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Break the predicament to survive! Carbon enterprises are near-bankrupt?due to vicious competition!

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China's graphite electrode production process has been developed for more than half a century, but there is still a big gap compared with foreign advanced enterprises, thus causing the current status: on the one hand, due to the oversupply of low-end graphite, graphite electrode manufacturers are involved in a vicious competition, causing that many graphite electrode factories are struggling to survive. On the other hand, more than 80% of large ... in China...

On the other hand, our country more than 80% of the large large size used in the ultra high power dc arc furnace electrode had to be imported from abroad. Graphite electrode production industry development is far behind the use of electrode industry requirements. Even ordinary power graphite electrode, there are many problems in its production process, such as low yield and poor production cost is high, the use effect. Especially in the graphite electrode industry are in a trough, explores the existing problems in the production process and the improvement measures is necessary.

This article mainly analyzes and summarizes the problems existing in the production process of some small and medium-sized enterprises.

Problems and gaps

Raw materials.

There is an objective gap between the raw materials used in producing ultra-high power graphite electrode in China. The raw materials used in producing graphite electrode in Japan and the United States are stable in source and reliable in quality. Due to the supply problem of needle coke in China, graphite electrode manufacturers have to change suppliers and raw material ratio frequently. Moreover, there is still a certain quality gap between domestic needle coke and imported needle coke.


Subjectively speaking, the manufacturers of ultra-high power graphite electrode in China have mixed Daqing petroleum coke or Fushun petroleum coke with lower price, even other petroleum coke from the point of view of reducing cost. Moreover, a single needle coke is not needed in the production of ultra-high power electrodes by individual manufacturers, at best increasing the number of impregnation. Using such electrodes as ultra-high power electrodes will inevitably lead to confusion in the market price and seriously endanger the interests of many manufacturers.


The production of ordinary power electrodes also has the problem of raw materials. Especially for graphite electrodes with diameters of 500 mm and 600 mm, the easily graphitized Daqing or Fushun petroleum coke is usually selected as raw materials. However, in order to reduce costs, many small and medium-sized enterprises in China choose Huludao coke or worse petroleum coke as raw materials. In the production process, there will be a large number of waste products, and eventually in the use of users appear high consumption, block loss and other issues.


Bonding agent


The special electrode pitch is used in the production of graphite electrode in foreign countries, and the modified pitch is produced by domestic asphalt manufacturers under continuous efforts. The electrode quality of many manufacturers has been improved, but there is still a process to be promoted. Many manufacturers do not attach importance to the binder, some manufacturers of coal tar pitch people are knowledge stays at the softening point, other indicators are not checked. In the production process, the binder only melts, there is no static process, it is inevitable that a large number of waste products appear in the process of molding and roasting.


Mixed ingredients


1. Because of the problems in choosing vibrating screen or drying net, the purity of the particles is very low, and the purity of the particles in many factories is only 50% - 60%. Therefore, the particle materials between the pot and the pot are very different, it is difficult to ensure the stability of the paste.


2. Many manufacturers have not yet adopted electronic weighing batching, batching artificial factors too much, resulting in a great difference in the plasticity and particle size composition of paste between the pot and the pot.


3. the ingredients are too large. There are many factories because workers are paid according to the output, regardless of the maximum output of rolling kneading pan, blindly more ingredients. In the production, the material on the kneading pot is not moving, and the paste is mixed with dry material, so the quality of raw billet is not guaranteed.


The 4. part is too thin. Many manufacturers still use the purity of 75%, or even more than 80%; powder in the screening analysis is not standardized, to the powder sample does not dry, and some manufacturers screen powder even the required glass ball, which will lead to the production of molecules too fine. Moreover, it is difficult to mix fine powder evenly in domestic kneading pans. Using fine powder not only has low yield in molding process, but also has low yield in roasting and graphitizing, and ultimately consumes a lot when users use it.


5. unreasonable use of dust collector. Dust collecting powder is too thin, and two is much impurity. In many large factories, dust is used for other purposes, especially in ultra-high power and high power; even in ordinary electrodes, it should be added evenly, instead of adding, not adding, or directly discharging the dust into the powder, the powder and dust are very uneven and mixed together. If the amount of dust collected exceeds 7%, the quality of green will be affected.


The rationality of formula granularity. In recent years, domestic professional and technical personnel have done a lot of work in formulation strength composition, and the concept of formulation strength is highly praised. But how this formulation came into being and what type of furnace the product is used in still need to explore and summarize the industry.

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