Cathode & Sidewall Blocks

Cathode and Sidewall blocks

Cathode and Sidewall blocks are primarily used in the aluminum industry. We have a presence in both North and South America with manufacturing facilities in China. In addition to marketing and distributing, we offer technical support and keep blocks in stock.

Properties UOM Test Standard GB-73 GB-8515 GB-G
Min Max Min Max Min Max
Real Density g/cm3 ASTM C-838 1.92 1.96 1.9 1.94 2.16 2.2
Bulk Density g/cm3 ASTM C-559 1.58 1.62 1.56 1.6 1.58 1.62
Porosity % ASTM C-830 16 20 25
Compressive Strength N/mm2 ASTM C-695 24 32 18
Flexural Strength N/mm2 ASTM C-651 8 7.5 9
Young’s Modulus N/mm2 ASTM C-747 10 10 8
Electrical Resistivity µΩm ASTM C-611 32 38 28 40 8 11
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 1/K▪10-6 ASTM E-228 3.8 4 3.5
Thermal Conductivity W/mK ASTM C-201 12 7 80
@ 30C
Ash Content % ASTM C-561 4 7 0.5
Sodium Expansion % Rapoport 0.7 0.7 0.4

Brochures

GES CA & SW (Y) Specifications GB-GB

GES CA & SW (Y) Specifications GBG-A10

GES CA & SW (Y) Specifications GB-G1

GES CA & SW (Y) Specifications GB-G

GES CA & SW (Y) Specifications GB-8515

GES CA & SW (Y) Specifications GB-73