Every water utility across North America needs to consider the life expectancy of their water distribution infrastructure. The foundation of North America's standard of living is potable drinking water just a turn of the knob away from nearly every person. In order to ensure this miles and miles of pipelines and storage tanks distribute water through locally managed water utilities. Those water utilities with forward thinking administrators include some form of Cathodic Protection in both their distribution network as well as their storage tanks. American Carbon BADGERCONNECT Extruded Magnesium Anodes are a prime solution for these applications.
In parts of the globe where groundwater is not safe to drink or is insufficient to meet demand, there are other options that American Carbon has worked with to provide clean potable water. The largest such application is desalination plants in places situated close to oceans and other large saltwater bodies of water. Who knows, perhaps in the not so distant future this type of water processing facility will become a reality in places such as California which is having water shortages of their own. The primary anode used for these applications almost always falls under our BADGERCUSTOM product line, where the material composition is not a common off the shelf offering. Let American Carbon work with your engineers to find the perfect material for your desalination project.