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Last updated: July 25, 2018

What Does Ferromagnetic Mean?

Ferromagnetic refers to an electrical property possessed by iron whereby the motion of an electric charge is generated in a manner that creates attractive or refractive ionic transfers in the absence of a magnetic field. This phenomenon occurs below a fixed elemental temperature that is known as the Curie point.

Ferromagnetic behavior is typically observed in elemental iron and iron alloys, which are susceptible to corrosion.


Corrosionpedia Explains Ferromagnetic

Ferromagnetic concepts are the foundation of electromechanical device operation such as motors, transformers and generators.

Ferromagnetic behavior is typically observed in elemental iron and iron alloys. Each electron possesses a unique magnetic field that aligns itself to external magnetic fields that may be present. This alignment if fixed even after field removal, which allows for the ferromagnetic material to acquire the properties of a magnet. The use of electric motors and other electrical devices may then be used to implement corrosion preventative measures in certain industries, particularly underground piping.


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