Electromagnetic arc convolution and enhanced PTFE ablation for current interruption

Leon M. Shpanin, G. R. Jones, J. W. Spencer, J. E. Humpries

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Abstract

The use of an electromagnetically driven, convoluted electric arc in air along with PTFE ablation is described for the interruption of alternating currents. The approach is based upon electromagnetically attracting an annular atmospheric arc plasma column, during heavy current flow onto a PTFE cylinder containing a B field producing coil for enhancing PTFE ablation. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate the arc behaviour, the extent of the PTFE ablation and the occurrence of current interruption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages133-136
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 200812 Sep 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications
Abbreviated titleGD 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period7/09/0812/09/08

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    Shpanin, L. M., Jones, G. R., Spencer, J. W., & Humpries, J. E. (2008). Electromagnetic arc convolution and enhanced PTFE ablation for current interruption. 133-136. Paper presented at International Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications , Cardiff, United Kingdom.