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Sample records for air-blast circuit breakers

  1. 7. Air Blast Circuit Breaker Compressors, view to the southeast. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    7. Air Blast Circuit Breaker Compressors, view to the southeast. The air blast circuit breakers are visible in the left background of the photograph. - Washington Water Power Clark Fork River Noxon Rapids Hydroelectric Development, Powerhouse, South bank of Clark Fork River at Noxon Rapids, Noxon, Sanders County, MT

  2. 500-kV HVDC air-blast circuit breaker. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Bachman, B.; Ruoss, E.

    1986-08-01

    This report describes the first HVDC circuit breaker to be tested on a full-scale utility system. Modular in construction to ensure economic feasibility, this breaker has a standard ac air-blast breaker as its main component and interrupts current up to 2200-A dc.

  3. Air blast circuit breaker noise and hearing loss: a multifactorial model for risk assessment.

    PubMed

    McBride, D I; Williams, S

    2000-04-01

    The assessment of the risk to hearing from impulse noise exposure may be a problem for the occupational physician because existing legislative and international noise exposure standards deal primarily with continuous noise, and are not valid in excess of the peak exposure limit of 200 pa (140 dB). Noise exposure in excess of this level, for example that due to firearms, is frequently perceived as harmful, but this is not necessarily the case, as impulse noise standards do, in fact, allow exposure with a maximum in the order of 6.3 kPa (170 dB). To illustrate this, a cross-sectional group of electrical transmission workers have been studied who were exposed to significant levels of impulse noise from air blast circuit breakers and firearms. Important hearing loss factors have been identified by means of a specially designed questionnaire. Using the Health & Safety Executive definition, the risk of hearing loss was determined by calculating prevalence odds ratios (ORs) for exposure to these factors. The OR for those with fewer than eight unprotected air blast circuit breaker exposures was 2.27 (95% confidence interval (CI), 1.01-5.08), whilst for those with more than eight exposures the OR was 2.10 (95% CI, 0.97-4.54). For firearm exposure, ORs of 1.61 (95% CI, 0.95-2.74) were noted in the medium exposure group and 2.05 (95% CI, 1.08-3.86) in the high exposure group. When all the factors were included in the model, the most significant factor was age. The study gives support to the impulse noise exposure criteria, confirming the borderline risk from air blast circuit breaker noise exposure and the relative safety of moderate gunfire exposure.

  4. Overriding Faulty Circuit Breakers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Robbins, Richard L.; Pierson, Thomas E.

    1987-01-01

    Retainer keeps power on in emergency. Simple mechanical device attaches to failed aircraft-type push/pull circuit breaker to restore electrical power temporarily until breaker replaced. Device holds push/pull button in closed position; unnecessary for crewmember to hold button in position by continual finger pressure. Sleeve and plug hold button in, overriding mechanical failure in circuit breaker. Windows in sleeve show button position.

  5. Overriding Faulty Circuit Breakers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Robbins, Richard L.; Pierson, Thomas E.

    1987-01-01

    Retainer keeps power on in emergency. Simple mechanical device attaches to failed aircraft-type push/pull circuit breaker to restore electrical power temporarily until breaker replaced. Device holds push/pull button in closed position; unnecessary for crewmember to hold button in position by continual finger pressure. Sleeve and plug hold button in, overriding mechanical failure in circuit breaker. Windows in sleeve show button position.

  6. Latching overcurrent circuit breaker

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Moore, M. L.

    1970-01-01

    Circuit breaker consists of a preset current amplitude sensor, and a lamp-photo-resistor combination in a feedback arrangement which energizes a power switching relay. The ac input power is removed from the load at predetermined current amplitudes.

  7. High temperature circuit breaker

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Edwards, R. N.; Travis, E. F.

    1970-01-01

    Alternating current circuit breaker is suitable for reliable long-term service at 1000 deg F in the vacuum conditions of outer space. Construction materials are resistant to nuclear radiation and vacuum welding. Service test conditions and results are given.

  8. Generator circuit breaker retrofit

    SciTech Connect

    Dayton, L.P.

    1995-12-31

    This paper will discuss the economic considerations, the development from concept to installation, benefits realized and the operational history of the generator circuit breaker retrofit project at Wanapum and Priest Rapids Dams, Grant County Public Utility District, Washington.

  9. Field tests of a circuit breaker synchronous control

    SciTech Connect

    Rajotte, R.J.; Charpentier, C.; Breault, S.; Le, H.H.; Huynh, H.; Desmarais, J.

    1995-07-01

    A circuit breaker synchronous control interface which controls the point-on-wave at which shunt reactor circuit breakers open or close has been developed and tested on Hydro-Quebec`s 735-kV power system. It takes into account the influence of outdoor temperature on the breaker closing and opening times. It is also equipped with a reignition and a high-inrush-current detection system. Opening tests at different preset arcing times were conducted and the arcing time range where there are no re-ignitions in air-blast breakers was established. The tests showed that the interface is a valuable device for the elimination of re-ignitions associated with the interruption of small inductive currents. Closing tests have shown that the interface is also useful for the limitation of high inrush currents by selecting an appropriate point-on-wave for circuit breaker closing.

  10. Circuit breaker lockout device

    DOEpatents

    Kozlowski, Lawrence J.; Shirey, Lawrence A.

    1992-01-01

    An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

  11. Circuit breaker lockout device

    DOEpatents

    Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

    1992-11-24

    An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker. 2 figs.

  12. Field circuit breaker tester

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fulcomer, P. M.

    1982-05-01

    Test equipment developed at National Bureau of Standards (NBS) for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to evaluate the performance of single-pole circuit breakers in residential installations is described along with instructions for its use. The procedures are intended to be carried out by a test crew of at least two persons.

  13. Circuit breaker lockout device

    SciTech Connect

    Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

    1992-11-24

    An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker. 2 figs.

  14. Circuit breaker lockout device

    SciTech Connect

    Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

    1991-12-31

    An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin is installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

  15. Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Premerlani, William J.

    1981-01-01

    A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components.

  16. Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Premerlani, W.J.

    1981-11-10

    A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components. 13 figs.

  17. Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Premerlani, W.J.

    1981-11-10

    A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components. 13 figs.

  18. Circuit breaker cases

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holmes, R. L.

    1971-01-01

    A flammable plastic part was duplicated dimensionally using a nonflammable material in place of the flammable plastic. The material used was L-3203-6 with a 16-hour post-cure at 400 F. Initial efforts were made to determine shrinkage tolerances required to produce a mold which would produce a finished, workable part. The final twenty-five circuit breaker cases were shipped and the metal inserts when installed, produced a workable breaker. Initial submissions of cases were rejected as lacking sufficient rigidity though they met all other requirements. The plastic cases weighed 16.5 grams, whereas the Refset cases weighed 17 grams, not meeting the less-weight requirement. The data on shrinkage determinations, and mold and part dimensions are shown. The method of manufacture is also reported.

  19. Theory of the arc discharge in air blast breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Vogel, H.F.

    1980-08-01

    The complete set of equations obtaining in the arc's length element are given. The arc length is determined when the external circuit equations are closed by an expression for the arc inductance as a function of the radius and length, in addition to our relationships for the radius and voltage gradients.

  20. Solid-State dc Circuit Breaker

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Harvey, P.

    1983-01-01

    Circuit breaker with no moving parts protects direct-current (dc) loads. Current which circuit breaker opens (trip current) is adjustable and so is time delay before breaker trips. Forward voltage drop rises from 0.6 to 1.2 V as current rises to trip point. Breaker has two terminals, like fuse, therefore replaces fuse in dc circuit. Powered by circuit it protects and reset by either turning off power source or disconnecting load.

  1. Circuit breaker lock out assembly

    DOEpatents

    Gordy, W.T.

    1983-05-18

    A lock out assembly for a circuit breaker which consists of a generally step-shaped unitary base with an aperture in the small portion of the step-shaped base and a roughly S shaped retaining pin which loops through the large portion of the step-shaped base. The lock out assembly is adapted to fit over a circuit breaker with the handle switch projecting through the aperture, and the retaining pin projecting into an opening of the handle switch, preventing removal.

  2. Circuit breaker lock out assembly

    DOEpatents

    Gordy, Wade T.

    1984-01-01

    A lock out assembly for a circuit breaker which consists of a generally step-shaped unitary base with an aperture in the small portion of the step-shaped base and a roughly "S" shaped retaining pin which loops through the large portion of the step-shaped base. The lock out assembly is adapted to fit over a circuit breaker with the handle switch projecting through the aperture, and the retaining pin projecting into an opening of the handle switch, preventing removal.

  3. Experience and field evaluation of a condition monitoring system for high-voltage circuit breakers - an update

    SciTech Connect

    Landry, M.; Mercier, A.; Daigneault, G.; Bennett, R.

    1996-03-01

    This paper presents two case studies that detail the benefits of a condition - monitoring system installed on a 400-kV air-blast PK type circuit breaker and an 800-kV SFA SF{sub 6} double-pressure circuit breaker. On the air-blast breaker, the monitoring system detected a mechanical malfunction that was judged sufficiently severe to reduce the breaking capability of the breaker, and possibly cause a catastrophic explosion. In the case of the SFA breaker, a deficiency in the high-pressure tank insulation was found during the past winter when the outdoor temperature reached -25{degrees}F. The paper also briefly discusses the upgrading of the monitoring system since the last EPRI conference and its adaptation to other strategic equipment.

  4. Present Status of Power Circuit Breaker and its Future

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yoshioka, Yoshio

    Gas circuit breaker and vacuum circuit breaker are the 2 main types of circuit breaker used in extra high voltage and medium voltage networks. After reviewing the history of these circuit breakers, their present status and technologies are described. As for future technology, computation of interrupting phenomena, SF6 gas less apparatus and expectation of the high voltage vacuum circuit breaker are discussed.

  5. High Speed Solid State Circuit Breaker

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Podlesak, Thomas F.

    1993-01-01

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Fort Monmouth, NJ, has developed and is installing two 3.3 MW high speed solid state circuit breakers at the Army's Pulse Power Center. These circuit breakers will interrupt 4160V three phase power mains in no more than 300 microseconds, two orders of magnitude faster than conventional mechanical contact type circuit breakers. These circuit breakers utilize Gate Turnoff Thyristors (GTO's) and are currently utility type devices using air cooling in an air conditioned enclosure. Future refinements include liquid cooling, either water or two phase organic coolant, and more advanced semiconductors. Each of these refinements promises a more compact, more reliable unit.

  6. Apollo 14 mission circuit breaker anomaly

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1971-01-01

    Continuity through the circuit breaker in the mechanically closed condition was prevented by a foreign substance on the contact surface onboard Apollo 14. It was concluded that this was the only failure of this type in over 3400 units that were flown, and since no circuit breaker is a single-point failure for crew safety or mission success, no corrective action was taken.

  7. Study of SLF Interruption that led the Development of SF6 Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ushio, Tsunero; Ito, Toshio; Mori, Fusao

    In 1953, the study committee on restriking voltage was organized by Electric Technology Research Association of Japan. The result of researches made by the committee was reported in 1956 CIGRE. The report pointed out the case of severe restriking voltage which is realized at some occasion of transmission line fault. That phenomenon was not so seriously noticed by the contemporary engineering circle, but a few years later, it was keenly discussed and recognized as “kilometric fault" or “short line fault" (SLF). Authors carried out intensive studies on the arc dynamics around current zero and had realized demerit of air blast circuit breakers and excellence of SF6 gas circuit breakers in case of SLF. This conclusion led to the development of original gas circuit breakers, and finally to the best and most reliable puffer type GCB, at that time. That was a big step to the age of SF6.

  8. Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Imam, Imdad [Colonie, NY

    1983-01-01

    This actuator comprises a fluid motor having a piston, a breaker-opening space at one side of the piston, and a breaker-closing space at its opposite side. An accumulator freely communicates with the breaker-opening space for supplying pressurized fluid thereto during a circuit breaker opening operation. The breaker-opening space and the breaker-closing space are connected by an impeded flow passage. A pilot valve opens to allow the pressurized liquid in the breaker-closing space to flow to a back chamber of a normally closed main valve to cause the main valve to be opened during a circuit breaker opening operation to release the pressurized liquid from the breaker-closing space. An impeded passage affords communication between the back chamber and a sump located on the opposite side of the main valve from the back chamber. The pilot valve and impeded passage allow rapid opening of the main valve with pressurized liquid from the breaker closing side of the piston.

  9. Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Imam, I.

    1983-05-17

    This actuator comprises a fluid motor having a piston, a breaker-opening space at one side of the piston, and a breaker-closing space at its opposite side. An accumulator freely communicates with the breaker-opening space for supplying pressurized fluid thereto during a circuit breaker opening operation. The breaker-opening space and the breaker-closing space are connected by an impeded flow passage. A pilot valve opens to allow the pressurized liquid in the breaker-closing space to flow to a back chamber of a normally closed main valve to cause the main valve to be opened during a circuit breaker opening operation to release the pressurized liquid from the breaker-closing space. An impeded passage affords communication between the back chamber and a sump located on the opposite side of the main valve from the back chamber. The pilot valve and impeded passage allow rapid opening of the main valve with pressurized liquid from the breaker closing side of the piston. 3 figs.

  10. 46 CFR 111.54-1 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 111.54-1 Section 111.54-1 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Circuit Breakers § 111.54-1 Circuit breakers. (a) Each Circuit breaker must— (1) Meet the...

  11. 46 CFR 111.54-1 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 111.54-1 Section 111.54-1 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Circuit Breakers § 111.54-1 Circuit breakers. (a) Each Circuit breaker must— (1) Meet the...

  12. 46 CFR 111.54-1 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 111.54-1 Section 111.54-1 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Circuit Breakers § 111.54-1 Circuit breakers. (a) Each Circuit breaker must— (1) Meet the...

  13. 30 CFR 77.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 77.904... COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 77.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be labeled to show which circuits they control unless identification...

  14. 30 CFR 75.900-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.900-1 Section 75... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers used to protect low-and medium-voltage circuits underground shall be located in areas which are accessible for...

  15. 30 CFR 77.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 77.904... COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 77.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be labeled to show which circuits they control unless identification can...

  16. 30 CFR 75.900-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.900-1 Section 75... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers used to protect low-and medium-voltage circuits underground shall be located in areas which are accessible for inspection...

  17. 30 CFR 77.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 77.904... COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 77.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be labeled to show which circuits they control unless identification can...

  18. 30 CFR 75.900-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.900-1 Section 75... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers used to protect low-and medium-voltage circuits underground shall be located in areas which are accessible for inspection...

  19. 30 CFR 77.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 77.904... COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 77.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be labeled to show which circuits they control unless identification can...

  20. 30 CFR 75.900-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.900-1 Section 75... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers used to protect low-and medium-voltage circuits underground shall be located in areas which are accessible for inspection...

  1. 30 CFR 75.900-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.900-1 Section 75... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers used to protect low-and medium-voltage circuits underground shall be located in areas which are accessible for inspection...

  2. 30 CFR 77.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 77.904... COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 77.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be labeled to show which circuits they control unless identification can...

  3. 30 CFR 75.800-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  4. 30 CFR 75.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 75.904 Section 75.904 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be marked...

  5. 30 CFR 75.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 75.904 Section 75.904 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be marked for...

  6. 30 CFR 75.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 75.904 Section 75.904 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be marked for...

  7. 30 CFR 75.800-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.800-1 Section 75.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE SAFETY... § 75.800-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits entering an...

  8. 30 CFR 75.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 75.904 Section 75.904 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be marked for...

  9. 30 CFR 75.800-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.800-1 Section 75.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE SAFETY... § 75.800-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits entering an...

  10. 30 CFR 75.800-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.800-1 Section 75.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE SAFETY... § 75.800-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits entering an...

  11. 30 CFR 75.800-1 - Circuit breakers; location.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Circuit breakers; location. 75.800-1 Section 75.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE SAFETY... § 75.800-1 Circuit breakers; location. Circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits entering an...

  12. 30 CFR 75.904 - Identification of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers. 75.904 Section 75.904 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE... Alternating Current Circuits § 75.904 Identification of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers shall be marked for...

  13. Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

    1993-01-26

    An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

  14. Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

    1991-12-31

    An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

  15. Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Kozlowski, Lawrence J.; Shirey, Lawrence A.

    1993-01-01

    An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the repsective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

  16. Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

    1993-01-26

    An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

  17. CLOSEUP VIEW OF THE OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER SWITCH. Wilson ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER SWITCH. - Wilson Dam & Hydroelectric Plant, Three Phase Tri Level Circuit Breaker, Spanning Tennessee River at Wilson Dam Road (Route 133), Muscle Shoals, Colbert County, AL

  18. DETAIL OF THE OPERATING MOTOR FOR THE OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    DETAIL OF THE OPERATING MOTOR FOR THE OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER SWITCH. - Wilson Dam & Hydroelectric Plant, Three Phase Tri Level Circuit Breaker, Spanning Tennessee River at Wilson Dam Road (Route 133), Muscle Shoals, Colbert County, AL

  19. 46 CFR 169.670 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 169.670 Section 169.670 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS Machinery and Electrical Electrical Installations Operating at Potentials of Less Than 50 Volts on Vessels of Less Than...

  20. 46 CFR 169.670 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 169.670 Section 169.670 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS Machinery and Electrical Electrical Installations Operating at Potentials of Less Than 50 Volts on Vessels of Less Than...

  1. 46 CFR 169.670 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 169.670 Section 169.670 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS Machinery and Electrical Electrical Installations Operating at Potentials of Less Than 50 Volts on Vessels of Less Than...

  2. 46 CFR 169.670 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 169.670 Section 169.670 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS Machinery and Electrical Electrical Installations Operating at Potentials of Less Than 50 Volts on Vessels of Less Than...

  3. 46 CFR 169.670 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 169.670 Section 169.670 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS Machinery and Electrical Electrical Installations Operating at Potentials of Less Than 50 Volts on Vessels of Less Than...

  4. 30 CFR 75.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 75.800... § 75.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High-voltage circuits entering the underground area of any coal mine shall be protected by suitable circuit breakers of adequate interrupting...

  5. 30 CFR 75.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 75.800... § 75.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High-voltage circuits entering the underground area of any coal mine shall be protected by suitable circuit breakers of adequate interrupting capacity...

  6. 30 CFR 75.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 75.800... § 75.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High-voltage circuits entering the underground area of any coal mine shall be protected by suitable circuit breakers of adequate interrupting capacity...

  7. 30 CFR 75.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 75.800... § 75.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High-voltage circuits entering the underground area of any coal mine shall be protected by suitable circuit breakers of adequate interrupting capacity...

  8. 30 CFR 75.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 75.800... § 75.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High-voltage circuits entering the underground area of any coal mine shall be protected by suitable circuit breakers of adequate interrupting capacity...

  9. Circuit breaker operation and potential failure modes during an earthquake

    SciTech Connect

    Lambert, H.E.; Budnitz, R.J.

    1987-01-01

    This study addresses the effect of a strong-motion earthquake on circuit breaker operation. It focuses on the loss of offsite power (LOSP) transient caused by a strong-motion earthquake at the Zion Nuclear Power Plant. This paper also describes the operator action necessary to prevent core melt if the above circuit breaker failure modes occur simultaneously on three 4.16 KV buses. Numerous circuit breakers important to plant safety, such as circuit breakers to diesel generators and engineered safety systems (ESS), must open and/or close during this transient while strong motion is occurring. Potential seismically-induced circuit-breaker failures modes were uncovered while the study was conducted. These failure modes include: circuit breaker fails to close; circuit breaker trips inadvertently; circuit breaker fails to reclose after trip. The causes of these failure modes include: Relay chatter causes the circuit breaker to trip; Relay chatter causes anti-pumping relays to seal-in which prevents automatic closure of circuit breakers; Load sequencer failures. The incorporation of these failure modes as well as other instrumentation and control failures into a limited scope seismic probabilistic risk assessment is also discussed in this paper.

  10. 30 CFR 77.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 77.800... COAL MINES Surface High-Voltage Distribution § 77.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High... circuit breaker or fuses of the correct type and capacity. ...

  11. 30 CFR 75.601-1 - Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... of circuit breakers. 75.601-1 Section 75.601-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Trailing Cables § 75.601-1 Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers providing short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be set so as not to exceed the...

  12. 30 CFR 75.601-1 - Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... of circuit breakers. 75.601-1 Section 75.601-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Trailing Cables § 75.601-1 Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers providing short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be set so as not to exceed the...

  13. 30 CFR 77.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 77.800... COAL MINES Surface High-Voltage Distribution § 77.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High... circuit breaker or fuses of the correct type and capacity. ...

  14. 30 CFR 75.601-1 - Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... of circuit breakers. 75.601-1 Section 75.601-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Trailing Cables § 75.601-1 Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers providing short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be set so as not to exceed the...

  15. 30 CFR 75.601-1 - Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... of circuit breakers. 75.601-1 Section 75.601-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Trailing Cables § 75.601-1 Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers. Circuit breakers providing short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be set so as not to exceed the...

  16. 30 CFR 77.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 77.800... COAL MINES Surface High-Voltage Distribution § 77.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High... circuit breaker or fuses of the correct type and capacity. ...

  17. Low Insertion HVDC Circuit Breaker: Magnetically Pulsed Hybrid Breaker for HVDC Power Distribution Protection

    SciTech Connect

    2012-01-09

    GENI Project: General Atomics is developing a direct current (DC) circuit breaker that could protect the grid from faults 100 times faster than its alternating current (AC) counterparts. Circuit breakers are critical elements in any electrical system. At the grid level, their main function is to isolate parts of the grid where a fault has occurred—such as a downed power line or a transformer explosion—from the rest of the system. DC circuit breakers must interrupt the system during a fault much faster than AC circuit breakers to prevent possible damage to cables, converters and other grid-level components. General Atomics’ high-voltage DC circuit breaker would react in less than 1/1,000th of a second to interrupt current during a fault, preventing potential hazards to people and equipment.

  18. Test of circuit breakers under harmonic loading conditions. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Estrada, T.; Briggs, S.J.; Khosla, N.

    1995-11-01

    Harmonic currents in Army installation power systems can cause voltage distortion, overheating of system components, and load disruption. The U.S. Army Center for Public Works also has periodically received reports of unexplained nuisance circuit breaker tripping, which in theory might be caused by harmonics. No industry standard literature is available on the behavior of circuit breakers under harmonic loading conditions, however. The objective of this work was to test the effects of harmonic loading conditions on three common types of low voltage, molded case circuit breakers used indoors on Army installations: thermal magnetic, magnetic only, and solid state. This experiment detected no nuisance tripping with any of the breakers tested. Additionally it was found that varying harmonic loading conditions did not affect manufacturer specified trip times for thermal magnetic or solid state circuit breakers. However, under moderate overload conditions, the same experimental harmonic conditions caused hazardous overheating and trip failure in the magnetic only circuit breakers. Based on a review of related nonexperimental industry literature on circuit breaker design and performance, the authors postulate that inherent design characteristics leave thermal magnetic and solid state circuit breakers unaffected by harmonics. The literature also suggests that the construction of the instantaneous tripping element in the magnetic only breakers may account for their overheating and trip failure in the experiment.

  19. Hydraulically-activated operating system for an electric circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Imam, Imdad; Barkan, Philip

    1979-01-01

    This operating system comprises a fluid motor having a piston, a breaker-opening space at one side of the piston, and a breaker-closing space at its opposite side. An accumulator freely communicates with the breaker-opening space for supplying pressurized fluid thereto during a circuit-breaker opening operation. A normally-closed valve located on the breaker-closing-side of the piston is openable to release liquid from the breaker-closing space so that pressurized liquid in the breaker-opening space can drive the piston in an opening direction. Means is provided for restoring the valve to its closed position following the circuit-breaker opening operation. An impeded passage affords communication between the accumulator and the breaker-closing space to allow pressurized liquid to flow from the accumulator to the breaker-closing space and develop a pressure therein substantially equal to accumulator pressure when the valve is restored to closed position following breaker-opening. This passage is so impeded that the flow therethrough from the accumulator into the breaker-closing space is sufficiently low during initial opening motion of the piston through a substantial portion of its opening stroke as to avoid interference with said initial opening motion of the piston.

  20. Electronic circuit breaker for recording and stimulation from same electrode.

    PubMed

    Ferrer, A Z; Fernández-Guardiola, A; Solís, H

    1978-08-01

    An electronic circuit breaker is described which allows stimulation and recording through the same electrode and automatically shifts modes with a minimal delay. This circuit has been used efficiently in the experimental study of convulsive activity (Kindling).

  1. 30 CFR 75.900-3 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 75.900-3 Section 75.900-3 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. Circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage alternating... such tests, actuating any of the circuit breaker auxiliaries or control circuits in any manner which...

  2. 30 CFR 75.900-3 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 75.900-3 Section 75.900-3 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. Circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage alternating... such tests, actuating any of the circuit breaker auxiliaries or control circuits in any manner which...

  3. 30 CFR 75.900-3 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 75.900-3 Section 75.900-3 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. Circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage alternating... such tests, actuating any of the circuit breaker auxiliaries or control circuits in any manner which...

  4. 30 CFR 77.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. 77.800... COAL MINES Surface High-Voltage Distribution § 77.800 High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers. High-voltage circuits supplying power to portable or mobile equipment shall be protected by suitable...

  5. 30 CFR 77.800-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 77.800-1 Section 77.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices... circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and such repairs or adjustments as are indicated by such tests...

  6. 30 CFR 77.800-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 77.800-1 Section 77.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices... circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and such repairs or adjustments as are indicated by such tests...

  7. 30 CFR 77.800-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 77.800-1 Section 77.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices... circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and such repairs or adjustments as are indicated by such tests...

  8. 30 CFR 77.800-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 77.800-1 Section 77.800-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices... circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and such repairs or adjustments as are indicated by such tests...

  9. 30 CFR 77.900-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 77.900-1 Section 77.900-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... § 77.900-1 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. Circuit breakers... qualified as provided in § 77.103. In performing such tests, the circuit breaker auxiliaries or control...

  10. 30 CFR 77.900-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; procedures. 77.900-1 Section 77.900-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... § 77.900-1 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. Circuit breakers... qualified as provided in § 77.103. In performing such tests, the circuit breaker auxiliaries or control...

  11. 46 CFR 111.54-1 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Circuit breakers. 111.54-1 Section 111.54-1 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL... breaker must not: (1) Be dependent upon mechanical cooling to operate within its rating; or (2) Have a...

  12. Worldwide reliability surveys of high voltage circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Heising, C.R.

    1995-05-01

    This article reports on the results of two CIGRE 13.06 Working Group worldwide surveys of the reliability of high voltage circuit breakers, 63 kV and above. The first inquiry included 78,000 breaker-years of ``in service data`` from 102 utilities in 22 countries during the years 1974--1977 and included all interrupting technologies. The second inquiry included 70,708 breaker-years from 132 utilities in 22 countries for the years 1988--1991 and only included single-pressure SF6 breakers, because this is what most utilities are now buying. Thirty-one US utilities submitted data.

  13. 30 CFR 75.601-1 - Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers. 75.601-1 Section 75.601-1 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Trailing Cables § 75.601-1 Short circuit protection; ratings and settings of circuit breakers....

  14. Digital model of a vacuum circuit breaker for the analysis of switching waveforms in electrical circuits

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Budzisz, Joanna; Wróblewski, Zbigniew

    2016-03-01

    The article presents a method of modelling a vaccum circuit breaker in the ATP/EMTP package, the results of the verification of the correctness of the developed digital circuit breaker model operation and its practical usefulness for analysis of overvoltages and overcurrents occurring in commutated capacitive electrical circuits and also examples of digital simulations of overvoltages and overcurrents in selected electrical circuits.

  15. Power HV circuit breakers with severe capacitive switching duty

    SciTech Connect

    Canelhas, A.; Bengtsson, B.A.; Margaard, T.; Strandem, A.; Alvinsson, R.

    1994-04-01

    The analysis and control of temporary overvoltages at the ac busbars of an HVDC converter station has been treated in great detail. Often it has been found necessary to operate circuit breakers to disconnect a major capacitive load from the main ac buses under severe transient overvoltage conditions. This paper describes results of tests made on a conventional puffer breaker aimed at gaining knowledge of the consequences of a restrike on the breaker itself. The paper also proposes a method to reduce the transient recovery voltage (TRV) requirements imposed on power circuit breakers in order to be able, in most of the cases, to use standard devices for capacitive breaking. The method is based on application of metal-oxide resistors in parallel with the breaker contacts. The phenomena described in this paper are in all aspects valid for any power system which can have the cases here presented. Therefore this paper is not particular only for HVDC converter stations.

  16. FRONTAL VIEW OF #3 GENERATOR, 6600 VOLT OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    FRONTAL VIEW OF #3 GENERATOR, 6600 VOLT OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER, LOCATED BEHIND SLATE SWITCHBOARD. PHOTO BY JET LOWE, HAER, 1995. - Elwha River Hydroelectric System, Elwha Hydroelectric Dam & Plant, Port Angeles, Clallam County, WA

  17. Fundamental Investigation of a Gas Circuit Breaker in University

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Toda, Hiroaki; Hikita, Masayuki; Ikeda, Hisatoshi

    Minimizing size of a gas circuit breaker (GCB) and progressing reliability moreover, the fundamental investigation has been needed. In this review, the fundamental investigations of a GCB in Japanese universities were described. In general, a large scale experimental facility is needed for a circuit breaker development. To make experimental facilities minimized, several new approaches were adopted. A MEMS sensor application was aimed for a diagnosis of mechanical failure of a circuit breaker. The mechanical circuit breaker model was constructed to obtain an acceleration characteristic in a mechanical failure mode. A small scale facility made an arcing phenomenon research possible by using the Thomson scattering measurement. An accurate transformer model investigation was focused in a transient analysis. It was found that the transformer impedance had a frequency dependence, which cannot be simulated in the EMTP.

  18. 98. SWITCH HOUSE MAIN LOBBY, GEN 3 CIRCUIT BREAKER, VIEW ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    98. SWITCH HOUSE MAIN LOBBY, GEN 3 CIRCUIT BREAKER, VIEW OF OPPOSITE SIDE FROM HAER No. PA-505-97 - Delaware County Electric Company, Chester Station, Delaware River at South end of Ward Street, Chester, Delaware County, PA

  19. 6600 V GENERATOROIL CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH DISCONNECTS AND COPPER BUSS ...

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    6600 V GENERATOR-OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH DISCONNECTS AND COPPER BUSS IN GLINES POWERHOUSE. PHOTO BY JET LOWE, HAER, 1995. - Elwha River Hydroelectric System, Glines Hydroelectric Dam & Plant, Port Angeles, Clallam County, WA

  20. 16. AIR CIRCUIT BREAKER GORGE POWERHOUSE. THIS WAS A REPLACEMENT ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    16. AIR CIRCUIT BREAKER GORGE POWERHOUSE. THIS WAS A REPLACEMENT ACB AND WAS STILL PACKED WITH WOODEN BLOCKS FOR SHIPPING, 1989. - Skagit Power Development, Gorge Powerhouse, On Skagit River, 0.4 mile upstream from Newhalem, Newhalem, Whatcom County, WA

  1. 40. Shell Interlocking Circuit Breaker Gantry & Substation. New Rochelle, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    40. Shell Interlocking Circuit Breaker Gantry & Substation. New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY. Sec. 4207, MP 19.10. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New Jersey/New York & New York/Connecticut State Lines, New York County, NY

  2. 20. Typical circuit breaker gantry. Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. Sec. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    20. Typical circuit breaker gantry. Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. Sec. 9108, MP 41.20. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

  3. 24. TELEPHONE BOOTH (LEFT), TRANSFORMERS (RIGHT), AND OIL CIRCUIT BREAKERS ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    24. TELEPHONE BOOTH (LEFT), TRANSFORMERS (RIGHT), AND OIL CIRCUIT BREAKERS (TOP). SCE negative no. 10341, November 1, 1923. Photograph by G. Haven Bishop. - Santa Ana River Hydroelectric System, SAR-3 Powerhouse, San Bernardino National Forest, Redlands, San Bernardino County, CA

  4. 39. Shell Interlocking Circuit Breaker Gantry & Substation. New Rochelle, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    39. Shell Interlocking Circuit Breaker Gantry & Substation. New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY. Sec. 4207, MP 19.10. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New Jersey/New York & New York/Connecticut State Lines, New York County, NY

  5. 28. TOP VIEW OF CIRCUIT BREAKER ADJACENT TO BRIDGE, CATENARY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    28. TOP VIEW OF CIRCUIT BREAKER ADJACENT TO BRIDGE, CATENARY ANCHOR BRIDGE 310, COS COB POWER PLANT - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Automatic Signalization System, Long Island Sound shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

  6. Looking northeast on the mezzanine toward circuit breakers, towards the ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Looking northeast on the mezzanine toward circuit breakers, towards the coc indicator panel room - March Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, Utility Building, 5220 Riverside Drive, Moreno Valley, Riverside County, CA

  7. 38. Shell Interlocking Circuit Breaker Gantry & Substation. New Rochelle, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    38. Shell Interlocking Circuit Breaker Gantry & Substation. New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY. Sec. 4207, MP 19.10. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New Jersey/New York & New York/Connecticut State Lines, New York County, NY

  8. 13. POWER CIRCUIT BREAKER, RECESSED IN CABINET BEHIND HINGED METAL ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    13. POWER CIRCUIT BREAKER, RECESSED IN CABINET BEHIND HINGED METAL DOOR (SHOWN OPEN), WEST SIDE, MAIN FLOOR - Bonneville Power Administration South Bank Substation, I-84, South of Bonneville Dam Powerhouse, Bonneville, Multnomah County, OR

  9. 26. END VIEW OF CIRCUIT BREAKERS ON TOP OF BRIDGE, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    26. END VIEW OF CIRCUIT BREAKERS ON TOP OF BRIDGE, CATENARY ANCHOR BRIDGE 310, COS COB POWER PLANT - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Automatic Signalization System, Long Island Sound shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

  10. Close up view of circuit breaker control switches on panel ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Close up view of circuit breaker control switches on panel 4 of main supervisory board - Thirtieth Street Station, Power Director Center, Thirtieth & Market Streets in Amtrak Railroad Station, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  11. 27. CIRCUIT BREAKERS AT SOUTH END OF BRIDGE, CATENARY ANCHOR ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    27. CIRCUIT BREAKERS AT SOUTH END OF BRIDGE, CATENARY ANCHOR BRIDGE 310, COS COB POWER PLANT - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Automatic Signalization System, Long Island Sound shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

  12. Fourth floor, view of telephone junction and circuit breakers in ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Fourth floor, view of telephone junction and circuit breakers in the hall outside of the House Committee Room 5, with scale - Virginia State Capitol, Bank and 10th Streets, Capitol Square, Richmond, Independent City, VA

  13. 13. VIEW TO SOUTH, OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR UNIT 4, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    13. VIEW TO SOUTH, OIL CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR UNIT 4, INSTALLED ON SOUTH WALL OF MAIN GENERATOR ROOM - Washington Water Power Company Monroe Street Plant, Units 4 & 5, South Bank Spokane River, below Monroe Street Bridge, Spokane, Spokane County, WA

  14. Investigation of an SF6-selfblast circuit breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lüders, C.; Suwanasri, T.; Dommerque, R.

    2006-02-01

    Simulations of the switching process of an SF6-selfblast test circuit breaker have been performed and compared with experimental results by measuring voltage, current and pressure build-up. Arc radiation has been considered with the P1-radiation model. To include turbulence effects the shear stress transport model was applied. A comparison of the measured voltage, pressure and nozzle ablation in the test circuit breaker with the calculations is used to show the precision of the simulation tool.

  15. Development, Integration and Testing of Automated Triggering Circuit for Hybrid DC Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kanabar, Deven; Roy, Swati; Dodiya, Chiragkumar; Pradhan, Subrata

    2017-04-01

    A novel concept of Hybrid DC circuit breaker having combination of mechanical switch and static switch provides arc-less current commutation into the dump resistor during quench in superconducting magnet operation. The triggering of mechanical and static switches in Hybrid DC breaker can be automatized which can effectively reduce the overall current commutation time of hybrid DC circuit breaker and make the operation independent of opening time of mechanical switch. With this view, a dedicated control circuit (auto-triggering circuit) has been developed which can decide the timing and pulse duration for mechanical switch as well as static switch from the operating parameters. This circuit has been tested with dummy parameters and thereafter integrated with the actual test set up of hybrid DC circuit breaker. This paper deals with the conceptual design of the auto-triggering circuit, its control logic and operation. The test results of Hybrid DC circuit breaker using this circuit have also been discussed.

  16. Programmable Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker and Tester

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Greenfield, Terry

    2008-01-01

    An instrumentation system that would comprise a remotely controllable and programmable low-voltage circuit breaker plus several electric-circuit-testing subsystems has been conceived, originally for use aboard a spacecraft during all phases of operation from pre-launch testing through launch, ascent, orbit, descent, and landing. The system could also be adapted to similar use aboard aircraft. In comparison with remotely controllable circuit breakers heretofore commercially available, this system would be smaller, less massive, and capable of performing more functions, as needed for aerospace applications.

  17. 30 CFR 75.800-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.800-4 Section 75.800-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Underground High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-4 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers... adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits which enter any underground area of the...

  18. 30 CFR 75.800-3 - Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-3 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices protecting underground high-voltage circuits... shall include visual observation of all components of the circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and...

  19. 30 CFR 77.800-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.800-2 Section 77.800-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits. Such...

  20. 30 CFR 75.800-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.800-4 Section 75.800-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Underground High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-4 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers... adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits which enter any underground area of the...

  1. 30 CFR 75.800-3 - Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-3 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices protecting underground high-voltage circuits... shall include visual observation of all components of the circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and...

  2. 30 CFR 75.800-3 - Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-3 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices protecting underground high-voltage circuits... shall include visual observation of all components of the circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and...

  3. 30 CFR 77.800-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.800-2 Section 77.800-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits. Such...

  4. 30 CFR 75.800-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.800-4 Section 75.800-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Underground High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-4 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers... adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits which enter any underground area of the...

  5. 30 CFR 75.800-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.800-4 Section 75.800-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Underground High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-4 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers... adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits which enter any underground area of the...

  6. 30 CFR 77.800-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.800-2 Section 77.800-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits. Such...

  7. 30 CFR 77.800-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.800-2 Section 77.800-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits. Such...

  8. 30 CFR 77.800-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.800-2 Section 77.800-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits. Such...

  9. 30 CFR 75.800-3 - Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-3 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices protecting underground high-voltage circuits... shall include visual observation of all components of the circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and...

  10. 30 CFR 75.800-3 - Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-3 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices protecting underground high-voltage circuits... shall include visual observation of all components of the circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and...

  11. 30 CFR 75.800-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.800-4 Section 75.800-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... Underground High-Voltage Distribution § 75.800-4 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers... adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting high-voltage circuits which enter any underground area of the...

  12. 30 CFR 77.800-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. (a) Circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices protecting high-voltage circuits to portable or mobile equipment shall be tested and examined at least once... circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices, and such repairs or adjustments as are indicated by such tests...

  13. Mass spectrometry of arcs in SF6 circuit breakers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rüegsegger, W.; Meier, R.; Kneubühl, F. K.; Schötzau, H. J.

    1985-07-01

    Today, SF6 is used to a great extent as insulating and arc-quenching medium in high-voltage gas-blast circuit breakers. The arcing in SF6 during current interruption forms decomposition products. These can influence the arc-quenching properties of the circuit breaker. Furthermore, they can cause corrosion of the circuit breaker housing. In this comprehensive study we present results obtained for the first time from a direct mass spectrometric investigation of the exhaust gases of a high pressure SF6 arc in a model circuit breaker. Our mass spectrometric system consists of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOFMS) equipped with a molecular beam sampling systems. This device allows us to measure mass spectra of high pressure sources with a time resolution of up to 10,000 spectra per second. We have determined the formation rate of the most abundant decomposition products in a SF6 arc at 1 bar. These products are SF4, CF4, WF6, SOF2, SO2, CS2 S2F2 and HF. The fast detection time inherent to our system permits also the determination of the formation of SF4, which is 0.45 0.50 Vol. %/(kJ/1SF6). In addition, we have studied the influence of water and oxygen impurities which are responsible for the production of highly corrosive HF. Finally, we have considered the influence of the thermal degradation of teflon (P.T.F.E.), which is used as nozzle and insulating material in circuit breakers. On this occasion we have demonstrated that CF4, which exhibits dielectric properties similar to SF6, is the main decomposition product formed from teflon. However, we have found that besides CF4 also excess carbon is formed, which is deposited on insulators of the model circuit breaker. Our time-resolved mass spectra reveal that the CF4 production from teflon is delayed by a few milliseconds with respect to the SF6 dissociation in the arc. This delay can influence the interrupting process of the circuit breaker by changing the plasma composition during the arcing period. Although our

  14. Identifying the unknown circuit breaker statuses in power networks

    SciTech Connect

    Abur, A.; Kim, H.; Celik, M.K.

    1995-11-01

    This paper describes an approach by which the circuit breaker status errors can be detected and identified in the presence of analog measurement errors. This is accomplished by using the least absolute value (LAV) state estimation method and applying the previously suggested two stage estimation approach. The ability of the LAV estimators to reject inconsistent measurements, is exploited in order to differentiate between circuit breaker status and analog measurement errors. The first stage of estimation uses a bus level network model as in conventional LAV estimators. Results of Stage 1 are used to draw a set of suspect buses whose substation configurations may be erroneous. In the second stage, the identified buses are modeled in detail using the bus sections and the circuit breaker models while keeping the bus level network models for the rest of the system. The LAV estimation is repeated for the expanded system model and any remaining significant normalized residuals are flagged as bad analog measurements, while the correct topology is determined based on the estimated flows through the modeled circuit breakers in the substations. The proposed approach is implemented and tested. Simulation results for cases involving circuit breaker status and/or analog measurement errors are provided.

  15. Development of a circuit breaker for large generators. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Garzon, R.D.; Wu, J.L.

    1982-01-01

    This report deals with the evaluation of design concepts for the development of Circuit Breakers for large generators and attempts to define a rating structure for a generator circuit breaker. It includes studies on the influence of the system upon the performance of the circuit breaker. This study covers: The harmonic content in the fault current, the absence of current zeros, the influence of the dynamics of the generator shaft upon the current, and the magnitude and characteristics of the inherent transient recovery voltage produced by the system. Design requirements such as storage volumes, operating pressures and size of nozzle's orifice are identified for SF/sub 6/ synchronous and non synchronous interrupters of the axial flow type. The concept of a current limiting generator circuit breaker is introduced and two variations of a current limiting element are evaluated. One of the concepts uses liquid metal (NaK 78) as the current limiting element, and the other considers the use of a frangible conductor. The preliminary results obtained with an experimental model of a NaK device shows that a magnetic pinching effect reduces the time required for the initiation of the liquid metal vaporization which determines the onset of current limitation and shows that the NaK device appears to offer promise for the development of a current limiting generator breaker.

  16. Age-related degradation of Westinghouse 480-volt circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Subudhi, M.; Shier, W.; MacDougall, E. )

    1990-07-01

    An aging assessment of Westinghouse DS-series low-voltage air circuit breakers was performed as part of the Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) program. The objectives of this study are to characterize age-related degradation within the breaker assembly and to identify maintenance practices to mitigate their effect. Since this study has been promulgated by the failures of the reactor trip breakers at the McGuire Nuclear Station in July 1987, results relating to the welds in the breaker pole lever welds are also discussed. The design and operation of DS-206 and DS-416 breakers were reviewed. Failure data from various national data bases were analyzed to identify the predominant failure modes, causes, and mechanisms. Additional operating experiences from one nuclear station and two industrial breaker-service companies were obtained to develop aging trends of various subcomponents. The responses of the utilities to the NRC Bulletin 88-01, which discusses the center pole lever welds, were analyzed to assess the final resolution of failures of welds in the reactor trips. Maintenance recommendations, made by the manufacturer to mitigate age-related degradation were reviewed, and recommendations for improving the monitoring of age-related degradation are discussed. As described in Volume 2 of this NUREG, the results from a test program to assess degradation in breaker parts through mechanical cycling are also included. The testing has characterized the cracking of center-pole lever welds, identified monitoring techniques to determine aging in breakers, and provided information to augment existing maintenance programs. Recommendations to improve breaker reliability using effective maintenance, testing, and inspection programs are suggested. 13 refs., 21 figs., 8 tabs.

  17. 30 CFR 77.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. 77.809 Section 77.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches shall be...

  18. 30 CFR 77.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. 77.809 Section 77.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches shall be...

  19. 30 CFR 77.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. 77.809 Section 77.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches shall be...

  20. 30 CFR 77.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. 77.809 Section 77.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches shall be...

  1. 30 CFR 77.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. 77.809 Section 77.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches shall be...

  2. 48 CFR 252.225-7037 - Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7037 Section 252.225-7037 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.225-7037 Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(a), use the following provision: Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers (JUN...

  3. 48 CFR 252.225-7037 - Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7037 Section 252.225-7037 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.225-7037 Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(a), use the following provision: Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers (JUN...

  4. 48 CFR 252.225-7037 - Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7037 Section 252.225-7037 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.225-7037 Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(a), use the following provision: Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers (JUN...

  5. 48 CFR 252.225-7037 - Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7037 Section 252.225-7037 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.225-7037 Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(a), use the following provision: Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers (JUN...

  6. 48 CFR 252.225-7038 - Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... of Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7038 Section 252.225-7038 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(b), use the following clause: Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) Unless otherwise specified in its offer, the Contractor shall deliver...

  7. 30 CFR 77.900-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.900-2 Section 77.900-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... § 77.900-2 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair or adjustment of all circuit breakers...

  8. 30 CFR 75.900-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.900-4 Section 75.900-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator of any coal mine shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage...

  9. 30 CFR 77.900-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.900-2 Section 77.900-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... § 77.900-2 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair or adjustment of all circuit breakers...

  10. 30 CFR 75.900-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.900-4 Section 75.900-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator of any coal mine shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage...

  11. 30 CFR 75.900-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 75.900-4 Section 75.900-4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator of any coal mine shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair, or adjustment of all circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage...

  12. 48 CFR 252.225-7038 - Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... of Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7038 Section 252.225-7038 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(b), use the following clause: Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) Unless otherwise specified in its offer, the Contractor shall deliver...

  13. 48 CFR 252.225-7038 - Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... of Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7038 Section 252.225-7038 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(b), use the following clause: Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) Unless otherwise specified in its offer, the Contractor shall deliver...

  14. 48 CFR 252.225-7038 - Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... of Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7038 Section 252.225-7038 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(b), use the following clause: Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) Unless otherwise specified in its offer, the Contractor shall deliver...

  15. 48 CFR 252.225-7037 - Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7037 Section 252.225-7037 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.225-7037 Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(a), use the following provision: Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers (JUN...

  16. 30 CFR 77.900-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit breakers; record. 77.900-2 Section 77.900-2 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH... § 77.900-2 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. The operator shall maintain a written record of each test, examination, repair or adjustment of all circuit breakers...

  17. 48 CFR 252.225-7038 - Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... of Air Circuit Breakers. 252.225-7038 Section 252.225-7038 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Circuit Breakers. As prescribed in 225.7006-4(b), use the following clause: Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) Unless otherwise specified in its offer, the Contractor shall deliver...

  18. Friction-based energy dissipation unit for circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Kar, R.; Rainer, J.H.

    1995-12-31

    This paper describes a friction-based energy dissipation unit (EDU) that has been designed to introduce supplemental damping into a circuit breaker. The brittle porcelain insulator posts of a 330 kV SF6 breaker were thus subjected to reduced forces from a design earthquake specified to have a peak ground acceleration of 1.05 g. Pull and release tests were performed to determine the dynamic properties, i.e., natural frequency, damping ratio, and mode shapes. Calculations of response of the circuit breaker to the 1940 El Centro N-S component shows that the EDU reduces the bending moment at the base of the porcelain column by a factor of three.

  19. The Influence of Vacuum Circuit Breakers and Different Motor Models on Switching Overvoltages in Motor Circuits

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wong, Cat S. M.; Snider, L. A.; Lo, Edward W. C.; Chung, T. S.

    Switching of induction motors with vacuum circuit breakers continues to be a concern. In this paper the influence on statistical overvoltages of the stochastic characteristics of vacuum circuit breakers, high frequency models of motors and transformers, and network characteristics, including cable lengths and network topology are evaluated and a general view of the overvoltages phenomena is presented. Finally, a real case study on the statistical voltage levels and risk-of-failure resulting from switching of a vacuum circuit breaker in an industrial installation in Hong Kong is presented.

  20. Remote control circuit breaker evaluation testing. [for space shuttles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bemko, L. M.

    1974-01-01

    Engineering evaluation tests were performed on several models/types of remote control circuit breakers marketed in an attempt to gain some insight into their potential suitability for use on the space shuttle vehicle. Tests included the measurement of several electrical and operational performance parameters under laboratory ambient, space simulation, acceleration and vibration environmental conditions.

  1. 58. Fair Street Interlocking & circuit breaker gantry. New Haven, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    58. Fair Street Interlocking & circuit breaker gantry. New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Sec. 9108, MP 71.90. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

  2. 59. Fair Street Interlocking & circuit breaker gantry. New Haven, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    59. Fair Street Interlocking & circuit breaker gantry. New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Sec. 9108, MP 71.90. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

  3. 60. Fair Street Interlocking & circuit breaker gantry. New Haven, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    60. Fair Street Interlocking & circuit breaker gantry. New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Sec. 9108, MP 71.90. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

  4. 34. DETAIL OF SIGNAL TRANSMISSION LINES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS ON ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    34. DETAIL OF SIGNAL TRANSMISSION LINES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS ON TOP OF BRIDGE, CATENARY ANCHOR BRIDGE 524, NEAR SOUTHWALK SWITCH TOWER - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Automatic Signalization System, Long Island Sound shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

  5. 62. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE OIL FILLED CIRCUIT BREAKER ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    62. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE OIL FILLED CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR GENERATOR NUMBER 1. CIRCUIT BREAKERS ARE AUTOMATED SWITCHES WHICH DISCONNECT THE GENERATORS FROM THE LINE WHEN SHORT CIRCUITS OCCUR. WHEN CIRCUITS INVOLVING HIGH CURRENTS AND VOLTAGES ARE BROKEN, THE AIR SURROUNDING MECHANICAL PARTS OF THE SWITCH BECOMES IONIZED AND CONTINUES TO CONDUCT ELECTRIC POWER ACROSS ANY GAP IN THE SWITCH CONTACTS. TO PREVENT THIS AND INSURE A POSITIVE INTERRUPTION OF CURRENT, THE SWITCH CONTACTS ARE IMMERSED IN A CONTAINER OF OIL. THE OIL DOES NOT SUPPORT THE FORMATION OF AN ARC AND EFFECTIVELY CUTS OFF THE CURRENT WHEN THE SWITCH CONTACTS ARE OPENED. - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Cos Cob Power Plant, Sound Shore Drive, Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT

  6. Life testing of a low voltage air circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Subudhi, M. ); Aggarwal, S. )

    1992-01-01

    A DS-416 low voltage air circuit breaker manufactured by Westinghouse was mechanically cycled to identify age-related degradation in the various breaker subcomponents, specifically the power-operated mechanism. This accelerated aging test was performed on one breaker unit for over 36,000 cycles. Three separate pole shafts, one with a 60-degree weld, one with a 120-degree weld, and one with a 180-degree weld in the third pole lever were used to characterize cracking in the welds. In addition, during the testing three different operating mechanisms and several other parts were replaced as they became inoperable. Among the seven welds on the pole shaft, {number sign}1 and {number sign}3 were found to be critical ones whose fracture can result in misalignment of the pole levers. This can lead to problems with the operating mechanism, including the burning of coils, excessive wear in certain parts, and overstressed linkages. Furthermore, the limiting service life of a number of subcomponents of the power-operated mechanism, including the operating mechanism itself, were assessed. Based on these findings, suggestions are provided to alleviate the age-related degradation that could occur as a result of normal closing and opening of the breaker contacts during its service life. Also, cause and effect analyses of various age-related degradation in various breaker parts are discussed.

  7. Life testing of a low voltage air circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Subudhi, M.; Aggarwal, S.

    1992-06-01

    A DS-416 low voltage air circuit breaker manufactured by Westinghouse was mechanically cycled to identify age-related degradation in the various breaker subcomponents, specifically the power-operated mechanism. This accelerated aging test was performed on one breaker unit for over 36,000 cycles. Three separate pole shafts, one with a 60-degree weld, one with a 120-degree weld, and one with a 180-degree weld in the third pole lever were used to characterize cracking in the welds. In addition, during the testing three different operating mechanisms and several other parts were replaced as they became inoperable. Among the seven welds on the pole shaft, {number_sign}1 and {number_sign}3 were found to be critical ones whose fracture can result in misalignment of the pole levers. This can lead to problems with the operating mechanism, including the burning of coils, excessive wear in certain parts, and overstressed linkages. Furthermore, the limiting service life of a number of subcomponents of the power-operated mechanism, including the operating mechanism itself, were assessed. Based on these findings, suggestions are provided to alleviate the age-related degradation that could occur as a result of normal closing and opening of the breaker contacts during its service life. Also, cause and effect analyses of various age-related degradation in various breaker parts are discussed.

  8. Transient recovery voltage considerations in the application of medium voltage circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Swindler, D.L.; Schwartz, P.; Hamer, P.S.; Lambert, S.R.

    1995-12-31

    Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers can fail to interrupt 3-phase fault currents when power systems have Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV) characteristics which exceed the rating of the circuit breaker. This paper examines the application of 13.8kV generation and load switchgear for an oil refinery in which circuit parameters as originally designed would have exceeded the 13.8kV circuit breakers TRV ratings had corrective measures not been taken. This paper illustrates this case and discusses the basis of TRV, how TRV is assessed, and alternative actions taken to bring circuits to within the 13.8 kV circuit breaker ratings.

  9. Plateau Variation of Arc Current Near the Interruption Limit in a Gas Circuit Breaker

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-07-20

    Limit in a Gas Circuit Breaker DISTRIBUTION: Approved for public release, distribution unlimited This paper is part of the following report: TITLE...near the interruption limit in a gas circuit breaker M. Borghei* and J. Mahdavi** *Physics Department,Islamic Azad University,Karaj,Iran...deals with thermal arc- circuit interaction interruption such as shown in Fig.l.a or reheating of as found in other gas puffer circuit - breakers and a

  10. 30 CFR 75.900-3 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Underground Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-3 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. Circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage alternating current circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment and their auxiliary devices shall...

  11. 30 CFR 75.900-3 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Underground Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-3 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures. Circuit breakers protecting low- and medium-voltage alternating current circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment and their auxiliary devices shall...

  12. Miniature Optical Pressure Sensor for Gas Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Iwamoto, Katsuharu; Nakamoto, Tetsuya; Ikeda, Hisatoshi

    A diaphragm-type pressure sensor consisting of two optical fibers for SF6 gas circuit breaker is described. The lights from two IR LEDs are mixed and put into a transmitting fiber. A receiving fiber receives the reflected light from the diaphragm and the reference light. The ratio of the reflected signal and the reference signal warrants precision of the measurement in even the presence of external fluctuations. The pressure measuring system has the measurement accuracy 3% of full scale over a pressure range of 0.1-3.0 MPa. The optical fiber pressure sensor is compared with a semiconductor pressure transducer by means of measuring the pressure in SF6 gas circuit breaker.

  13. Short circuit current fundamentals: Characteristics/magnitudes/definitions for high voltage circuit breaker duties

    SciTech Connect

    McCoy, C.E.

    1995-12-31

    The ANSI/IEEE Standards C37 provide many sections identifying the characteristics, magnitudes and relationships for short circuit/fault currents. Also, these Standards provide many sections defining the preferred ratings that circuit breakers and/or fuses are to be capable of. The goal for this paper is to provide a general/executive summary and clear definition for Medium and High Voltage Short Circuit (SC) current rating requirements for circuit breakers and present the five stages (steps) of SC current that are derived from the Standards. It has been encountered that one commercial power system analysis program calculated fundamental SC current values correctly, but did not comply with the IEEE/ANSI Standards definition for stage 2 asymmetrical values. This mis-directed the decision of the required circuit breaker rating. There definitely is another commercial program that does provide values and definitions that comply with the Standards for all specified magnitudes in the five stages of SC current. It is important to be able to clearly understand the SC current characteristics when making circuit breaker selection. For instance, what value should be used: Asymmetrical Peak or RMS, Rated SC current, Close and Latch and/or other magnitudes. This paper will provide a guide to evaluate the required circuit breaker capability/rating, per the latest ANSI/IEEE Standards, for the supplier to comply with.

  14. An Overview of Dynamic Contact Resistance Measurement of HV Circuit Breakers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bhole, A. A.; Gandhare, W. Z.

    2016-06-01

    With the deregulation of the electrical power industry, utilities and service companies are operating in a changing business environment. High voltage circuit breakers are extremely important for the function of modern electric power supply systems. The need to predict the proper function of circuit breaker grew over the years as the transmission networks expanded. The maintenance of circuit breakers deserves special consideration because of their importance for routine switching and for protection of other equipments. Electric transmission system breakups and equipment destruction can occur if a circuit breaker fails to operate because of a lack of preventive maintenance. Dynamic Contact Resistance Measurement (DCRM) is known as an effective technique for assessing the condition of power circuit breakers contacts and operating mechanism. This paper gives a general review about DCRM. It discusses the practical case studies on use of DCRM for condition assessment of high voltage circuit breakers.

  15. Hybrid Direct-Current Circuit Breaker

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wang, Ruxi (Inventor); Premerlani, William James (Inventor); Caiafa, Antonio (Inventor); Pan, Yan (Inventor)

    2017-01-01

    A circuit breaking system includes a first branch including at least one solid-state snubber; a second branch coupled in parallel to the first branch and including a superconductor and a cryogenic contactor coupled in series; and a controller operatively coupled to the at least one solid-state snubber and the cryogenic contactor and programmed to, when a fault occurs in the load circuit, activate the at least one solid-state snubber for migrating flow of the electrical current from the second branch to the first branch, and, when the fault is cleared in the load circuit, activate the cryogenic contactor for migrating the flow of the electrical current from the first branch to the second branch.

  16. Reliability centered maintenance of power transformers and circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Purucker, S.L.; Goeltz, R.T.; Hemmelman, K.; Price, R.

    1992-08-01

    At the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), we have historically maintained high voltage equipment. Including transformers and power circuit breakers, on a time driven basis. While this has served our needs in the past, newer methods are needed to effectively maintain the power system in future years. Today aging equipment, maintenance backlogs, and budget constraints are a reality. BPA has initiated a research and development project to examine reliability centered maintenance (RCM) as an alternative to time based maintenance on high voltage equipment. Under RCM, the performance of each place of equipment is to be monitored by observing many operating parameters. For example, with circuit breakers we will observe (measure) the trip time, accumulated contact wear using I{sup 2}T, timing of the mechanism, plus several other parameters. Equipment performing below a predetermined level, or equipment having accumulated a large amount of ``usage`` will receive maintenance. The maintenance will restore full performance and preserve an acceptable service life for that piece of equipment. To develop and evaluate RCM concepts, BPA is installing a prototype system at our Alvey Substation on 4 transformers and 25 breakers.

  17. Development of improved methods for type testing present day medium voltage circuit breakers for outdoor service

    SciTech Connect

    Kuznetsov, S.B.; Spindle, H.E. )

    1993-01-01

    Many of the standards for required fault current interrupting tests for circuit breakers rated at 15 to 72.5 kV were written for oil breakers or magnetically blasted air circuit breakers. In either case the interrupting medium which is produced by vaporizing, decomposing and ionizing the materials in the immediate vicinity of the arc is gas either mostly hydrogen for oil circuit breakers or air for magnetically blasted circuit breakers. These circuit breakers were primarily limited by the total current flowing through the breaker and by the peak voltage applied to the breaker after interruption. Consequently the test circuit requirements for standards were written to provide a sensible compromise between the system requirements and the capabilities of the testing facilities available. Today vacuum and gas circuit interrupters dominate this entire range of voltages and the entire range of interrupting currents for breakers in this voltage range. This paper examines test methods to cover the switching requirements for new systems and operating methods.

  18. Development of a high current HVDC circuit breaker with fast fault clearing capability

    SciTech Connect

    Pauli, B.; Mauthe, G.; Ruoss, E.; Ecklin, G. ); Porter, J. ); Vithayathit, J. )

    1988-10-01

    Recent years have seen rapid growth in direct current transmission. This growth increases the need and scope of application for a high voltage direct current circuit breaker. Significant improvements have been made in a previously developed 500 kV, 2000A HVdc circuit breaker. These improvements have increased the current interrupting capabilities to 4000A dc and more and have decreased the fault clearing time to the order of ac breakers of similar voltage ratings. The result is a HVdc circuit breaker that is built using well proven ac power system components. It is modular in design so as to be suitable for a wide range of system voltages and energy levels.

  19. The simulation of circuit breaker switching using a composite Cassie-modified Mayr model

    SciTech Connect

    Thomas, D.W.P.; Pereira, E.T.; Christopoulos, C.; Howe, A.F.

    1995-10-01

    In substation electromagnetic compatibility studies or insulation coordination studies it is desirable to get as accurate a representation as possible of the transients generated by faults and switching events. A method of simulating the voltage and current transients generated by a gas blast circuit breaker operation using a composite Cassie-modified Mayr model of the circuit breaker arc is described. It is demonstrated that this gives good agreement with published laboratory measurements of the circuit breaker voltage and current. The transmission line modeling method is used int the construction of the simulation algorithm of the circuit breaker circuit. A method, based on describing the circuit breaker by a transmission-line model (TLM), is used to decouple the non-linear characteristics from the rest of the network.

  20. 30 CFR 75.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... disconnecting switches. 75.809 Section 75.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.809 Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches underground shall be marked for identification....

  1. 30 CFR 75.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... disconnecting switches. 75.809 Section 75.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.809 Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches underground shall be marked for identification....

  2. 46 CFR 111.30-4 - Circuit breakers removable from the front.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Circuit breakers removable from the front. 111.30-4 Section 111.30-4 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Switchboards § 111.30-4 Circuit breakers removable from the front...

  3. 46 CFR 111.30-4 - Circuit breakers removable from the front.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Circuit breakers removable from the front. 111.30-4 Section 111.30-4 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Switchboards § 111.30-4 Circuit breakers removable from the...

  4. 46 CFR 111.30-4 - Circuit breakers removable from the front.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Circuit breakers removable from the front. 111.30-4 Section 111.30-4 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Switchboards § 111.30-4 Circuit breakers removable from the...

  5. 46 CFR 111.30-4 - Circuit breakers removable from the front.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Circuit breakers removable from the front. 111.30-4 Section 111.30-4 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Switchboards § 111.30-4 Circuit breakers removable from the...

  6. 46 CFR 111.30-4 - Circuit breakers removable from the front.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Circuit breakers removable from the front. 111.30-4 Section 111.30-4 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Switchboards § 111.30-4 Circuit breakers removable from the...

  7. 30 CFR 75.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... disconnecting switches. 75.809 Section 75.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.809 Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches underground shall be marked for identification....

  8. 30 CFR 75.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... disconnecting switches. 75.809 Section 75.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.809 Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches underground shall be marked for identification....

  9. 30 CFR 75.809 - Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... disconnecting switches. 75.809 Section 75.809 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... High-Voltage Distribution § 75.809 Identification of circuit breakers and disconnecting switches. Circuit breakers and disconnecting switches underground shall be marked for identification....

  10. 48 CFR 225.7006 - Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. 225.7006 Section 225.7006 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE...

  11. 48 CFR 225.7006 - Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. 225.7006 Section 225.7006 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE...

  12. 48 CFR 225.7006 - Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. 225.7006 Section 225.7006 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE...

  13. 48 CFR 225.7006 - Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. 225.7006 Section 225.7006 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE...

  14. 48 CFR 225.7006 - Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restriction on air circuit breakers for naval vessels. 225.7006 Section 225.7006 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE...

  15. Field testing of overcurrent trip units for low voltage circuit breakers used in DC applications

    SciTech Connect

    Davis, E.L.; Funk, D.L.

    1994-08-01

    This Tech Note investigates and provides recommendations for field testing the overcurrent trip units of low voltage circuit breakers used in direct current (DC) applications. Although industry guidance is available for field testing low voltage circuit breakers in alternating current (AC) applications, guidance for testing breakers used in DC circuits is virtually nonexistent. Fault theory and breaker operating principles are discussed at a depth necessary to technically substantiate recommended practices contained in this Tech Note. The response of low voltage circuit breaker overcurrent trip units to AC and DC current is compared to facilitate an understanding of the issues and concerns surrounding overcurrent test methods for low voltage circuit breakers used in dc applications. The applicability of this information to a test program for DC system breakers is described in detail. This Tech Note addresses whether or not overcurrent test results obtained using UAC current are representative of a breaker`s performance under DC conditions. This document demonstrates that technically valid test results can be obtained using either AC or DC test methods. The final recommendations presented favor AC testing over DC testing based on familiarity with the test method and economic considerations; however, it is stressed that either test method can yield technically acceptable results. The potential benefits and limitations of each test method, AC or DC, should be understood thoroughly before selecting a test method or interpreting test results.

  16. Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Boenig, Heinrich J.

    1998-01-01

    A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time.

  17. Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Boenig, H.J.

    1998-03-10

    A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter are disclosed for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time. 9 figs.

  18. Hydraulically-actuated operating system for an electric circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Barkan, Philip; Imam, Imdad

    1978-01-01

    This hydraulically-actuated operating system comprises a cylinder, a piston movable therein in an opening direction to open a circuit breaker, and an accumulator for supplying pressurized liquid to a piston-actuating space within the cylinder. A normally-closed valve between the accumulator and the actuating space is openable to allow pressurized liquid from the accumulator to flow through the valve into the actuating space to drive the piston in an opening direction. A vent is located hydraulically between the actuating space and the valve for affording communication between said actuating space and a low pressure region. Flow control means is provided for restricting leakage through said vent to a rate that prevents said leakage from substantially detracting from the development of pressure within said actuatng space during the period from initial opening of the valve to the time when said piston has moved through most of its opening stroke. Following such period and while the valve is still open, said flow control means allows effective leakage through said vent. The accumulator has a limited capacity that results in the pressure within said actuating space decaying promptly to a low value as a result of effective leakage through said vent after the piston has moved through a circuit-breaker opening stroke and while the valve is in its open state. Means is provided for resetting the valve to its closed state in response to said pressure decay in the actuating space.

  19. Development and interrupting tests on 250KV 8KA HVDC circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Tokuyama, S.; Arimatsu, K.; Hirata, K.; Kato, Y.; Yoshioka, Y.

    1985-09-01

    This paper describes the circuit and component selections, development and equivalent circuit test results on an HVDC circuit breaker for an HVDC transmission line. A puffer type SF/sub 6/ gas interrupter for AC circuit breakers is utilized for interrupting DC current with injection of high-frequency inverse current from a commutating capacitor precharged to HVDC line voltage. Also, the effectiveness of application of the HVDC breaker to an HVDC system with two parallel transmission lines is demonstrated through the EMTP simulation.

  20. Analysis of a 1200 kV circuit breaker for a gas insulated substation. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-01-01

    This report describes the work carried out to analyze and design a circuit for use in 1200 kV gas insulated substations. The first part of the project was devoted to a thorough analysis of the requirements for the circuit breaker from the standpoint of the electrical system in which it would operate. A conceptual design was selected and all of the components of the circuit breaker were designed, modeled and verified. Finally a plan was prepared for the construction of a complete circuit breaker.

  1. Modeling DC-circuit-breakers for long distance electricity transmission

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Agnihotri, Ashutosh; Ebert, Ute; Hundsdorfer, Willem

    2014-10-01

    Modeling a circuit-breaker is a multiple timescale problem which involves a cascade of physical processes from avalanche phase to streamer, spark and post discharge phase, with a transition phase between each pair of processes. In particular, Jin Zhang and Bert van Heesch at Eindhoven University of Technology investigate now whether the conventional SF6 can be replaced by supercritical nitrogen. We focus on modeling space charge effects, gas heating and secondary electron emission from cathode. We develop a two-dimensional drift-diffusion model for streamers coupled to the Euler equations for the gas to study the related phenomena. We perform simulations to capture thermal shocks and induced pressure waves caused by the electrical breakdown of the surrounding gas. We include heat exchange mechanisms between the electrons/ions and the surrounding gas.

  2. Vacuum contactor retrofit of a low-voltage power circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Fischer, J.D.

    1995-12-31

    Due to a misapplication of low-voltage power circuit breakers on high-cycling motor-starting services, the electrically operated mechanisms failed due to the large number of spring-charging, closing and opening cycles. Various options for correcting the problem were evaluated, and a vacuum contactor retrofit of the circuit breaker was selected for some of them. The vacuum starter units are electrically and mechanically interchangeable with the power circuit breakers. The paper discusses the design considerations and operating differences resulting from the technology conversion. It also discusses the differences in rating, function, and application.

  3. Modeling of Thermal Arcs in Molded Case Circuit Breakers in Air

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Breden, Doug; Mahadevan, Shankar; Raja, Laxminarayan

    2015-09-01

    A general-purpose thermal plasma simulation tool (VizArc) was utilized to model a circuit breaker in atmospheric pressure air. The molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) circuit breaker works by separating two metal contacts when the breaking current is exceeded generating an arc. The self-consistent Lorentz force generated by the current pushes the arc into an array of splitter plates which quench the arc and break the circuit. The arc channel is modeled by coupling the electromagnetic equations with flow governing equations to model a multi-species, single-temperature quasi neutral arc plasma. Conjugate heat transfer to the metal splitter plates and vapor ablation into the gas are included in the model. The opening action of the moving contact armature is simulated dynamically in the simulation. The set of all governing equations and their implementation in the model will be discussed, and then the simulations of the MCCB circuit breaker using the model will be presented.

  4. Dual random circuit breaker network model with equivalent thermal circuit network

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kim, Kwanyong; Yoon, Seong Jun; Choi, Woo Young

    2014-02-01

    A SPICE-based dual random circuit breaker (RCB) network model with an equivalent thermal circuit network has been proposed in order to emulate resistance switching (RS) of unipolar resistive random access memory (RRAM). The dual RCB network model consists of the electrical RCB network model for the forming and set operations and the equivalent thermal circuit network model for the reset operation. In addition, the proposed model can explain the effects of heat dissipation on the memory and threshold RS with the variation in electrode thickness.

  5. Fault current limiter with solid-state circuit breakers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bălan, H.; Neamț, L.; Buzdugan, M. I.; Varodi, T.; Pop, E.

    2016-08-01

    Switching of power circuit breakers is an important technical issue, especially at short circuit, since the fault current cause thermal and dynamic stresses, and the power quality worsens. Recently, the development of distributed renewable electricity induces the short circuit protection problematic because the distributed production of electric energy cause the transport networks to lose their radial character and disturbs the protective relays coordination. The modern technologies for power switching uses static fault current limiters, which offers a viable solution to remove the problems caused by large fault currents in the system. An appropriate design of the current limiting device reduces the thermal and dynamic stress and limits the fault current to a low value. The static switches are based on high power semiconductor devices that offer advantages compared to mechanical switches. Using a fault current limiter that minimizes the effect of distributed generation of electricity in a radial network on the co-ordination of protective relays is a solution to this problem in terms of switching speed and lifespan of power switches.

  6. Automatic recloser circuit breaker integrated with GSM technology for power system notification

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lada, M. Y.; Khiar, M. S. A.; Ghani, S. A.; Nawawi, M. R. M.; Rahim, N. H.; Sinar, L. O. M.

    2015-05-01

    Lightning is one type of transient faults that usually cause the circuit breaker in the distribution board trip due to overload current detection. The instant tripping condition in the circuit breakers clears the fault in the system. Unfortunately most circuit breakers system is manually operated. The power line will be effectively re-energized after the clearing fault process is finished. Auto-reclose circuit is used on the transmission line to carry out the duty of supplying quality electrical power to customers. In this project, an automatic reclose circuit breaker for low voltage usage is designed. The product description is the Auto Reclose Circuit Breaker (ARCB) will trip if the current sensor detects high current which exceeds the rated current for the miniature circuit breaker (MCB) used. Then the fault condition will be cleared automatically and return the power line to normal condition. The Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) system will send SMS to the person in charge if the tripping occurs. If the over current occurs in three times, the system will fully trip (open circuit) and at the same time will send an SMS to the person in charge. In this project a 1 A is set as the rated current and any current exceeding a 1 A will cause the system to trip or interrupted. This system also provides an additional notification for user such as the emergency light and warning system.

  7. The original westinghouse circuit breakers, manufactured 7/11/27. Utility room, to ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    The original westinghouse circuit breakers, manufactured 7/11/27. Utility room, to north. - San Bernardino Valley College, Life Science Building, 701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, CA

  8. 37. SAR2, SHOWING OIL CIRCUIT BREAKERS (ABOVE) AND GENERATOR FIELD ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    37. SAR-2, SHOWING OIL CIRCUIT BREAKERS (ABOVE) AND GENERATOR FIELD COIL CONTROL RHEOSTATS (BELOW). SCE negative no. 10331, November 1, 1923. Photograph by G. Haven Bishop. - Santa Ana River Hydroelectric System, SAR-2 Powerhouse, Redlands, San Bernardino County, CA

  9. Numerical Simulation of Gas Flow During Arcing Process for 252 kV Puffer Circuit Breakers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, Junhui; Wang, Xiaohua; Ma, Zhiying; Rong, Mingzhe; Yan, Jing

    2011-12-01

    A numerical simulation model for 252 kV puffer circuit breaker is constructed, by using a proven commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) package, PHOENICS. The model takes into account the moving parts in the circuit breaker, turbulence enhanced momentum and energy transport, radiation transport. The arcing process in a SF6 puffer circuit breaker with two hollow contacts is simulated under different conditions, and the simulation results are verified with experimental results. Through simulation, the pressure, temperature and velocity in the arc quenching chamber can be obtained. The simulation model is also capable of predicting the influence of design parameters variations on breaker performance, and can thus help to reduce the number of short-circuit tests during the design stage.

  10. Mitigation of circuit breaker transient recovery voltages associated with current limiting reactors

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    Peelo, D.F.; Polovick, G.S.; Sawada, J.H.; Diamanti, P.; Presta, R.; Sarshar, A.; Beauchemin, R.

    1996-04-01

    B.C. Hydro and Hydro-Quebec utilize current limiting reactors on medium voltage distribution feeders to limit the magnitude of fault current. The reactors make a significant contribution to the severity of the transient recovery voltage experienced by feeder and bus circuit breakers on clearing feeder faults. Based on the conclusions of an investigation of actual circuit breaker failures while performing this duty, the mitigation of the transient recovery voltage associated with the reactors is described.

  11. About high-voltage insulating of 750kV circuit-breaker

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    Tusaliu, P.; Ciontu, M.; Tusaliu, V.

    1996-12-31

    The study analyzes the non-uniform repartition of high voltage don the blow-out chambers of a 750kV circuit breaker. The authors achieve the 750kV circuit breaker model, on which base they establish the repartition of a large spectrum of impulse waves. Keeping account of the behavior of the insolation at over-voltage waves and of self-capacity and stray capacity of the apparatus construction, they elaborate the circuit breaker model. On this base is analyzed the repartition of impulse waves of voltage. The study presents also an adequate program on computer, which evaluates the non-uniform repartition of the electric stresses on the blow-out chambers of the circuit breakers: with many break places and the influence of this repartition of the slope of voltage impulse wave. In the study there are calculations finding the best solution concerning connecting in parallel the blow-out-chambers of the circuit breaker, with resistor or with condensers. At the same time, the study presents proposals and recommendations of construction and function to decrease the stresses resulted from the perturbation created by the non-uniform repartition of the over-voltage on the blow-out having in view the rise of security in function of the ensemble circuit breaker-network.

  12. Voltage escalation and reignition behavior of vacuum generator circuit breakers during load shedding

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    Glinkowski, M.T.; Gutierrez, M.R.; Braun, D.

    1997-01-01

    This paper focuses on multiple reignitions and voltage escalation that may occur during load shedding when vacuum circuit-breakers are used as generator circuit-breakers. The probability of multiple reignitions and voltage escalation is proportional to the arc angle and is very small. However, repeated reignitions and voltage escalation may be observed in vacuum switching devices after opening operations due to their ability to interrupt high frequency currents. The transformer side capacitance and the magnitude of the load shedding play a significant role in developing repeated reignitions and voltage escalation when vacuum circuit breakers are used as generator circuit breakers. Of particular concern is the case when a protective capacitor is connected to the system side of the circuit breaker. Although this capacitor reduces the magnitude of the Transient Recovery Voltage, it decreases the transient frequencies and increases the reignition current that flows through the vacuum circuit breaker after a voltage breakdown. In all the cases under study, the reignition/escalation problems are more severe with the protective capacitor connected to the system for relative low load shedding at short arc angles.

  13. Use of inverse time, adjustable instantaneous pickup circuit breakers for short circuit and ground fault protection of energy efficient motors

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    Heath, D.W.; Bradfield, H.L.

    1995-12-31

    Many energy efficient low voltage motors exhibit first half cycle instantaneous inrush current values greater than the National Electrical Code`s 13 times motor full load amperes maximum permissible setting for instantaneous trip circuit breakers. The alternate use of an inverse time circuit breaker could lead to inadequate protection if the breaker does not have adjustable instantaneous settings. Recent innovations in digital solid state trip unit technology have made available an inverse time, adjustable instantaneous trip circuit breaker in 15A to 150A ratings. This allows the instantaneous pickup to be adjusted to a value slightly above motor inrush so that low level faults will be cleared instantaneously while avoiding nuisance tripping at startup. Applications, settings and comparisons are discussed.

  14. Biocompatible circuit-breaker chip for thermal management of biomedical microsystems

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    Luo, Yi; Dahmardeh, Masoud; Takahata, Kenichi

    2015-05-01

    This paper presents a thermoresponsive micro circuit breaker for biomedical applications specifically targeted at electronic intelligent implants. The circuit breaker is micromachined to have a shape-memory-alloy cantilever actuator as a normally closed temperature-sensitive switch to protect the device of interest from overheating, a critical safety feature for smart implants including those that are electrothermally driven with wireless micro heaters. The device is fabricated in a size of 1.5  ×  2.0  ×  0.46 mm3 using biocompatible materials and a chip-based titanium package, exhibiting a nominal cold-state resistance of 14 Ω. The breaker rapidly enters the full open condition when the chip temperature exceeds 63 °C, temporarily breaking the circuit of interest to lower its temperature until chip temperature drops to 51 °C, at which the breaker closes the circuit to allow current to flow through it again, physically limiting the maximum temperature of the circuit. This functionality is tested in combination with a wireless resonant heater powered by radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation, demonstrating self-regulation of heater temperature. The developed circuit-breaker chip operates in a fully passive manner that removes the need for active sensor and circuitry to achieve temperature regulation in a target device, contributing to the miniaturization of biomedical microsystems including electronic smart implants where thermal management is essential.

  15. High speed hydraulically-actuated operating system for an electric circuit breaker

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    Iman, Imdad

    1983-06-07

    This hydraulically-actuated operating system comprises a cylinder, a piston movable therein in an opening direction to open a circuit breaker, and an accumulator for supplying pressurized liquid to a breaker-opening piston-actuating space within the cylinder. A normally-closed valve between the accumulator and the actuating space is openable to allow pressurized liquid from the accumulator to flow through the valve into the actuating space to drive the piston in an opening direction. A dashpotting mechanism operating separately from the hydraulic actuating system is provided, thereby reducing flow restriction interference with breaker opening.

  16. High speed hydraulically-actuated operating system for an electric circuit breaker

    DOEpatents

    Iman, I.

    1983-06-07

    This hydraulically-actuated operating system comprises a cylinder, a piston movable therein in an opening direction to open a circuit breaker, and an accumulator for supplying pressurized liquid to a breaker-opening piston-actuating space within the cylinder. A normally-closed valve between the accumulator and the actuating space is openable to allow pressurized liquid from the accumulator to flow through the valve into the actuating space to drive the piston in an opening direction. A dashpotting mechanism operating separately from the hydraulic actuating system is provided, thereby reducing flow restriction interference with breaker opening. 3 figs.

  17. Research on burnout fault of moulded case circuit breaker based on finite element simulation

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    Xue, Yang; Chang, Shuai; Zhang, Penghe; Xu, Yinghui; Peng, Chuning; Shi, Erwei

    2017-09-01

    In the failure event of molded case circuit breaker, overheating of the molded case near the wiring terminal has a very important proportion. The burnout fault has become an important factor restricting the development of molded case circuit breaker. This paper uses the finite element simulation software to establish the model of molded case circuit breaker by coupling multi-physics field. This model can simulate the operation and study the law of the temperature distribution. The simulation results show that the temperature near the wiring terminal, especially the incoming side of the live wire, of the molded case circuit breaker is much higher than that of the other areas. The steady-state and transient simulation results show that the temperature at the wiring terminals is abnormally increased by increasing the contact resistance of the wiring terminals. This is consistent with the frequent occurrence of burnout of the molded case in this area. Therefore, this paper holds that the burnout failure of the molded case circuit breaker is mainly caused by the abnormal increase of the contact resistance of the wiring terminal.

  18. 30 CFR 77.900-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... protecting low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment and their auxiliary devices shall be tested and examined at least once each month by a person... circuit breaker and its auxiliary devices shall be visually examined and such repairs or adjustments as...

  19. Development of 72kV Class Environmentally-Benign CO2 Gas Circuit Breaker Model

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Uchii, Toshiyuki; Hoshina, Yoshikazu; Miyazaki, Kensaku; Mori, Tadashi; Kawano, Hiromichi; Nakamoto, Tetsuya; Hirano, Yoshihiko

    Adopting CO2 as an alternative gas of SF6 in a gas circuit breaker from the environmental viewpoint, a 72kV-31.5kA class CO2 gas circuit breaker (CO2-GCB) model, which does not contain SF6 gas at all, was designed, and produced. In the CO2-GCB model, some effective technologies for current interruption by CO2 gas were adopted; namely, puffer pressure enhancing techniques utilizing arc energy during a current interruption and ablation phenomena of a polymer element located in the puffer cylinder. As a result of current interruption and electric insulation tests, the CO2-GCB model achieved practical levels of performance. Furthermore, it was found by carrying out a life cycle assessment (LCA) that the CO2-GCB model could reduce the global warming impact by about 40% compared to the latest SF6 gas circuit breaker in the same rating for 20 years operation including one maintenance opportunity.

  20. Optimization of the Switch Mechanism in a Circuit Breaker Using MBD Based Simulation

    PubMed Central

    Jang, Jin-Seok; Yoon, Chang-Gyu; Ryu, Chi-Young; Kim, Hyun-Woo; Bae, Byung-Tae; Yoo, Wan-Suk

    2015-01-01

    A circuit breaker is widely used to protect electric power system from fault currents or system errors; in particular, the opening mechanism in a circuit breaker is important to protect current overflow in the electric system. In this paper, multibody dynamic model of a circuit breaker including switch mechanism was developed including the electromagnetic actuator system. Since the opening mechanism operates sequentially, optimization of the switch mechanism was carried out to improve the current breaking time. In the optimization process, design parameters were selected from length and shape of each latch, which changes pivot points of bearings to shorten the breaking time. To validate optimization results, computational results were compared to physical tests with a high speed camera. Opening time of the optimized mechanism was decreased by 2.3 ms, which was proved by experiments. Switch mechanism design process can be improved including contact-latch system by using this process. PMID:25918740

  1. Optimization of the Switch Mechanism in a Circuit Breaker Using MBD Based Simulation.

    PubMed

    Jang, Jin-Seok; Yoon, Chang-Gyu; Ryu, Chi-Young; Kim, Hyun-Woo; Bae, Byung-Tae; Yoo, Wan-Suk

    2015-01-01

    A circuit breaker is widely used to protect electric power system from fault currents or system errors; in particular, the opening mechanism in a circuit breaker is important to protect current overflow in the electric system. In this paper, multibody dynamic model of a circuit breaker including switch mechanism was developed including the electromagnetic actuator system. Since the opening mechanism operates sequentially, optimization of the switch mechanism was carried out to improve the current breaking time. In the optimization process, design parameters were selected from length and shape of each latch, which changes pivot points of bearings to shorten the breaking time. To validate optimization results, computational results were compared to physical tests with a high speed camera. Opening time of the optimized mechanism was decreased by 2.3 ms, which was proved by experiments. Switch mechanism design process can be improved including contact-latch system by using this process.

  2. Mathematical modeling of SF{sub 6} puffer circuit breakers. 1: High current region

    SciTech Connect

    Park, K.Y.; Fang, M.T.C.

    1996-04-01

    A mathematical arc model based on the integral method has been developed to study the arc behavior of SF{sub 6} puffer circuit breakers during high current region. The interaction between the compression chamber and the arc interrupter plays a critical role in determining the arc behavior. Computations have been carried out for the puffer circuit breaker of Noeske et al. The aerodynamic behavior and electrical characteristics of the puffer circuit breaker have been investigated. In addition, the pressure rise in the compression chamber and arc voltage have been computed and the results compared with the available experimental results of Noeske et al. Special attention has been paid to the presence of the shock.

  3. Analysis of cold flow reestablishment time in a circuit breaker nozzle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leone, S. A.; Nagamatsu, H. T.

    1983-01-01

    The deblocking process in a circuit breaker nozzle is similar to the flow starting process in a shock tunnel, and the computer uses this analogy to solve for the deblocking process by utilizing a diaphragm at the throat of a nozzle. At time equal to zero the diaphragm is broken and the throat area increases with time. It is a rarity to have the area as a function of both time and distance. Experimental data obtained from the RPI calibration shock tunnel are utilized to verify some of the calculated results with the area being a function of distance and the agreement is found to be good. The circuit breaker designer can utilize the computer simulation to estimate the deblocking time, an important parameter in the design of circuit breakers.

  4. Simulation of SLF Interrupting Performance for CO2 Gas Circuit Breaker based on Serially Connected 3 Arc Models

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Koshizuka, Tadashi; Udagawa, Keisuke; Shinkai, Takeshi; Uchii, Toshiyuki; Kawano, Hiromichi

    This paper shows the simulation of SLF interrupting performances for CO2 gas circuit breakers. In the SLF interruption tests using 72kV-CO2 gas model circuit breakers, very large post arc currents were measured. This point is obviously difference between CO2 circuit breaker and SF6 one. To simulate the SLF interrupting performances for the SF6 gas circuit breakers, serially connected 3 arc models were developed. In the arc model, Cassie arc model and two Mayr arc models were serially connected. It was tried to use the arc model to simulate the SLF interrupting performances for CO2 circuit breaker. As a result, it was good agreement with the measurements and simulations. The large post arc currents could be simulated by the arc model. It was shown that the SLF interrupting performance of the CO2 circuit breaker was dependent on the Mayr model simulated around voltage extinction peak. On the other hand, the performance of the SF6 gas circuit breaker was dependent on the Mayr model simulated around current zero. From the result, it proved that most severe SLF condition for the CO2 gas circuit breaker was L75 or L80.

  5. SF6 dielectric behavior in a high voltage circuit breaker at low temperature under lightning impulses

    SciTech Connect

    Buret, F.; Beroual, A.

    1996-01-01

    This work concerns the study of the dielectric and thermodynamic behavior of SF{sub 6} in a 145 kV circuit breaker subjected to lightning impulse voltages in both polarities at temperatures varying from ambient (20 C) to {minus}45 C. The filling of the circuit breaker with SF{sub 6} is carried out at the reference point: T = 15 C, P = 6 bars abs. and d = 39.6 kg/m{sup 3}. Devices allowing to detect the appearance of local condensation of SF{sub 6} and to identify the breakdown between the circuit-breaker contacts and the flashover outside the circuit-breaker, are presented. The experimental results show a general tendency to a decrease in the U{sub 50%} voltage when the temperature is decreased at constant density (a decrease by about 5% when the temperature was decreased from +20 C to {minus}25 C). Such a variation would not have a significant influence in industrial practice. Even if this variation is very weak, it also appears from the obtained results that the gas density is not the only parameter which has an influence on the electric strength of the gas. However, to compare results at different temperatures, it would be better to make it at constant density and not at constant pressure, to avoid the dependency of the ratio (E/N) on N (where E is the electric strength and N the density). On the other hand, it seems that the presence of the liquid in the circuit breaker is not a penalizing parameter. The distribution of the electric field corresponding to the geometrical configuration of the studied circuit-breaker is also presented.

  6. Pressure and Arc Voltage Measurement in a 252 kV SF6 Puffer Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhong, Jianying; Guo, Yujing; Zhang, Hao

    2016-05-01

    The pressure distribution in an arcing chamber is critically important for the SF6 puffer circuit breaker design. In this paper, the pressure variation of four locations in the nozzle was measured by piezoresistive and fiber optical pressure sensors at two current levels of 10 kA and 50 kA. An arc voltage measurement was also taken. The results demonstrate that using either type of sensor with a connecting tube is able to detect the fast pressure variation in circuit breakers, however the possible distortion and delay to the pressure transient caused by the tube need further study.

  7. Numaerical simulation of a SF{sub 6} circuit-breaker arc

    SciTech Connect

    Vergne, P.J.; Gonzalez, J.J.; Gleizes, A.

    1995-12-31

    The design and the validation of high-voltage circuit breaker require more and more physical models which take into account complex phenomenae. We present here a numerical simulation of an SF{sub 6} arc established in a simplified geometry of a circuit breaker prototype. Our study deals specially with the turbulent flow, the boundary conditions of the arc roots on the electrodes, the influence of the electromagnetic strengths and the radiative transfer. The results concern a stationary state with fixed geometry and current intensity (I=2000 A).

  8. Survey results of low voltage circuit breakers as found during maintenance testing

    SciTech Connect

    O`Donnell, P.

    1995-12-31

    The Power systems Reliability Subcommittee strives to maintain current reliability data on major electrical equipment to assist the industry in accomplishing realistic and meaningful reliability studies. This paper presents results of a low voltage circuit breaker reliability survey achieved through use of available results from testing during preventive maintenance. A substantial number of test results were obtained to allow credible results for a few different circuit breaker categories. A similar set of results was published in a paper for the 1990 Industry Applications Society Conference. Most of these results have been incorporated into this new expanded effort.

  9. An on-line condition-monitoring system for high voltage SF{sub 6} circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Khan, A.H.; York, R.A.

    1996-03-01

    This paper describes the design approach taken by one manufacturer to integrate monitoring and diagnostic systems into high voltage, single pressure SF{sub 6} circuit breakers. Although high voltage circuit breaker reliability has improved significantly as a result of single pressure SF{sub 6} technology, the need for diagnostic systems has increased as the utility industry seeks to maintain equipment reliability, improve availability, and reduce life-cycle costs (from reduced maintenance). The results of an international survey of high voltage circuit breaker reliability are discussed to identify the required functions for a diagnostic system. The specific features of the ABB Condition Monitoring Unit for dead-tank, SF{sub 6} circuit breakers are presented. The unique approach described here utilizes the manufacturers detailed knowledge of circuit breaker designs to provide meaningful and accurate diagnostic information.

  10. Numerical simulation for arc-plasma dynamics during contact opening process in electrical circuit-breakers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gupta, D. N.; Patil, G. N.; Srinivas, D.; Kale, S. S.; Potnis, S. B.

    2010-02-01

    The high-energy, high-current thermal plasma that develops between electric contacts in a gas circuit-breaker during circuit interruption is an important phenomenon in the power transmission industry. The high temperature and pressure arc dissipates the tremendous amount of energy generated by the fault current. Simultaneously, this energy has to be transferred away from the contacts to build the dielectric strength level of the circuit-breaker. In order to interrupt the current, the arc must be weakened and finally extinguished. We model these phenomena by using a computer software code based on the solution of the unsteady Euler equations of gas dynamics. We consider the equations of fluid flows. These equations are solved numerically in complex circuit breaker geometries using a finite-volume method. The domain is initially filled with SF6 gas. We begin our simulations from cold mode, where the fault current is not present (hence no arc). An axis-symmetric geometry of a 145 kV gas circuit-breaker is considered to study the pressure, density, and temperature profile during contact opening process.

  11. Tests show ability of vacuum circuit breaker to interrupt fast transient recovery voltage rates of rise of transformer secondary faults

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, R.K.

    1994-12-31

    A Vacuum Circuit Breaker demonstrated its ability to interrupt short circuits with faster than normal rates of rise of Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV) at levels greater than those produced by most transformer secondary faults. Two recent exploratory test programs evaluated the interrupting ability of a 15kV Vacuum Circuit Breaker containing interrupters of the rotating arc type with contacts made from a Chromium-Copper powder metal mixture. The interrupting conditions covered a wide range of currents from 10% to 130% of the 28kA rated short circuit current of the tested circuit breaker and a wide range of TRV rates of rise, including the relatively slow rate of rise, normally used in testing and found in most indoor circuit breaker applications; two faster rates of rise equaling and exceeding those found in a known power plant transformer secondary protection application; and the fastest rates of rise possible in the laboratory which exceed the requirements of most transformer secondary faults. These tests showed that the interrupting performance of the tested Vacuum Circuit Breaker was unaffected by the TRV rate of rise to the fastest rates available in the test lab. Such a Vacuum Circuit Breaker can therefore be used without TRV modifying capacitors to slow down the rate of rise provided by the power system. This ability is particularly important if analysis shows that the expected TRV from a transformer secondary fault has a fast rate of rise beyond the recognized ability of an older circuit breaker to acceptably interrupt.

  12. Tests show ability of vacuum circuit breaker to interrupt fast transient recovery voltage rates of rise of transformer secondary faults

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, R.K.

    1995-01-01

    A vacuum circuit breaker demonstrated its ability to interrupt short circuits with faster than normal rates of rise of transient recovery voltage (TRV) at levels greater than those produced by most transformer secondary faults. Two recent exploratory test programs evaluated the interrupting ability of a 15kV vacuum circuit breaker containing interrupters of the rotating arc type with contacts made from a chromium-copper powder metal mixture. The interrupting conditions covered a wide range of currents from 10% to 130% of the 28kA rated short circuit current of the tested circuit breaker and a wide range of TRV rates of rise, including the relatively slow rate of rise, normally used in testing and found in most indoor circuit breaker applications, two faster rates of rise equaling and exceeding those found in a known power plant transformer secondary protection application, and the fastest rates of rise possible in the laboratory which exceed the requirements of most transformer secondary faults. These tests showed that the interrupting performance of the tested vacuum circuit breaker was unaffected by the TRV rate of rise to the fastest rates available in the test lab. Such a vacuum circuit breaker can therefore be used without TRV modifying capacitors to slow down the rate of rise provided by the power system. This ability is particularly important if analysis shows that the expected TRV from a transformer secondary fault has a fast rate of rise beyond the recognized ability of an older circuit breaker to acceptably interrupt.

  13. The Implications of the Use of Parental Choice as a Legal "Circuit Breaker"

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    Mead, Julie F.; Lewis, Maria M.

    2016-01-01

    This study explores four instances where parental choice has been employed as a legal "circuit breaker": (a) First Amendment Establishment Clause cases related to public funding, (b) Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection cases regarding race-conscious student assignment, (c) Title IX regulations concerning single-sex education, and (d) a…

  14. Influence of Shock Wave on Turbulence in SF6 Puffer Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Jian; Jia, Shenli; Li, Xingwen; Shi, Zongqian; Wang, Lijun

    2010-02-01

    Influence of the shock wave on the turbulence in a supersonic nozzle was investigated for a SF6 puffer circuit breaker interruption process. Turbulence is enlarged through the shock wave. Baroclinic generation of vortex causes flow separation and broadening of the arc cross section. V-I characteristics are slightly modified due to the shock wave's influence.

  15. The Implications of the Use of Parental Choice as a Legal "Circuit Breaker"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mead, Julie F.; Lewis, Maria M.

    2016-01-01

    This study explores four instances where parental choice has been employed as a legal "circuit breaker": (a) First Amendment Establishment Clause cases related to public funding, (b) Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection cases regarding race-conscious student assignment, (c) Title IX regulations concerning single-sex education, and (d) a…

  16. Circuit-Breakers: Technical Terminology Bulletin. Terminotech, Vol. 1, No. 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Electric Co. of Canada, Ltd., Montreal, Quebec.

    This issue of a bulletin of technological terminology is devoted to circuit breakers. A brief narrative on the subject is presented in both French and English. An English-French dictionary of terms comprises the bulk of the document. Explanatory illustrations are appended. (JB)

  17. The effects of harmonics on the operational characteristics of residual-current circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Lee, T.M.; Chan, T.W.

    1995-12-31

    A computer program has been developed to synthesize voltage waveforms with predetermined contents of harmonics up to the twentieth order. Currents of fundamental frequency having various proportions of a single harmonic were then derived using a D/A card and an amplifier connecting to a residual-current circuit breaker (RCCB) and load. It was discovered that there was a critical proportion corresponding to each harmonic frequency at which the circuit breaker will be most susceptible to tripping. The harmonics synthesizer was also programmed to generate waveforms representing those resulting from non-linear circuits and loads. These distorted waveforms were applied to a RCCB to study the changes in its tripping current. Finally, filter circuits were designed for connection across the tripping coil to maintain the consistency of the RCCB tripping characteristics when subjected to distorted current waveforms and voltage spikes.

  18. A 4000-A HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) circuit breaker with fast fault-clearing capability: Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-04-01

    This project is a follow-up of the first development of a 500 kV HVDC airblast circuit breaker (EPRI project 1507-3). The objective was to increase the current interrupting capability from 2200 A to 4000 A and shorten its fault clearing time. A high current 500 kV HVDC circuit breaker has been built using the passive commutation circuit. The breaker is modular in construction and can be designed for a wide variety of system conditions. More than 400 current interruptions were carried out successfully. Tests have shown that this circuit breaker is capable of interrupting more than 4000 A dc. Practical breakers with current interrupting capability of even 5500 A dc could be built. The circuit breaker operation and the fault-clearing process can be materially speeded up if the trip signal is given as soon as the fault is detected and without waiting for the current levels to come down in response to converter control action. The new dc breakers are shown to be capable of withstanding these transient arc currents of 8000 A without affecting its ability to interrupt the direct current that follows the transient. This transient current withstand capability is greater than is likely to occur during dc faults. The fault clearing time of this HVDC circuit breaker is comparable to the fault clearing time of conventional ac breakers for ac faults. The developed HVDC circuit breaker is now commercially available and can be supplied for use in HVDC systems. Its use in such systems is expected to provide flexibility in system design and contribute to system stability. 38 refs., 52 figs., 9 tabs.

  19. Review of technologies for current-limiting low-voltage circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Brice, C.W.; Dougal, R.A.; Hudgins, J.L.

    1996-09-01

    Conventional air-magnetic circuit breakers, which are widely used in low-voltage applications, utilize magnetic forces that are produced by blowout coils, the geometry of the arcing contacts, or both. The magnetic forces act to push the arc off the contacts into an arc chute, which consists of a number of metal plates. The arc chute causes the arc to be split into a number of smaller arcs, thereby facilitating the process of extinguishing the arc. In the last 20 years, the technology of circuit breakers has dramatically advanced, now including mature devices based on gas-blast (such as SF{sub 6}) and vacuum interruption. At the same time, the technology of power electronic devices has evolved rapidly, leading to suggestions of a purely static circuit breaker based on solid-state electronic devices. Recently, several different proposals have appeared for current-limiting devices to be used in conjunction with or in replacement of conventional circuit breakers. The technologies involved in these proposals have ranged from very familiar (series reactors) to quite innovative (conductive polymer devices). Several of these proposed technologies have been used to a limited extent in commercial products, but they are very likely to see increasing applications as the technology matures. This paper begins with a short review of conventional circuit breaker action for background, then reviews the recent literature for current-limiting technologies that could be applied to low-voltage electric power systems. The paper concludes with a description of work underway for further development of conductive polymer current limiters.

  20. A statistical vacuum circuit breaker model for simulation of transient over voltages

    SciTech Connect

    Kosmac, J.; Zunko, P.

    1995-01-01

    A statistical model of a medium voltage vacuum circuit breaker was developed in EMTP by using new powerful TACS MODELS. The model includes the arc voltage characteristic, calculation of mean chopping current value with known di/dt, the dielectric breakdown voltage characteristic, contacts separation dynamics, probability of high frequency arc quenching capability and probability of high frequency (HF) zero current passings. The influence of a switching-off time is studied and a statistical estimation is given of the transient overvoltages expected for a specific network configuration. The relation between the switching-off times and the overvoltages is also presented. In addition to these results the paper includes explanation of the modeling technique in the EMTP for all elements constituting the distribution network and validation of the vacuum breaker model behavior. This approach provides valuable information to engineers constructing metal-enclosed switch gear, electric utilities and other users who are going to install vacuum breakers in medium voltage networks.

  1. Breaking capacity of SF[sub 6] circuit-breakers at low temperatures

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    Pons, A.; Leconte, C. ); Willieme, J.M. )

    1993-07-01

    This paper examines the breaking performances of circuit breakers in the range of low temperatures ([minus]25 C) encountered in France. A series of short line fault clearing tests was carried out on a chamber of a 245 kV 31.5 kA puffer type circuit breaker. The test conditions selected permitted separate variation of the gas density and pressure. A prior methodology analysis showed that to eliminate or minimize the influence of the other variables, namely the test circuit and wear, the best criterion was the minimum arcing time. No significant influence of temperature or the pressure of droplets of SF6 was observed on the performance at a given density of the gaseous phase; the minimum arcing time did not vary during the tests. These results justify, a posteriori, the practices of the Test Laboratories, which carry out breaking operations under ambient conditions.

  2. Transient simulation of nozzle geometry change during ablation in high-voltage circuit breakers

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    Arabi, Sina; Trépanier, Jean-Yves; Camarero, Ricardo

    2015-02-01

    In high voltage circuit breakers, radiated heat from the electric arc is strongly absorbed by surrounding poly-tetra-fluro-ethylene (PTFE) parts and causes them to reach their vaporization temperature and ablate. Ablation deforms the PTFE parts, widens the throat and hence, changes the nozzle geometry. This paper presents a physical model coupling plasma flow simulation with erosion and movement of the PTFE walls to study this phenomena. The model is first applied and validated on a segmented tube case and on a model SF6 circuit breaker for which the experimental data is available. Then, the model is used to investigate the effect of the surface ablation on the nozzle geometry in a long-operation time.

  3. A Laboratory Prototype and Simulation of Ground Constant Measurement of Circuit Breaker

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    Shah, A. M.; Bhalja, B. R.

    2015-03-01

    This paper presents a new method of finding ground constant of circuit breaker in the power system laboratory. Experimental set up has been implemented in a laboratory environment and results are found to be satisfactory. The proposed set up in the laboratory has been conceived, designed and implemented through senior design project, which leads to a very innovative design, similar to an actual circuit breaker in the transmission line. This gives the students, who subsequently performed the experiments as a part of their coursework, a real life feel of a power system. The proposed set up has been tested for different fault conditions along with various neutral and grounding system conditions. Also, a simulation of the proposed set up has been carried out in MATLAB environment. At the end, a comparative evaluation has been done on both the practical and the simulated results. It has been observed that practical value closely matches with the simulation results.

  4. Self-consistent radiation-based simulation of electric arcs: II. Application to gas circuit breakers

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    Iordanidis, A. A.; Franck, C. M.

    2008-07-01

    An accurate and robust method for radiative heat transfer simulation for arc applications was presented in the previous paper (part I). In this paper a self-consistent mathematical model based on computational fluid dynamics and a rigorous radiative heat transfer model is described. The model is applied to simulate switching arcs in high voltage gas circuit breakers. The accuracy of the model is proven by comparison with experimental data for all arc modes. The ablation-controlled arc model is used to simulate high current PTFE arcs burning in cylindrical tubes. Model accuracy for the lower current arcs is evaluated using experimental data on the axially blown SF6 arc in steady state and arc resistance measurements close to current zero. The complete switching process with the arc going through all three phases is also simulated and compared with the experimental data from an industrial circuit breaker switching test.

  5. Evaluation of Bidirectional Silicon Carbide Solid-State Circuit Breaker v3.2

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    2013-07-01

    shown in figure 3 (1). The DC supply charges the 3 capacitor through a high resistance. Then the insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is...insulated gate bipolar transistor JFET junction field-effect transistor SiC silicon carbide TRL technical readiness level USCi United Silicon...field-effect transistor (JFET) based bidirectional solid-state circuit breaker (BDSSCB) to reduce self-trigging and reset response times, and increase

  6. Investigation on critical breakdown electric field of hot carbon dioxide for gas circuit breaker applications

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    Sun, Hao; Rong, Mingzhe; Wu, Yi; Chen, Zhexin; Yang, Fei; Murphy, Anthony B.; Zhang, Hantian

    2015-02-01

    Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas is widely used in high-voltage circuit breakers, but due to its high global warming potential, substitutes are being sought. CO2 has been investigated as a candidate based on its arc interruption performance. The hot gas in the circuit breaker after current zero, with a complicated species composition caused by the dissociation and many other reactions, will lead to the electrical breakdown, which is one of the major concerns in assessing the arc interruption performance. Despite this, little research has been reported on the dielectric strength of hot CO2. In this paper, the dielectric properties of hot CO2 related to the dielectric recovery phase of the circuit breaker were investigated in the temperature range from 300 to 4000 K and in the pressure range from 0.01 to 1.0 MPa. Under the assumptions of local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) and local chemical equilibrium (LCE), the equilibrium compositions of hot CO2 were obtained based on Gibbs free energy minimization. The cross sections for interactions between electrons and the species are presented. The critical reduced electric field strength of CO2 was determined by balancing electron generation and loss. These were evaluated using the electron energy distribution function (EEDF) derived from the two-term Boltzmann transport equation. The result indicates that unlike SF6 or air, in hot CO2 the reduced critical electric field strength does not change monotonically with increasing heavy-particle temperature from 300 to 4000 K. CO2 has a superior dielectric strength to pure SF6 above 2500 K at 0.5 MPa, which means it has the potential to improve the interruption performance of the circuit breakers, while reducing the global warming effect. Good agreement was found with published experimental results and calculations for CO2 at room temperature, and with previous calculations for hot CO2.

  7. The Calculation Method of Puffer Pressure in Gas Circuit Breaker Taking Decomposition Gas Effect into Consideration

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    Osawa, Naoki; Yoshioka, Yoshio

    A blast pressure analysis program for gas circuit breaker taking ablation, arc energy and decomposition effect into consideration was developed. In general, it is well known that SF6 gas accompanies dissociation and ionization in high temperature region, so we cannot apply the equation of state of ideal gas to high temperature region. Thus, it is necessary that the rate of specific heat, specific heat at constant pressure and gas constant are dealt with functions of gas pressure and temperature when SF6 arc and/or high temperature SF6 gas calculates. In this paper, first, we evaluated the decomposition gas model by comparing Pressure-Temperature (P-T) characteristic calculated by the decomposition gas model with P-T characteristic that derived by the summing partial pressures of all dissociated chemical species. Next, using its calculation method, we calculated pressure analysis in gas circuit breaker. Finally, we compared theoretical value was calculated by this program with experimental value tested in 145kV, 40kA class gas circuit breaker. As a result of this simulation, theoretical analysis agreed very well with experimental results.

  8. Study on the new structure and its influencing factors of miniature circuit breaker for short circuit protection

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    He, Gong; Ming, Zong

    2017-01-01

    Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB) is widely used in terminal power distributions and civil buildings, its annual production has more than 500 million poles. However, in terms of the short circuit protection of MCB, and there's no short circuit delay function, so it can not reach the full selective protection, even through the cooperation between the time selection and the current selection. In paper, a new structure of MCB's electromagnetic tripping device is proposed, which is able to realize short-circuit delay protection. The new is on the traditional structure added a secondary winding, then controlling the on or off of the secondary winding, using its demagnetization effect to realize the short time delay function when the secondary winding is closed. This is a new idea in the field of low-voltage circuit breakers. In addition, take the U type electromagnet as an example, through the analysis of the magnetic circuit, the main factors that affect the magnetic effect of the secondary winding are studied by using MATLAB.

  9. Fuzzy Diagnostic System for Oleo-Pneumatic Drive Mechanism of High-Voltage Circuit Breakers

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    2013-01-01

    Many oil-based high-voltage circuit breakers are still in use in national power networks of developing countries, like those in Eastern Europe. Changing these breakers with new more reliable ones is not an easy task, due to their implementing costs. The acting device, called oleo-pneumatic mechanism (MOP), presents the highest fault rate from all components of circuit breaker. Therefore, online predictive diagnosis and early detection of the MOP fault tendencies are very important for their good functioning state. In this paper, fuzzy logic approach is used for the diagnosis of MOP-type drive mechanisms. Expert rules are generated to estimate the MOP functioning state, and a fuzzy system is proposed for predictive diagnosis. The fuzzy inputs give information about the number of starts and time of functioning per hour, in terms of short-term components, and their mean values. Several fuzzy systems were generated, using different sets of membership functions and rule bases, and their output performances are studied. Simulation results are presented based on an input data set, which contains hourly records of operating points for a time horizon of five years. The fuzzy systems work well, making an early detection of the MOP fault tendencies. PMID:24319349

  10. Fuzzy diagnostic system for oleo-pneumatic drive mechanism of high-voltage circuit breakers.

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    Nicolau, Viorel

    2013-01-01

    Many oil-based high-voltage circuit breakers are still in use in national power networks of developing countries, like those in Eastern Europe. Changing these breakers with new more reliable ones is not an easy task, due to their implementing costs. The acting device, called oleo-pneumatic mechanism (MOP), presents the highest fault rate from all components of circuit breaker. Therefore, online predictive diagnosis and early detection of the MOP fault tendencies are very important for their good functioning state. In this paper, fuzzy logic approach is used for the diagnosis of MOP-type drive mechanisms. Expert rules are generated to estimate the MOP functioning state, and a fuzzy system is proposed for predictive diagnosis. The fuzzy inputs give information about the number of starts and time of functioning per hour, in terms of short-term components, and their mean values. Several fuzzy systems were generated, using different sets of membership functions and rule bases, and their output performances are studied. Simulation results are presented based on an input data set, which contains hourly records of operating points for a time horizon of five years. The fuzzy systems work well, making an early detection of the MOP fault tendencies.

  11. Solid-state recoverable fuse functions as circuit breaker

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    Thomas, E. F., Jr.

    1966-01-01

    Molded, conductive-epoxy recoverable fuse protects electronic circuits during overload conditions, and then permits them to continue to function immediately after the overload condition is removed. It has low resistance at ambient temperature, and high resistance at an elevated temperature.

  12. Arc-induced turbulent mixing in an SF6 circuit breaker model

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    Bini, Riccardo; Basse, Nils T.; Seeger, Martin

    2011-01-01

    Dielectric interruption performance of SF6 high-voltage gas circuit breakers depends on the temperature distribution of the gas during the post-arc phase. Understanding the details of the mixing process occurring inside the breaker during arcing is therefore fundamental for the design. Multiphysics simulations are nowadays used to predict the flow field and the energy distribution inside the interrupter during and after the arcing phase. In this paper we make use of an optical technique to observe the arc-induced SF6 mixing process inside a dedicated test device. We extract qualitative and quantitative information and we compare this with simulations to conclude on the suitability of the models used.

  13. Circuit breaker model for digital simulation based on Mayr`s and Cassie`s differential arc equations

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    Bizjak, G.; Zunko, P.; Povh, D.

    1995-07-01

    A model of a circuit breaker for digital simulation programs based on the Mayr`s and Cassie`s differential arc equations was developed. The model can be used to determine the current interruption capability of the circuit breaker. The theoretical basis and the structure of the model are described. The model is verified on a sample of measured results, and the use of the model for practical application is demonstrated. Although the validation of the model is limited to the vicinity of current zero, it can be usefully used. Its advantage lies in the fact, that the simulation programs set and solve the system of breaker and network differential equations. Calculation of a breaker capability can so be done using a complex network.

  14. Application and Recycling of SF6 gas Mixtures in Gas-insulated Circuit Breaker in Northern China

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    Liu, Wei; Su, Zhenxi; Qi, Jiong; Zhu, Feng; Zhao, Yue; Ma, Fengxiang; Yuan, Xiaofang; Chen, Ying

    2017-06-01

    In northern China, very low temperatures stress a circuit breaker in a complex manner. In recent years, we develop mixed-gas circuit breakers utilizing SF6 gas mixtures (SF6/CF4 or SF6/N2) which offer excellent cold-weather performance at temperature as low as -45 °C. The performance of SF6 gas mixtures is different upon the partner of SF6 gas and the gas ratio of the mixtures. We utilized different SF6 gas mixtures in circuit breakers at different system voltages in different areas. Unlike pure SF6 gas, handling and recycling SF6 gas mixtures is a complex job, and it is in urgent need of an outline of handling and recycling SF6 gas mixtures since more and more SF6 gas mixtures insulated equipment are in service. In this paper, we introduce the situation of mixed-gas circuit breakers at different system voltage, and present how to handle and recycle SF6 gas mixtures while the mixed-gas circuit breakers are out of use.

  15. New magnetic command system for a 200-kA circuit breaker with 10-mus current transfer time.

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    Baget, R; Rioux-Damidau, F

    1979-04-01

    We present improvements of the previously described command system of a 200-kA circuit breaker with 10-mus current transfer time. It uses the magnetic pressure produced by a high-current pulse sent through two flat conductors instead of a coaxial circuit. The necessary command current is cut in half and the standoff voltage is higher.

  16. Life testing of low-voltage air circuit breaker to assess age-related degradation

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    Subudhi, M. )

    1992-03-01

    This paper reports that a DS-416 low-voltage air circuit breaker manufactured by Westinghouse is mechanically cycled to identify age-related degradation in the various breaker subcomponents, specifically in the power-operated mechanism. This accelerated aging test is performed on one breaker unit for over 36 000 cycles. Three separate pole shafts, one with a 60-deg weld, one with a 120-deg weld, and one with a 180-deg weld in the third pole lever, are used to characterize cracking in the welds. In addition, during the testing, three different operating mechanisms and several other parts are replaced as they become inoperable. Among the seven welds on the pole shaft, welds 1 and 3 are found to be critical ones whose fracture can result in misalignment of the pole levers. This can lead to problems with the operating mechanism, including the burning of coils, excessive wear in certain parts, and overstressed linkages. Furthermore, the limiting service life of a number of subcomponents of the power-operated mechanism, including the operating mechanism itself, is assessed.

  17. Measured turbulent mixing in a small-scale circuit breaker model.

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    Basse, N P T; Bini, R; Seeger, M

    2009-11-10

    The performance of high voltage gas circuit breakers depends on the temperature distribution of hot gas or plasma from the arc zone mixed with cold gas that is present, for example, in the exhausts and mixing volume. Understanding the details of the mixing process is imperative to estimate the temperature distribution within the entire breaker volume. Design studies rely on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to search for the best way to achieve satisfactory mixing. One key uncertainty in the CFD simulations is the role of turbulence in this process and how to properly account for it. To gain knowledge of the mixing process between hot and cold gases, we have constructed a simplified breaker geometry that is flexible and accessible to diagnostics. Apart from standard measurements of current and arc voltage, we measure pressure in the arc zone and the mixing volume. Further, the mixing volume is specially designed to be transparent, allowing us to make shadowgraphy measurements of the turbulent mixing during and after the arcing phase. We report on experiments performed in air at atmospheric pressure.

  18. Surface Degradation of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts During Standardized UL Testing

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    Yu, Haibo; Sun, Yu; Kesim, M. Tumerkan; Harmon, Jason; Potter, Jonathan; Alpay, S. Pamir; Aindow, Mark

    2015-09-01

    The near-surface microstructure of Ag/W contacts from 120 V, 30 A commercial circuit breakers in the as-manufactured condition and after standardized UL overload/temperature-rise, endurance, and short-circuit testing have been investigated using a combination of x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, focused ion beam milling, and transmission electron microscopy. The as-manufactured contacts comprised three constituents: sintered Ag/W composite particles with fine-grained Ag and coarse-grained W, coarse-grained pockets of Ag infiltrate, and a nano-crystalline surface Ag layer. There are also WO3 and Ag2O phases at the surface. After UL overload/temperature-rise testing, there is Ag loss giving a porous W-rich layer at the contact surface. In addition to binary oxides, we observe the formation of Ag2WO4. After UL endurance testing, material is swept across the surface by the breaker action giving a W-rich eroded porous surface on one side and a build-up of mixed oxides on the other. After UL short-circuit testing, a W crust forms due to melting and re-solidification of W and vaporization of Ag, and mid-plane cracks form due to the severe thermal gradients. There is a strong correlation between the observed microstructural features and the contact resistance measurements obtained from these samples.

  19. Measured 3D turbulent mixing in a small-scale circuit breaker model

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    Basse, Nils T.; Kissing, Christopher; Bini, Riccardo

    2011-06-01

    Turbulence plays a key role in several physical processes related to the interruption of current in a gas circuit breaker (GCB). In this paper we study one aspect, namely turbulent gas mixing in the heating volume of a small-scale 3D GCB model. Mixing is observed using a shadowgraphy setup; postprocessing extracts information on the time-varying velocity field. Discharges with two different current amplitudes were studied and their repeatability investigated. A measure of mixing completeness, the largest vortex area, was investigated. The experiments reported upon in this paper were done in air at atmospheric pressure.

  20. The Working of Circuit Breakers Within Percolation Models for Financial Markets

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    Ehrenstein, Gudrun; Westerhoff, Frank

    We use a modified Cont-Bouchaud model to explore the effectiveness of trading breaks. The modifications include that the trading activity of the market participants depends positively on historical volatility and that the orders of the agents are conditioned on the observed mispricing. Trading breaks, also called circuit breakers, interrupt the trading process when prices are about to exceed a pre-specified limit. We find that trading breaks are a useful instrument to stabilize financial markets. In particular, trading breaks may reduce price volatility and deviations from fundamentals.

  1. Dielectric recovery in a high-voltage circuit breaker in SF6

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    Seeger, M.; Schwinne, M.; Bini, R.; Mahdizadeh, N.; Votteler, T.

    2012-10-01

    The dielectric recovery in high-voltage circuit breakers after interruption of high-current amplitudes was investigated experimentally in a test device. Various current amplitudes were tested, which cover a typical range of practical interest. Simulations with computational fluid dynamics together with electric field simulations allowed one to deduce the physical parameters in the region where the breakdown was decided. A leader inception model using these parameters explains under which condition leader inception occurs; causing breakdown of the gap. Based on this model scaling laws for leader inception are given.

  2. Simulation of arc-electrode interaction using sheath modelling in SF6 circuit-breakers

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    Maruzewski, P.; Martin, A.; Reggio, M.; Trépanier, J.-Y.

    2002-05-01

    The transition layer, or sheath, located at the interface between the electrode and the electric arc plasma in circuit-breaker arcs is modelled and integrated into software for the simulation of arcs. The sheath model includes the equation of the continuity of electrons, the generalized Ohm's law and the equation of conservation of total energy. The latter equation takes into account Joule heating, the radiation from the arc and phenomena on the surface of the electrode such as thermionic and radiative cooling by thermal emission. The resulting arc model can predict electrode and arc temperatures simultaneously.

  3. Experimental investigations on arc movement and commutation in the Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker

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    Quéméneur, Jean; Masquère, Mathieu; Freton, Pierre; Gonzalez, Jean-Jacques; Joyeux, Patrice

    2017-04-01

    Displacement of an electrical arc between two parallel arc runners is studied with high-speed imaging, voltage, current and pressure measurements. The experimental set-up is detailed from the current source to the post-treatment methods. The influence of intensity, gas exhausts and volume behind the moving contact on arc commutation and movement are investigated. In the context of Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker (LVCB), it is shown that for high-intensity arcs, evacuating the hot gas is necessary for a good motion of the arc. Furthermore, a configuration of exhaust allowing a quick movement will not work for all current levels.

  4. Optical fiber imaging for high speed plasma motion diagnostics: applied to low voltage circuit breakers.

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    McBride, J W; Balestrero, A; Ghezzi, L; Tribulato, G; Cross, K J

    2010-05-01

    An integrated portable measurement system is described for the study of high speed and high temperature unsteady plasma flows such as those found in the vicinity of high current switching arcs. An array of optical fibers allows the formation of low spatial resolution images, with a maximum capture rate of 1 x 10(6) images per second (1 MHz), with 8 bit intensity resolution. Novel software techniques are reported to allow imaging of the arc; and to measure arc trajectories. Results are presented on high current (2 kA) discharge events in a model test fixture and on the application to a commercial low voltage circuit breaker.

  5. Optical fiber imaging for high speed plasma motion diagnostics: Applied to low voltage circuit breakers

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    McBride, J. W.; Balestrero, A.; Tribulato, G.; Ghezzi, L.; Cross, K. J.

    2010-05-15

    An integrated portable measurement system is described for the study of high speed and high temperature unsteady plasma flows such as those found in the vicinity of high current switching arcs. An array of optical fibers allows the formation of low spatial resolution images, with a maximum capture rate of 1x10{sup 6} images per second (1 MHz), with 8 bit intensity resolution. Novel software techniques are reported to allow imaging of the arc; and to measure arc trajectories. Results are presented on high current (2 kA) discharge events in a model test fixture and on the application to a commercial low voltage circuit breaker.

  6. Simulation of SLF Interrupting Performance for SF6 Gas Circuit Breaker based on Serially Connected 3 Arc Models

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    Koshizuka, Tadashi; Shinkai, Takeshi; Udagawa, Keisuke; Kawano, Hiromichi

    This paper shows the simulation of SLF interrupting performances for SF6 gas circuit breakers. From the measurements using 300kV-SF6 gas model circuit breakers, it was shown that the extinction peak voltages were varying with arcing times. But, the current values at the extinction peak were the same. To simulate the SLF interrupting performances for the circuit breakers, serially connected 3 arc models were used. Cassie arc model and two Mayr arc models were serially connected. In this arc model, the Cassie model simulates the high current arc. One of the Mayr arc model (Mayr model 1) simulates the arc around the voltage extinction peak. And the other Mayr arc model simulates the arc around current zero. In this model, arc voltage of the Cassie model and arc power loss of the Mayr model 1 are only estimated from the experiments. It was good agreement with the measurements and simulations.

  7. Extended Aging of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts: Influence on Surface Structure, Electrical Properties, and UL Testing Performance

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    Yu, Haibo; Kesim, M. Tumerkan; Sun, Yu; Harmon, Jason; Potter, Jonathan; Alpay, S. Pamir; Aindow, Mark

    2016-01-01

    Samples of 120 V, 30 A commercial circuit breakers were subjected to various aging treatments and the resulting microstructures at the surfaces of the Ag/W contacts were studied using a combination of x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy techniques. Breakers aged naturally in a hot, humid climate were compared to those subjected to accelerated aging in dry and humid environments. The most extensive oxidation was observed for contacts from breakers subjected to accelerated humid aging; these contacts exhibited thick surface layers consisting of Ag2O, Ag2WO4, Cu(OH)2•H2O, and WO3 phases. Far less surface degradation was observed for dry-aged contacts. Naturally aged contacts showed variations in degradation with more oxidation at the surface regions outside the physical contact area on the contact face. A correlation was found between the contact resistances measured from these samples following ASTM standard B 667-97 and the observed surface microstructures. To evaluate the effects of the surface oxides on breaker performance, humid-aged breakers were subjected to standardized UL overload/temperature-rise, endurance, and short-circuit testing following UL489. The contacts in these breakers exhibit similar microstructural and property changes to those observed previously for as-manufactured contacts after UL testing. These data illustrate the robust performance of this contact technology even after being subjected to aggressive artificial aging.

  8. "Report to the Legislature on": The Implementation of the Special Education Reimbursement ("Circuit Breaker") Program. Line-Item 7061-0012

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    Massachusetts Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports on the implementation of the Special Education Reimbursement ("Circuit Breaker") Program. Fiscal Year 2007 is the fourth year implementing the Circuit Breaker reimbursement program which provides additional state support for students with disabilities. School districts are eligible for a reimbursement of eligible costs…

  9. Deliberation Of Arc Plasma Characteristics According To Experimental Results In A Typical Gas Circuit-Breaker

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    Majid, Borghei; Javad, Mahdavi; Arezoo, Bazrafshan; Mahmood, Ghoranneviss

    2006-01-01

    One of the industrial plasma applications is in the gas circuit-breakers(GCB) and switching processes. During GCB operation and opening of its two contacts, current flows through of the interelectrode medium (generally Sulphurhexafluoride or its mixture) and electric arc forms from the plasma that has been created between the contacts. The electric arc is a self-sustained discharge having low voltage drop and able to support great amplitudes of current. The technical basis of circuit breaker is: initiating arc plasma, flowing a large current, cooling it effectively to avoid reignition and finally transition from a well-conducting medium into insulating gas space in a very short time interval. In other words, for a successful interruption we need to know about power brought to the arc and that of removed. In this paper an attempt has been made to study, characterize and understand some arc behaviours such as arc conductance and its changes according to recorded current and voltage traces experimentally. From physical point of view, there are different phenomena that affect on arc behaviour. According to methodology used here, we tried to understand some of arc behaviour from experimental results and finally we extract some arc parameters.

  10. Research on a novel two-stage direct current hybrid circuit breaker.

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    Wu, Yifei; Wu, Yi; Rong, Mingzhe; Yang, Fei; Niu, Chunping; Li, Mei; Hu, Yang

    2014-08-01

    The DC hybrid circuit breaker based on high-speed switch (HSS) and parallel connected capacitor has been widely applied in the fault current breaking of DC system. However, when the current is commutated from HSS to the capacitor according to single-stage operation, the capacitor has to absorb a large amount of energy stored in the system inductance within very short time. Meanwhile, a high over-voltage rate of rise is especially prone to be produced between the contacts of HSS, which will lead to a failed breaking. As a result, a novel DC hybrid circuit breaker based on the two-stage operation is proposed and analyzed in this paper. By controlling the thyristors in the commutation branches, the fault current is fast commutated into the capacitor, which can not only realize the arcless open of HSS, but also decrease the over-voltage rate of rise significantly in comparison to the traditional single-stage operation. The simulation model of fault current breaking under different conditions in 10 kV medium voltage DC system is constructed. The simulated over-voltages of single-stage and two-stage operations in the case of fault current breaking are compared and analyzed. Finally, the fault current breaking test in the two-stage operation is investigated experimentally, which validates the feasibility and effectiveness of the simulation model well.

  11. Study on the Mathematical Model of Dielectric Recovery Characteristics in High Voltage SF6 Circuit Breaker

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    Lin, Xin; Wang, Feiming; Xu, Jianyuan; Xia, Yalong; Liu, Weidong

    2016-03-01

    According to the stream theory, this paper proposes a mathematical model of the dielectric recovery characteristic based on the two-temperature ionization equilibrium equation. Taking the dynamic variation of charged particle's ionization and attachment into account, this model can be used in collaboration with the Coulomb collision model, which gives the relationship of the heavy particle temperature and electron temperature to calculate the electron density and temperature under different pressure and electric field conditions, so as to deliver the breakdown electric field strength under different pressure conditions. Meanwhile an experiment loop of the circuit breaker has been built to measure the breakdown voltage. It is shown that calculated results are in conformity with experiment results on the whole while results based on the stream criterion are larger than experiment results. This indicates that the mathematical model proposed here is more accurate for calculating the dielectric recovery characteristic, it is derived from the stream model with some improvement and refinement and has great significance for increasing the simulation accuracy of circuit breaker's interruption characteristic. supported by Science and Technology Project of State Grid Corporation of China (No. GY17201200063), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51277123), Basic Research Project of Liaoning Key Laboratory of Education Department (LZ2015055)

  12. Research on a novel two-stage direct current hybrid circuit breaker

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    Wu, Yifei; Wu, Yi; Rong, Mingzhe; Yang, Fei; Niu, Chunping; Li, Mei; Hu, Yang

    2014-08-01

    The DC hybrid circuit breaker based on high-speed switch (HSS) and parallel connected capacitor has been widely applied in the fault current breaking of DC system. However, when the current is commutated from HSS to the capacitor according to single-stage operation, the capacitor has to absorb a large amount of energy stored in the system inductance within very short time. Meanwhile, a high over-voltage rate of rise is especially prone to be produced between the contacts of HSS, which will lead to a failed breaking. As a result, a novel DC hybrid circuit breaker based on the two-stage operation is proposed and analyzed in this paper. By controlling the thyristors in the commutation branches, the fault current is fast commutated into the capacitor, which can not only realize the arcless open of HSS, but also decrease the over-voltage rate of rise significantly in comparison to the traditional single-stage operation. The simulation model of fault current breaking under different conditions in 10 kV medium voltage DC system is constructed. The simulated over-voltages of single-stage and two-stage operations in the case of fault current breaking are compared and analyzed. Finally, the fault current breaking test in the two-stage operation is investigated experimentally, which validates the feasibility and effectiveness of the simulation model well.

  13. Development of 72kV High Pressure Air-insulated GIS with Vacuum Circuit Breaker

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    Rokunohe, Toshiaki; Yagihashi, Yoshitaka; Endo, Fumihiro; Aoyagi, Kenji; Saitoh, Hitoshi; Oomori, Takashi

    SF6 gas has excellent dielectric strength and interruption performance. For these reasons, it has been widely used for gas insulated switchgear (GIS). However, use of SF6 gas has become regulated under agreements set at the 1997 COP3. So investigation and development for GIS with a lower amount of SF6 gas are being carried out worldwide. Presently, SF6 gas-free GIS has been commercialized for the 24kV class. Air or N2 gas is used as insulation gas for this GIS. On the other hand, SF6 gas-free GIS has not been commercialized for 72kV class GIS. Dielectric strengths of air and N2 gas are approximately 1/3 that of SF6 gas. So to enhance insulation performance of air and N2, we have investigated a hybrid gas insulation system which has the combined features of providing an insulation coating and suitable insulation gas. We have developed the world's first 72kV SF6 gas-free GIS. This paper deals with key technologies for SF6 gas-free GIS such as the hybrid insulation structure, bellows for the high pressure vacuum circuit breaker, a newly designed disconnector and spacer and prevention of particle levitation. Test results of 72kV high pressure air-insulated GIS with the vacuum circuit breaker are described.

  14. Study of switching electric circuits with DC hybrid breaker, one stage

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    Niculescu, T.; Marcu, M.; Popescu, F. G.

    2016-06-01

    The paper presents a method of extinguishing the electric arc that occurs between the contacts of direct current breakers. The method consists of using an LC type extinguishing group to be optimally sized. From this point of view is presented a theoretical approach to the phenomena that occurs immediately after disconnecting the load and the specific diagrams are drawn. Using these, the elements extinguishing group we can choose. At the second part of the paper there is presented an analyses of the circuit switching process by decomposing the process in particular time sequences. For every time interval there was conceived a numerical simulation model in MATLAB-SIMULINK medium which integrates the characteristic differential equation and plots the capacitor voltage variation diagram and the circuit dumping current diagram.

  15. Electric circuit breaker comprising a plurality of vacuum interrupters simultaneously operated by a common operator

    DOEpatents

    Barkan, Philip; Imam, Imdad

    1980-01-01

    This circuit breaker comprises a plurality of a vacuum-type circuit interrupters, each having a movable contact rod. A common operating device for the interrupters comprises a linearly-movable operating member. The interrupters are mounted at one side of the operating member with their movable contact rods extending in a direction generally toward the operating member. Means is provided for mechanically coupling the operating member to the contact rods, and this means comprises a plurality of insulating operating rods, each connected at one end to the operating member and at its opposite end to one of the movable contact rods. The operating rods are of substantially equal length and have longitudinal axes that converge and intersect at substantially a common point.

  16. 30 CFR 77.800 - High-voltage circuits; circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...-voltage circuits supplying power to portable or mobile equipment shall be protected by suitable circuit... devices to provide protection against under voltage, grounded phase, short circuit and overcurrent. High...

  17. Numerical modeling of high-voltage circuit breaker arcs and their interraction with the power system

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    Orama, Lionel R.

    In this work the interaction between series connected gas and vacuum circuit breaker arcs has been studied. The breakdown phenomena in vacuum interrupters during the post arc current period have been of special interest. Numerical models of gas and vacuum arcs were developed in the form of black box models. Especially, the vacuum post arc model was implemented by combining the existing transition model with an ion density function and expressions for the breakdown mechanisms. The test series studied reflect that for electric fields on the order of 10sp7V/m over the anode, the breakdown of the vacuum gap can result from a combination of both thermal and electrical stresses. For a particular vacuum device, the vacuum model helps to find the interruption limits of the electric field and power density over the anode. The series connection of gas and vacuum interrupters always performs better than the single gas device. Moreover, to take advantage of the good characteristics of both devices, the time between the current zero crossing in each interrupter can be changed. This current zero synchronization is controlled by changing the capacitance in parallel to the gas device. This gas/vacuum interrupter is suitable for interruption of very stressful short circuits in which the product of the dI/dt before current zero and the dV/dt after current zero is very high. Also, a single SF6 interrupter can be replaced by an air circuit breaker of the same voltage rating in series with a vacuum device without compromising the good performance of the SF6 device. Conceptually, a series connected vacuum device can be used for high voltage applications with equal distribution of electrical stresses between the individual interrupters. The equalization can be made by a sequential opening of the individual contact pairs, beginning with the interruptors that are closer to ground potential. This could eliminate the use of grading capacitors.

  18. A No-Arc DC Circuit Breaker Based on Zero-Current Interruption

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    Xiang, Xuewei; Chai, Jianyun; Sun, Xudong

    2017-05-01

    A dc system has no natural current zero-crossing point, so a dc arc is more difficult to extinguish than an ac arc. In order to effectively solve the problem of the dc arc, this paper proposes a dc circuit breaker (DCCB) capable of implementing a no-arc interruption. The proposed DCCB includes a main branch consisting of a mechanical switch, a diode and a current-limiting inductor, a semi-period resonance circuit consisting of a diode, an inductor and a capacitor, and a buffer branch consisting of a capacitor, a thyristor and a resistor. The mechanical switch is opened in a zero-current state, and the overvoltage caused by the counter electromotive force of the inductor does not exist. Meanwhile, the capacitor has a buffering effect on the voltage. The rising of the voltage of the mechanical switch is slower than the rising of the insulating strength of a contact gap of the mechanical switch, resulting in the contact gap not able to be broken down. Thus, the arc cannot be generated. The simulation results show that the proposed DCCB does not generate the arc in the interruption process, the rise rate of the short circuit current can be effectively limited, and the short circuit fault point can be rapidly isolated from the dc power supply.

  19. Reduction of Switching Surge by Controlled Shunt Reactor Switching of Gas Circuit Breaker

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    Kohyama, Haruhiko; Ito, Hiroki; Asai, Jun; Hidaka, Mikio; Yonezawa, Takashi

    Controlled switching system (CSS) with a 204kV gas circuit breaker (GCB) demonstrates to reduce an inrush current and to eliminate re-ignitions in shunt reactor switching. Target closing and opening instants for controlled switching are determined by the electrical and mechanical characteristics of GCB. Idle time dependence of the operating time, which gives a sufficient impact on controlling accuracy, is evaluated and successfully compensated by synchronous switching controller (SSC). Field operation of CSS for a year shows an effective suppression of inrush current on closing and prevention of re-ignitions on opening of shunt reactor. The operations also proved that the CSS has a satisfactory performance for electro-magnetic disturbance imposed in practical field.

  20. Study of an ablation-dominated arc in a model circuit breaker

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    Eichhoff, D.; Kurz, A.; Kozakov, R.; Gött, G.; Uhrlandt, D.; Schnettler, A.

    2012-08-01

    A switching arc in a model circuit breaker is studied by means of CFD simulations and optical emission spectroscopy. The arc is initiated between tungsten-copper electrodes in a carbon dioxide atmosphere and is led through PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene) nozzles. Radiation emitted by the arc plasma is absorbed by the surface of the nozzles leading to ablation of the wall material. The CFD simulations are based on a model of the arcing zone including a consistent treatment of the radiation transport and wall ablation. Carbon ion line radiation is analysed in the experiment using an optical path in the heating channel between the nozzles. Temperature profiles obtained from spectroscopy and simulations are compared. The pressure value in the arc is estimated based on the line width-intensity dependence. The obtained values correspond to the measured pressure outside the arc. Coincidence in temperature for the peak current and discrepancy on the falling edge are found and discussed.

  1. Study of the arc-electrode interaction in a SF6 self-blast circuit breaker

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    Chévrier, P.; Fiévet, C.; Ciobanu, S. S.; Fleurier, C.; Scarpa, P.

    1999-07-01

    To study the interaction between the electrode and the electrical arc in a SF6 self-blast circuit breaker, a coupling between experimental and theoretical approaches is proposed. The experimental approach allows physical variables such as the temperature just below the contact surface and the total metallic vapour mass in the electrical arc to be measured. The theoretical study is based on a hydrodynamic model for electrical arc modelling, which takes into account Joule heating, radiation and real-gas effects. The arc/electrode interaction model is built on an energy balance at the boundary between the gas flow (the arc) and the electrode (cathode or anode). The validation is obtained through comparisons between measured and calculated results.

  2. New Breakdown Electric Field Calculation for SF6 High Voltage Circuit Breaker Applications

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    Robin-Jouan, Ph.; Yousfi, M.

    2007-12-01

    The critical electric fields of hot SF6 are calculated including both electron and ion kinetics in wide ranges of temperature and pressure, namely from 300 K up to 4000 K and 2 atmospheres up to 32 atmospheres respectively. Based on solving a multi-term electron Boltzmann equation the calculations use improved electron-gas collision cross sections for twelve SF6 dissociation products with a particular emphasis on the electron-vibrating molecule interactions. The ion kinetics is also considered and its role on the critical field becomes non negligible as the temperature is above 2000 K. These critical fields are then used in hydrodynamics simulations which correctly predict the circuit breaker behaviours observed in the case of breaking tests.

  3. Swirling flow and its influence on dc arcs in a duo-flow hybrid circuit breaker

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    Kweon, K. Y.; Yan, J. D.; Lee, H. S.; Park, K. Y.; Fang, M. T. C.

    2009-08-01

    The effects of swirling flow on the behaviour of dc SF6 arcs in a duo-flow nozzle are computationally investigated in the electric current range 3-7 kA. A swirling flow is produced by the interaction of the magnetic field of a current-carrying coil and the plasma. Results show that a strong swirling flow is generated in regions where a large radial current density exists as a result of the conducting arc column rapidly changing its radial dimension. The presence of the swirling flow reduces the axis pressure, modifies the arc shape and slightly lowers the arc voltage (2-5%) in comparison with the case without considering the swirling flow. The different natures of swirling flows in a plasma jet/arc heater and in a hybrid circuit breaker are also discussed.

  4. Theoretical and experimental study of a dual-flow circuit breaker nozzle flow

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    Dearborn, J. B.; Nagamatsu, H. T.; Rumsey, C. I.

    1983-07-01

    The performance of the high power gas blast circuit breakers to interrupt high power depends on the arc quenching near current zero. The cooling of the arc is governed by the cold flow field through the nozzle. Thus, a finite element type of computer program was developed to determine the axisymmetric cold field for dual-flow arc interrupter nozzle configurations of different throat radii and various gap spacings between the dual-flow nozzles using SF6 or air as the high pressure gas. The axial flow acceleration in the stagnation and sonic regions present in the are interrupter nozzles has been examined in the flow field calculations. Experimental data obtained for a 4 deg conical nozzle correlated well with the computed results.

  5. Measuring technical and mathematical investigation of multiple reignitions at the switching of a motor using vacuum circuit breakers

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    Luxa, Andreas

    The necessary conditions in switching system and vacuum circuit breaker for the occurrence of multiple re-ignitions and accompanying effects were examined. The shape of the occurring voltages was determined in relationship to other types of overvoltage. A phenomenological model of the arc, based on an extension of the Mayr equation for arcs was used with the simulation program NETOMAC for the switching transients. Factors which affect the arc parameters were analyzed. The results were statistically verified by 3000 three-phase switching tests on 3 standard vacuum circuit breakers under realistic systems conditions; the occurring overvoltage level was measured. Dimensioning criteria for motor simulation circuits in power plants were formulated on the basis of a theoretical equivalence analysis and experimental studies. The simulation model allows a sufficiently correct estimation of all effects.

  6. Advanced circuit breaker technology and its application in live-tank, GIS and dead-tank switchgear

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    Kirchesch, P.; Thiel, H.G.; McCabe, A.

    1995-10-01

    The arc in conventional gas-blast circuit breakers is merely a passive element to be quenched by a trans-sonic gas flow of sufficient pressure. The latter is generated mechanically by rather simple means, but is not the most suitable for present day applications. The arc in a self-blast breaker is an active element controlling the breaker action in a complicated manner from contact separation to extinction at one of the subsequent current zeros. For these reasons, the development of the 3rd Generation SF{sub 6} switchgear requires high-level research activities including arc physics, flow dynamics, material sciences and mechanics. The theoretical modeling has pointed out to be a valuable tool to approach the final design sufficiently closely already before the series of switching tests are performed. Further steps of improvement require highly sophisticated CFD in order to obtain high-resolution space-time patterns of the interesting physical quantities and to point out the influence of details of the design. The reward for these efforts is the new generation of high-technology circuit breakers designed as open terminal, GIS or dead-tank switchgear which guarantees a safe power distribution with minimum maintenance during a long service life.

  7. Investigating influence of the magnetic arc blow in multi-break vacuum circuit breakers

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    Liao, Minfu; Ge, Guowei; Duan, Xiongying; Huang, Zhihui; Zou, Jiyan

    2016-12-01

    This paper investigates the influence of the interactive magnetic field in multi-break vacuum circuit breakers (VCBs) on the arc plasma and the post-arc characteristics. The magnetic field of multi-break VCBs is asymmetric and off-center because of the interactive magnetic field, which is also called bias magnetic field (BMF). The BMF distribution of double-break VCBs is gained by electromagnetic analysis. The test circuit of the magnetic arc blow in multi-break VCBs is established by simplifying as the interaction between the vacuum arc and the BMF. The influence of the magnetic arc blow on the arc plasma is studied by the high-speed CMOS camera and the post-arc current measure. While the vacuum arc is in the direction of the Ampere force with the BMF at 200 mT, it is in the retrograde direction when the BMF is below 100 mT, which results in the post-arc charge obviously varying from 9 μC to 50 μC. The relationship between the BMF and the post arc charge is gained. The mechanism of the magnetic arc blow in multi-break VCBs is discussed. Therefore, this paper can provide the base of construct and configuration to avoid the influence of the magnetic arc blow.

  8. The Voltage Distribution Characteristics of a Hybrid Circuit Breaker During High Current Interruption

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    Cheng, Xian; Duan, Xiongying; Liao, Minfu; Huang, Zhihui; Luo, Yan; Zou, Jiyan

    2013-08-01

    Hybrid circuit breaker (HCB) technology based on a vacuum interrupter and a SF6 interrupter in series has become a new research direction because of the low-carbon requirements for high voltage switches. The vacuum interrupter has an excellent ability to deal with the steep rising part of the transient recovery voltage (TRV), while the SF6 interrupter can withstand the peak part of the voltage easily. An HCB can take advantage of the interrupters in the current interruption process. In this study, an HCB model based on the vacuum ion diffusion equations, ion density equation, and modified Cassie-Mayr arc equation is explored. A simulation platform is constructed by using a set of software called the alternative transient program (ATP). An HCB prototype is also designed, and the short circuit current is interrupted by the HCB under different action sequences of contacts. The voltage distribution of the HCB is analyzed through simulations and tests. The results demonstrate that if the vacuum interrupter withstands the initial TRV and interrupts the post-arc current first, then the recovery speed of the dielectric strength of the SF6 interrupter will be fast. The voltage distribution between two interrupters is determined by their post-arc resistance, which happens after current-zero, and subsequently, it is determined by the capacitive impedance after the post-arc current decays to zero.

  9. On the hot gas exhaustion in the exhaust chamber of a gas circuit breaker after short-circuit current interruption

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    Hayashi, Yasushi; Suzuki, Katsumi; Haginomori, Eiichi; Toda, Hiroaki; Ikeda, Hisatoshi

    1997-11-01

    The hot gas inside the exhaust chamber of a gas circuit breaker (GCB) is investigated after short-circuit current interruption. It is found that the exhausted hot gas generates a compression pressure wave. When the interrupting arc energy is low, the velocity of the hot gas is low and the hot gas is delayed relative to the pressure wave at the exit of the exhaust chamber. The interaction between the pressure wave and the hot gas is weak and the hot gas is found concentrated near the centre of the exhaust chamber. When the interrupting arc energy becomes high, the velocity of the hot gas becomes high and it is found that the hot gas area overlaps the area of increased pressure. The interaction between the pressure wave and the hot gas is strong, the hot gas density distribution becomes flat due to the pressure increase and the pressure increase is enhanced by the hot gas flow. The pressure increase clogs the exit of the exhaust chamber and the gas near the upstream area loses its dielectric strength.

  10. Review of 72.5kV double-break vacuum circuit breaker based on rapid repulsion actuator

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    Zhuofan, Tang; Lijun, Qin

    2017-07-01

    72.5kV double-break vacuum circuit breakers based on rapid repulsion actuator remain blank in China. Based on the theoretical analysis and experimental results from researchers, the design of 72.5kV double-break vacuum circuit breakers based on rapid repulsion actuator was presented. It takes the form of double-break, using two standard 40.5kV vacuum interrupter in series at the bottom, which adopt a permanent magnetic repulsion actuator. The permanent magnetic repulsion actuator consists of rapid repulsion actuator and magnetic retentivity actuator. On the basis above, we produced the prototype, and the superiority of the design was verified through the experiments.

  11. Investigation on critical breakdown electric field of hot sulfur hexafluoride/carbon tetrafluoride mixtures for high voltage circuit breaker applications

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    Wang, Weizong; Murphy, Anthony B.; Rong, Mingzhe; Looe, Hui M.; Spencer, Joseph W.

    2013-09-01

    Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas, widely used in high-voltage circuit breakers, has a high global warming potential and hence substitutes are being sought. The use of a mixture of carbon tetrafluoride (CF4) and SF6 is examined here. It is known that this reduces the breakdown voltage at room temperature. However, the electrical breakdown in a circuit breaker after arc interruption occurs in a hot gas environment, with a complicated species composition because of the occurrence of dissociation and other reactions. The likelihood of breakdown depends on the electron interactions with all these species. The critical reduced electric field strength (the field at which breakdown can occur, relative to the number density) of hot SF6/CF4 mixtures corresponding to the dielectric recovery phase of a high voltage circuit breaker is calculated in the temperature range from 300 K to 3500 K. The equilibrium compositions of hot SF6/CF4 mixtures under different mixing fractions were determined based on Gibbs free energy minimization. Full sets of improved cross sections for interactions between electrons and the species present are presented. The critical reduced electric field strength of these mixtures was obtained by balancing electron generation and loss mechanisms. These were evaluated using the electron energy distribution function derived from the Boltzmann transport equation under the two-term approximation. The result indicates that critical electric field strength decreases with increasing heavy-particle temperature from 1500 to 3500 K. Good agreement was found between calculations for pure hot SF6 and pure hot CF4 and experimental results and previous calculations. The addition of CF4 to SF6 was found to increase the critical reduced electric field strength for temperatures above 1500 K, indicating the potential of replacing SF6 by SF6/CF4 mixtures in high-voltage circuit breakers.

  12. Recent technology of size-reduction and large interrupting performance in development of gas circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Nakamoto, T.; Toyoda, T.; Matsushita, K.; Tsuchiya, M.; Toda, H.; Hisamatsu, K.

    1995-12-31

    With puffer-type SF{sub 6} gas circuit breakers (GCB) in Japan, practical use at the rated voltage of 72kV was achieved in the latter half of the 1960s. Since then development has been promoted toward ever higher voltages and capacities. In the mid-1970s, 550kV 4-break GCBs came into practical use and GCBs have become the predominant high-voltage circuit breakers, covering all rated voltages. However, growing demand for electric energy and greater compactness led to the need for a higher interrupting performance per break. On the other hand, because of its high reliability and advantage of enabling substations to be much smaller, gas insulated switchgear (GIS) prevailed rapidly in Japan where it is difficult to acquire land for substations. In urban areas in particular, where substations must be constructed underground, there is demand for smaller GIS. To reduce the size of a GIS unit, studies are reviewing specifications such as temperature rise and insulation level or remodeling components into composites. Since the size of the GCB as the principal component of the GIS unit has a great effect on the entire GIS unit, when reducing the size of a GIS unit, it seems to be effective to make GCB smaller. GCB size can possibly be reduced by increasing the interrupting capacity per GCB break and by housing the 3-phase interrupting chamber in one tank, and this is further likely to help produce a compact GIS unit with the bus size greatly reduced if the GIS unit is designed skillfully. The GCB having the highest performance per break, at present, is the 550kV-63kA 1-break GCB. Three-phase common enclosed GCB up to a rated voltage of 300kV has been made practical. These GCBs enable GIS installation areas to be reduced to about 60% and 75% respectively. This paper presents the latest technologies employed for 550kV 1-break GCB and 300kV 3-phase common enclosed GCB to achieve higher performance and greater compactness.

  13. Transient Response Simulation of Downstream Thermofluid Field in a Gas Circuit Breaker during Current Interruption

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    Nishiyama, Hideya; Hamada, Katsuhisa; Uchii, Toshiyuki; Kawano, Hiromichi; Tanaka, Yasunori

    A transient response of SF6 thermofluid field inside the exhaust tube in a Gas Circuit Breaker under high temperature, high pressure and high velocity conditions is analyzed by taking compressible effect and some realistic processes into account related to the available experimental data of GCB test facility. Furthermore, computational simulation is conducted to clarify the effective cooling process of SF6 hot gas flow inside the exhaust tube for transient time to avoid the SF6 hot gas breakdown near exhaust tube exit after the arc current interruption. It is found that the SF6 hot gas flow can be effectively cooled down for the rough inside wall of exhaust tube due to the separation of SF6 hot gas flow from the inside wall and also active mixing with upstream cold gas. The effect of roughness pattern on the real time thermofluid field of SF6 hot gas flow and possible breakdown region are also clarified. Finally, the computed temperature in GCB shows the good agreement with the available experimental data for smooth surface of exhaust tube.

  14. Investigation of DC hybrid circuit breaker based on high-speed switch and arc generator.

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    Wu, Yifei; Rong, Mingzhe; Wu, Yi; Yang, Fei; Li, Mei; Zhong, Jianying; Han, Guohui; Niu, Chunping; Hu, Yang

    2015-02-01

    A new design of DC hybrid circuit breaker based on high-speed switch (HSS) and arc generator (AG), which can drastically profit from low heat loss in normal state and fast current breaking under fault state, is presented and analyzed in this paper. AG is designed according to the magnetic pinch effect of liquid metal. By utilizing the arc voltage generated across AG, the fault current is rapidly commutated from HSS into parallel connected branch. As a consequence, the arcless open of HSS is achieved. The post-arc conducting resume time (Δ tc) of AG and the commutation original voltage (Uc), two key factors in the commutation process, are investigated experimentally. Particularly, influences of the liquid metal channel diameter (Φ) of AG, fault current rate of rise (di/dt) and Uc on Δ tc are focused on. Furthermore, a suitable Uc is determined during the current commutation process, aiming at the reliable arcless open of HSS and short breaking time. Finally, the fault current breaking test is carried out for the current peak value of 11.8 kA, and the validity of the design is confirmed by the experimental results.

  15. The Influence of Contact Space on Arc Commutation Process in Air Circuit Breaker

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    Niu, Chunping; Ding, Juwen; Yang, Fei; Dong, Delong; Rong, Mingzhe; Xu, Dan

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, a 3D magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) arc simulation model is applied to analyze the arc motion during current interruption in a certain air circuit breaker (ACB). The distributions of pressure, temperature, gas flow and current density of the arc plasma in the arc region are calculated, and the factors influencing the commutation process are analyzed according to the calculated results. Based on the airflow in the arc chamber, the causes of arc commutation asynchrony and the back commutation are investigated. It indicates that a reasonable contact space design is crucial to a successful arc commutation process. To verify the simulation results, the influence of contact space on arc voltage and arc commutation is tested. This research can provide methods and references to the optimization of ACB design. supported by National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (Nos. 2015CB251002, 6132620303) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51221005, 51377128, 51577144), and Science and Technology Project Through Grid State Corporation (No. SGSNKYOOKJJS1501564)

  16. Simulation and Experimental Analysis of Arc Motion Characteristics in Air Circuit Breaker

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    Niu, Chunping; Ding, Juwen; Wu, Yi; Yang, Fei; Dong, Delong; Fan, Xingyu; Rong, Mingzhe

    2016-03-01

    In this paper, to simulate the arc motion in an air circuit breaker (ACB), a three-dimensional magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) model is developed, considering the influence of thermal radiation, the change of physical parameters of arc plasma and the nonlinear characteristic of ferromagnetic material. The distributions of pressure, temperature, gas flow and current density of arc plasma in the arc region are calculated. The simulation results show some phenomena which discourage arc interruption, such as back commutation and arc burning at the back of the splitter plate. To verify the simulation model, the arc motion is studied experimentally. The influences of the material and position of the innermost barrier plate are analyzed mainly. It proved that the model developed in this paper can efficiently simulate the arc motion. The results indicate that the insulation barrier plate close to the top of the splitter plate is conducive to the arc splitting, which leads to the significant increase of the arc voltage, so it is better for arc interruption. The research can provide methods and references to the optimization of ACB design. supported by National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (Nos. 2015CB251002, 6132620303), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51221005, 51377128, 51577144), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China

  17. Calculation of Nozzle Ablation During Arcing Period in an SF6 Auto-Expansion Circuit Breaker

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    Zhang, Junmin; Lu, Chunrong; Guan, Yonggang; Liu, Weidong

    2016-05-01

    The nozzle ablation process is described as two phases of heat and ablation in the interruption for an SF6 circuit breaker in this paper. Their mathematical models are established with the Fourier heat conduction differential equation respectively. The masses of nozzle ablation with different arc durations and arc currents are calculated through the model of the nozzle ablation combined with an MHD (magneto-hydrodynamic) arc model. The time of the temperature rise on the inner surface of the nozzle under a given energy flux and of reaching the pyrolysis temperature under different energy fluxes is respectively analyzed. The relations between the mass of nozzle ablation and breaking current and arc duration are obtained. The result shows that the absorbing energy process before the nozzle ablation can be neglected under the condition of the energy flux entering into nozzle q > 109 W/m2. The ablation is the severest during the high-current phase and the ablation mass increases rapidly with the breaking current and with arc duration respectively. supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51177005 and 51477004)

  18. Investigation of DC hybrid circuit breaker based on high-speed switch and arc generator

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    Wu, Yifei; Rong, Mingzhe; Wu, Yi; Yang, Fei; Li, Mei; Zhong, Jianying; Han, Guohui; Niu, Chunping; Hu, Yang

    2015-02-01

    A new design of DC hybrid circuit breaker based on high-speed switch (HSS) and arc generator (AG), which can drastically profit from low heat loss in normal state and fast current breaking under fault state, is presented and analyzed in this paper. AG is designed according to the magnetic pinch effect of liquid metal. By utilizing the arc voltage generated across AG, the fault current is rapidly commutated from HSS into parallel connected branch. As a consequence, the arcless open of HSS is achieved. The post-arc conducting resume time (Δ tc) of AG and the commutation original voltage (Uc), two key factors in the commutation process, are investigated experimentally. Particularly, influences of the liquid metal channel diameter (Φ) of AG, fault current rate of rise (di/dt) and Uc on Δ tc are focused on. Furthermore, a suitable Uc is determined during the current commutation process, aiming at the reliable arcless open of HSS and short breaking time. Finally, the fault current breaking test is carried out for the current peak value of 11.8 kA, and the validity of the design is confirmed by the experimental results.

  19. Speckle measurements of density and temperature profiles in a model gas circuit breaker

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    Stoller, P. C.; Panousis, E.; Carstensen, J.; Doiron, C. B.; Färber, R.

    2015-01-01

    Speckle imaging was used to measure the density and temperature distribution in the arc zone of a model high voltage circuit breaker during the high current phase and under conditions simulating those present during current-zero crossings (current-zero-like arc); the arc was stabilized by a transonic, axial flow of synthetic air. A single probe beam was used; thus, accurate reconstruction was only possible for axially symmetric gas flows and arc channels. The displacement of speckles with respect to a reference image was converted to a line-of-sight integrated deflection angle, which was in turn converted into an axially symmetric refractive index distribution using a multistep process that made use of the inverse Radon transform. The Gladstone-Dale relation, which gives the index of refraction as a function of density, was extended to high temperatures by taking into account dissociation and ionization processes. The temperature and density were determined uniquely by assuming that the pressure distribution in the case of cold gas flow (in the absence of an arc) is not modified significantly by the arc. The electric conductivity distribution was calculated from the temperature profile and compared to measurements of the arc voltage and to previous results published in the literature for similar experimental conditions.

  20. The Capability of 500kV Circuit Breaker for Interruption of Short Circuit Current with a Large D.C. Component

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    Kobayashi, Takayuki; Eto, Atsushi; Koshizuka, Tadashi; Nishiwaki, Susumu; Kudo, Kietsu; Matsushita, Kozo; Hosokawa, Osamu

    The time constants of the D.C. component of asymmetrical fault current are trend to increase. It is said that interruption capability of gas circuit breaker degrades at asymmetrical current interruption. This paper shows the investigation of the interruption capability of 550kV one-break SF6 gas circuit breaker at asymmetrical current interruption. Interrupting tests of asymmetrical current with time constant 100ms, 150ms were carried out in high power laboratory. At the interrupting tests, arcing time was changed due to the time constant of the D.C. component. From the interrupting test results, arc energy was calculated. Degradation of the interrupting capability at asymmetrical current interruption was investigated by using measured arc energy.

  1. Development of a multiperspective optical measuring system for investigating decaying switching arcs at the nozzle exit of circuit breakers.

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    Stoffels, M; Simon, S; Nikolic, P G; Stoller, P; Carstensen, J

    2017-03-01

    High-voltage gas circuit breakers, which play an important role in the operation and protection of the power grid, function by drawing an arc between two contacts and then extinguishing it by cooling it using a transonic gas flow. Improving the design of circuit breakers requires an understanding of the physical processes in the interruption of the arc, particularly during the zero crossing of the alternating current (the point in time when the arc can be interrupted). Most diagnostic techniques currently available focus on measurement of current, voltage, and gas pressure at defined locations. However, these integral properties do not give sufficient insight into the arc physics. To understand the current interruption process, spatially resolved information about the density, temperature, and conductivity of the arc and surrounding gas flow is needed. Owing to the three-dimensional, unstable nature of the arc in a circuit breaker, especially near current zero, a spatially resolved, tomographic diagnostic technique is required that is capable of freezing the rapid, transient behavior and that is insensitive to the vibrations and electromagnetic interference inherent in the interruption of short-circuit current arcs. Here a new measurement system, based on background-oriented schlieren (BOS) imaging, is presented and assessed. BOS imaging using four beams consisting of white light sources, a background pattern, imaging optics, and a camera permits measurement of the line-of-sight integrated refractive index. Tomographic reconstruction is used to determine the three-dimensional, spatially resolved index of refraction distribution that in turn is used to calculate the density. The quantitative accuracy of a single beam of the BOS setup is verified by using a calibration lens with a known focal length. The ability of the tomographic reconstruction to detect asymmetric features of the arc and surrounding gas flow is assessed semiquantitatively using a nozzle that

  2. Simulation of the Process of Arc Energy-Effect in High Voltage Auto-Expansion SF6 Circuit Breaker

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    Rong, Mingzhe; Yang, Qian; Fan, Chunduo

    2005-12-01

    A new magnetic hydro-dynamics (MHD) model of arc in H.V. auto-expansion SF6 circuit breaker that takes into consideration nozzle ablation due to both radiation and thermal conduction is presented in this paper. The effect of PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene) vapor is considered in the mass, momentum and energy conservation equations of the constructed model. Then, the gas flow fields with and without conduction considered are simulated. By comparing the aforementioned two results, it is indicated that the arc's maximal temperature with conduction considered is 90 percent of that without considering conduction.

  3. Feasibility analysis of a novel hybrid-type superconducting circuit breaker in multi-terminal HVDC networks

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    Khan, Umer Amir; Lee, Jong-Geon; Seo, In-Jin; Amir, Faisal; Lee, Bang-Wook

    2015-11-01

    Voltage source converter-based HVDC systems (VSC-HVDC) are a better alternative than conventional thyristor-based HVDC systems, especially for developing multi-terminal HVDC systems (MTDC). However, one of the key obstacles in developing MTDC is the absence of an adequate protection system that can quickly detect faults, locate the faulty line and trip the HVDC circuit breakers (DCCBs) to interrupt the DC fault current. In this paper, a novel hybrid-type superconducting circuit breaker (SDCCB) is proposed and feasibility analyses of its application in MTDC are presented. The SDCCB has a superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) located in the main current path to limit fault currents until the final trip signal is received. After the trip signal the IGBT located in the main line commutates the current into a parallel line where DC current is forced to zero by the combination of IGBTs and surge arresters. Fault simulations for three-, four- and five-terminal MTDC were performed and SDCCB performance was evaluated in these MTDC. Passive current limitation by SFCL caused a significant reduction of fault current interruption stress in the SDCCB. It was observed that the DC current could change direction in MTDC after a fault and the SDCCB was modified to break the DC current in both the forward and reverse directions. The simulation results suggest that the proposed SDCCB could successfully suppress the DC fault current, cause a timely interruption, and isolate the faulty HVDC line in MTDC.

  4. Impact of radial external magnetic field on plasma deformation during contact opening in SF6 circuit breakers

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    Abbasi, V.; Gholami, A.; Niayesh, K.

    2012-10-01

    A three-dimensional (3D) transient model is developed to investigate plasma current deformation driven by internal and external magnetic fields and their influences on arc stability in a circuit breaker. The 3D distribution of electric current density is obtained by solving the current continuity equation along with the generalized Ohm's law in the presence of an external magnetic field, while the magnetic field induced by the current flowing through the arc column is calculated by the magnetic vector potential equation. The applied external field imposes a rotational electromagnetic force on the arc and influences the plasma current deformation, which is discussed in this paper. In SF6 circuit breakers when gas interacts with the arc column, the fundamental equations such as Ampere's law, Ohm's law, turbulence model, transport equations of mass, momentum, and energy of plasma flow have to be coupled for analysing the phenomenon. The coupled interactions between the arc and the plasma flow are described within the framework of magnetohydrodynamic equations in conjunction with a K-ɛ turbulence model. Simulations are focused on sausage and kink instabilities in the plasma (these phenomena are related to the electromagnetic field distribution and define the plasma deformations). The 3D simulation reveals the relation between plasma current deformation and instability phenomena, which affects the arc stability during the operation. Plasma current deformation is a consequence of coupling between electromagnetic forces (resulting from internal and radial external magnetic fields) and the plasma flow that are described in the simulations.

  5. Influence of the axial magnetic field on sheath development after current zero in a vacuum circuit breaker

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    Chen, Yi; Yang, Fei; Sun, Hao; Wu, Yi; Niu, Chunping; Rong, Mingzhe

    2017-06-01

    After current zero, which is the moment when the vacuum circuit breaker interrupts a vacuum arc, sheath development is the first process in the dielectric recovery process. An axial magnetic field (AMF) is widely used in the vacuum circuit breaker when the high-current vacuum arc is interrupted. Therefore, it is very important to study the influence of different AMF amplitudes on the sheath development. The objective of this paper is to study the influence of different AMF amplitudes on the sheath development from a micro perspective. Thus, the particle in cell-Monte Carlo collisions (PIC-MCC) method was adopted to develop the sheath development model. We compared the simulation results with the experimental results and then validated the simulation. We also obtained the speed of the sheath development and the energy density of the ions under different AMF amplitudes. The results showed that the larger the AMF amplitudes are, the faster the sheath develops and the lower the ion energy density is, meaning the breakdown is correspondingly more difficult.

  6. A comparative study of arc behaviour in an auto-expansion circuit breaker with different arc durations

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    Pei, Y.; Zhong, J.; Zhang, J.; Yan, J. D.

    2014-08-01

    A computational study of the thermal interruption performance of a 145 kV, 60 Hz auto-expansion circuit breaker has been carried out. The pressure peak in the expansion volume has a delay of 2.8-3.4 ms with reference to the current peak when the arc duration varies. A reasonable indicator of the interruption environment is the average mass flux in the main nozzle. The short arc duration case (12.25 ms) is the most difficult case with the lowest critical rate of rise of recovery voltage (RRRV) of 10 kV µs-1, just above the initial system applied RRRV of 9 kV µs-1. This is a result of an insufficient gas flow cross sectional area between the live contact and the main nozzle to develop rapid gas flow for arc cooling. The auxiliary nozzle plays two roles. It provides blockage in the high current phase to reduce gas exhaustion from the main nozzle into the hollow contact; after current zero the hollow contact shares a considerable portion of the system recovery voltage, especially for the short arc duration case (36%). Therefore the proper design and use of an auxiliary nozzle is key to enhancing the thermal interruption capability of high voltage auto-expansion circuit breakers.

  7. Sheath expansion and plasma dynamics in the presence of electrode evaporation: Application to a vacuum circuit breaker

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    Sarrailh, P.; Garrigues, L.; Hagelaar, G. J. M.; Boeuf, J. P.; Sandolache, G.; Rowe, S.

    2009-09-01

    During the postarc dielectric recovery phase in a vacuum circuit breaker, a cathode sheath forms and expels the plasma from the electrode gap. The success or failure of current breaking depends on how efficiently the plasma is expelled from the electrode gap. The sheath expansion in the postarc phase can be compared to sheath expansion in plasma immersion ion implantation except that collisions between charged particles and atoms generated by electrode evaporation may become important in a vacuum circuit breaker. In this paper, we show that electrode evaporation plays a significant role in the dynamics of the sheath expansion in this context not only because charged particle transport is no longer collisionless but also because the neutral flow due to evaporation and temperature gradients may push the plasma toward one of the electrodes. Using a hybrid model of the nonequilibrium postarc plasma and cathode sheath coupled with a direct simulation Monte Carlo method to describe collisions between heavy species, we present a parametric study of the sheath and plasma dynamics and of the time needed for the sheath to expel the plasma from the gap for different values of plasma density and electrode temperatures at the beginning of the postarc phase. This work constitutes a preliminary step toward understanding and quantifying the risk of current breaking failure of a vacuum arc.

  8. A New DC Breaker Used as Metallic Return Transfer Breaker.

    SciTech Connect

    Courts, Alan L.; Gorman, J.A.; Hingorani, Narain A.; Klein, C.W.; Porter, J.W.

    1982-10-01

    When a bipolar HVDC transmission system is operating monopolar using the earth as a return path, it is often desired to divert the return current from the earth to the line from the unused pole. To do so requires either that the system be shut down temporarily or that a dc circuit breaker be used. This paper describes the development of such a new dc circuit breaker, and its application on the Pacific Intertie as a Metallic Return Transfer Breaker (MRTB).

  9. Influence of residual plasma drift velocity on the post-arc sheath expansion of vacuum circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Mo, Yongpeng; Shi, Zongqian; Jia, Shenli; Wang, Lijun; Bai, Zhibin

    2016-05-15

    The residual plasma in the inter-contact region of a vacuum circuit breaker moves towards the post-arc cathode at current zero, because the residual plasma mainly comes from the cathode spots during the arc burning process. In the most previous theoretical researches on the post-arc sheath expansion process of vacuum circuit breakers, only the thermal motion of residual plasma was taken into consideration. Alternately, the residual plasma was even assumed to be static at the moment of current zero in some simplified models. However, the influence of residual plasma drift velocity at current zero on the post-arc sheath expansion process was rarely investigated. In this paper, this effect is investigated by a one-dimensional particle-in-cell model. Simulation results indicate that the sheath expands slower with higher residual plasma drift velocity in the initial sheath expansion stage. However, with the increase of residual plasma drift velocity, the overall plasma density in the inter-contact region decreases faster, and the sheath expansion velocity increases earlier. Consequently, as a whole, it needs shorter time to expel the residual plasma from the inter-contact region. Furthermore, if the residual plasma drift velocity is high enough, the sheath expansion process ceases before it develops to the post-arc anode. Besides, the influence of the collisions between charges and neutrals is investigated as well in terms of the density of metal vapor. It shows that the residual plasma drift velocity takes remarkable effect only if the density of the metal vapor is relatively low, which corresponds to the circumstance of low-current interruptions.

  10. Influence of residual plasma drift velocity on the post-arc sheath expansion of vacuum circuit breakers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mo, Yongpeng; Shi, Zongqian; Bai, Zhibin; Jia, Shenli; Wang, Lijun

    2016-05-01

    The residual plasma in the inter-contact region of a vacuum circuit breaker moves towards the post-arc cathode at current zero, because the residual plasma mainly comes from the cathode spots during the arc burning process. In the most previous theoretical researches on the post-arc sheath expansion process of vacuum circuit breakers, only the thermal motion of residual plasma was taken into consideration. Alternately, the residual plasma was even assumed to be static at the moment of current zero in some simplified models. However, the influence of residual plasma drift velocity at current zero on the post-arc sheath expansion process was rarely investigated. In this paper, this effect is investigated by a one-dimensional particle-in-cell model. Simulation results indicate that the sheath expands slower with higher residual plasma drift velocity in the initial sheath expansion stage. However, with the increase of residual plasma drift velocity, the overall plasma density in the inter-contact region decreases faster, and the sheath expansion velocity increases earlier. Consequently, as a whole, it needs shorter time to expel the residual plasma from the inter-contact region. Furthermore, if the residual plasma drift velocity is high enough, the sheath expansion process ceases before it develops to the post-arc anode. Besides, the influence of the collisions between charges and neutrals is investigated as well in terms of the density of metal vapor. It shows that the residual plasma drift velocity takes remarkable effect only if the density of the metal vapor is relatively low, which corresponds to the circumstance of low-current interruptions.

  11. 30 CFR 75.900-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Underground Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-4 Testing, examination, and... circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment used in the mine. Such record shall be kept in...

  12. 30 CFR 77.900-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits... protecting low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating...

  13. 30 CFR 75.900-4 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Underground Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 75.900-4 Testing, examination, and... circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment used in the mine. Such record shall be kept in...

  14. 30 CFR 77.900-1 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits... protecting low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating...

  15. 30 CFR 77.900-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits... protecting low- and medium-voltage circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment and such...

  16. 30 CFR 77.900-2 - Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Low- and Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits... protecting low- and medium-voltage circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment and such...

  17. Anode-cathode voltage drop of a rotating arc in an auto-expansion circuit-breaker filled with SF6-N2 mixtures

    SciTech Connect

    Beauvois, V.; Legros, W.; Scarpa, P.

    1995-12-31

    In auto-expansion circuit-breakers, the power dissipated by the arc itself heats the surrounding gas, inducing a pressure build up in the {open_quotes}upstream volume{close_quotes} and giving rise to a gas flow which blows the extinguishing arc. Moreover, in the studied apparatus, a magnetic field, due to the current flowing in a coil, provides arc radial stability and leads to arc rotation which efficiently reduces electrode erosion. In such a circuit-breaker, it is obvious that arc-gas and arc-electrode interactions are essential and govern. the energy balance in the plasma region. This paper deals more specifically with the phenomena occurring at the arc-electrode interfaces. It relates results of experiments carried out to determine the anode-cathode voltage drop when the apparatus is filled with different SF6-N2 mixtures.

  18. Evaluation of Thermal Interruption Capability in SF6 Gas Circuit Breakers with Re-ignition Voltage and its Application to Experimental Design

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    Urai, Hajime; Ooshita, Youichi; Koizumi, Makoto; Tsukushi, Masanori

    Thermal interruption characteristics of SF6 gas circuit breakers were investigated by voltage measurements around current zero. We found that re-ignition peak voltage in the case of an interruption failure could effectively indicate the thermal interruption capability. The efficiency of interruption to puffer pressure could also be evaluated by analyzing the dependency of re-ignition peak voltage on puffer pressure. This technique was applied to experimental design based on the Taguchi method. We successfully optimized the balance of the puffer pressure build-up performance and thermal interruption efficiency to puffer pressure. Finally we demonstrated that a small size research circuit breaker with self-blast interrupter was able to successfully clear the 90% short line fault interruption duty corresponding to 50kA rating in the thermal interruption region.

  19. Numerical study of turbulence-influence mechanism on arc characteristics in an air direct current circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Wu, Mingliang; Yang, Fei Rong, Mingzhe; Wu, Yi; Qi, Yang; Cui, Yufei; Liu, Zirui; Guo, Anxiang

    2016-04-15

    This paper focuses on the numerical investigation of arc characteristics in an air direct current circuit breaker (air DCCB). Using magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD) theory, 3D laminar model and turbulence model are constructed and calculated. The standard k-epsilon model is utilized to consider the turbulence effect in the arc chamber of the DCCB. Several important phenomena are found: the arc column in the turbulence-model case is more extensive, moves much more slowly than the counterpart in the laminar-model case, and shows stagnation at the entrance of the chamber, unlike in the laminar-model case. Moreover, the arc voltage in the turbulence-model case is much lower than in the laminar-model case. However, the results in the turbulence-model case show a much better agreement with the results of the breaking experiments under DC condition than in the laminar-model case, which is contradictory to the previous conclusions from the arc researches of both the low-voltage circuit breaker and the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) nozzle. First, in the previous air-arc research of the low-voltage circuit breaker, it is assumed that the air plasma inside the chamber is in the state of laminar, and the laminar-model application gives quite satisfactory results compared with the experiments, while in this paper, the laminar-model application works badly. Second, the turbulence-model application in the arc research of the SF6-nozzle performs much better and gives higher arc voltage than the laminar-model application does, whereas in this paper, the turbulence-model application predicts lower arc voltage than the laminar-model application does. Based on the analysis of simulation results in detail, the mechanism of the above phenomena is revealed. The transport coefficients are strongly changed by turbulence, which will enhance the arc diffusion and make the arc volume much larger. Consequently, the arc appearance and the distribution of Lorentz force in the turbulence-model case

  20. Numerical study of turbulence-influence mechanism on arc characteristics in an air direct current circuit breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, Mingliang; Yang, Fei; Rong, Mingzhe; Wu, Yi; Qi, Yang; Cui, Yufei; Liu, Zirui; Guo, Anxiang

    2016-04-01

    This paper focuses on the numerical investigation of arc characteristics in an air direct current circuit breaker (air DCCB). Using magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD) theory, 3D laminar model and turbulence model are constructed and calculated. The standard k-epsilon model is utilized to consider the turbulence effect in the arc chamber of the DCCB. Several important phenomena are found: the arc column in the turbulence-model case is more extensive, moves much more slowly than the counterpart in the laminar-model case, and shows stagnation at the entrance of the chamber, unlike in the laminar-model case. Moreover, the arc voltage in the turbulence-model case is much lower than in the laminar-model case. However, the results in the turbulence-model case show a much better agreement with the results of the breaking experiments under DC condition than in the laminar-model case, which is contradictory to the previous conclusions from the arc researches of both the low-voltage circuit breaker and the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) nozzle. First, in the previous air-arc research of the low-voltage circuit breaker, it is assumed that the air plasma inside the chamber is in the state of laminar, and the laminar-model application gives quite satisfactory results compared with the experiments, while in this paper, the laminar-model application works badly. Second, the turbulence-model application in the arc research of the SF6-nozzle performs much better and gives higher arc voltage than the laminar-model application does, whereas in this paper, the turbulence-model application predicts lower arc voltage than the laminar-model application does. Based on the analysis of simulation results in detail, the mechanism of the above phenomena is revealed. The transport coefficients are strongly changed by turbulence, which will enhance the arc diffusion and make the arc volume much larger. Consequently, the arc appearance and the distribution of Lorentz force in the turbulence-model case

  1. Deal breaker: semaphorin and specificity in the spinal stretch reflex circuit.

    PubMed

    Maro, Géraldine S; Shen, Kang; Cheng, Hwai-Jong

    2009-07-16

    Stretch reflex circuits are a prime example of wiring specificity in the vertebrate spinal cord. Homonymous sensory afferents and motoneurons typically form monosynaptic connections, while neurons innervating antagonistic or unrelated muscles do not. Pecho-Vrieseling et al. now show that the semaphorin Sema3E and its receptor Plexin-D1 prevent monosynaptic connectivity in the cutaneous maximus muscle stretch reflex circuit.

  2. An innovative method of providing total breaker failure protection

    SciTech Connect

    Stringer, N.T.; Waser, D.

    1995-12-31

    Breaker failure relaying has been generally achieved through the use of a current monitoring relay to determine whether current continues to flow into a fault after a breaker has been instructed to interrupt the circuit. If current continues to flow after a predefined period of time, the circuit breaker is considered to have failed. Steps must then be taken to trip the next set of upstream breakers in the power system to remove the faulted circuit and prevent system damage. However, with industrial power systems, this may be the utility`s breakers on the feeding transmission line. Regardless, breaker failure schemes must be designed to isolate both the faulted circuit and the failed circuit breaker. This paper discusses a new and innovative method of protecting a circuit breaker from the failure described above, plus other failures that go unprotected with conventional schemes, thus providing ``total`` breaker failure protection.

  3. An innovative method of providing total breaker failure protection

    SciTech Connect

    Stringer, N.T.; Waser, D.

    1996-09-01

    Breaker failure relaying has been generally achieved through the use of a current monitoring relay to determine whether current continues to flow into a fault after a breaker has been instructed to interrupt the circuit. If current continues to flow after a predefined period of time, the circuit breaker is considered to have failed. Steps must then be taken to trip the next set of upstream breakers in the power system to remove the faulted circuit and prevent system damage. However, with industrial power systems, this may be the utility`s breakers on the feeding transmission line. Regardless, breaker failure schemes must be designed to isolate both the faulted circuit and the failed circuit breaker. This paper discusses a new and innovative method of protecting a circuit breaker from the failure described above, plus other failures that go unprotected with conventional schemes, this providing total breaker failure protection.

  4. Targeting ETV1 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors: tripping the circuit breaker in GIST?

    PubMed

    Duensing, Anette

    2015-03-01

    Activating mutations in the KIT or PDGFRA receptor tyrosine kinase genes are the key oncogenic drivers in the majority of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), but novel results now show that aberrant kinase signaling is potentiated by a positive feedback circuit that involves the ETS transcription factor ETV1. Targeting ETV1 can disrupt this circuit and represents a promising new therapeutic approach for the treatment of GISTs. ©2015 American Association for Cancer Research.

  5. Breakdown sequence in SF6 at pressures up to 8 bar in a geometry representative of a circuit-breaker

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    Espel, P.; Gibert, A.; Domens, P.; Paillol, J.; Riquel, G.

    2001-02-01

    Breakdown sequence in SF6 of an electrode arrangement which represents the contacts of a circuit-breaker is investigated at pressures up to 8 bar under positive impulse voltages. The Schlieren frames point out the role played by the cathode as a source emitting electrons by field effect emission. Photomultiplier records demonstrated, at Pd = 2 bar, that the discharge's formative time strongly decreases: from 1 µs at pressure lower than Pd, down to 150 ns at pressure higher than Pd. A change in the discharge regime is associated with this transition. An experimental investigation, using photomultipliers and Schlieren devices, allows us to describe both breakdown sequences. At low pressures, there is a critical volume at the anode. Nevertheless, it is a negative discharge which is responsible for the breakdown although the geometrical electrical field at the cathode boundary is about 60 kV cm-1. At high pressures, there is no critical volume. However, a positive discharge develops across the gap. Physical considerations taking into account the electron energy are proposed to explain the mechanisms involved in both types of discharge.

  6. Performance of bulk oil circuit breaker (BOCB) influenced by its parameters (Case study at the substation of Bogor Baru)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Goeritno, Arief; Rasiman, Syofyan

    2017-06-01

    Performance examination of the bulk oil circuit breaker that is influenced by its parameters at the Substation of Bogor Baru (the State Electricity Company = PLN) has been done. It is found that (1) dielectric strength of oil still qualifies as an insulating and cooling medium, because the average value of the measurement result is still above the minimum value allowed, where the minimum limit of 80 kV/2.5 cm or 32 kV/cm; (2) the simultaneity of the CB's contacts is still eligible, so that the BOCB can still be operated, because the difference of time between the highest and lowest values when the BOCB's contacts are opened/closed are less than (Δt<) 10 milliseconds (if meeting the PLN standards as recommended by Alsthom); and (3) the parameter of resistance according to the standards, where (i) the resistance of insulation has a value far above the allowed threshold, while the minimum standards are above 2,000 Mn (if meeting the ANSI standards) or on the value of 2,000 MΩ (if meeting PLN standards), (ii) the resistance of contacts has a value far above the allowed threshold, while the minimum standards are below 350 µΩ (if meeting ANSI standards) or on the value of 200 µΩ (if meeting PLN standards). The resistance of grounding is equal to the maximum limit specified, while the maximum standard is on the value of 0.5 Ω (if meeting PLN standard).

  7. Solid-state circuit breaker with current limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil

    DOEpatents

    Boenig, Heinrich J.

    1984-01-01

    A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two cycles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

  8. Solid-state circuit breaker with current-limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil

    DOEpatents

    Boenig, H.J.

    1982-08-16

    A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two eyeles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

  9. Mechanical Fault Diagnosis of High Voltage Circuit Breakers Based on Variational Mode Decomposition and Multi-Layer Classifier

    PubMed Central

    Huang, Nantian; Chen, Huaijin; Cai, Guowei; Fang, Lihua; Wang, Yuqiang

    2016-01-01

    Mechanical fault diagnosis of high-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) based on vibration signal analysis is one of the most significant issues in improving the reliability and reducing the outage cost for power systems. The limitation of training samples and types of machine faults in HVCBs causes the existing mechanical fault diagnostic methods to recognize new types of machine faults easily without training samples as either a normal condition or a wrong fault type. A new mechanical fault diagnosis method for HVCBs based on variational mode decomposition (VMD) and multi-layer classifier (MLC) is proposed to improve the accuracy of fault diagnosis. First, HVCB vibration signals during operation are measured using an acceleration sensor. Second, a VMD algorithm is used to decompose the vibration signals into several intrinsic mode functions (IMFs). The IMF matrix is divided into submatrices to compute the local singular values (LSV). The maximum singular values of each submatrix are selected as the feature vectors for fault diagnosis. Finally, a MLC composed of two one-class support vector machines (OCSVMs) and a support vector machine (SVM) is constructed to identify the fault type. Two layers of independent OCSVM are adopted to distinguish normal or fault conditions with known or unknown fault types, respectively. On this basis, SVM recognizes the specific fault type. Real diagnostic experiments are conducted with a real SF6 HVCB with normal and fault states. Three different faults (i.e., jam fault of the iron core, looseness of the base screw, and poor lubrication of the connecting lever) are simulated in a field experiment on a real HVCB to test the feasibility of the proposed method. Results show that the classification accuracy of the new method is superior to other traditional methods. PMID:27834902

  10. Influence of the gas flow rate on the nonchemical equilibrium N2 arc behavior in a model nozzle circuit breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, Yi; Sun, Hao; Tanaka, Yasunori; Tomita, Kentaro; Rong, Mingzhe; Yang, Fei; Uesugi, Yoshihiko; Ishijima, Tatsuo; Wang, Xiaohua; Feng, Ying

    2016-10-01

    The influence of the gas flow rate on the N2 arc behavior was investigated based on a previously established nonchemical equilibrium (non-CE) model. This numerical non-CE model was adopted in the N2 nozzle arc in a model circuit breaker. The arc behaviors of both the arc burning and arc decay phases were obtained at different gas flow rates in both the non-CE and local thermal equilibrium (LTE) model. To better understand the influence of the gas flow rate, in this work we devised the concept of the nonequilibrium parameter. Additionally, the influences of convection, diffusion, and chemical reactions were examined separately to determine which one contributed most to the non-CE behavior. Finally, laser Thomson scattering (LTS) measurements at different gas flow rates were adopted to further demonstrate the validity of the non-CE model. The results of the macroscopic behaviors indicate that the deviations between the non-CE and LTE models during the arc burning phase are much fewer than those during the arc decay phase. By the nonequilibrium parameters, it clearly indicates that with an increase in the gas flow rate, the non-CE effect will be greatly enhanced. During the arc burning phase, this non-CE effect is mainly caused by radial diffusion of the particles. During the arc decay phase, for the charged particles, the chemical reactions had the greatest effect on the time variations of the particle number densities; however, for the neutral particles the time variations of the number densities were mutually influenced by convections, diffusions, and chemical reactions. Finally, the LTS results further demonstrate the validity of the non-CE model at different gas flow rates.

  11. Mechanical Fault Diagnosis of High Voltage Circuit Breakers Based on Variational Mode Decomposition and Multi-Layer Classifier.

    PubMed

    Huang, Nantian; Chen, Huaijin; Cai, Guowei; Fang, Lihua; Wang, Yuqiang

    2016-11-10

    Mechanical fault diagnosis of high-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) based on vibration signal analysis is one of the most significant issues in improving the reliability and reducing the outage cost for power systems. The limitation of training samples and types of machine faults in HVCBs causes the existing mechanical fault diagnostic methods to recognize new types of machine faults easily without training samples as either a normal condition or a wrong fault type. A new mechanical fault diagnosis method for HVCBs based on variational mode decomposition (VMD) and multi-layer classifier (MLC) is proposed to improve the accuracy of fault diagnosis. First, HVCB vibration signals during operation are measured using an acceleration sensor. Second, a VMD algorithm is used to decompose the vibration signals into several intrinsic mode functions (IMFs). The IMF matrix is divided into submatrices to compute the local singular values (LSV). The maximum singular values of each submatrix are selected as the feature vectors for fault diagnosis. Finally, a MLC composed of two one-class support vector machines (OCSVMs) and a support vector machine (SVM) is constructed to identify the fault type. Two layers of independent OCSVM are adopted to distinguish normal or fault conditions with known or unknown fault types, respectively. On this basis, SVM recognizes the specific fault type. Real diagnostic experiments are conducted with a real SF₆ HVCB with normal and fault states. Three different faults (i.e., jam fault of the iron core, looseness of the base screw, and poor lubrication of the connecting lever) are simulated in a field experiment on a real HVCB to test the feasibility of the proposed method. Results show that the classification accuracy of the new method is superior to other traditional methods.

  12. Fundamental properties of high-temperature SF6 mixed with CO2 as a replacement for SF6 in high-voltage circuit breakers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Weizong; Rong, Mingzhe; Wu, Yi; Yan, Joseph D.

    2014-06-01

    Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas, used widely in high-voltage circuit breakers, can produce a remarkable greenhouse effect if released into the atmosphere. Fundamental properties of SF6 mixed with CO2 at high temperatures are presented in this paper, considering their reduction of adverse impact on the environment as a replacement for pure SF6 in high-voltage circuit breakers: to the knowledge of the authors, related data have not been reported in the literature. The species composition and thermodynamic properties (mass density, enthalpy and specific heat at constant pressure) are determined by the method of Gibbs free energy minimization, using standard thermodynamic tables. The transport properties, including viscosity, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, are evaluated by using the Chapman-Enskog method expanded up to the third-order approximation (second order for viscosity). Particular attention is paid to the establishment of a collision integral database related to a reacting species system containing basic elements of carbon, oxygen and sulfur as well as fluoride by the use of recent cross sections or interaction potentials available in the literature. The calculations, which assume a local thermodynamic equilibrium, are performed in the temperature range 300 to 30 000 K for different pressures between 0.01 and 1.6 MPa. The results obtained are compared to those of previously published studies, and the reasons for discrepancies are analysed. An evaluation of the current interruption performance by adding CO2 to SF6 is discussed from a microscopic point of view. The results provide reliable reference data for the simulation of switching arcs in high-voltage circuit breakers in SF6-CO2 mixtures.

  13. The Effects of SF6-Cu Mixture on the Arc Characteristics in a Medium Voltage Puffer Gas Circuit Breaker due to Variation of Thermodynamic Properties and Transport Coefficients

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vahid, Abbasi; Ahmad, Gholami; Kaveh, Niayesh

    2013-06-01

    In a gas circuit breaker, metal vapor resulting from electrode erosion is injected into the arc plasma. The arc then burns in a mixture of SF6 and electrode vapor, which has properties significantly different from those of pure SF6. Thermodynamic properties and transport coefficients of thermal plasmas formed in SF6-copper vapor mixtures change as a function of temperature and pressure. The property that is mostly affected by the presence of copper is electrical conductivity, which is important in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) analysis. In this study, the transport coefficients of SF6 in the presence of 10 percent copper are considered as the basis of MHD simulation. Comparisons are made between the results during arc formation for pure SF6 and SF6-Cu mixture in a medium voltage (MV) circuit breaker. According to the transport coefficients influenced by the SF6-Cu mixture, the distribution of the electric potential, temperature, electromagnetic force density and current density of the arc column are presented and discussed. Also, the arc stability and pinch effect near current zero with 3-D simulation are investigated, which is advantageous to improving the efficiency of arc plasma simulation.

  14. Development of a HVDC prototype breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Damsky, B. L.; Barkan, P.; Imam, I.; Permerlani, W.; Anderson, J. M.; Carroll, J. J.; Hudson, J. E.; Pohl, R. V.; Solberg, W. D.; Sharbaugh, A. H.

    1980-06-01

    The design features of high voltage dc circuit breaker based on the commutation concept are studied. Tests of components indicate the breaker is capable of interrupting a fault current of 10 kA on a 400 kV system and absorbing up to 10 MJ of system energy without generating more than 1.6 per unit voltage on the system. Interactions of the breaker with a three terminal network were studied using a system simulator.

  15. Development and testing of a 180-volt dc electronic circuit breaker with a 335-ampere carry and 1200-ampere interrupt rating

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brush, A. S.; Phillips, R. L.

    1991-01-01

    NASA Lewis Research Center and associated contractors have conducted a program to assess the potential requirements for a high-current switch to conceptually design a switch using the best existing technology, and to build and demonstrate a breadboard which meets the requirements. The result is the high current remote bus isolator (HRBI). The HRBI is rated at 180 V dc, 335 A continuous with a 1200 A interrupt rating. It also incorporates remote-control and protective features called for by the Space Station Freedom PMAD dc test bed design. Two breadboard 335 A circuit breakers were built and tested that demonstrate a promising concept of paralleled current-limiting modules. The units incorporated all control and protective features required by advanced aerospace power systems. Component stresses in each unit were determined by design, and are consistent with a life of many thousands of fault operations.

  16. Analysis of Arc Characteristics and Flow Field in Arc Chamber of High-Voltage SF6 Auto-Expansion Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Junmin; Chen, Zhang

    2008-10-01

    A new magnetic hydro-dynamics model for nozzle arc emphasizing the interaction of arc with PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene) vapour is established based on the conservation equations. The interruption of auto-expansion circuit breaker is simulated numerically by finite element method and the influence of PTFE vapour on the arc is analysed with this model. The results reveal that the flow field inside the arc chamber is determined by the arc current, the arcing time, the nozzle arc and the clogging of its thermal boundary. The establishment of quenching pressure relies on both SF6 gas and PTFE vapour that absorbed arc energy in the nozzle. The PTFE vapour leads to an increase in the pressure of nozzle arc obviously, and a decrease in the temperature of arc. But it enhances the temperature of arc at zero current and slows down the decreasing rate of arc temperature as the current decreases.

  17. Development and testing of a 180-volt dc electronic circuit breaker with a 335-ampere carry and 1200-ampere interrupt rating

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brush, A. S.; Phillips, R. L.

    1991-01-01

    NASA Lewis Research Center and associated contractors have conducted a program to assess the potential requirements for a high-current switch to conceptually design a switch using the best existing technology, and to build and demonstrate a breadboard which meets the requirements. The result is the high current remote bus isolator (HRBI). The HRBI is rated at 180 V dc, 335 A continuous with a 1200 A interrupt rating. It also incorporates remote-control and protective features called for by the Space Station Freedom PMAD dc test bed design. Two breadboard 335 A circuit breakers were built and tested that demonstrate a promising concept of paralleled current-limiting modules. The units incorporated all control and protective features required by advanced aerospace power systems. Component stresses in each unit were determined by design, and are consistent with a life of many thousands of fault operations.

  18. Utilities are doing too much breaker maintenance

    SciTech Connect

    Heising, C. )

    1994-12-01

    Many breaker failures occur after the breaker has been torn down for maintenance because some error was made in reassembling it. Utilities now can get a better understanding of circuit breaker reliability as the result of a worldwide survey conducted by the International Conference on Large High-Voltage Electric Systems (Cigre) of the reliability of circuit breakers 63 kV and above. The most significant finding is that the rate of major failures have dropped drastically with the introduction of modern SF[sub 6] breakers (from 1.58 to 0.67 per 100 breaker-years). But the rate of minor failures - such as gas leaks, which require maintenance and add to the operating cost - has increased by 30%. Incorrect maintenance causes far fewer failures in modern breakers, simply because they have to be torn down less frequently. Only 15% as many major failures and 77% as many minor failures can be attributed to incorrect maintenance. The failure to open or close on command are still the dominant major-failure modes of circuit breakers. 4 tabs.

  19. Simulation of Arc Rotation and Its Effects on Pressure of Expansion Volume in an Auto-Expansion SF6 Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Junmin; Chi, Chengbin; Guan, Yonggang; Liu, Weidong; Wu, Junhui

    2016-03-01

    A 3D Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) arc model in conjunction with an arc movement model is applied to simulate the arc rotation as well as to solve its effect on the pressure in an auto-expansion circuit breaker. The rotation of the arc driven by an external electromagnetic force is simulated in the case with 200 kA of the short circuit current and 16 ms of arc duration. The arc rotating process and the speed of arc rotation have been obtained in the simulation. A comparison of the pressure in the expansion volume with and without an external magnetic field has been carried out based on the calculation results of two cases. The results of the simulation reveal that the arc rotation, which causes more energy exchange between the arc and its surrounding gas, can evidently bring about the pressurization in the expansion volume, which would contribute to more effective arc quenching at current zero and further reducing operation power. supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51177005 and 51477004)

  20. Analysis of MINIE2013 Explosion Air-Blast Data

    SciTech Connect

    Schnurr, Julie M.; Rodgers, Arthur J.; Kim, Keehoon; Ford, Sean R.; Ramirez, Abelardo L.

    2016-10-14

    We report analysis of air-blast overpressure measurements from the MINIE2013 explosive experiments. The MINIE2013 experiment involved a series of nearly 70 near-surface (height-ofburst, HOB, ranging from -1 to +4 m) low-yield (W=2-20 kg TNT equivalent) chemical highexplosives tests that were recorded at local distances (230 m – 28.5 km). Many of the W and HOB combinations were repeated, allowing for quantification of the variability in air-blast features and corresponding yield estimates. We measured canonical signal features (peak overpressure, impulse per unit area, and positive pulse duration) from the air-blast data and compared these to existing air-blast models. Peak overpressure measurements showed good agreement with the models at close ranges but tended to attenuate more rapidly at longer range (~ 1 km), which is likely caused by upward refraction of acoustic waves due to a negative vertical gradient of sound speed. We estimated yields of the MINIE2013 explosions using the Integrated Yield Determination Tool (IYDT). Errors of the estimated yields were on average within 30% of the reported yields, and there were no significant differences in the accuracy of the IYDT predictions grouped by yield. IYDT estimates tend to be lower than ground truth yields, possibly because of reduced overpressure amplitudes by upward refraction. Finally, we report preliminary results on a development of a new parameterized air-blast waveform.

  1. Calculation of radiative properties of SF6-C2F4 thermal plasmas—application to radiative transfer in high-voltage circuit breakers modelling

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jan, C.; Cressault, Y.; Gleizes, A.; Bousoltane, K.

    2014-01-01

    Radiative transfer is a key point for accurate simulations of arcs in high voltage circuit breakers where the plasma is mainly composed, at high current, of a mixture of SF6 and PTFE vapours (C2F4 and decomposition products). Assuming local thermodynamic equilibrium, we have built a database of absorption coefficients over almost 300 000 spectral points, for a pressure range between 1 and 100 bar, temperatures from 300 to 50 000 K, and proportions from pure SF6 to pure C2F4. From these data, we have calculated the mean absorption coefficients (MAC) by considering several definitions of the mean coefficient and several spectral ranges or intervals. The choice between the various definitions was operated using a one dimensional radiative transfer model with imposed temperature profiles. The results showed that a combination of a normal average over the molecular continuum at low temperature, with a mixed definition of Planck average at high temperature gives the most accurate results. The optimization of the number of intervals for the definition of the MAC database was performed and showed that the accuracy on the radiative flux and on the divergence of the flux depends on the temperature profile. A good compromise is obtained with five or seven intervals.

  2. "Hyperglutamatergic cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuit" breaker drugs alleviate tics in a transgenic circuit model of Tourette׳s syndrome.

    PubMed

    Nordstrom, Eric J; Bittner, Katie C; McGrath, Michael J; Parks, Clinton R; Burton, Frank H

    2015-12-10

    The brain circuits underlying tics in Tourette׳s syndrome (TS) are unknown but thought to involve cortico/amygdalo-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) loop hyperactivity. We previously engineered a transgenic mouse "circuit model" of TS by expressing an artificial neuropotentiating transgene (encoding the cAMP-elevating, intracellular A1 subunit of cholera toxin) within a small population of dopamine D1 receptor-expressing somatosensory cortical and limbic neurons that hyperactivate cortico/amygdalostriatal glutamatergic output circuits thought to be hyperactive in TS and comorbid obsessive-compulsive (OC) disorders. As in TS, these D1CT-7 ("Ticcy") transgenic mice׳s tics were alleviated by the TS drugs clonidine and dopamine D2 receptor antagonists; and their chronic glutamate-excited striatal motor output was unbalanced toward hyperactivity of the motoric direct pathway and inactivity of the cataleptic indirect pathway. Here we have examined whether these mice׳s tics are countered by drugs that "break" sequential elements of their hyperactive cortical/amygdalar glutamatergic and efferent striatal circuit: anti-serotonoceptive and anti-noradrenoceptive corticostriatal glutamate output blockers (the serotonin 5-HT2a,c receptor antagonist ritanserin and the NE alpha-1 receptor antagonist prazosin); agmatinergic striatothalamic GABA output blockers (the presynaptic agmatine/imidazoline I1 receptor agonist moxonidine); and nigrostriatal dopamine output blockers (the presynaptic D2 receptor agonist bromocriptine). Each drug class alleviates tics in the Ticcy mice, suggesting a hyperglutamatergic CSTC "tic circuit" could exist in TS wherein cortical/amygdalar pyramidal projection neurons׳ glutamatergic overexcitation of both striatal output neurons and nigrostriatal dopaminergic modulatory neurons unbalances their circuit integration to excite striatothalamic output and create tics, and illuminating new TS drug strategies.

  3. Direct current hybrid breakers: A design and its realization

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Atmadji, Ali Mahfudz Surya

    2000-12-01

    The use of semiconductors for electric power circuit breakers instead of conventional breakers remains a utopia when designing fault current interrupters for high power networks. The major problems concerning power semiconductor circuit breakers are the excessive heat losses and their sensitivity to transients. However, conventional breakers are capable of dealing with such matters. A combination of the two methods, or so-called `hybrid breakers', would appear to be a solution; however, hybrid breakers use separate parallel branches for conducting the main current and interrupting the short-circuit current. Such breakers are intended for protecting direct current (DC) traction systems. In this thesis hybrid switching techniques for current limitation and purely solidstate current interruption are investigated for DC breakers. This work analyzes the transient behavior of hybrid breakers and compares their operations with conventional breakers and similar solid-state devices in DC systems. Therefore a hybrid breaker was constructed and tested in a specially designed high power test circuit. A vacuum breaker was chosen as the main breaker in the main conducting path; then a commutation path was connected across the vacuum breaker where it provided current limitation and interruption. The commutation path operated only during any current interruption and the process required additional circuits. These included a certain energy storage, overvoltage suppressor and commutation switch. So that when discharging this energy, a controlled counter-current injection could be produced. That counter-current opposed the main current in the breaker by superposition in order to create a forced current-zero. One-stage and two-stage commutation circuits have been treated extensively. This study project contains both theoretical and experimental investigations. A direct current shortcircuit source was constructed capable of delivering power equivalent to a fault. It supplied a direct

  4. Measurement of arc radiation and determination of arc spot rotation radius in high current breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Maftoul, J.; Fievet, C.

    1995-12-31

    Almost every modelling of an circuit-breaker includes the energy balance. The radiated energy is absorbed by the surrounding gas (SF{sub 6} or N{sub 2} in our case) and the walls of the circuit breaker. Another important parameter which determines the wear of contacts and the performances of the circuit breaker is the speed of the arc rotation due to the magnetic field.

  5. 30 CFR 75.800-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... undervoltage protection if the relay coils are designed to trip the circuit breaker when line voltage decreases... grounded systems will be acceptable as grounded phase protection; (c) One circuit breaker may be used to protect two or more branch circuits, if the circuit breaker is adjusted to afford overcurrent protection...

  6. 30 CFR 75.800-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... undervoltage protection if the relay coils are designed to trip the circuit breaker when line voltage decreases... grounded systems will be acceptable as grounded phase protection; (c) One circuit breaker may be used to protect two or more branch circuits, if the circuit breaker is adjusted to afford overcurrent protection...

  7. 30 CFR 75.800-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... undervoltage protection if the relay coils are designed to trip the circuit breaker when line voltage decreases... grounded systems will be acceptable as grounded phase protection; (c) One circuit breaker may be used to protect two or more branch circuits, if the circuit breaker is adjusted to afford overcurrent protection...

  8. 30 CFR 75.900 - Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. 75.900 Section 75.900 Mineral Resources MINE... Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers... protected by suitable circuit breakers of adequate interrupting capacity which are properly tested and...

  9. 3. VIEW EAST TOWARD STAMFORD ANCHOR BRIDGE #374 OF CIRCUIT ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    3. VIEW EAST TOWARD STAMFORD ANCHOR BRIDGE #374 OF CIRCUIT BREAKER INSTALLATION ON CROSS BEAM OF BRIDGE. - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Bridge-Type Circuit Breakers, Long Island shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Cos Cob, Fairfield County, CT

  10. 2. VIEW EAST TOWARD DARIEN ANCHOR BRIDGE #465 OF CIRCUIT ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. VIEW EAST TOWARD DARIEN ANCHOR BRIDGE #465 OF CIRCUIT BREAKER INSTALLATION ON CROSS BEAM OF BRIDGE. - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Bridge-Type Circuit Breakers, Long Island shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Cos Cob, Fairfield County, CT

  11. Development of a HVDC prototype breaker. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Damsky, B L; Barkan, P; Imam, I; Permerlani, W; Anderson, J M; Carroll, J J; Hudson, J E; Pohl, R V; Solberg, W D; Sharbaugh, A H

    1980-06-01

    The significant design features of a high-voltage dc (HVDC) circuit breaker based on the commutation concept were developed. Tests of components indicate the breaker is capable of interrupting a fault current of 10 kA on a 400 kV system and absorbing up to 10 MJ of system energy without generating more than 1.6 per unit (P.U.) voltage of the system. Interactions of the breaker with a three-terminal network were studied, using a system simulator. An ultrafast hydraulic actuator system was developed for this program which enables the breaker to initiate the current limiting process within 5 ms after receipt of a trip signal. A new hydraulic valve, operated by a repulsion coil, minimizes the delay before motion begins. Interruption will occur in series-connected vacuum interrupters. A 400 kV circuit breaker is estimated to require eight breaks in series. Only a single break was tested as part of this program because of the scale and cost required for multibreak tests. System energy will be absorbed by zinc-oxide-based surge suppressors included as an integral part of the breaker. The overall design is envisioned as a dead tank type using pressurized SF/sub 6/ gas as a dielectric medium. The actuator and all control functions are located at ground potential, with easy access for inspection or adjustment. Operational specifications have been carried over from NEMA standards for ac power circuit breakers where applicable. The cost of one pole of this circuit breaker, when in regular production, has been estimated as two times the cost of a three-phase 500 kV ac circuit breaker.

  12. Explosively driven air blast in a conical shock tube

    SciTech Connect

    Stewart, Joel B. Pecora, Collin

    2015-03-15

    Explosively driven shock tubes present challenges in terms of safety concerns and expensive upkeep of test facilities but provide more realistic approximations to the air blast resulting from free-field detonations than those provided by gas-driven shock tubes. Likewise, the geometry of conical shock tubes can naturally approximate a sector cut from a spherically symmetric blast, leading to a better agreement with the blast profiles of free-field detonations when compared to those provided by shock tubes employing constant cross sections. The work presented in this article documents the design, fabrication, and testing of an explosively driven conical shock tube whose goal was to closely replicate the blast profile seen from a larger, free-field detonation. By constraining the blast through a finite area, large blasts (which can add significant damage and safety constraints) can be simulated using smaller explosive charges. The experimental data presented herein show that a close approximation to the free-field air blast profile due to a 1.5 lb charge of C4 at 76 in. can be achieved by using a 0.032 lb charge in a 76-in.-long conical shock tube (which translates to an amplification factor of nearly 50). Modeling and simulation tools were used extensively in designing this shock tube to minimize expensive fabrication costs.

  13. Explosively driven air blast in a conical shock tube.

    PubMed

    Stewart, Joel B; Pecora, Collin

    2015-03-01

    Explosively driven shock tubes present challenges in terms of safety concerns and expensive upkeep of test facilities but provide more realistic approximations to the air blast resulting from free-field detonations than those provided by gas-driven shock tubes. Likewise, the geometry of conical shock tubes can naturally approximate a sector cut from a spherically symmetric blast, leading to a better agreement with the blast profiles of free-field detonations when compared to those provided by shock tubes employing constant cross sections. The work presented in this article documents the design, fabrication, and testing of an explosively driven conical shock tube whose goal was to closely replicate the blast profile seen from a larger, free-field detonation. By constraining the blast through a finite area, large blasts (which can add significant damage and safety constraints) can be simulated using smaller explosive charges. The experimental data presented herein show that a close approximation to the free-field air blast profile due to a 1.5 lb charge of C4 at 76 in. can be achieved by using a 0.032 lb charge in a 76-in.-long conical shock tube (which translates to an amplification factor of nearly 50). Modeling and simulation tools were used extensively in designing this shock tube to minimize expensive fabrication costs.

  14. Vacuum breaker valve assembly

    DOEpatents

    Thompson, Jeffrey L.; Upton, Hubert Allen

    1999-04-27

    Breaker valve assemblies for a simplified boiling water nuclear reactor are described. The breaker valve assembly, in one form, includes a valve body and a breaker valve. The valve body includes an interior chamber, and an inlet passage extends from the chamber and through an inlet opening to facilitate transporting particles from outside of the valve body to the interior chamber. The breaker valve is positioned in the chamber and is configured to substantially seal the inlet opening. Particularly, the breaker valve includes a disk which is sized to cover the inlet opening. The disk is movably coupled to the valve body and is configured to move substantially concentrically with respect to the valve opening between a first position, where the disk completely covers the inlet opening, and a second position, where the disk does not completely cover the inlet opening.

  15. Intelligent reclosing for overdutied breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Apostolov, A.P.; Bronfeld, J.D.; Feltis, M.W.

    1994-12-31

    The increase in fault current magnitudes above the derated breaker interrupting capability requires the use of breaker replacement, current limiting devices, changes in system configuration, etc. All the above solutions to the overdutied breaker problem are very expensive. This paper demonstrates that by applying a combination of breaker trip with fault current control and adjusting the number of reclosing shots as a function of the fault current magnitude, breakers overdutied by fault currents between the derated and 100% of the breaker interrupting capability do not need replacement. This approach was applied in New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG)`s system for about 30 overdutied breakers.

  16. Rectifier cabinet static breaker

    DOEpatents

    Costantino, Jr, Roger A.; Gliebe, Ronald J.

    1992-09-01

    A rectifier cabinet static breaker replaces a blocking diode pair with an SCR and the installation of a power transistor in parallel with the latch contactor to commutate the SCR to the off state. The SCR serves as a static breaker with fast turnoff capability providing an alternative way of achieving reactor scram in addition to performing the function of the replaced blocking diodes. The control circuitry for the rectifier cabinet static breaker includes on-line test capability and an LED indicator light to denote successful test completion. Current limit circuitry provides high-speed protection in the event of overload.

  17. Droplet Breakup Mechanisms in Air-blast Atomizers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aliabadi, Amir Abbas; Taghavi, Seyed Mohammad; Lim, Kelly

    2011-11-01

    Atomization processes are encountered in many natural and man-made phenomena. Examples are pollen release by plants, human cough or sneeze, engine fuel injectors, spray paint and many more. The physics governing the atomization of liquids is important in understanding and utilizing atomization processes in both natural and industrial processes. We have observed the governing physics of droplet breakup in an air-blast water atomizer using a high magnification, high speed, and high resolution LASER imaging technique. The droplet breakup mechanisms are investigated in three major categories. First, the liquid drops are flattened to form an oblate ellipsoid (lenticular deformation). Subsequent deformation depends on the magnitude of the internal forces relative to external forces. The ellipsoid is converted into a torus that becomes stretched and disintegrates into smaller drops. Second, the drops become elongated to form a long cylindrical thread or ligament that break up into smaller drops (Cigar-shaped deformation). Third, local deformation on the drop surface creates bulges and protuberances that eventually detach themselves from the parent drop to form smaller drops.

  18. One-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation on the influence of electron and ion temperature on the sheath expansion process in the post-arc stage of vacuum circuit breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mo, Yongpeng; Shi, Zongqian; Jia, Shenli; Wang, Lijun

    2015-02-01

    The inter-contact region of vacuum circuit breakers is filled with residual plasma at the moment when the current is zero after the burning of metal vapor arc. The residual plasma forms an ion sheath in front of the post-arc cathode. The sheath then expands towards the post-arc anode under the influence of a transient recovery voltage. In this study, a one-dimensional particle-in-cell model is developed to investigate the post-arc sheath expansion. The influence of ion and electron temperatures on the decrease in local plasma density at the post-arc cathode side and post-arc anode side is discussed. When the decay in the local plasma density develops from the cathode and anode sides into the high-density region and merges, the overall plasma density in the inter-contact region begins to decrease. Meanwhile, the ion sheath begins to expand faster. Furthermore, the theory of ion rarefaction wave only explains quantitatively the decrease in the overall plasma density at relatively low ion temperatures. With the increase of ion temperature to certain extent, another possible reason for the decrease in the overall plasma density is proposed and results from the more active thermal diffusion of plasma.

  19. One-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation on the influence of electron and ion temperature on the sheath expansion process in the post-arc stage of vacuum circuit breaker

    SciTech Connect

    Mo, Yongpeng; Shi, Zongqian; Jia, Shenli; Wang, Lijun

    2015-02-15

    The inter-contact region of vacuum circuit breakers is filled with residual plasma at the moment when the current is zero after the burning of metal vapor arc. The residual plasma forms an ion sheath in front of the post-arc cathode. The sheath then expands towards the post-arc anode under the influence of a transient recovery voltage. In this study, a one-dimensional particle-in-cell model is developed to investigate the post-arc sheath expansion. The influence of ion and electron temperatures on the decrease in local plasma density at the post-arc cathode side and post-arc anode side is discussed. When the decay in the local plasma density develops from the cathode and anode sides into the high-density region and merges, the overall plasma density in the inter-contact region begins to decrease. Meanwhile, the ion sheath begins to expand faster. Furthermore, the theory of ion rarefaction wave only explains quantitatively the decrease in the overall plasma density at relatively low ion temperatures. With the increase of ion temperature to certain extent, another possible reason for the decrease in the overall plasma density is proposed and results from the more active thermal diffusion of plasma.

  20. 24 CFR 3280.804 - Disconnecting means and branch-circuit protective equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...,” enclosed in dead-front fuse panelboards. Electrical distribution panels containing circuit breakers shall... each manufactured home consisting of a circuit breaker, or a switch and fuses and their accessories... the manufactured home. The main circuit breakers or fuses shall be plainly marked “Main.” This...

  1. 24 CFR 3280.804 - Disconnecting means and branch-circuit protective equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    .... Electrical distribution panels containing circuit breakers shall also be dead-front type. (c) Disconnecting... point of entrance of the supply cord or conductors into the manufactured home. The main circuit breakers... floor level of the manufactured home. (e) A distribution panelboard employing a main circuit breaker...

  2. 24 CFR 3280.804 - Disconnecting means and branch-circuit protective equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    .... Electrical distribution panels containing circuit breakers shall also be dead-front type. (c) Disconnecting... point of entrance of the supply cord or conductors into the manufactured home. The main circuit breakers... floor level of the manufactured home. (e) A distribution panelboard employing a main circuit breaker...

  3. Siphon breaker design requirements

    SciTech Connect

    Neill, D.T.; Stephens, A.G.

    1993-03-01

    The Siphon Breaker Design Requirements Project was intended to provide experimental data on siphon flow effects. In addition, the experimental system was to be modeled with the RELAP code and the predicted and measured performances compared. This report describes the design and operation of the siphon breaker experimental equipment from 1989 to 1991. In addition the test results for all the experimental runs made in 1990 and 1991 are presented and described. Unfortunately, we have not been able to obtain useful results from a RELAP 5 model of the siphon system; consequently, we are unable to present any predictive calculations for comparison with the data presented. We have had lots of expert advice from several sources on using the RELAP code but to date our efforts have remained unsuccessful. After an extra year of effort, admittedly part-time but a lot of that, we choose to abandon the modeling efforts and produce this report describing the experimental equipment and test results.

  4. A History of Air-Blast Sprayer Development and Future Prospects

    USDA-ARS?s Scientific Manuscript database

    The design and operating procedures of air-blast sprayers have been greatly improved over the past 50 years. Early tree and vine s pray application equipment used hand-guns that required large amount of water. Later, sprayers with efficient fans, producing large volumes of air at high velocities, ...

  5. Shotgun cartridge rock breaker

    DOEpatents

    Ruzzi, Peter L.; Morrell, Roger J.

    1995-01-01

    A rock breaker uses shotgun cartridges or other firearm ammunition as the explosive charge at the bottom of a drilled borehole. The breaker includes a heavy steel rod or bar, a gun with a firing chamber for the ammunition which screws onto the rod, a long firing pin running through a central passage in the rod, and a firing trigger mechanism at the external end of the bar which strikes the firing pin to fire the cartridge within the borehole. A tubular sleeve surround the main body of the rod and includes slits the end to allow it to expand. The rod has a conical taper at the internal end against which the end of the sleeve expands when the sleeve is forced along the rod toward the taper by a nut threaded onto the external end of the rod. As the sleeve end expands, it pushes against the borehole and holds the explosive gasses within, and also prevents the breaker from flying out of the borehole. The trigger mechanism includes a hammer with a slot and a hole for accepting a drawbar or drawpin which, when pulled by a long cord, allows the cartridge to be fired from a remote location.

  6. 30 CFR 75.900-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... device installed in the main secondary circuit at the source transformer may be used to provide undervoltage protection for each circuit that receives power from that transformer. (c) One circuit breaker...

  7. 30 CFR 75.900-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... device installed in the main secondary circuit at the source transformer may be used to provide undervoltage protection for each circuit that receives power from that transformer. (c) One circuit breaker...

  8. 30 CFR 75.900-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... device installed in the main secondary circuit at the source transformer may be used to provide undervoltage protection for each circuit that receives power from that transformer. (c) One circuit breaker...

  9. 30 CFR 75.900-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... device installed in the main secondary circuit at the source transformer may be used to provide undervoltage protection for each circuit that receives power from that transformer. (c) One circuit breaker...

  10. 30 CFR 75.900-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... device installed in the main secondary circuit at the source transformer may be used to provide undervoltage protection for each circuit that receives power from that transformer. (c) One circuit breaker...

  11. 46 CFR 111.55-3 - Circuit connections.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... REQUIREMENTS Switches § 111.55-3 Circuit connections. The load side of each circuit must be connected to the fuse end of a fused-switch or to the coil end of a circuit breaker, except a generator which...

  12. 46 CFR 111.55-3 - Circuit connections.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... REQUIREMENTS Switches § 111.55-3 Circuit connections. The load side of each circuit must be connected to the fuse end of a fused-switch or to the coil end of a circuit breaker, except a generator which...

  13. 46 CFR 111.55-3 - Circuit connections.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... REQUIREMENTS Switches § 111.55-3 Circuit connections. The load side of each circuit must be connected to the fuse end of a fused-switch or to the coil end of a circuit breaker, except a generator which...

  14. 46 CFR 111.55-3 - Circuit connections.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... REQUIREMENTS Switches § 111.55-3 Circuit connections. The load side of each circuit must be connected to the fuse end of a fused-switch or to the coil end of a circuit breaker, except a generator which...

  15. 17 CFR 242.201 - Circuit breaker.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., exclusive of any explicitly disclosed markup or markdown, commission equivalent, or other fee, or, after... to sell, exclusive of any explicitly disclosed markup or markdown, commission equivalent, or...

  16. 17 CFR 242.201 - Circuit breaker.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...) REGULATIONS M, SHO, ATS, AC, AND NMS AND CUSTOMER MARGIN REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY FUTURES Regulation Sho... price of any security. (v) A broker or dealer shall be permitted to act as principal on the...

  17. 17 CFR 242.201 - Circuit breaker.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...) REGULATIONS M, SHO, ATS, AC, AND NMS AND CUSTOMER MARGIN REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY FUTURES Regulation Sho... price of any security. (v) A broker or dealer shall be permitted to act as principal on the...

  18. 17 CFR 242.201 - Circuit breaker.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...) REGULATIONS M, SHO, ATS, AC, AND NMS AND CUSTOMER MARGIN REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY FUTURES Regulation Sho... price of any security. (v) A broker or dealer shall be permitted to act as principal on the...

  19. Shape Optimization of Plates to Mitigate the Effects of Air Blast Loading

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-06-21

    has been given to analysis of metallic and composite panels, subject to both blast and ballistic loads. Regarding designing for impact mitigation...water. Yen, Skaags and Cheeseman [5] present an experimentally validated dynamic analysis procedure utilizing Ls- Dyna and the ConWep air blast function...orientations in a laminated composite to absorb energy while maintaining stiffness. Further details on effectiveness of blast mitigation solutions in a

  20. Power-Switching Circuit

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Praver, Gerald A.; Theisinger, Peter C.; Genofsky, John

    1987-01-01

    Functions of circuit breakers, meters, and switches combined. Circuit that includes power field-effect transistors (PFET's) provides on/off switching, soft starting, current monitoring, current tripping, and protection against overcurrent for 30-Vdc power supply at normal load currents up to 2 A. Has no moving parts.

  1. A geophysical shock and air blast simulator at the National Ignition Facility

    SciTech Connect

    Fournier, K. B.; Brown, C. G.; May, M. J.; Compton, S.; Walton, O. R.; Shingleton, N.; Kane, J. O.; Holtmeier, G.; Loey, H.; Mirkarimi, P. B.; Dunlop, W. H.; Guyton, R. L.; Huffman, E.

    2014-09-01

    The energy partitioning energy coupling experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have been designed to measure simultaneously the coupling of energy from a laser-driven target into both ground shock and air blast overpressure to nearby media. The source target for the experiment is positioned at a known height above the ground-surface simulant and is heated by four beams from the NIF. The resulting target energy density and specific energy are equal to those of a low-yield nuclear device. The ground-shock stress waves and atmospheric overpressure waveforms that result in our test system are hydrodynamically scaled analogs of full-scale seismic and air blast phenomena. This report summarizes the development of the platform, the simulations, and calculations that underpin the physics measurements that are being made, and finally the data that were measured. Agreement between the data and simulation of the order of a factor of two to three is seen for air blast quantities such as peak overpressure. Historical underground test data for seismic phenomena measured sensor displacements; we measure the stresses generated in our ground-surrogate medium. We find factors-of-a-few agreement between our measured peak stresses and predictions with modern geophysical computer codes.

  2. A geophysical shock and air blast simulator at the National Ignition Facility.

    PubMed

    Fournier, K B; Brown, C G; May, M J; Compton, S; Walton, O R; Shingleton, N; Kane, J O; Holtmeier, G; Loey, H; Mirkarimi, P B; Dunlop, W H; Guyton, R L; Huffman, E

    2014-09-01

    The energy partitioning energy coupling experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have been designed to measure simultaneously the coupling of energy from a laser-driven target into both ground shock and air blast overpressure to nearby media. The source target for the experiment is positioned at a known height above the ground-surface simulant and is heated by four beams from the NIF. The resulting target energy density and specific energy are equal to those of a low-yield nuclear device. The ground-shock stress waves and atmospheric overpressure waveforms that result in our test system are hydrodynamically scaled analogs of full-scale seismic and air blast phenomena. This report summarizes the development of the platform, the simulations, and calculations that underpin the physics measurements that are being made, and finally the data that were measured. Agreement between the data and simulation of the order of a factor of two to three is seen for air blast quantities such as peak overpressure. Historical underground test data for seismic phenomena measured sensor displacements; we measure the stresses generated in our ground-surrogate medium. We find factors-of-a-few agreement between our measured peak stresses and predictions with modern geophysical computer codes.

  3. A geophysical shock and air blast simulator at the National Ignition Facility

    SciTech Connect

    Fournier, K. B.; Brown, C. G.; May, M. J.; Compton, S.; Walton, O. R.; Shingleton, N.; Kane, J. O.; Holtmeier, G.; Loey, H.; Mirkarimi, P. B.; Dunlop, W. H.; Guyton, R. L.; Huffman, E.

    2014-09-15

    The energy partitioning energy coupling experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have been designed to measure simultaneously the coupling of energy from a laser-driven target into both ground shock and air blast overpressure to nearby media. The source target for the experiment is positioned at a known height above the ground-surface simulant and is heated by four beams from the NIF. The resulting target energy density and specific energy are equal to those of a low-yield nuclear device. The ground-shock stress waves and atmospheric overpressure waveforms that result in our test system are hydrodynamically scaled analogs of full-scale seismic and air blast phenomena. This report summarizes the development of the platform, the simulations, and calculations that underpin the physics measurements that are being made, and finally the data that were measured. Agreement between the data and simulation of the order of a factor of two to three is seen for air blast quantities such as peak overpressure. Historical underground test data for seismic phenomena measured sensor displacements; we measure the stresses generated in our ground-surrogate medium. We find factors-of-a-few agreement between our measured peak stresses and predictions with modern geophysical computer codes.

  4. Arcless opening of direct current circuits in technical systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pustynnikov, S. V.; Novikov, S. A.; Zhidov, S. S.

    2017-01-01

    Operation of the proposed DC circuit breaker consists in the fact that the closing of the thyristor in the DC power circuit with an inductive load results from opening the auxiliary circuit with a current value several fold less than the load current. The power and auxiliary circuits are connected by means of a current transformer having counter switch windings. After switching, the load is shunted by a diode and does not affect the transition process. Simulations and experimental tests of the DC circuit breaker model showed its performance capability, and the breaker can be used for switching in existing DC high current circuits with inductive loads.

  5. Automatic circuit breaking accessory for an electric storage battery

    SciTech Connect

    McNiel, F.A.

    1982-01-12

    An automatic circuit breaker for an electrical storage battery is adapted to be mounted on a battery terminal post so that the battery post forms one contact of the circuit breaker. A latch mechanism holds a contact piston against the battery post to form the main contacts of the breaker, and a solenoid trip mechanism disengages the latch mechanism when energized by a condition responsive switch. An auxiliary switch is provided to be held open by the latch mechanism when the latch mechanism releases the contact piston to open the main contacts of the circuit breaker.

  6. Plug Detector Bypass Breaker Guard

    DOEpatents

    Horton, Joel Richard; Dearstone, Robert Link

    2000-01-01

    A method and apparatus wherein the apparatus is a container having an inner chamber, an inlet, an outlet, a breaker assembly having at least one blade within the inner chamber of the container and a motor for driving the blade. Material is supplied to the inner chamber of the container through the inlet of the container and the breaker assembly is operated to reduce any clumped material into unclumped material which is then dispensed from the container through the outlet of the container.

  7. Air blasts generated by rockfall impacts: Analysis of the 1996 Happy Isles event in Yosemite National Park

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Morrissey, M.M.; Savage, W.Z.; Wieczorek, G.F.

    1999-01-01

    The July 10, 1996, Happy Isles rockfall in Yosemite National Park, California, released 23,000 to 38,000 m3 of granite in four separate events. The impacts of the first two events which involved a 550-m free fall, generated seismic waves and atmospheric pressure waves (air blasts). We focus on the dynamic behavior of the second air blast that downed over 1000 trees, destroyed a bridge, demolished a snack bar, and caused one fatality and several injuries. Calculated velocities for the air blast from a two-phase, finite difference model are compared to velocities estimated from tree damage. From tornadic studies of tree damage, the air blast is estimated to have traveled <108-120 m/s within 50 m from the impact and decreased to <10-20 m/s within 500 m from the impact. The numerical model simulates the two-dimensional propagation of an air blast through a dusty atmosphere with initial conditions defined by the impact velocity and pressure. The impact velocity (105-107 m/s) is estimated from the Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program that simulates rockfall trajectories. The impact pressure (0.5 MPa) is constrained by the kinetic energy of the impact (1010-1012 J) estimated from the seismic energy generated by the impact. Results from the air blast simulations indicate that the second Happy Isles air blast (weak shock wave) traveled with an initial velocity above the local sound speed. The size and location of the first impact are thought to have injected <50 wt % dust into the atmosphere. This amount of dust lowered the local atmospheric sound speed to ???220 m/s. The discrepancy between calculated velocity data and field estimated velocity data (???220 m/s versus ???110 m/s) is attributed to energy dissipated by the downing of trees and additional entrainment of debris into the atmosphere not included in the calculations. Copyright 1999 by the American Geophysical Union.

  8. Air blasts generated by rockfall impacts: Analysis of the 1996 Happy Isles event in Yosemite National Park

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Morrissey, M. M.; Savage, W. Z.; Wieczorek, G. F.

    1999-10-01

    The July 10, 1996, Happy Isles rockfall in Yosemite National Park, California, released 23,000 to 38,000 m3 of granite in four separate events. The impacts of the first two events which involved a 550-m free fall, generated seismic waves and atmospheric pressure waves (air blasts). We focus on the dynamic behavior of the second air blast that downed over 1000 trees, destroyed a bridge, demolished a snack bar, and caused one fatality and several injuries. Calculated velocities for the air blast from a two-phase, finite difference model are compared to velocities estimated from tree damage. From tornadic studies of tree damage, the air blast is estimated to have traveled <108-120 m/s within 50 m from the impact and decreased to <10-20 m/s within 500 m from the impact. The numerical model simulates the two-dimensional propagation of an air blast through a dusty atmosphere with initial conditions defined by the impact velocity and pressure. The impact velocity (105-107 m/s) is estimated from the Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program that simulates rockfall trajectories. The impact pressure (0.5 MPa) is constrained by the kinetic energy of the impact (1010-1012 J) estimated from the seismic energy generated by the impact. Results from the air blast simulations indicate that the second Happy Isles air blast (weak shock wave) traveled with an initial velocity above the local sound speed. The size and location of the first impact are thought to have injected <50 wt% dust into the atmosphere. This amount of dust lowered the local atmospheric sound speed to ˜220 m/s. The discrepancy between calculated velocity data and field estimated velocity data (˜220 m/s versus ˜110 m/s) is attributed to energy dissipated by the downing of trees and additional entrainment of debris into the atmosphere not included in the calculations.

  9. Changes in Ultrastructure and Sensory Characteristics on Electro-magnetic and Air Blast Freezing of Beef during Frozen Storage.

    PubMed

    Choi, Yun-Sang; Ku, Su-Kyung; Jeong, Ji-Yun; Jeon, Ki-Hong; Kim, Young-Boong

    2015-01-01

    The ultrastructure in the beef muscle of the electro-magnetic resonance and air blast freezing during the frozen storage, and the changes in the quality characteristics after thawing were evaluated. The size of ice crystal was small and evenly formed in the initial freezing period, and it showed that the size was increased as the storage period was elapsed (p<0.05). The beef stored by the electro-magnetic resonance freezing showed the size of ice crystal with a lower rate of increase than the air blast freezing during the frozen storage. The thawing loss of beef stored by the electro-magnetic resonance freezing was significantly lower than the air blast freezing during frozen storage (p<0.05), and it showed that the thawing loss of the round was higher than the loin. Water holding capacity decreased as the storage period became longer while the electro-magnetic resonance freezing was higher than the air blast on 8 month (p<0.05). As a result of sensory evaluation, the beef stored by the electro-magnetic resonance freezing did not show the difference until 4 months, and it showed higher acceptability in comparison with the beef stored by the air blast freezing. Thus, it is considered that the freezing method has an effect on the change in the ultrastructure and quality characteristics of the beef.

  10. Changes in Ultrastructure and Sensory Characteristics on Electro-magnetic and Air Blast Freezing of Beef during Frozen Storage

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    The ultrastructure in the beef muscle of the electro-magnetic resonance and air blast freezing during the frozen storage, and the changes in the quality characteristics after thawing were evaluated. The size of ice crystal was small and evenly formed in the initial freezing period, and it showed that the size was increased as the storage period was elapsed (p<0.05). The beef stored by the electro-magnetic resonance freezing showed the size of ice crystal with a lower rate of increase than the air blast freezing during the frozen storage. The thawing loss of beef stored by the electro-magnetic resonance freezing was significantly lower than the air blast freezing during frozen storage (p<0.05), and it showed that the thawing loss of the round was higher than the loin. Water holding capacity decreased as the storage period became longer while the electro-magnetic resonance freezing was higher than the air blast on 8 month (p<0.05). As a result of sensory evaluation, the beef stored by the electro-magnetic resonance freezing did not show the difference until 4 months, and it showed higher acceptability in comparison with the beef stored by the air blast freezing. Thus, it is considered that the freezing method has an effect on the change in the ultrastructure and quality characteristics of the beef. PMID:26761797

  11. Optimization of air-blast drying process for manufacturing Saccharomyces cerevisiae and non-Saccharomyces yeast as industrial wine starters.

    PubMed

    Lee, Sae-Byuk; Choi, Won-Seok; Jo, Hyun-Jung; Yeo, Soo-Hwan; Park, Heui-Dong

    2016-12-01

    Wine yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae D8) and non-Saccharomyces wine yeasts (Hanseniaspora uvarum S6 and Issatchenkia orientalis KMBL5774) were studied using air-blast drying instead of the conventional drying methods (such as freeze and spray drying). Skim milk-a widely used protective agent-was used and in all strains, the highest viabilities following air-blast drying were obtained using 10% skim milk. Four excipients (wheat flour, nuruk, artichoke powder, and lactomil) were evaluated as protective agents for yeast strains during air-blast drying. Our results showed that 7 g lactomil was the best excipient in terms of drying time, powder form, and the survival rate of the yeast in the final product. Finally, 7 types of sugars were investigated to improve the survival rate of air-blast dried yeast cells: 10% trehalose, 10% sucrose, and 10% glucose had the highest survival rate of 97.54, 92.59, and 79.49% for S. cerevisiae D8, H. uvarum S6, and I. orientalis KMBL5774, respectively. After 3 months of storage, S. cerevisiae D8 and H. uvarum S6 demonstrated good survival rates (making them suitable for use as starters), whereas the survival rate of I. orientalis KMBL5774 decreased considerably compared to the other strains. Air-blast dried S. cerevisiae D8 and H. uvarum S6 showed metabolic activities similar to those of non-dried yeast cells, regardless of the storage period. Air-blast dried I. orientalis KMBL5774 showed a noticeable decrease in its ability to decompose malic acid after 3 months of storage at 4 °C.

  12. Hydrodynamic Modeling of Air Blast Propagation from the Humble Redwood Chemical High Explosive Detonations Using GEODYN

    SciTech Connect

    Chipman, V D

    2011-09-20

    Two-dimensional axisymmetric hydrodynamic models were developed using GEODYN to simulate the propagation of air blasts resulting from a series of high explosive detonations conducted at Kirtland Air Force Base in August and September of 2007. Dubbed Humble Redwood I (HR-1), these near-surface chemical high explosive detonations consisted of seven shots of varying height or depth of burst. Each shot was simulated numerically using GEODYN. An adaptive mesh refinement scheme based on air pressure gradients was employed such that the mesh refinement tracked the advancing shock front where sharp discontinuities existed in the state variables, but allowed the mesh to sufficiently relax behind the shock front for runtime efficiency. Comparisons of overpressure, sound speed, and positive phase impulse from the GEODYN simulations were made to the recorded data taken from each HR-1 shot. Where the detonations occurred above ground or were shallowly buried (no deeper than 1 m), the GEODYN model was able to simulate the sound speeds, peak overpressures, and positive phase impulses to within approximately 1%, 23%, and 6%, respectively, of the actual recorded data, supporting the use of numerical simulation of the air blast as a forensic tool in determining the yield of an otherwise unknown explosion.

  13. A 3D Computational Study on the Air-Blast Atomization of a Planar Liquid Layer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chiodi, Robert; Desjardins, Olivier

    2016-11-01

    The air-blast atomization of a planar liquid layer is a complex fluid phenomenon involving the destabilization of a low speed liquid layer by a high speed gas coflow. While progress has been made in recent years on understanding the instability of the liquid surface, it remains difficult to accurately predict using stability analysis and requires special expertise and equipment to perform thorough experiments. Simulations provide an excellent way to conduct parametric studies to determine the effect of splitter plate geometry and momentum flux ratio on the frequency and wavelengths of instability, however, they are extremely difficult due to the high density ratio and large range of length and time scales present in the flow. Using an accurate conservative level set method in conjunction with a newly reformulated reinitialization equation, we perform 3D simulations of the air-blast atomization of a planar liquid layer and compare them to experiments. We then go on to explore the role momentum flux ratio plays in the longitudinal and transverse wavelengths of instability.

  14. Medium voltage breaker rehabilitation: A life-cycle cost analysis of replacement, retrofit and interrupter technology options

    SciTech Connect

    Rinck, C.A.

    1995-12-31

    Upgrading of obsolete, medium voltage, air-magnetic, metal-clad switchgear to vacuum or SF{sub 6} circuit breakers may be accomplished by replacement or retrofit. This paper represents a case study for upgrading the Station Service switchgear at The Dalles Lock & Dam. The life-cycle costs associated with the options of breaker replacement and retrofit, as well as costs resulting from the choice of interrupter, will be examined and compared.

  15. 30 CFR 77.900 - Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating current...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. 77.900 Section 77.900... mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. Low- and medium-voltage circuits supplying power to portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment shall be protected by...

  16. 30 CFR 77.900 - Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating current...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. 77.900 Section 77.900... mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. Low- and medium-voltage circuits supplying power to portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment shall be protected by...

  17. 30 CFR 77.900 - Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating current...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. 77.900 Section 77.900... mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. Low- and medium-voltage circuits supplying power to portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment shall be protected by...

  18. 30 CFR 77.900 - Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating current...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. 77.900 Section 77.900... mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. Low- and medium-voltage circuits supplying power to portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment shall be protected by...

  19. 1. View looking Northeast of Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    1. View looking Northeast of Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins (center), and Power Station (right foreground) Photograph taken by George Harven - Huber Coal Breaker, Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  20. Air blast injuries killed the crew of the submarine H.L. Hunley

    PubMed Central

    Stalcup, Lucas; Wojtylak, Brad; Bass, Cameron R.

    2017-01-01

    The submarine H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship during combat; however, the cause of its sinking has been a mystery for over 150 years. The Hunley set off a 61.2 kg (135 lb) black powder torpedo at a distance less than 5 m (16 ft) off its bow. Scaled experiments were performed that measured black powder and shock tube explosions underwater and propagation of blasts through a model ship hull. This propagation data was used in combination with archival experimental data to evaluate the risk to the crew from their own torpedo. The blast produced likely caused flexion of the ship hull to transmit the blast wave; the secondary wave transmitted inside the crew compartment was of sufficient magnitude that the calculated chances of survival were less than 16% for each crew member. The submarine drifted to its resting place after the crew died of air blast trauma within the hull. PMID:28832592

  1. Intrathoracic pressure variations in an anthropomorphic dummy exposed to air blast, blunt impact, and missiles.

    PubMed

    Jönsson, A; Arvebo, E; Schantz, B

    1988-01-01

    Experiments with an anthropomorphic dummy for blast research demonstrated that pressures recorded in the lung model of the dummy could be correlated to primary air blast effects on the lungs of experimental animals. The results presented here were obtained with a dummy of the type mentioned above, but with the lung model modified to improve geometric similarity to man. Blast experiments were performed in a shock tube, and impact experiments in a special impact machine. Experiments with nonpenetrating missiles were performed with small-caliber firearms and the dummy protected by body armor. Severity indices derived from the blast experiments were related to established criteria for primary lung injury in man. Impacts delivered in the impact machine and by nonpenetrating missiles are compared. Relationships between severity of impact based on experiments with animals and primary lung injury in man are discussed.

  2. Short-circuit protection of intercomponent cables on 3 phase, alternating current, permissible mining equipment

    SciTech Connect

    Carey, W.L.

    1995-05-01

    Magnetic and thermal magnetic circuit breakers are used to provide short-circuit protection for intercomponent cables on permissible mining equipment. Limits are needed for the circuit breaker settings which will adequately protect intercomponent cables under a short-circuit fault condition. Calculations reveal that the maximum allowable settings for large ampacity power cables are limited by the minimum available short-circuit currents while the maximum settings for small control cables are limited by the amount of current the cable can withstand. When the available short-circuit current is greater than the current the cable can withstand, no circuit breaker setting is practical. The use of some small control cables with large trailing cables will be eliminated from future approvals due to large available short-circuit currents. Present approvals would not be affected. A computer program is available from the Approval and Certification Center to calculate circuit breaker settings.

  3. Fast Overcurrent Tripping Circuit

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sullender, Craig C.; Davies, Bryan L.; Osborn, Stephen H.

    1993-01-01

    Fast overcurrent tripping circuit designed for incorporation into power metal oxide/semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) switching circuit. Serves as fast electronic circuit breaker by sensing voltage across MOSFET's during conduction and switching MOSFET's off within 1 microsecond after voltage exceeds reference value corresponding to tripping current. Acts more quickly than Hall-effect current sensor and, in comparison with shunt current-measuring circuits, smaller and consumes less power. Also ignores initial transient overcurrents during first 5 microseconds of switching cycle.

  4. Application of a new arc model for the evaluation of short-circuit breaking tests

    SciTech Connect

    Habedank, U. )

    1993-10-01

    A new arc model is introduced, which describes the behavior of a circuit-breaker using four constant parameters. Comparison of measurement and calculation shows that the description is relatively exact. By means of this model more information about the arc quenching capability of a circuit-breaker can be obtained from switching tests than was possible up to now. Examples are given.

  5. 30 CFR 57.12001 - Circuit overload protection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Circuit overload protection. 57.12001 Section... Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12001 Circuit overload protection. Circuits shall be protected against excessive overloads by fuses or circuit breakers of the correct type and capacity....

  6. 30 CFR 57.12001 - Circuit overload protection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12001 Circuit overload protection. Circuits shall be protected against excessive overloads by fuses or circuit breakers of the correct type and capacity. ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Circuit overload protection. 57.12001 Section...

  7. 30 CFR 57.12001 - Circuit overload protection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12001 Circuit overload protection. Circuits shall be protected against excessive overloads by fuses or circuit breakers of the correct type and capacity. ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Circuit overload protection. 57.12001 Section...

  8. 30 CFR 57.12001 - Circuit overload protection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12001 Circuit overload protection. Circuits shall be protected against excessive overloads by fuses or circuit breakers of the correct type and capacity. ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Circuit overload protection. 57.12001 Section...

  9. 30 CFR 57.12001 - Circuit overload protection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12001 Circuit overload protection. Circuits shall be protected against excessive overloads by fuses or circuit breakers of the correct type and capacity. ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Circuit overload protection. 57.12001 Section...

  10. 46 CFR 111.30-17 - Protection of instrument circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... overload protection if it supplies: (1) An electric propulsion control; (2) A voltage regulator; (3) A ship's service generator circuit breaker tripping control; or (4) A device that creates a hazard to...

  11. 46 CFR 111.30-17 - Protection of instrument circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... overload protection if it supplies: (1) An electric propulsion control; (2) A voltage regulator; (3) A ship's service generator circuit breaker tripping control; or (4) A device that creates a hazard to...

  12. 46 CFR 111.30-17 - Protection of instrument circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... overload protection if it supplies: (1) An electric propulsion control; (2) A voltage regulator; (3) A ship's service generator circuit breaker tripping control; or (4) A device that creates a hazard to...

  13. 46 CFR 111.30-17 - Protection of instrument circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... overload protection if it supplies: (1) An electric propulsion control; (2) A voltage regulator; (3) A ship's service generator circuit breaker tripping control; or (4) A device that creates a hazard to...

  14. Use of Faraday instabilities to enhance fuel pulverisation in air-blast atomisers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boukra, Madjid; Cartellier, Alain; Ducasse, Éric; Gajan, Pierre; Lalo, Marie; Noel, Thomas; Strzelecki, Alain

    2009-06-01

    The atomization of liquids into a spray is an important process in many industrial applications and particularly in the aero-engine sector. Conventional air-blast injectors in aircraft engines today use aerodynamic shearing effects to atomize the liquid fuel. However, at operating conditions where the air velocity is below 30 m/s (such as ground start and high altitude restart) the atomization quality is poor. Consequently combustion is less efficient with high pollutant emissions. The objective of this study is to validate a new concept of injector which couples the shearing effects with the principle of ultrasonic atomization. The latter consists of using piezoelectric actuators to generate the oscillations of a wall in contact with the liquid film. This excitation perpendicular to the liquid film surface creates Faraday instabilities at the liquid/air interface. Amplitudes higher than a defined threshold value induce the break-up of ligaments and the formation of droplets. To cite this article: M. Boukra et al., C. R. Mecanique 337 (2009).

  15. Gas and drop behavior in reacting and non-reacting air-blast atomizer sprays

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    Mcdonell, Vincent G.; Samuelsen, Scott

    1991-01-01

    A detailed study of the two-phase flow produced by a gas-turbine air-blast atomizer is performed with the goal of identifying the interaction between the two phases for both nonreacting and reacting conditions. A two-component phase Doppler interferometry is utilized to characterize three flowfields produced by the atomizer: (1) the single-phase flow, (2) the two-phase nonreacting spray, and (3) the two-phase reacting spray. Measurements of the mean and fluctuating axial and azimuthal velocities for each phase are obtained. In addition, the droplet size distribution, volume flux, and concentration are measured. The results reveal the strong influence of the dispersed phase on the gas, and the influence of reaction on both the gas and the droplet field. The presence of the spray significantly alters the inlet condition of the atomizer. With this alteration quantified, it is possible to deduce that the inertia associated with the dispersed phase damps the fluctuating velocities of the gas. Reaction reduces the volume flux of the droplets, broadens the local volume distribution of the droplets in the region of the reaction zone, increases the axial velocities and radial spread of the gas, and increases the anisotropy in the region of the reaction zone.

  16. Gas and drop behavior in reacting and non-reacting air-blast atomizer sprays

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McDonell, Vincent G.; Samuelsen, Scott

    1991-10-01

    A detailed study of the two-phase flow produced by a gas-turbine air-blast atomizer is performed with the goal of identifying the interaction between the two phases for both nonreacting and reacting conditions. A two-component phase Doppler interferometry is utilized to characterize three flowfields produced by the atomizer: (1) the single-phase flow, (2) the two-phase nonreacting spray, and (3) the two-phase reacting spray. Measurements of the mean and fluctuating axial and azimuthal velocities for each phase are obtained. In addition, the droplet size distribution, volume flux, and concentration are measured. The results reveal the strong influence of the dispersed phase on the gas, and the influence of reaction on both the gas and the droplet field. The presence of the spray significantly alters the inlet condition of the atomizer. With this alteration quantified, it is possible to deduce that the inertia associated with the dispersed phase damps the fluctuating velocities of the gas. Reaction reduces the volume flux of the droplets, broadens the local volume distribution of the droplets in the region of the reaction zone, increases the axial velocities and radial spread of the gas, and increases the anisotropy in the region of the reaction zone.

  17. Energy and momentum transfer to a 'fully-clamped' elastic plate in an air-blast

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    Yuan, Y.; Tan, P. J.

    2013-07-01

    The momentum transfer by a planar wave impinging upon a rigid, free-standing plate in water, a largely incompressible medium, is well understood [1]. Kambouchev et al. [2] extended the results of Taylor [1] to include the nonlinear effects of compressibility whilst Hutchinson [3] has recently addressed the issues of energy and momentum transfer to a rigid, free-standing plate. In this paper, key conclusions from the aforementioned studies are critically re-examined in the context of a 'fully-clamped' elastic plate. The dynamic response of an elastic plate is represented by an equivalent single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) system. A numerical method based on a Lagrangian formulation of the Euler equations of compressible flow and conventional shock-capturing techn iques, similar to that employed in [2, 3], were employed to solve numerically the interaction between the air blast wave and elastic plate. Particular emphasis is placed on elucidating the energy and momentum transfer to a 'fully-clamped' elastic plate compared to its rigid, free-standing counterpart, and on whether enhancement in the beneficial effects of FSI as a result of fluid compressibility remains and to what extent.

  18. 5. VIEW OF UPPER SECTION OF A TYPICAL BRIDGETYPE CIRCUIT ...

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    5. VIEW OF UPPER SECTION OF A TYPICAL BRIDGE-TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH COVER DROPPED TO REVEAL OPERATING MECHANISM. CLOSING COILS AT UPPER CENTER MOVE MAGNET YOKE. MOTION IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH A MECHANICAL LINKAGE TO THE ACTUATING SHAFT TO CLOSE THE CONTACTS LOCATED IN THE OIL TANK BELOW. - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Bridge-Type Circuit Breakers, Long Island shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Cos Cob, Fairfield County, CT

  19. 14 CFR 29.1357 - Circuit protective devices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... faults or serious malfunction of the system or connected equipment. (b) The protective and control... be designed so that, when an overload or circuit fault exists, it will open the circuit regardless of the position of the operating control. (d) If the ability to reset a circuit breaker or replace a...

  20. 14 CFR 29.1357 - Circuit protective devices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... faults or serious malfunction of the system or connected equipment. (b) The protective and control... be designed so that, when an overload or circuit fault exists, it will open the circuit regardless of the position of the operating control. (d) If the ability to reset a circuit breaker or replace a...

  1. 14 CFR 29.1357 - Circuit protective devices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... faults or serious malfunction of the system or connected equipment. (b) The protective and control... be designed so that, when an overload or circuit fault exists, it will open the circuit regardless of the position of the operating control. (d) If the ability to reset a circuit breaker or replace a...

  2. 14 CFR 29.1357 - Circuit protective devices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... faults or serious malfunction of the system or connected equipment. (b) The protective and control... be designed so that, when an overload or circuit fault exists, it will open the circuit regardless of the position of the operating control. (d) If the ability to reset a circuit breaker or replace a...

  3. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During power-up of the orbiter Discovery in the Orbiter Processing Facility, a technician (left) looks at the circuit breaker lights in the cabin. Discovery has been undergoing Orbiter Major Modifications in the past year, ranging from wiring, control panels and black boxes to gaseous and fluid systems tubing and components. These systems were deserviced, disassembled, inspected, modified, reassembled, checked out and reserviced, as were most other systems onboard. The work includes the installation of the Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem (MEDS) - a state-of-the-art “glass cockpit.”

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    2003-08-27

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During power-up of the orbiter Discovery in the Orbiter Processing Facility, a technician (left) looks at the circuit breaker lights in the cabin. Discovery has been undergoing Orbiter Major Modifications in the past year, ranging from wiring, control panels and black boxes to gaseous and fluid systems tubing and components. These systems were deserviced, disassembled, inspected, modified, reassembled, checked out and reserviced, as were most other systems onboard. The work includes the installation of the Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem (MEDS) - a state-of-the-art “glass cockpit.”

  4. 1. VIEW OF EAST FRONT OF BREAKER, WITH SCALE STICK, ...

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    1. VIEW OF EAST FRONT OF BREAKER, WITH SCALE STICK, SHOWING FOUNDATIONS OF RETAIL SCALES IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING WEST - Marvine Colliery, Breaker No. 2, West side Boulevard Avenue, between East Parker Street & Route 380, Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

  5. 31. Panoramic shot, Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins ...

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    31. Panoramic shot, Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins (center), Boney Elevator (right) Photographs taken by Joseph E.B. Elliot - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  6. 29. Another view looking Northeast closer to Huber Breaker (left), ...

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    29. Another view looking Northeast closer to Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins (Center), Power Plant (right) Photograph taken by George Harven - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  7. 28. View looking Northeast, Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage ...

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    28. View looking Northeast, Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins (Center) Power Plant (right) Photograph taken by George Harven - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  8. 30. Looking to Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins ...

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    30. Looking to Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins (center), and Power Plant (right) Photograph taken by George Harven - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  9. Detail of motor control cabinet and field breakers. Control cabinet ...

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    Detail of motor control cabinet and field breakers. Control cabinet and breaker panel built by Cutler-Hammer - Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation System, Pumping Plant No. 3, South of Interstate 8, Wellton, Yuma County, AZ

  10. 44. Blue Coal Corporation Office Building (foreground), Huber Breaker (left), ...

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    44. Blue Coal Corporation Office Building (foreground), Huber Breaker (left), Retail Coal Storage Bins (far center) Photograph taken by George Harven - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  11. 6. INTERIOR VIEW OF BREAKER, FIRST FLOOR, DEPICTING PIPING AND ...

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    6. INTERIOR VIEW OF BREAKER, FIRST FLOOR, DEPICTING PIPING AND CHUTES IN FORMER CHANCE CONE AREA, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHWEST - Marvine Colliery, Breaker No. 2, West side Boulevard Avenue, between East Parker Street & Route 380, Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

  12. 4. VIEW OF WEST AND SOUTH FACADES OF BREAKER, WITH ...

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    4. VIEW OF WEST AND SOUTH FACADES OF BREAKER, WITH CHANCE CONE AT WEST, LOOKING NORTHEAST - Marvine Colliery, Breaker No. 2, West side Boulevard Avenue, between East Parker Street & Route 380, Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

  13. 2. VIEW OF EAST AND NORTH FACADES OF BREAKER, WITH ...

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    2. VIEW OF EAST AND NORTH FACADES OF BREAKER, WITH BOILER HOUSE AT LEFT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST - Marvine Colliery, Breaker No. 2, West side Boulevard Avenue, between East Parker Street & Route 380, Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

  14. 8. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERIOR OF BREAKER, FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING ...

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    8. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERIOR OF BREAKER, FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING COAL CHUTES AND WATER PIPING, LOOKING SOUTHWEST - Marvine Colliery, Breaker No. 2, West side Boulevard Avenue, between East Parker Street & Route 380, Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

  15. 30 CFR 75.601 - Short circuit protection of trailing cables.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... circuit protection of trailing cables. Short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be provided by an automatic circuit breaker or other no less effective device approved by the Secretary of adequate... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Short circuit protection of trailing cables. 75...

  16. 30 CFR 75.601 - Short circuit protection of trailing cables.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... circuit protection of trailing cables. Short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be provided by an automatic circuit breaker or other no less effective device approved by the Secretary of adequate... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Short circuit protection of trailing cables. 75...

  17. 30 CFR 75.601 - Short circuit protection of trailing cables.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... circuit protection of trailing cables. Short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be provided by an automatic circuit breaker or other no less effective device approved by the Secretary of adequate... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Short circuit protection of trailing cables. 75...

  18. 30 CFR 75.601 - Short circuit protection of trailing cables.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... circuit protection of trailing cables. Short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be provided by an automatic circuit breaker or other no less effective device approved by the Secretary of adequate... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Short circuit protection of trailing cables. 75...

  19. 30 CFR 75.601 - Short circuit protection of trailing cables.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... circuit protection of trailing cables. Short circuit protection for trailing cables shall be provided by an automatic circuit breaker or other no less effective device approved by the Secretary of adequate... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Short circuit protection of trailing cables. 75...

  20. A new formulation for air-blast fluid-structure interaction using an immersed approach: part II—coupling of IGA and meshfree discretizations

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    Bazilevs, Y.; Moutsanidis, G.; Bueno, J.; Kamran, K.; Kamensky, D.; Hillman, M. C.; Gomez, H.; Chen, J. S.

    2017-07-01

    In this two-part paper we begin the development of a new class of methods for modeling fluid-structure interaction (FSI) phenomena for air blast. We aim to develop accurate, robust, and practical computational methodology, which is capable of modeling the dynamics of air blast coupled with the structure response, where the latter involves large, inelastic deformations and disintegration into fragments. An immersed approach is adopted, which leads to an a-priori monolithic FSI formulation with intrinsic contact detection between solid objects, and without formal restrictions on the solid motions. In Part I of this paper, the core air-blast FSI methodology suitable for a variety of discretizations is presented and tested using standard finite elements. Part II of this paper focuses on a particular instantiation of the proposed framework, which couples isogeometric analysis (IGA) based on non-uniform rational B-splines and a reproducing-kernel particle method (RKPM), which is a meshfree technique. The combination of IGA and RKPM is felt to be particularly attractive for the problem class of interest due to the higher-order accuracy and smoothness of both discretizations, and relative simplicity of RKPM in handling fragmentation scenarios. A collection of mostly 2D numerical examples is presented in each of the parts to illustrate the good performance of the proposed air-blast FSI framework.

  1. A new formulation for air-blast fluid-structure interaction using an immersed approach. Part I: basic methodology and FEM-based simulations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bazilevs, Y.; Kamran, K.; Moutsanidis, G.; Benson, D. J.; Oñate, E.

    2017-07-01

    In this two-part paper we begin the development of a new class of methods for modeling fluid-structure interaction (FSI) phenomena for air blast. We aim to develop accurate, robust, and practical computational methodology, which is capable of modeling the dynamics of air blast coupled with the structure response, where the latter involves large, inelastic deformations and disintegration into fragments. An immersed approach is adopted, which leads to an a-priori monolithic FSI formulation with intrinsic contact detection between solid objects, and without formal restrictions on the solid motions. In Part I of this paper, the core air-blast FSI methodology suitable for a variety of discretizations is presented and tested using standard finite elements. Part II of this paper focuses on a particular instantiation of the proposed framework, which couples isogeometric analysis (IGA) based on non-uniform rational B-splines and a reproducing-kernel particle method (RKPM), which is a Meshfree technique. The combination of IGA and RKPM is felt to be particularly attractive for the problem class of interest due to the higher-order accuracy and smoothness of both discretizations, and relative simplicity of RKPM in handling fragmentation scenarios. A collection of mostly 2D numerical examples is presented in each of the parts to illustrate the good performance of the proposed air-blast FSI framework.

  2. A new formulation for air-blast fluid-structure interaction using an immersed approach: part II—coupling of IGA and meshfree discretizations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bazilevs, Y.; Moutsanidis, G.; Bueno, J.; Kamran, K.; Kamensky, D.; Hillman, M. C.; Gomez, H.; Chen, J. S.

    2017-03-01

    In this two-part paper we begin the development of a new class of methods for modeling fluid-structure interaction (FSI) phenomena for air blast. We aim to develop accurate, robust, and practical computational methodology, which is capable of modeling the dynamics of air blast coupled with the structure response, where the latter involves large, inelastic deformations and disintegration into fragments. An immersed approach is adopted, which leads to an a-priori monolithic FSI formulation with intrinsic contact detection between solid objects, and without formal restrictions on the solid motions. In Part I of this paper, the core air-blast FSI methodology suitable for a variety of discretizations is presented and tested using standard finite elements. Part II of this paper focuses on a particular instantiation of the proposed framework, which couples isogeometric analysis (IGA) based on non-uniform rational B-splines and a reproducing-kernel particle method (RKPM), which is a meshfree technique. The combination of IGA and RKPM is felt to be particularly attractive for the problem class of interest due to the higher-order accuracy and smoothness of both discretizations, and relative simplicity of RKPM in handling fragmentation scenarios. A collection of mostly 2D numerical examples is presented in each of the parts to illustrate the good performance of the proposed air-blast FSI framework.

  3. A new formulation for air-blast fluid-structure interaction using an immersed approach. Part I: basic methodology and FEM-based simulations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bazilevs, Y.; Kamran, K.; Moutsanidis, G.; Benson, D. J.; Oñate, E.

    2017-03-01

    In this two-part paper we begin the development of a new class of methods for modeling fluid-structure interaction (FSI) phenomena for air blast. We aim to develop accurate, robust, and practical computational methodology, which is capable of modeling the dynamics of air blast coupled with the structure response, where the latter involves large, inelastic deformations and disintegration into fragments. An immersed approach is adopted, which leads to an a-priori monolithic FSI formulation with intrinsic contact detection between solid objects, and without formal restrictions on the solid motions. In Part I of this paper, the core air-blast FSI methodology suitable for a variety of discretizations is presented and tested using standard finite elements. Part II of this paper focuses on a particular instantiation of the proposed framework, which couples isogeometric analysis (IGA) based on non-uniform rational B-splines and a reproducing-kernel particle method (RKPM), which is a Meshfree technique. The combination of IGA and RKPM is felt to be particularly attractive for the problem class of interest due to the higher-order accuracy and smoothness of both discretizations, and relative simplicity of RKPM in handling fragmentation scenarios. A collection of mostly 2D numerical examples is presented in each of the parts to illustrate the good performance of the proposed air-blast FSI framework.

  4. Simulation Engine for Fluid Solid Interaction Problems and its Application to the Modelling of Air Blast Hazards in Block Cave Mining.

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    Galindo Torres, S. A.; Scheuermann, A.; Ruest, M.

    2016-12-01

    Air blasts that may occur in a block caving mining operation represent a significant hazard for personnel as well as to mining infrastructure. Uncontrolled caving of a large volume of broken rock into a mine void causes compression of the air within, forcing it to flow at high velocities into connecting tunnels such as extraction points beneath the cave or observation points intersecting the cave. This high velocity flow of air can cause injury to personnel and significant damage to equipment. In this presentation, we introduce a simulation engine for the air blast problem. The solid material is modelled using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) and the fluid (air) is modelled using the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM). The combined DEM-LBM approach has been introduced by our group at the University of Queensland[1]. LBM allows us to introduce an appropriate equation of state for the air that simulates compressibility as a function of the speed of sound. Validation examples are presented to justify the use of this tool for an air blasting situation. A section view of one simulation is provided in Fig 1. An investigation into the risk of developing air pockets as a function of fragment size distribution is also conducted and described. The fragment size distribution can be assessed during mining and the risk of air pockets forming (and consequently of air blast occurring) can be deduced and mitigation measures put in place. The effect of other key variables that can be determined from geotechnical investigations, such as fracture frequency, are also systematically explored. It is expected that the results of this study can elucidate key features of the air blasting phenomenon in order to formulate safer mining protocols. references 1. Galindo-Torres, S.A., A coupled Discrete Element Lattice Boltzmann Method for the simulation of fluid-solid interaction with particles of general shapes. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2013. 265(0): p. 107-119.

  5. Reversible Leaf Xylem Collapse: A Potential "Circuit Breaker" against Cavitation.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Yong-Jiang; Rockwell, Fulton E; Graham, Adam C; Alexander, Teressa; Holbrook, N Michele

    2016-12-01

    We report a novel form of xylem dysfunction in angiosperms: reversible collapse of the xylem conduits of the smallest vein orders that demarcate and intrusively irrigate the areoles of red oak (Quercus rubra) leaves. Cryo-scanning electron microscopy revealed gradual increases in collapse from approximately -2 MPa down to -3 MPa, saturating thereafter (to -4 MPa). Over this range, cavitation remained negligible in these veins. Imaging of rehydration experiments showed spatially variable recovery from collapse within 20 s and complete recovery after 2 min. More broadly, the patterns of deformation induced by desiccation in both mesophyll and xylem suggest that cell wall collapse is unlikely to depend solely on individual wall properties, as mechanical constraints imposed by neighbors appear to be important. From the perspective of equilibrium leaf water potentials, petioles, whose vessels extend into the major veins, showed a vulnerability to cavitation that overlapped in the water potential domain with both minor vein collapse and buckling (turgor loss) of the living cells. However, models of transpiration transients showed that minor vein collapse and mesophyll capacitance could effectively buffer major veins from cavitation over time scales relevant to the rectification of stomatal wrong-way responses. We suggest that, for angiosperms, whose subsidiary cells give up large volumes to allow large stomatal apertures at the cost of potentially large wrong-way responses, vein collapse could make an important contribution to these plants' ability to transpire near the brink of cavitation-inducing water potentials. © 2016 American Society of Plant Biologists. All Rights Reserved.

  6. Smart circuit breakers for high-power applications

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    Knowles, Gareth J.; Starsinic, Michael

    2004-07-01

    A root cause of this inability of USS Cole incident to recover usable portions of its electrical power systems in a timely fashion was due to manual reset requirements of its electrical switching gear. Much of the damage was caused by the arcing or gapping of switch-gear components initiating ship-wide equipment outages and losses. QorTek has developed an entirely new generation 0.5-msec reset or interrupt high power switches that completely eliminate gapping and arcing based upon smart composite materials. Originally developed by Dupont, these composite materials have the ability to change their conductance by 8-10 orders of magnitude as function of applied pressure. Dependent upon materials selection, particulate density, geometry, compliance, such materials can be tailored to vary resistance from 0.1Ω to 10MΩ. QorTek fabricates such smart composite switches with 6.75KVA continuous and 70KVA peak power handling capabilities that require 125psi switching and 50psi hold. Until now, a major challenge has been how to enable such variably applied loads. The main part of this presentation will focus on the new concept of super magnetic (e.g. NdFeB) induced percolation crossing of this family of variably conductive "smart" composite materials. The use of super magnets to load the metallic loaded composites has a further advantage of fully enabling ultrafast remote switching, automatic shut-off in presence of high current rate onset, and remote interrogation of system state. These will be available in compact packaging suitable for integration in future Navy and Aircraft systems.

  7. Endocannabinoid signaling as a synaptic circuit breaker in neurological disease.

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    Katona, István; Freund, Tamás F

    2008-09-01

    Cannabis sativa is one of the oldest herbal plants in the history of medicine. It was used in various therapeutic applications from pain to epilepsy, but its psychotropic effect has reduced its usage in recent medical practice. However, renewed interest has been fueled by major discoveries revealing that cannabis-derived compounds act through a signaling pathway in the human body. Here we review recent advances showing that endocannabinoid signaling is a key regulator of synaptic communication throughout the central nervous system. Its underlying molecular architecture is highly conserved in synapses from the spinal cord to the neocortex, and as a negative feed-back signal, it provides protection against excess presynaptic activity. The endocannabinoid signaling machinery operates on demand in a synapse-specific manner; therefore, its modulation offers new therapeutic opportunities for the selective control of deleterious neuronal activity in several neurological disorders.

  8. 46 CFR 111.54-1 - Circuit breakers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... circuitbreakers manufactured to the standards of the IEC) must meet: (i) IEEE C37.13 (incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 110.10-1); (ii) ANSI/IEEE C37.27 (incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 110.10-1); or (iii) IEC 60947-2. (2) A direct-current system of 3,000 volts or less must meet IEEE C37.14 (incorporated...

  9. Current-Monitoring and -Limiting Circuit For 28-Vdc Supply

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    Rodriguez, G. Ernest

    1990-01-01

    Current-monitoring and -limiting circuit protects 28-Vdc power supply against steady overload. Provides some protection against sudden peak currents. Acts as limiter, monitoring amplifier, and delayed-action circuit breaker. Consists of pair of power metal oxide/semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET's).

  10. 30 CFR 75.800-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... necessary protection to the circuits required by § 75.800: (a) Ground check relays may be used for undervoltage protection if the relay coils are designed to trip the circuit breaker when line voltage decreases to 40 percent to 60 percent of the nominal line voltage; (b) Ground trip relays on...

  11. 30 CFR 75.800-2 - Approved circuit schemes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... necessary protection to the circuits required by § 75.800: (a) Ground check relays may be used for undervoltage protection if the relay coils are designed to trip the circuit breaker when line voltage decreases to 40 percent to 60 percent of the nominal line voltage; (b) Ground trip relays on...

  12. 30 CFR 77.900 - Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating current...

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    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving... Medium-Voltage Alternating Current Circuits § 77.900 Low- and medium-voltage circuits serving portable or mobile three-phase alternating current equipment; circuit breakers. Low- and medium-voltage...

  13. 32. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTH ON THE ORE BREAKER LEVEL. ...

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    32. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTH ON THE ORE BREAKER LEVEL. THE ORE BREAKER, A BLAKE JAW CRUSHER, IS IN THE BOX IN THE LEFT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH, THE ORE TO BE BROKEN IS FED INTO THE OPENING ON THE FLOOR AND NEXT TO ORE BREAKER BOX. THE GRIZZLY BARS ARE ON THE RIGHT AND THE PULLEYS FROM THE POWER SYSTEM ARE OVERHEAD. - Standard Gold Mill, East of Bodie Creek, Northeast of Bodie, Bodie, Mono County, CA

  14. Electrical short circuit and current overload tests on aircraft wiring

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    Cahill, Patricia

    1995-01-01

    The findings of electrical short circuit and current overload tests performed on commercial aircraft wiring are presented. A series of bench-scale tests were conducted to evaluate circuit breaker response to overcurrent and to determine if the wire showed any visible signs of thermal degradation due to overcurrent. Three types of wire used in commercial aircraft were evaluated: MIL-W-22759/34 (150 C rated), MIL-W-81381/12 (200 C rated), and BMS 1360 (260 C rated). A second series of tests evaluated circuit breaker response to short circuits and ticking faults. These tests were also meant to determine if the three test wires behaved differently under these conditions and if a short circuit or ticking fault could start a fire. It is concluded that circuit breakers provided reliable overcurrent protection. Circuit breakers may not protect wire from ticking faults but can protect wire from direct shorts. These tests indicated that the appearance of a wire subjected to a current that totally degrades the insulation looks identical to a wire subjected to a fire; however the 'fire exposed' conductor was more brittle than the conductor degraded by overcurrent. Preliminary testing indicates that direct short circuits are not likely to start a fire. Preliminary testing indicated that direct short circuits do not erode insulation and conductor to the extent that ticking faults did. Circuit breakers may not safeguard against the ignition of flammable materials by ticking faults. The flammability of materials near ticking faults is far more important than the rating of the wire insulation material.

  15. Electrical short circuit and current overload tests on aircraft wiring

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    Cahill, Patricia

    1995-11-01

    The findings of electrical short circuit and current overload tests performed on commercial aircraft wiring are presented. A series of bench-scale tests were conducted to evaluate circuit breaker response to overcurrent and to determine if the wire showed any visible signs of thermal degradation due to overcurrent. Three types of wire used in commercial aircraft were evaluated: MIL-W-22759/34 (150 C rated), MIL-W-81381/12 (200 C rated), and BMS 1360 (260 C rated). A second series of tests evaluated circuit breaker response to short circuits and ticking faults. These tests were also meant to determine if the three test wires behaved differently under these conditions and if a short circuit or ticking fault could start a fire. It is concluded that circuit breakers provided reliable overcurrent protection. Circuit breakers may not protect wire from ticking faults but can protect wire from direct shorts. These tests indicated that the appearance of a wire subjected to a current that totally degrades the insulation looks identical to a wire subjected to a fire; however the 'fire exposed' conductor was more brittle than the conductor degraded by overcurrent. Preliminary testing indicates that direct short circuits are not likely to start a fire. Preliminary testing indicated that direct short circuits do not erode insulation and conductor to the extent that ticking faults did. Circuit breakers may not safeguard against the ignition of flammable materials by ticking faults. The flammability of materials near ticking faults is far more important than the rating of the wire insulation material.

  16. Siphon breaker design requirements. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Neill, D.T.; Stephens, A.G.

    1993-03-01

    The Siphon Breaker Design Requirements Project was intended to provide experimental data on siphon flow effects. In addition, the experimental system was to be modeled with the RELAP code and the predicted and measured performances compared. This report describes the design and operation of the siphon breaker experimental equipment from 1989 to 1991. In addition the test results for all the experimental runs made in 1990 and 1991 are presented and described. Unfortunately, we have not been able to obtain useful results from a RELAP 5 model of the siphon system; consequently, we are unable to present any predictive calculations for comparison with the data presented. We have had lots of expert advice from several sources on using the RELAP code but to date our efforts have remained unsuccessful. After an extra year of effort, admittedly part-time but a lot of that, we choose to abandon the modeling efforts and produce this report describing the experimental equipment and test results.

  17. 4. VIEW OF LOWER SECTION OF A TYPICAL BRIDGETYPE CIRCUIT ...

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    4. VIEW OF LOWER SECTION OF A TYPICAL BRIDGE-TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKER. THE OIL TANK HAS BEEN DROPPED TO SHOW STATIONARY 'DE-ION GRID' CONTACTS AT LEFT AND RIGHT OF CENTER. MOVING CONTACTS ARE SHOWN IN THE OPEN POSITION BELOW 'DE-ION GRID' CONTACTS. THEY ARE PULLED UPWARD AND INTO THE STATIONARY CONTACTS BY THE ACTUATING SHAFT AND LIFT ROD ASSEMBLY AT THE CENTER OF THE PHOTOGRAPH. - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Bridge-Type Circuit Breakers, Long Island shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Cos Cob, Fairfield County, CT

  18. 14. BREAKER 7 GENERATOR 20: A 7000 VOLT 1200 AMPERES ...

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    14. BREAKER 7 GENERATOR 20: A 7000 VOLT 1200 AMPERES BREAKER. IT WEIGHS 1630 POUNDS. (GENERATOR 20 IS LOCATED AT NEWHALEM POWERHOUSE BUT IS REMOTE CONTROLLED FROM GORGE POWERHOUSE.) 1989. - Skagit Power Development, Gorge Powerhouse, On Skagit River, 0.4 mile upstream from Newhalem, Newhalem, Whatcom County, WA

  19. 133. View of former oil switch breaker room (on second ...

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    133. View of former oil switch breaker room (on second floor, north of the control room), looking south. The oil switch breakers were replaced with vacuum switches, along the wall to the right. Photo by Jet Lowe, HAER, 1989. - Puget Sound Power & Light Company, White River Hydroelectric Project, 600 North River Avenue, Dieringer, Pierce County, WA

  20. 51. South side of Breaker, Retail Pockets under Construction Historic ...

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    51. South side of Breaker, Retail Pockets under Construction Historic Photograph, Photographer Unknown Originally taken by Glen Alden Safety Department, 18 August 1954; Collection of William Everett, Jr. (Wilkes-Barre, PA), photocopy by Joseph E.B. Elliot - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  1. 46. North Side of Breaker Historic Photograph, Photographer Unknown, Originally ...

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    46. North Side of Breaker Historic Photograph, Photographer Unknown, Originally taken by Glen Alden Safety Department, 18 August 1954; Collection of William Everett, Jr. (Wilkes-Barre, PA), photocopy of Joseph E.B. Elliot - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  2. 49. South Side of Breaker Historic Photographer Unknown Originally taken ...

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    49. South Side of Breaker Historic Photographer Unknown Originally taken by Glen Alden Safety Department, 18 August 1954; Collection of William Everett, Jr (Wilkes-Barre, PA), photocopy by Joseph E.B. Elliot - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  3. 50. Rail Yards to North and West of Breaker, Looking ...

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    50. Rail Yards to North and West of Breaker, Looking West along Rock Belt Line Historic Photograph, Photographer Unknown Originally taken by Glen Alden Safety Department, 18 August 1954; Collection of William Everett, Jr. (Wilkes-Barre, PA), photocopy by Joseph E.B. Elliot - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  4. 10. DD and GG breaker building and associated conveyors. DD ...

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    10. DD and GG breaker building and associated conveyors. DD is coke transfer hous ein foreground; GG is breaker building in center. Coal bunker is tall building to left; 2-story coke conveyor on left brought coal to powerhouse pulverizer. Looking south/southeast - Rouge Steel Company, 3001 Miller Road, Dearborn, MI

  5. Detail of field breakers in the motor control cabinet for ...

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    Detail of field breakers in the motor control cabinet for unit 3. Control cabinet and breaker panel built by Cutler-Hammer - Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation System, Pumping Plant No. 1, Bounded by Gila River & Union Pacific Railroad, Wellton, Yuma County, AZ

  6. 9. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERIOR OF BREAKER, FIRST FLOOR, DEPICTING ...

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    9. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERIOR OF BREAKER, FIRST FLOOR, DEPICTING CHUTES AND ELECTRIC MOTOR, LOOKING EAST-SOUTHEAST FROM ELEVATED PLATFORM AT NORTH END - Marvine Colliery, Breaker No. 2, West side Boulevard Avenue, between East Parker Street & Route 380, Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

  7. 48. Northwest Side of Breaker, from Culm Bank, date unknown ...

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    48. Northwest Side of Breaker, from Culm Bank, date unknown Historic Photograph, Photographer Unknown; Collection of William Everett, Jr. (Wilkes-Barre,PA), photocopy by Joseph E.B. Elliot - Huber Coal Breaker, 101 South Main Street, Ashley, Luzerne County, PA

  8. 10. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERIOR OF BREAKER, SECOND FLOOR, SHOWING ...

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    10. DETAIL VIEW OF INTERIOR OF BREAKER, SECOND FLOOR, SHOWING PUMP HOUSING FROM RUIN OF WALL AT EXTERIOR NORTH FACADE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST - Marvine Colliery, Breaker No. 2, West side Boulevard Avenue, between East Parker Street & Route 380, Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

  9. Breaker zone aerosol dynamics in the southern Baltic Sea

    SciTech Connect

    Zielinski, T.; Zielinski, A.

    1994-12-31

    This paper presents the results of lidar based investigations of aerosol concentrations and their size distributions over the breaker zones. The measurements were carried out under various weather conditions over breaker zones of the Gulf of Gdansk (1992) and from a station on the open Baltic Sea (International Experiment BAEX in 1993).

  10. Effect of aviation fuel type and fuel injection conditions on the spray characteristics of pressure swirl and hybrid air blast fuel injectors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Feddema, Rick

    Feddema, Rick T. M.S.M.E., Purdue University, December 2013. Effect of Aviation Fuel Type and Fuel Injection Conditions on the Spray Characteristics of Pressure Swirl and Hybrid Air Blast Fuel Injectors. Major Professor: Dr. Paul E. Sojka, School of Mechanical Engineering Spray performance of pressure swirl and hybrid air blast fuel injectors are central to combustion stability, combustor heat management, and pollutant formation in aviation gas turbine engines. Next generation aviation gas turbine engines will optimize spray atomization characteristics of the fuel injector in order to achieve engine efficiency and emissions requirements. Fuel injector spray atomization performance is affected by the type of fuel injector, fuel liquid properties, fuel injection pressure, fuel injection temperature, and ambient pressure. Performance of pressure swirl atomizer and hybrid air blast nozzle type fuel injectors are compared in this study. Aviation jet fuels, JP-8, Jet A, JP-5, and JP-10 and their effect on fuel injector performance is investigated. Fuel injector set conditions involving fuel injector pressure, fuel temperature and ambient pressure are varied in order to compare each fuel type. One objective of this thesis is to contribute spray patternation measurements to the body of existing drop size data in the literature. Fuel droplet size tends to increase with decreasing fuel injection pressure, decreasing fuel injection temperature and increasing ambient injection pressure. The differences between fuel types at particular set conditions occur due to differences in liquid properties between fuels. Liquid viscosity and surface tension are identified to be fuel-specific properties that affect the drop size of the fuel. An open aspect of current research that this paper addresses is how much the type of aviation jet fuel affects spray atomization characteristics. Conventional aviation fuel specifications are becoming more important with new interest in alternative

  11. Surge Light-Triggered Thyristor for breaker application. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Temple, V.A.K.; Holroyd, F.W.

    1985-01-01

    The object of the Surge Light-Triggered Thyristor program was to develop a device useful for breaker applications. Because of the small, but still finite, on-state resistance of all semiconductor devices, it is not considered economical to utilize such devices in series with the power lines in such applications. However, it is a distinct possibility that a parallel combination of semiconductor switch and mechanical breaker might well combine the advantages of both and, at the same time, reduce the requirements that either would need if used alone. The essential idea of this hybrid breaker is to detect the fault through normal means, and then to initiate the opening of the mechanical breaker. After a few hundreds of arc volts have been reached, the parallel semiconductor switch can be closed. Current transfers to the semiconductor switch and the mechanical breaker is open fully and clear. The dielectric and mechanical stresses on the mechanical breaker are much reduced. The semiconductor switch is then opened by an appropriate signal (or lack of signal) on its control electrode leaving the hybrid breaker open and clear. The semiconductor requirements are less stringent than in a purely semiconductor breaker because the semiconductor can be rated solely for surge duty. Moreover, the starting temperature of the semiconductor switch is not raised above ambient by the need to conduct the normal system current. It is hoped that a hybrid breaker will allow breakers to be built that are less costly, more reliable, and that have higher power ratings and faster response and reclosure times.

  12. Palm oil anionic surfactants based emulsion breaker (Case study of emulsions breaker at Semanggi Field production wells)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Muhpidah; Hambali, E.; Suryani, A.; Kartika, I. A.

    2017-05-01

    The presence of emulsion in oil production process is undesirable. The emulsion will increase the production costs, transportation and costs related to emulsion separation process between water and oil. The development of palm oil-based surfactant as an emulsion breaker needs to be conducted given the availability of abundant raw materials in Indonesia and as an alternative to petroleum-based surfactant. The purpose of this study is to produce palm oil-based emulsion breaker, assessing the effect of additive application to the emulsion breaker and analyze the performance of the emulsion breaker. This research was conducted by formulating palm oil anionic surfactant in water formation with the addition of co-surfactant additive and co-solvent. Palm oil anionic surfactant-based emulsion breaker with 0.5% concentration in water can reduce 50% of emulsions with the interfacial tension (IFT) of 2.33x10-2 dyne/cm. The addition of co-solvent (toluene: xylene) is able to remove the emulsion formed with a lower IFT namely 10-3 dyne / cm. The resulting emulsion breaker is capable to remove the emulsion between water and oil. The performance test of emulsion breaker show that the emulsion is able to maintain its performance at reservoir temperature with no indicate of plugging and the value generated incremental oil recovery values is 13%.

  13. Response of crownvetch planted on anthracite breaker refuse

    Treesearch

    Miroslaw M. Czapowskyj; John P. Mikulecky; Edward A. Sowa

    1968-01-01

    Lime applications were essential to establishment of crownvetch (Coronilla vuria L.) on coal breaker refuse in the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region, and mulch treatments were highly beneficial. Fertilizer applications had only slight effect on either establishment or growth.

  14. El Tovar steam tunnel breaker box in foreground. Note El ...

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    El Tovar steam tunnel breaker box in foreground. Note El Tovar stone vault in alignment with tunnel. - Grand Canyon Village Utilities, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Village, Coconino County, AZ

  15. 54. CLEARANCE OF SITE PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION OF BREAKER BUILDING, ...

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    54. CLEARANCE OF SITE PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION OF BREAKER BUILDING, AND CONSTRUCTION OF EMBANKMENT FOR RAILROAD SPUR. c.1898 (AKZO No. A-3) - Avery Island Salt Works, Akzo Salt Incorporated, Avery Island, Iberia Parish, LA

  16. VIEW OF JOHN ELDER OF JEANNETTE BADGE NO. 66. BREAKER ...

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    VIEW OF JOHN ELDER OF JEANNETTE BADGE NO. 66. BREAKER FOR GENERAL GLASS COMPANY. TAKEN ON BREAKER FLOOR IN FRONT OF BUCK USED TO HOLD GLASS. WORK EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: HARD HAT, SAFETY GLASSES, PROTECTIVE SLEEVES, LEATHER APRON, GLOVES WITH RUBBER PADS ("METATARSALS") WITH OVER STEEL-TOED SHOES. - Chambers-McKee Window Glass Company, Furnace No. 2, Clay Avenue Extension, Jeannette, Westmoreland County, PA

  17. Air Blast Calculations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-07-01

    library. A Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) equation of state is used for each explosive considered, and a Sesame tabular equation of state is used to model the...explosives investigated (TNT, C4, PBXN-109, and NM) and the CTH material library parameters were used for each. Air was modeled using the Sesame tabular

  18. Boundary Breakers: A Team Building Guide for Student Activity Advisers.

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    Schrader, John

    Boundary breakers, the modern term for "icebreakers," tear down barriers that sometimes form within student groups and organizations, and offer a low-risk way for group members to become better acquainted. This document is a "hands on" booklet that covers such boundary-breaking activities as "Send a Letter,""The Lap Game,""One-Minute Interview,"…

  19. 8. Interior view, industrial service building, showing breaker panels made ...

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    8. Interior view, industrial service building, showing breaker panels made of natural stone; four switches on each panel had been connected to box on wall by wires routed through conduit buried in concrete floor; view to northwest. - Charlestown Navy Yard, Pier 11, Charlestown Waterfront at confluence of Little Mystic Channel & Mystic River at northernmost ent of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

  20. Effect of air-blast drying and the presence of protectants on the viability of yeast entrapped in calcium alginate beads with an aim to improve the survival rate.

    PubMed

    Kim, Dong-Hwan; Lee, Sae-Byuk; Park, Heui-Dong

    2017-01-01

    Five yeast strains, Saccharomyces cerevisiae D8, M12, and S13; Hanseniaspora uvarum S6; and Issatchenkia orientalis KMBL5774, isolated from Korean grapes, were entrapped in Ca-alginate beads, which are non-toxic, simple to use, and economical. Ca-alginate beads containing yeast cells were soaked in protective solutions, such as skim milk, saccharides, polyols, and nitrogen compounds, before air-blast drying to improve the yeast survival rate and storage ability. The results showed that both entrapment in Ca-alginate beads and soaking in protective agents favorably affected the survival of all strains. The microenvironment formed by the beads and protective agents can protect the yeast cells from harsh environmental conditions, such as low water (below 10 %). All the yeast strains entrapped in Ca-alginate beads showed greater than 80 % survival and less than 11 % water content after air-blast drying at 37 °C for 5 h. In addition, air-blast dried cells of S. cerevisiae D8, M12, S13; H. uvarum S6; and I. orientalis KMBL5774 entrapped in 2 % Ca-alginate beads and soaked in protective agents (10 % skim milk containing 10 % sucrose, 10 % raffinose, 10 % trehalose, 10 % trehalose, and 10 % glucose, respectively) after air-blast drying at 37 °C for 5 h showed 90, 87, 92, 90, and 87 % viability, respectively. All dried entrapped yeast cells showed survival rates of at least 51 % after storage at 4 °C for 3 months.

  1. Measuring circuit

    DOEpatents

    Sun, Shan C.; Chaprnka, Anthony G.

    1977-01-11

    An automatic gain control circuit functions to adjust the magnitude of an input signal supplied to a measuring circuit to a level within the dynamic range of the measuring circuit while a log-ratio circuit adjusts the magnitude of the output signal from the measuring circuit to the level of the input signal and optimizes the signal-to-noise ratio performance of the measuring circuit.

  2. Lime helps establish crownvetch on coal-breaker refuse

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    Miroslaw M. Czapowskyj; Edward A. Sowa

    1976-01-01

    A study was begun in 1965 to determine the effect of lime fertilizer, and mulch on the establishment and growth of crownvetch crowns planted on anthracite coal-breaker refuse. After 7 years the lime application had by far the strongest effect. Both 2.5 and 5.0 tons per acre increased survival and ground cover manyfold, and both treatments were equally beneficial from...

  3. Lime retention in anthracite coal-breaker refuse

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    Miroslaw M. Czapowskyj; Edward A. Sowa

    1973-01-01

    Hydrated lime was applied to extremely acid anthracite coal-breaker refuse at rates of 2.5 and 5.0 tons per acre. The lime raised the pH to neutral range, and this range was still in evidence 7 years after treatment. The pH readings decreased with the depth of the refuse profile, and below 9 inches they approximated those of the control plots. The 2.5-tons-of-lime-per-...

  4. An Experimental Study of Droplets Produced by Plunging Breakers

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    Wang, D.; Dai, D.; Liu, X.; Duncan, J. H.

    2012-11-01

    The production of droplets by breaking water waves greatly affects the heat, mass and momentum transfer between the atmosphere and the sea surface. In this study, the production of droplets by mechanically generated breaking water waves was explored in a wave tank. The breakers were generated from dispersively focused wave packets (average frequency 1.15 Hz) using a programmable wave maker. Two overall wave maker amplitudes were used to create a strong spilling and a strong plunging breaker. The profile histories of the breaking wave crests along the center plane of the tank were measured with a cinematic laser-induced fluorescence technique, while the droplet diameter distributions and motions were measured at different locations along a horizontal line, which is 1 cm above the maximum height of the wave crest, using a double-pulsed cinematic shadowgraph technique. It is found that droplets are primarily generated when the plunging jet of the wave generates strong turbulence during impact with the wave's front face and when large air bubbles, entrapped during the plunging process, rise to the free surface and pop. The differences between the generation mechanisms in spilling and plunging breakers is highlighted. This work is supported by the Ocean Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation.

  5. 2. Pipe Floor Front Corridor, view to the northwest, with ...

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    2. Pipe Floor Front Corridor, view to the northwest, with Unit 4 turbine pit visible in right foreground of photograph. One of the governor compressors, originally used as an air blast circuit breaker compressor, is visible in the left foreground with one of the station sump and unwatering pump clusters located just beyond the compressor. - Washington Water Power Clark Fork River Cabinet Gorge Hydroelectric Development, Powerhouse, North Bank of Clark Fork River at Cabinet Gorge, Cabinet, Bonner County, ID

  6. Structure design of and experimental research on a two-stage laval foam breaker for foam fluid recycling.

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    Wang, Jin-song; Cao, Pin-lu; Yin, Kun

    2015-07-01

    Environmental, economical and efficient antifoaming technology is the basis for achievement of foam drilling fluid recycling. The present study designed a novel two-stage laval mechanical foam breaker that primarily uses vacuum generated by Coanda effect and Laval principle to break foam. Numerical simulation results showed that the value and distribution of negative pressure of two-stage laval foam breaker were larger than that of the normal foam breaker. Experimental results showed that foam-breaking efficiency of two-stage laval foam breaker was higher than that of normal foam breaker, when gas-to-liquid ratio and liquid flow rate changed. The foam-breaking efficiency of normal foam breaker decreased rapidly with increasing foam stability, whereas the two-stage laval foam breaker remained unchanged. Foam base fluid would be recycled using two-stage laval foam breaker, which would reduce the foam drilling cost sharply and waste disposals that adverse by affect the environment.

  7. "I just wanted to get away": An analysis of spring breakers' travel motivations

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    Nuno F. Ribeiro; Paul E. Durrenberger; Careen M. Yarnal; Garry E. Chick

    2010-01-01

    Scholarly research on Spring Break has grown substantially and has often associated spring breakers' motivations with a number of risky behaviors. Recent research, however, has challenged these assumptions. The purpose of this study was to examine spring breakers' motivations for going on Spring Break. Unlike the media portrayal of Spring Break as a time of...

  8. A novel closed-body model of spinal cord injury caused by high-pressure air blasts produces extensive axonal injury and motor impairments

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    del Mar, Nobel; von Buttlar, Xinyu; Yu, Angela S.; Guley, Natalie H.; Reiner, Anton; Honig, Marcia G.

    2015-01-01

    Diffuse axonal injury is thought to be the basis of the functional impairments stemming from mild traumatic brain injury. To examine how axons are damaged by traumatic events, such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports activities, or explosive blasts, we have taken advantage of the spinal cord with its extensive white matter tracts. We developed a closed-body model of spinal cord injury in mice whereby high-pressure air blasts targeted to lower thoracic vertebral levels produce tensile, compressive, and shear forces within the parenchyma of the spinal cord and thereby cause extensive axonal injury. Markers of cytoskeletal integrity showed that spinal cord axons exhibited three distinct pathologies: microtubule breakage, neurofilament compaction, and calpain-mediated spectrin breakdown. The dorsally situated axons of the corticospinal tract primarily exhibited microtubule breakage, whereas all three pathologies were common in the lateral and ventral white matter. Individual axons typically demonstrated only one of the three pathologies during the first 24 h after blast injury, suggesting that the different perturbations are initiated independently of one another. For the first few days after blast, neurofilament compaction was frequently accompanied by autophagy, and subsequent to that, by the fragmentation of degenerating axons. TuJ1 immunolabeling and mice with YFP-reporter labeling each revealed more extensive microtubule breakage than did βAPP immunolabeling, raising doubts about the sensitivity of this standard approach for assessing axonal injury. Although motor deficits were mild and largely transient, some aspects of motor function gradually worsened over several weeks, suggesting that a low level of axonal degeneration continued past the initial wave. Our model can help provide further insight into how to intervene in the processes by which initial axonal damage culminates in axonal degeneration, to improve outcomes after traumatic injury. Importantly

  9. ADDER CIRCUIT

    DOEpatents

    Jacobsohn, D.H.; Merrill, L.C.

    1959-01-20

    An improved parallel addition unit is described which is especially adapted for use in electronic digital computers and characterized by propagation of the carry signal through each of a plurality of denominationally ordered stages within a minimum time interval. In its broadest aspects, the invention incorporates a fast multistage parallel digital adder including a plurality of adder circuits, carry-propagation circuit means in all but the most significant digit stage, means for conditioning each carry-propagation circuit during the time period in which information is placed into the adder circuits, and means coupling carry-generation portions of thc adder circuit to the carry propagating means.

  10. Study of DC Circuit Breaker of H2-N2 Mixture Gas for High Voltage

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shiba, Yuji; Morishita, Yukinaga; Kaneko, Shuhei; Okabe, Shigemitsu; Mizoguchi, Hitoshi; Yanabu, Satoru

    Global warming caused by CO2 etc. is a field where the concern is very high. Especially, automobile emissions are problem for it. Therefore, the hybrid car is widely development and used recently. Hybrid car used electric power and gasoline. So, the car reduces CO2. Hybrid car has engine and motor. To rotate the motor, hybrid car has battery. This battery is large capacity. Therefore, the relay should interrupt high DC current for the switch of the motor and the engine. So, hybrid car used hydrogen gas filling relay We studied interruption test for the research of a basic characteristic of hydrogen gas. DC current has not current zero point. So, it is necessary to make the current zero by high arc voltage and forcible current zero point. The loss coefficient and arc voltage of hydrogen is high. Therefore, we studied interruption test for used high arc voltage. We studied interruption test and dielectric breakdown test of air, pure Hydrogen, and Hydrogen- nitrogen mixture gas. As a result, we realized H2-N2(80%-20%) is the best gas.

  11. A Bipolar Current Actuated Gate Driver for JFET Based Bidirectional Scalable Solid-State Circuit Breakers

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-12-16

    for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data...19b. TELEPHONE NUMBER (Include area code) 02/16/2010 Technical Report - Briefing Charts A Bipolar Current Actuated Gate Driver for JFET Based...Approved For Public Release 12/3/2015 No U U U U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command A Bipolar Current Actuated Gate Driver for

  12. A High Power Solid State Circuit Breaker for Military Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-08-01

    Electric Vehicle Applications Page 2 of 8 Silicon MOSFETs, SiC MOSFETs, and IGBTs are all worth considering with regard to extremely fast...over IGBTs for minimizing the steady- state conduction loss, since the IGBT static losses become quite large at high currents and voltages. MOSFETs...high voltage, high current, and high temperature environments. COMPARISON OF SWITCH TECHNOLOGIES We first compared SiC MOSFET, Si IGBT , and Si

  13. Development of conical silicone rubber bushings to replace porcelain on SF{sub 6} circuit breakers

    SciTech Connect

    Freeman, W.B.; Orbeck, T.; Moal, E.

    1994-12-31

    A unique design of a composite polymer bushing is introduced and evaluated. A comprehensive test program defined the mechanical and electrical performance of a conical silicone polymer composite bushing. This evaluation also included aging and pollution tests to assess the long-term stability of the new design. Results show that the composite bushing offers technical and safety benefits over conventional porcelain bushings.

  14. Evaluation of the effect of pressurized bushings on seismic qualification of SF sub 6 circuit breakers

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    Okuno, M.; Setoyama, T.; Murase, S. ); Hellested, R. )

    1990-04-01

    Stresses on the porcelain of high voltage switchgear under seismic vibration are statically biased by internal pressure. However, restrictions from the seismic test facility pose some difficulties in practical procedure of test with pressure. This paper discusses the effect of pressure on the strain and proposes an equivalent test method to simulate a pressurized condition without actually filling the SF{sub 6} gas to the operating pressure.

  15. In-line task 57: Component evaluation. [of circuit breakers, panel switches, etc. for space shuttle

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    Boykin, J. C.

    1974-01-01

    Design analysis tests were performed on selected power switching components to determine the possible applicability of off-the-shelf hardware to space shuttles. Various characteristics were also evaluated in those devices to determine the most desirable properties for the space shuttle.

  16. Numerical modeling of post current-zero dielectric breakdown in a low voltage circuit breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thenkarai Narayanan, Venkat raman

    Oral delivery of macromolecular therapeutics has remained a challenge. Various factors govern principles of oral absorption, including solubility, tissue permeability, stability and dynamics of the gastrointestinal environment. Developing a macromolecular drug carrier for poorly bioavailable drugs is highly desirable. Dendritic polymers are attractive drug delivery vehicles because of their multifunctional surface groups, globular conformation, branched architecture, low poly dispersity and hydrophilic nature. They also offer traditional benefits of macromolecular systems such as extended plasma residence time and reduced systemic toxicity. Developing a poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimer-based oral drug delivery vehicle is the long-term goal of this research. PAMAM dendrimers can offer advantages in terms of improving solubility and permeability that can ultimately enhance oral absorption of poorly bioavailable drugs. In this dissertation, first the safety and maximum tolerated dose of six different PAMAM dendrimers was studied after oral and systemic administration. Surface charge of these dendrimers significantly influenced their toxicity profile in vivo with cationic systems proving to be more toxic than anionic systems. The inherent permeability of native anionic dendrimers was then evaluated in a mouse model to assess their potential in oral drug delivery. Results suggested that anionic G6.5 dendrimers exhibited appreciable bioavailability with partial degradation observed under in vivo conditions. Subsequently, camptothecin, a model drug used for the treatment of colorectal carcinoma, was attached to PAMAM dendrimers. Antitumor activity revealed that these conjugates were effective in inhibiting growth of cancer cells in vitro. Preliminary efficacy studies conducted in xenograft tumor models also indicated that dendrimer-drug conjugates have potential for oral chemotherapy. Further detailed in vivo studies are needed to demonstrate the utility of PAMAM-drug conjugates for effective and safe delivery of chemotherapeutics by the oral route.

  17. Analysis of Fault Arc in High-Speed Switch Applied in Hybrid Circuit Breaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, Yifei; Ren, Zhigang; Feng, Ying; Li, Mei; Zhang, Hantian

    2016-03-01

    The behavior of fault arc in a high-speed switch (HSS) has been studied theoretically and experimentally. A simplified HSS setup is designed to support this work. A two-dimensional arc model is developed to analyze the characteristics of fault arc based on magnetic-hydrodynamic (MHD) theory. The advantage of such a model is that the thermal transfer coefficient can be determined by depending on the numerical method alone. The influence of net emission coefficients (NEC) radiation model and P1 model on fault arc is analyzed in detail. Results show that NEC model predicts more radiation energy and less pressure rise without the re-absorption effect considered. As a consequence, P1 model is more suitable to calculate the pressure rise caused by fault arc. Finally, the pressure rise during longer arcing time for different arc currents is predicted. supported by National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (No. 2015CB251001), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51221005, 51177124, 51377128, 51323012), the Science and Technology Project Funds of the Grid State Corporation SGSNKYOOKJJS1501564 and Shaanxi Province Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 2013JM-7010)

  18. Suppression of breakers of stormy seas by oil films

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cox, C. S.; Zhang, X.

    2013-12-01

    In the late 19th century the USN Hydrographic Office encouraged spreading of oil on the sea to reduce damage by storm waves breaking on ships. Many accounts by ship masters of effective use of oil were recorded by the USNHO. They leave little doubt that small amounts of vegetable or animal oil, if allowed to form a slick to windward, do in fact inhibit large, storm generated breakers that would otherwise damage the ships of that day. The USNHO reports contain little quantitative information. There is no information on storm wave heights and only one statement of estimated wind speed, but they do inform us that release of refined petroleum products was much less effective than vegetable or animal oils. This fact indicates that the ability of the latter to form monolayers is important. Hydrocarbons do not form monolayers on water. A release rate as low as 2 liters per hour of vegetable oil was successful. We have found only one reference to the time required for the oil film to take effect (roughly estimated at 20 minutes). There have been very few related modern studies, and no scientific measurements of wind and seas when oil is released on stormy seas. The suppression of capillary-gravity waves by oil films is understood but a quantitative understanding of why the formation of large breakers can be stopped is wanting. We report here numerical estimates that show how suppression of wave growth in the equilibrium range of wavelengths (20 - 80 m in storm conditions, see example in figure below) over a distance of one or two kilometers would be capable of preventing large breakers at the leeward edge of an oil slicked area. There is no known mechanism by which the growth of such long waves would be annulled by an oil film. Proper understanding of the process will supply useful information on the importance of very short waves in controlling air flow over the sea and on the influence of breaking seas on wave growth and wind stress. Breaking seas in a gale

  19. GATING CIRCUITS

    DOEpatents

    Merrill, L.C.

    1958-10-14

    Control circuits for vacuum tubes are described, and a binary counter having an improved trigger circuit is reported. The salient feature of the binary counter is the application of the input signal to the cathode of each of two vacuum tubes through separate capacitors and the connection of each cathode to ground through separate diodes. The control of the binary counter is achieved in this manner without special pulse shaping of the input signal. A further advantage of the circuit is the simplicity and minimum nuruber of components required, making its use particularly desirable in computer machines.

  20. MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT

    DOEpatents

    Thomas, R.E.

    1959-01-20

    An electronic circuit is presented for automatically computing the product of two selected variables by multiplying the voltage pulses proportional to the variables. The multiplier circuit has a plurality of parallel resistors of predetermined values connected through separate gate circults between a first input and the output terminal. One voltage pulse is applied to thc flrst input while the second voltage pulse is applied to control circuitry for the respective gate circuits. Thc magnitude of the second voltage pulse selects the resistors upon which the first voltage pulse is imprcssed, whereby the resultant output voltage is proportional to the product of the input voltage pulses