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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.
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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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When it comes to acquiring welding gear, you've got three main options to consider: oxygen/ acetylene torches, stick-type electric arc welders and wire-feed electric arc welders.
A EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) US$85 million loan to ISTIL Ukraine, will help the Ukraine's only modern mini-steel mill using an electric arc furnace and continuous casting technology to raise Euro 3 million in Kyoto Protocol carbon credit sales.
Whether they join the consolidation craze or focus on niche markets, many of the electric arc furnace operations in the United States are facing growing pressure from consolidators.
Even though much of Chinas steel is produced with blast furnaces, rather than 100-percent-scrap-consuming electric arc furnaces, raw materials buyers representing Chinas mills have spanned the globe this decade seeking melting units whether iron ore, pig iron or scrap for their new furnaces.
It turned out that it was impossible to use ingenious development of Wenelt in cathodes of welding electric arc, because for stable work of the welding arc it is necessary that mean density of current on the surface of a non-consumable cathode of welding arc, in addition to the current density in the cathode spot, exceeded mentioned density in the tubes at least by three orders [4].
A graphite electrode is a ceramic-molded or extruded column of graphite, used by steel producers in electric arc furnaces.
The electric arc furnace then melts the reduced iron into steel.
An adjective that might apply as well as "cold" is "ambient." That is, while the process is categorized among the thermal spray processes--which are ordinarily thought of in the context of plasma spray, flame spray, or electric arc spray--a fundamental difference is that in the cold spray approach, the material that's being applied is not melted, not liquefied.
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In 1887, Czech engineer Frantisek Krizik lit the town's first five electric arc street lights - only the second town in the country to have them.
But the truth is that industry, in the form of coal-fired power plants, electric arc furnaces (which melt and recycle the steel from old cars) and municipal waste incinerators are the major sources.

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