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Title: Improved spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas

Abstract

A spark gap switch system is disclosed which is capable of operating at a high pulse rate comprising an insulated switch housing having a purging gas entrance port and a gas exit port, a pair of spaced apart electrodes each having one end thereof within the housing and defining a spark gap therebetween, an easily condensable and preferably low molecular weight insulating gas flowing through the switch housing from the entrance port to the exit port to purge hot gases from the housing, condensing means for condensing the insulating gas after it exits from the housing, pump means for recirculating the condensed insulating gas as a liquid back to the housing, and vaporizing means to vaporize at least a portion of the condensed insulating gas back into a vapor prior to flowing the insulating gas back into the housing. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Spectra Technology, Inc., Bellevue, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5463815
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7256839
Application Number:
ON: DE91016972; PPN: US 7-256839
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-85SF15930
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; PLASMA SWITCHES; DESIGN; CIRCULATING SYSTEMS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; GASES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; INVENTIONS; PUMPS; SPARK GAPS; VENTS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; MATERIALS; SWITCHES; 426000* - Engineering- Components, Electron Devices & Circuits- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Thayer, III, W J. Improved spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Thayer, III, W J. Improved spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas. United States.
Thayer, III, W J. 1988. "Improved spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas". United States.
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abstractNote = {A spark gap switch system is disclosed which is capable of operating at a high pulse rate comprising an insulated switch housing having a purging gas entrance port and a gas exit port, a pair of spaced apart electrodes each having one end thereof within the housing and defining a spark gap therebetween, an easily condensable and preferably low molecular weight insulating gas flowing through the switch housing from the entrance port to the exit port to purge hot gases from the housing, condensing means for condensing the insulating gas after it exits from the housing, pump means for recirculating the condensed insulating gas as a liquid back to the housing, and vaporizing means to vaporize at least a portion of the condensed insulating gas back into a vapor prior to flowing the insulating gas back into the housing. 2 figs.},
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