APPLICATION OF NEW DUAL-PURPOSE GRAPHITE
N. T. Nonishneva,
A. A. Bukharova,
A. Yu. Zheleznyak,
S. A. Podkopaev,
A. A. Sviridov,
A. N. Seleznev,
and Yu. F. Gnedin
Translated from Novye Ogneupory, No. 1, pp. 26 – 29, January, 2007.
Original article submitted June 7, 2006.
The technology of producing structural graphites and the product ranges of carbon products produced at the
Chelyabinsk Electrode Works are described.
The Chelyabinsk Electrode Works (CEW) produces car
bon products for various purposes, including carbon lining
materials for blast furnaces for metallurgical works in Russia
and abroad. Structural graphites occupy a special place in the
product range of the company. The company has developed
and implemented technologies for producing high-density
close-grained construction graphites, whose properties make
them suitable for nuclear engineering, as well as metallurgy
where they are used to make highly heat-conducting
blast-furnace blocks and heaters for electric resistance fur-
naces. The heaters produced from this graphite have high
Construction graphite has a special place in the product
range of the CEW. This works in fact was initially built as
construction graphite works for rocket engineering. At pre
sent the CEW offers various grades of construction graphites,
including reaction graphites for nuclear power plants, extra-
pure graphite for radioelectronics, vacuum engineering, and
nonferrous metallurgy, different phases of siliconized gra-
phites, including critical parts SGP-0.5 for the pumps of the
first and second cooling contours of VVER nuclear reactors,
and siliconized parts for the defense and space sectors and
the nuclear power sector (Fig. 1).
The production of construction graphites, carbon-carbon
composite construction materials, and carbon fibers involves
sophisticated and very complicated processes and requires
state-of-the-art machinery and high-skilled operating staff.
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Fig. 1. Construction, siliconized, and reactor graphites.