's academic background served as the cornerstone for the establishment and growth of Silvian, focusing on the development and production of 'Silvion' reference electrodes meticulously designed for application in Cathodic Protection (CP) systems.

Benefits of the WE50 Portable Silver/Silver Chloride Reference Electrodes:

High-Precision Engineering: The WE50 Series is a testament to precision engineering, crafted to exacting standards to provide accurate and dependable measurements in diverse water conditions.

Tailored to Environments: Whether you navigate saltwater or freshwater, our electrodes are optimized to excel in their designated environments, offering superior protection against corrosion.

Rigorous Testing and Calibration: Each WE50 electrode undergoes a comprehensive testing and calibration process during manufacturing, guaranteeing optimal performance and adherence to the highest quality standards.

Longevity and Reliability: With robust construction and meticulous attention to detail, the WE50 Series is built to withstand the rigors of waterborne corrosion, extending the lifespan of your assets.

Easy Integration: Effortless integration into existing corrosion management systems ensures a seamless and effective corrosion protection strategy.

The Importance of Testing Anodes and Protection Systems

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Testing your anodes and protection systems is an important part of boat maintenance. It can help you to identify any potential problems early on, before they cause damage to your boat.

Our WE50 Series high precision reference electrodes are scientifically engineered for accuracy in Salt, Brackish and Fresh Water environments.

To test your anodes and protection systems with a silver/silver chloride reference electrode, you will need to:

  • Attach the electrode to your bonding system of your vessel.
  • Connect the electrode to a voltmeter.
  • Hang the electrode into the water about 30cm below the surface.
  • Measure the voltage at all of the components that come in contact with the water, like propeller shafts, rudders and sea cocks.

The voltage should be between 0.8 and 1.2 volts. If the voltage is below 0.8 volts, it means that the anodes are not working properly and that your boat is not protected from corrosion. If the voltage is above 1.2 volts, it means that the anodes are corroding too quickly and that they need to be replaced.

Testing your anodes and protection systems regularly is an important part of boat maintenance. It can help you to identify any potential problems early on, before they cause damage to your boat.

Benefits of Testing Anodes and Protection Systems

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There are several benefits to testing your anodes and protection systems with a Silver/Silver Chloride Reference Electrode:

  • Know exactly where you stand: By measuring the voltage potential of your vessel, you know that your anodes are installed correctly.
  • Early detection of problems: Testing your anodes and protection systems can help you to identify any potential problems early on, before they cause damage to your boat.
  • Prevention of corrosion: By ensuring that your anodes are working properly, you can help to prevent corrosion from occurring on your boat's metal components.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your boat is properly protected from corrosion can give you peace of mind when you are out on the water.

If you are a boat owner, it is important to test, or have your anodes and protection systems tested regularly. This is an easy way to help protect your boat from corrosion and keep it in good condition for years to come.

Elevate Your Corrosion Management Strategy with the WE50 Ag/AgCl Reference Electrode Series

The battle against corrosion requires a proactive and precise approach. The WE50 Series offers not just electrodes, but a comprehensive solution for corrosion management. With a choice between WE50-Salt and WE50-Fresh, you gain access to high-precision tools meticulously tailored to your specific needs. Invest in the WE50 Series today and secure a future free from the relentless grip of corrosion.

 

WE50 Series: Your Precision Defense Against Corrosion

 

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