Induced Currents in Pipelines


Changes in the geomagnetic field produce ground induced currents that can have impacts on artificial systems such as pipelines. According to these, geomagnetic perturbations observed during June 2005 are studied. The data measured on the Ottawa River Valley pipeline verify the appearance of induced currents greater than 700 mA and additional potential values larger than ?850 V that can produce additional corrosive effects.

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Silbergleit, V. (2015) Induced Currents in Pipelines. Engineering, 7, 219-223. doi: 10.4236/eng.2015.75018.

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