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Stray Currents

  1. Sep 21, 2007 #1

    I believe a shipyard working on new ships, with all its electrical arc welding and stuff, makes for a lot of "stray" currents in the sea.

    Do you guys have any plausible idea to re-create such scenario in the lab? A small-scale model perhaps?

    Thanks a lot.
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  3. Sep 23, 2007 #2


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    Hmm...I would think that there would not be any appreciable (if any) currents due to arc welding. Seems to me that in order complete the circuit, the current would take the most direct, least resistive path from the stinger to the return. Of course I'm not an electrical engineer though so this post might receive more respones under the electrical engineering forum.
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