Bell Industries

Bell Vessel (Heater Treaters) Anodes


These cylindrical anodes come in a 3” diameter by 22” length. The anodes have a steel core for continuity and support and has a 5/8” NF threaded male and female end, allowing you to easily mount the anode or combine multiple anodes when additional surface area or weight is required. The anode can be easily installed using a Vessel Anode Adaptor.

Aluminum Vessel Anodes (14 lbs):
The foremost application for most oilfield operations is the aluminum anode. When temperatures are above 50 deg. C. (122 deg. F.) caution should be taken as the protection from the anode is reduced with higher temperatures. The aluminum anode is the most effective at an economical cost.

Magnesium Vessel Anodes:
The best protection from corrosion is provided by the magnesium anode. However, they have the shortest life. If you have a new facility and are unsure of your conditions, it is recommended to use magnesium anodes for you initial placement.

Zinc Vessel Anodes:
Maximum operating temperature for zinc anodes is 60 deg. C. (140 deg. F.)  Temperatures higher than 60 deg c. will cause reversal of the anode, cathode, if the temperature exceeds 60 deg. C. the vessel may experience high rates of corrosion.