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Warning & Caution of Handling Electrodes

Carefully keep The Instructions so as to use it any time.

WARNING

1. When transporting and unloading:

Since the electrode is heavy, dropping or swinging it may cause physical injury or damage to the equipment.

  • When the electrode is being lifted or on a forklift track, never enter just under and around it.

2. During storage:

Do not stack crates too high. Otherwise, they may collapse to cause physical injury.

  • Make the stacking height as low as possible.

3. During usage:

When lifting the electrode and electrode column, they may drop or swing to cause physical injury or damage to the equipment.

  • During lifting, never enter just under and around them.
  • Do not use any electrode whose threads or end faces are broken.
  • On connecting, clean the joint by air-blowing, securely center, and tighten with the proper tightening torque.
  • On holding an electrode, avoid its socket portion. Hold the electrode outside a limit mark ( indicated on the socket ).
  • To prevent the joint from becoming dirty, use a column cap.
  • Do not use any column with the loose joint.

Since it conducts electricity and heat well, the electrode may give an electric shock or cause a burn.

  • During operation, keep off the furnace. When you are compelled to enter, always wear heat resistant, insulating protective clothing, gloves, etc.

4. On handling broken electrodes:

On taking out a broken electrode from the furnace, you may drop or swing it to cause physical injury or damage to the equipment.

  • On taking it out of the furnace, do not use wire.
  • Use a chain or tongs with chains instead.
  • During lifting, never enter just under the electrode and around it.

On cutting a broken electrode (including a nipple and nipple cement), dust occurs, and it may hurt the lungs, bronchi, and eyes by inhalation and adhesion.

Use a dustproof mask and a dust collector. Also, always gargle after the operation is over.

  • If, you have the feeling of physical disorder, consult a doctor.
  • Use dustproof goggles.
  • If dust should enter the eye, wash it with a large amount of water for fifteen or more minutes, and consult an eye specialist.

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CAUTION

1. During usage:

On unpacking, a rolling of the electrode or a splash of a steel belt after cutting may hurt the body.

  • Always use the stoppers to prevent from rolling, and work on the safe side.
  • Always wear protectors such as a helmet and safety shoes.

Since the electrode has self-lubricating properties, you are likely to slip on it to fall to the ground.

  • Do not step on any bare electrode.

2. On handling a broken electrode:

The broken electrode may be at high temperatures even if it is black.

  • During handling, always wear heat resistant protective clothing and the like.
  • Do not leave any combustible material in a broken electrode yard.

Since graphite dust has self-lubricating properties, you are likely to slip to fall to the ground.

  • Clean well the floor, staircases and the like not to deposit graphite dust.

Deposited dust may cause leak or short-circuit, leading to fire.

  • Remove the deposited dust.
CAUTION

Wasted stock, worked powder, remainder material and products used cause environmental pollution.

  • Properly dispose of various wastes in accordance with the rules in your country or the guidance of the administrative agency.
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