電磁操作式真空遮断器における開放速度の向上 [in Japanese] A New Method for Raising Opening Velocity of Electromagnetic Actuated Vacuum Circuit Breaker [in Japanese]
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Recently an electromagnetic actuator has been widely used as an operating mechanism for the vacuum circuit breaker (VCB). The opening velocity of the contact is supposed to be strongly related with current interruption performance. This paper presents a simple and new technique that raises opening velocity of the electromagnetic actuated VCB. In order to investigate this reason, we built a numerical simulator that predicts the dynamic characteristics of the VCB contact. It takes into account of the magnetic behavior in the actuator and is also coupled with the external control circuit. According to this simulation, it is shown that it is originated from the sharp rise in the electromagnetic thrust force due to the selective saturation of the magnetic yoke. As the result of our experiments, by this technique the opening velocity was verified to be 1.5 times faster than by the conventional way.
- IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy 126(12), 1283-1288, 2006-12-01
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan