COKE PETROLEUM CALCINED RS-3 LORESCO - 50 LB BAG (68#/CUFT) IMPRESSED CURRENT BACKFILL
Corrosion Service offers a full line of Loresco® earth contact backfills and related products which are designed and produced exclusively for the corrosion industry. All Loresco® backfills begin with high-quality carbons that are calcined to exacting standards. These carbons are further processed to enhance various properties depending upon the specific application or field conditions.
RS-3® is the newest and most innovative super conducting earth contact backfill in the Loresco product line. RS-3® combines the characteristics of superior low resistivity and high bulk density with a remarkably rapid sinking ability to provide the latest in conductive carbon backfill technology. Because of the new rapid sinking ability RS-3® is able to achieve maximum compaction quickly. Rapid sinking allows for a faster construction completion time and faster energizing of the anode system. Rapid sinking allows for pouring when pumping is not an option. RS-3® is able to handle the demands of stringent field requirements. This is the first time a conductive carbon backfill combining pumping ability and pouring ability has been available in one bag. RS-3® is manufactured under a new process which creates a new surface with superior conductive properties. This manufacturing process is exclusive to conductive carbon formulations designed for cathodic protection. The new manufacturing process ensures the impressed current anode and RS-3® system have increased electronic flow performance to further increase the life of the anode system. Loresco RS-3® is produced specifically for cathodic protection applications using an exclusive multi-step process.
First, a very high quality base carbon with desired characteristics is selected. Next, this carbon is calcined to a minimum temperature of 1250° C under very exacting and controlled standards. This step results in semi-graphitized carbon particles with excellent conductivity. All particles shaped and surface modified for maximum electrical conductivity and high-current applications. Then, to further improve the bulk conductivity, the surfaces of the individual particles are modified to enhance the contact conductance in a process exclusive only to the corrosion industry. This breakthrough in surface alteration ensures maximum electronic current transfer with positive anode contact. Finally, a specially formulated surfactant is added to reduce particle surface tension for compact settling under water.