electric arc


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electric arc electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Electric arc See under Voltaic.
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In literature:

An electric arc begins to spread out as the density of the air decreases, and presently it is extinguished.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
It requires the high voltage of a city power line to make a dangerous electric arc.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
It looked like the discharge from some huge electric arc.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
According to Tyndall, 90% of the radiation from the electric arc is non-luminous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
In a corner, an electric fan swung back and forth through a hurried arc and fluttered papers here and there.
"The Garden of Eden" by Max Brand
The heat developed in the so-called electric arc is so great as to fuse the most refractory substances.
"The Telephone" by A. E. Dolbear
He causes an electric arc to pass between two rods of the metal immersed in distilled water.
"The Mechanism of Life" by St├ęphane Leduc
Along its quays shines a white line of electric arc-lamps.
"'Green Balls'" by Paul Bewsher
The electric arc is suitable for lighting streets and for large buildings, but cannot be used for lighting houses.
"The Story of Great Inventions" by Elmer Ellsworth Burns
The greatest heat of all is that of the electric arc.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin

In news:

They form spontaneously from carbon vapor produced by powerful electric arcs.
Republic Steel has announced that construction is under way for a new electric arc furnace and related equipment at its Lorain, Ohio, steelmaking facility.
Techint Technologies in Italy supplied an ultrahigh power electric arc furnace to Tianjin Pipe Corp.
Ferriere Nord, part of the Pittini Group, installed a 120 t electric arc furnace for its Osoppo (Udine) meltshop.
Concerned about Arc-Flash and Electric Shock .
41% of all respondents in a recent ARC Advisory Group survey cited "lost production" and "failure costs" as the primary justification for projects to upgrade electrical power systems.
The main physical principle of an electric arc furnace is the transfer of energy from the electricity line to the furnace through heat radiation and conduction generated by an electric arc.
Circuit protection protects electrical service personnel, physical assets and production schedules against shorts, faults and dangerous arcing conditions.
Lincoln Electric has reintroduced its Square Wave TIG 175 gas-tungsten-arc-welding power supply, an economical machine designed for automotive repair and restoration as well as light-duty metal fabrication.
Because the long-life arc lamp is electrically identical to the standard model, no modifications to the fixture are required.
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, OH, introduced the new Tomahawk 375 Air, a portable plasma-arc-cutting (PAC) power supply designed for onsite maintenance, service tasks, small construction sites, HVAC work, demolition and rental applications.
Concerned about Arc-Flash and Electric Shock.
Techint Technologies, Milan, Italy, completed the performance test of the KT Injection System installed on the electric arc furnace (EAF) at Duferco-Makstil, Skopje, Macedonia ).
Five to ten times per day, an electrical arc-flash accident occurs that seriously injures or kills someone in the United States.
A Thunderbolt Craziness band member wears a metal suit as he forms a symbol from electric arcs using a metal stick while standing on tesla coils during a performance in Fuzhou, Fujian province.

In science:

As a big advantage of this twisted arc model, the evaluation of higher order electric moments can be reduced to a small number of simple functions given in closed form.
The twisted arc model for chiral molecules
In the years 1870, the only sources of light apart from candles and oil lamps, were the burning of gases and the electric arc.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
With the practical applications of electricity, lightning with arc lamps became a reality in many european cities.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age