70. Stray-Current Analysis

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. J. H. Fitzgerald III

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch70

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, J. H. (2011) Stray-Current Analysis, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch70

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, USA

  1. Adapted with permission from the Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course [1, 2].

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • stray-current analysis, causes and means - detecting and mitigating stray-current interference effects from direct-current (dc) sources;
  • stray current detection - static stray currents on pipeline, detection by analyzing pipe-to-soil potentials;
  • mitigation of stray-current corrosion - controlling stray currents at source


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Detection of stray currents

  • Locating source of interference

  • Mitigation of stray-current corrosion

  • Stray current from ac sources

  • References