Fault Current

Published: | Updated: May 4, 2017

Definition - What does Fault Current mean?

Fault current refers to the rate of flow of electric charge that exists between two conductors or one conductor and the ground. A fault current is indicative of an abnormal flow of electric current in a system.

Corrosionpedia explains Fault Current

Fault currents can be searched for as an indicator of abnormal current flow. This can be further used to analyze how prone a material is to corrosion. The lower the presence of fault currents, the lower the rate of corrosion and vice versa.

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