酸化亜鉛形避雷器の開発 [in Japanese] Developing the First Gapless ZnO Surge Arrester in the World [in Japanese]
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Metal Oxide Surge Arrester (MOSA) technology was first developed in Japan and improved. Original discovery was made by Matsushita Electric Industry Co., Ltd by a finding of some diode phenomenon. Meidensha Corporation applied it to high voltage grid system in Japan in 1975 as a reliable lightning protection device. Japanese MOSA manufactures played a leading role in world MOSA innovations and developments. The BIL has been standardized based on arrester protective characteristics. Due to MOSA, the product shift to MOSA occurred from the gapped type arresters (GTA) 35 years ago as GTA had many gap-related problems. The MOSA became a complete IEC standard (IEC60099-4-1991) taking 20 years from starting development. The MOSA now has a solid footprint in the world lightning protection space.
- IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy 128(3), 516-519, 2008-03-01
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan