nonconsumable electrode

nonconsumable electrode

[¦nän·kən′sü·mə·bəl i′lek‚trōd]
(metallurgy)
An electrode, such as of carbon or tungsten, that is not consumed during a welding or melting operation.
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Thus, need in a reliable nonconsumable electrode of a high life and at the same time maximum easy feeding of remelting (or clad) materials into a slag pool promoted the design of a sectional current-carrying mould, shown in Figure 11 [29].
Nonconsumable electrodes, isolated from the mould, can be arranged on its internal wall (Figure 13, a) or passed directly through it (Figure 13, b).