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Gapped Arresters Revisited: A Solution to Cascade Coordination

Published

Author(s)

A. Mansoor, Francois D. Martzloff, K. O. Phipps

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

Keywords

arresters, surge-protective devices (SPDs)

Citation

Mansoor, A. , Martzloff, F. and Phipps, K. (1998), Gapped Arresters Revisited: A Solution to Cascade Coordination, IEEE Transactions on Power Quality, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=2782 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created September 30, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021