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electric arc

n.
A luminous discharge of current that is formed when a strong current jumps a gap in a circuit or between two electrodes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electric arc - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric fieldelectric arc - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
brush discharge - discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire, corona - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashover - an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor
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Not too long ago, for example, R&W wrapped up work on electrical arc flash labeling for all of BPAs support facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
Limited Tenders are invited for Miscellaneous electrical arc for re-lamping of street lights, tower lights and high masts in bpcl-kr premises for 2018-19.
Despite maintaining that not a single person has died from the direct effects of a Taser inducing powerful shock to the heart or body, the company admitted to 18 people succumbing to fatal head or neck injuries after a fall caused by a Taser strike, and six deaths from fires sparked by the weapon's electrical arc.
In addition to these studies, many methods such as electrical arc current-voltage characteristic (V-I) [14]-[17], linearizing methods [18]-[20] and frequency response analysis have been introduced by researchers in order to define EAF load behaviour and the working characteristics of EAF load have been tried to be determined with mathematical statements.
The hot spot was attributed to a defective starter (p/n C24ST3) that showed evidence an internal electrical arc had burned a hole through the starter housing.
Safety measures are required for hazardous operations, such as welding or soldering, industrial baking and drying, waste disposal, smelting and forging, and motion picture projection using electrical arc lamps, among others.
The points at which electricity is distributed to loads throughout the mine are at risk for electrical arc flash, a dangerous electrical explosion.
Other subjects examined are influence of contact materials on phenomena in a short electrical arc, laser induced backside dry etching of BK-7 and quartz in a vacuum, a hierarchical approach for purifying pristine carbon nanotubes, and the effect of substrate temperature on the structural and electrical properties of MBE-grown ZnO.
ABB's Low Voltage Products division has released TVOC-2, a new generation of its proprietary Arc Guard System that has been protecting electrical equipment from dangerous electrical arc flashes for over 35 years.
MIG welding is a type of welding with a welding gun and wire, and you move the wire in close proximity to the gun, and it starts an electrical arc that heats the wire, which allows you to weld.
SIMS depth profiling analysis of electrical arc residues in fire investigation, Applied Surface Science 203-204: 779-784.

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