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Title: DIFFERENTIAL FAULT SENSING CIRCUIT

Abstract

A differential fault sensing circuit is designed for detecting arcing in high-voltage vacuum tubes arranged in parallel. A circuit is provided which senses differences in voltages appearing between corresponding elements likely to fault. Sensitivity of the circuit is adjusted to some level above which arcing will cause detectable differences in voltage. For particular corresponding elements, a group of pulse transformers are connected in parallel with diodes connected across the secondaries thereof so that only voltage excursions are transmitted to a thyratron which is biased to the sensitivity level mentioned.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4838846
Patent Number(s):
2999187
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-027843
NSA Number:
NSA-15-027843
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; CIRCUITS; DETECTION; DIODES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRON TUBES; QUANTITY RATIO; SAFETY; SENSITIVITY; THYRATRONS; TRANSFORMERS

Citation Formats

Roberts, J.H. DIFFERENTIAL FAULT SENSING CIRCUIT. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Roberts, J.H. DIFFERENTIAL FAULT SENSING CIRCUIT. United States.
Roberts, J.H. Fri . "DIFFERENTIAL FAULT SENSING CIRCUIT". United States.
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title = {DIFFERENTIAL FAULT SENSING CIRCUIT},
author = {Roberts, J.H.},
abstractNote = {A differential fault sensing circuit is designed for detecting arcing in high-voltage vacuum tubes arranged in parallel. A circuit is provided which senses differences in voltages appearing between corresponding elements likely to fault. Sensitivity of the circuit is adjusted to some level above which arcing will cause detectable differences in voltage. For particular corresponding elements, a group of pulse transformers are connected in parallel with diodes connected across the secondaries thereof so that only voltage excursions are transmitted to a thyratron which is biased to the sensitivity level mentioned.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {9}
}