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Title: 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 housing, a heat exchanger/condenser for condensing the insulating gas after it exits from the housing, a pump for recirculating the condensed insulating gas as a liquid back to the housing, and a heater exchanger/evaporator 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Kent, WA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SPECTRA TECHNOLOGY INC
OSTI Identifier:
867698
Patent Number(s):
US 4990831
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-85SF15930
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
spark; gap; switch; condensable; dielectric; gas; disclosed; capable; operating; pulse; rate; comprising; insulated; housing; purging; entrance; exit; pair; spaced; apart; electrodes; defining; therebetween; easily; preferably; molecular; weight; insulating; flowing; heat; exchanger; condenser; condensing; exits; pump; recirculating; condensed; liquid; heater; evaporator; vaporize; portion; vapor; prior; gas flow; heat exchange; heat exchanger; molecular weight; spaced apart; spark gap; insulating gas; gas flowing; gap switch; pulse rate; gas exit; gap therebetween; weight insulating; rate comprising; apart electrodes; dielectric gas; /315/313/

Citation Formats

Thayer, III, William J. Spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Thayer, III, William J. Spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas. United States.
Thayer, III, William J. Tue . "Spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867698.
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title = {Spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas},
author = {Thayer, III, William J.},
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 housing, a heat exchanger/condenser for condensing the insulating gas after it exits from the housing, a pump for recirculating the condensed insulating gas as a liquid back to the housing, and a heater exchanger/evaporator 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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