Triggered Spark Gap Switch with Gas Circulation for Repetitively Operated Multistage Marx Generator

Artem S. Yudin, Sergey S. Martemyanov, Andrey A. Bukharkin, Igor V. Bugaev, Evgeny G. Krastelev

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Abstract

A column type set of spark gap switches for 12-stage 5 kJ Marx generator repetitively operated with rep-rate of up to 10 pps was designed and constructed. The Marx generator design (peak voltage of 600 kV at 50 kV charging) meets the requirements of pulsed power technologies like concrete construction crashing, removing of concrete surface layers, drilling and cutting of stones. The column of Marx switches includes one triggered switch and eleven self-breakdown two-electrode gaps. A long-time of operation of the switches is ensured by intensive gas circulation through the column and its cooling. High stability of dynamic parameters (stable pulsed self-breakdown voltage and a small discharge time delay) is achieved by gas preionization in the spark gaps by additional corona discharges. The results of experimental tests including the measurements of electrodes erosion provide the estimations for electrode lifetime of about 106 pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 20th International Symposium on High-Current Electronics, ISHCE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages166-169
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668900
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018
Event20th International Symposium on High-Current Electronics, ISHCE 2018 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 16 Sep 201822 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference20th International Symposium on High-Current Electronics, ISHCE 2018
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period16.9.1822.9.18

Keywords

  • corona discharge
  • electrode erosion
  • Marx generator
  • pulsed power technologies
  • time to breakdown
  • triggered switch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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