The Corro-Protec Powered Anode Rod is a long-term protection solution compared to the existing sacrificial magnesium anode rod on the market. Powered anode can be installed in a wide range of water heater starting from 10 gallons to 120 gallons and they don't need any maintenance.
How Magnesium Anode Rod Works
The magnesium anode rod will sacrifice itself to protect the water heater. Since corrosion always attacks weaker metals first, the magnesium anode will corrode until it is about 50% consumed. After that, the tank will start to rust and will last couple years.
How Corro-Protec Powered Anode Works
The Corro-Protec system includes a titanium anode and a current rectifier. When the rectifier is connected to the nearest outlet, the rod in the tank supply a small amount of current into the water heater. This current completely stops the loss of energy from all metals to which the ground is connected. The corrosion processus is then completely stopped. Since the anode is made out of titanium, it does not disintegrate over time.
What is Corrosion And How to Stop it
A corrosion cell is created when 5 things are reunited :
- Anode :The anode is the metal with the more negative potential compared to the cathode.
- Cathode : The cathode is the metal where reduction occurs (gain of electrons).
- Electrolyte : The electrically conductive medium in which the anode and cathode reside.
- Electrical connection : Connection between the anode and the cathode.
- Potential difference : Voltage difference between the anode and the cathode.
In the corrosion cell, metal ions formed from metal oxidation (cations) migrate from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte. The electrons given off by this oxidation reaction move from the anode to the cathode through the electrical connection. Current flows from cathode to the anode through the electrical connection and from the anode to the cathode in the electrolyte.
Sulfur bacteria cause the rotten egg smell in your plumbing. They are naturally present in the water but are usually not a problem in rural areas. They feed on sulfur and produce hydrogen sulfide gas as waste. When the gas dissolves in the water, it gives it that characteristic odor of spoiled eggs. In urban areas, sulfur bacteria are usually found in hot water heaters of a home. Attracted to the ions produced by the magnesium rod inside the water tank, the bacteria only cause hot water at home to smell.
No matter what causes the odors of sulfur in your water, the Corro-Protec Powered Anode Rod can solve this problem in just a few hours. Once the system is operational, the energy projected by the Impressed Current System will prevent these unpleasant smells for years to come!
STOPS CORROSION INSIDE TANK
The composition of your water and that of your neighbor is seemingly the same, however, it’s very possible that they are completely different! The Corro-Protec automatically adapts to the type of water present in your tank in order to offer you optimal protection. No matter if your water comes from the city or a well, our products will be able to protect your tank!
The voltage of the Corro-Protec System will adjusts automatically depending on the resistance of your water. A very low voltage means that your water is very conductive and the anode does not need to send much current to provide adequate protection.
Our researcher's know-how has led to the creation of revolutionary products that completely change the way hot water tanks are viewed. Although the technology has already existed for several decades in the industrial sector, we have been testing Corro-Protec in the laboratory for more than 12 years in order to offer you safe and effective products. It allowed us to determine the components needed to manufacture the anode in order to provide the best possible protection all the while remaining affordable. Corro-Protec use a titanium rod covered with mixed metal oxyde (MMO) made to last over 20 years.
Since that time, Corro-Protec anodes have been constantly improved and modified to respond to market innovations and the wide variety of tanks. Today, we are the leaders in this field and we protect tens of thousands of tanks across North America! If you are curious and want to know more about the tests performed, we invite you to read this article: Tests of Powered Anode (ICCP)
How do I know if the system works?
Many people ask us how one gets to know if the system works. In order to make your life easier, we have added a green LED light on the rectifier, which allows one to see quickly and easily if the system is functional! This light comes on only if the Corro-Protec protects the tank properly.
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