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Time delay to firing of a triggered vacuum gap with barium titanate in trigger gap

Govinda Raju, GR and Benson, FA and Hackam, R (1977) Time delay to firing of a triggered vacuum gap with barium titanate in trigger gap. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 124 (9). pp. 828-832.

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The time delay to the firing of a triggered vacuum gap (t.v.g.) containing barium titanate in the trigger gap is investigated as a function of the main gap voltage, main gap length, trigger pulse duration, trigger current and trigger voltage. The time delay decreases steadily with increasing trigger current and trigger voltage until it reaches saturation. The effect of varying the main gap length and voltage on the time delay is not strong. Before `conditioning�¿ the t.v.g. two groups of time delays, long (>100�¿s) and short (<10�¿s), are simultaneously observed when a large number of trials are conducted. After conditioning, only the group of short time delays are present. This is attributed to the marked reduction of the resistance of the trigger gap across the surface of the solid dielectric resulting directly from the conditioning effect.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright 1977 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: Delays;Vacuum apparatus;High-voltage engineering;Circuit breakers;Triggered vacuum
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 05:24
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2012 05:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43053

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