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Publication Citation: Gapped Arresters Revisited: A Solution to Cascade Coordination

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Author(s): A. Mansoor; Francois D. Martzloff; K. O. Phipps;
Title: Gapped Arresters Revisited: A Solution to Cascade Coordination
Published: October 01, 1998
Abstract: This paper provides a brief perspective on how the coordination of cascaded surge-protective devices (SPDs) has become an issue. We propose an approach where the 'ancient' technology of gapped arresters may well be the answer to the dilemma of the incompatibility of a service-entrance SPD having relatively high limiting voltage with the proliferation of built-in or plug-in SPDs having relatively low limiting voltage inside the buildings. The solution involves providing a gapped arrester at the service entrance and gapless SPDs inside the building. An example is given of such a combination, with experimental verification of the proposed solution and computer modeling that allows a parametric evaluation of the significant factors in any candidate combination of SPDs.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Power Quality
Volume: 13
Issue: 4
Pages: pp. 1174 - 1180
Keywords: arresters;surge-protective devices (SPDs);
Research Areas: Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Systems and Data
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