stray current

stray current

[′strā ‚kə·rənt]
(electricity)
A portion of a current that flows over a path other than the intended path, and may cause electrochemical corrosion of metals in contact with electrolytes.
An undesirable current generated by discharge of static electricity; it commonly arises in loading and unloading petroleum fuels and some chemicals, and can initiate explosions.
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Scope containing among others the following services - General planning services;- Traffic planning systems;- Noise control study;- Vibration advice;- Geotechnical reports;- EMC, earthing and stray current opinions;- Sound advice for traction power plants.
The main external corrosion threats for DSS flow lines are soil corrosion, chloride stress corrosion cracking (CSCC), stray current and cathodic interference and hydrogen-induced stress cracking.
The second, and less obvious, impact of a new light rail system is stray current corrosion.
These rapid setting high build elastomeric systems are impervious to deicing chemicals, water, ballast, stray current and other factors that contribute to accelerated deterioration and wear of elevated structures.
My first thought was that there might be some kind of stray current in the neighborhood that was eating up the fittings.
The boat has isolation transformers to protect the overall electrical system from stray current at the dock, said Berman.
Illustration 7G1X_00X101A for the M261 rocket launcher stray current check in TM 1-1520-Longbow Apache on EM 0126 shows the igniter arm in the raised position for the stray current check.
Only the best runners were issued the new shoes, and mine were hard, almost brittle, and the uncushioned shock of each stride ran up the bones of my leg like stray current from a leaking appliance.
So, just as on the AC side of things, they will all have to be grounded to the main house ground to carry away any stray current that may otherwise have considered you as a poor, but acceptable, path to the ground.
Among the topics are the boundary element-modelling of complex multi-hull surfaces in hypothetical future warships, and the numerical simulation of the cathodic protection of pipeline networks under various stray current interfaces.
The magnetic fields causing the stray current come from AC circuits, radios, lightning, cell phones, motor starters, welding, and many other sources in an industrial environment.
siphons off stray current and provides insulation to eliminate arcing.