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Title: Hall-effect arc protector

Abstract

The Hall-Effect Arc Protector is used to protect sensitive electronics from high energy arcs. The apparatus detects arcs by monitoring an electrical conductor, of the instrument, for changes in the electromagnetic field surrounding the conductor which would be indicative of a possible arcing condition. When the magnitude of the monitored electromagnetic field exceeds a predetermined threshold, the potential for an instrument damaging are exists and the control system logic activates a high speed circuit breaker. The activation of the breaker shunts the energy imparted to the input signal through a dummy load to the ground. After the arc condition is terminated, the normal signal path is restored. 2 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co
OSTI Identifier:
504953
Patent Number(s):
5,629,824
Application Number:
PAN: 8-097,187
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 426000; PA: EDB-97:100233; SN: 97001815584
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 May 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES; ELECTRIC ARCS; HALL EFFECT; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; MEASURING METHODS; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Rankin, R.A., and Kotter, D.K. Hall-effect arc protector. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Rankin, R.A., & Kotter, D.K. Hall-effect arc protector. United States.
Rankin, R.A., and Kotter, D.K. Tue . "Hall-effect arc protector". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Hall-Effect Arc Protector is used to protect sensitive electronics from high energy arcs. The apparatus detects arcs by monitoring an electrical conductor, of the instrument, for changes in the electromagnetic field surrounding the conductor which would be indicative of a possible arcing condition. When the magnitude of the monitored electromagnetic field exceeds a predetermined threshold, the potential for an instrument damaging are exists and the control system logic activates a high speed circuit breaker. The activation of the breaker shunts the energy imparted to the input signal through a dummy load to the ground. After the arc condition is terminated, the normal signal path is restored. 2 figs.},
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year = {1997},
month = {5}
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