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Title: Spark gap switch with spiral gas flow

Abstract

A spark gap switch having a contaminate removal system using an injected gas. An annular plate concentric with an electrode of the switch defines flow paths for the injected gas which form a strong spiral flow of the gas in the housing which is effective to remove contaminates from the switch surfaces. The gas along with the contaminates is exhausted from the housing through one of the ends of the switch.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Espanola, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
867212
Patent Number(s):
US 4886993
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
spark; gap; switch; spiral; gas; flow; contaminate; removal; injected; annular; plate; concentric; electrode; defines; paths; form; strong; housing; effective; remove; contaminates; surfaces; exhausted; annular plate; flow paths; gas flow; flow path; spark gap; gap switch; injected gas; spiral flow; plate concentric; /313/361/

Citation Formats

Brucker, John P. Spark gap switch with spiral gas flow. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Brucker, John P. Spark gap switch with spiral gas flow. United States.
Brucker, John P. Sun . "Spark gap switch with spiral gas flow". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867212.
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abstractNote = {A spark gap switch having a contaminate removal system using an injected gas. An annular plate concentric with an electrode of the switch defines flow paths for the injected gas which form a strong spiral flow of the gas in the housing which is effective to remove contaminates from the switch surfaces. The gas along with the contaminates is exhausted from the housing through one of the ends of the switch.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
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