This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Arc Fault Management Using Solid State Switching
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 02, 2004 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
Event: Power Systems Conference
In arc fault circuit breakers, the choice of a fault detection sensitivity is generally made as a compromise between speed of detection and avoidance of nuisance trips. By using solid state switching with a variable arc fault detection threshold, the best of both worlds can be obtained. This paper describes baseline experiments on arc fault management through the use of solid state switching. Direct current testing on series arcs and on parallel arcs across carbonized paths suggests that in some cases, an arc event can be actively managed. This allows a reduced level of power to be supplied to a critical system even in the presence of a fault condition. In cases where fault management is not appropriate, solid state fault interruption technology allows the ability to reset a nuisance trip, enabling more sensitive trip thresholds to be used.
|Technical Paper||Considerations for Arc Fault Protection in 28V DC Systems|
|Technical Paper||Aircraft Electrical Power Systems Prognostics and Health Management (AEPHM)|
|Technical Paper||Arc Fault Detection and Protection — Opportunities and Challenges|
CitationNemir, D., Martinez, A., and Diong, B., "Arc Fault Management Using Solid State Switching," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-3197, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-3197.
- Lieverman M.A. and Lichtenberg A.J., Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, New York, Wiley, 1994.
- Cooper J.H. and South W.H., Protective Relay Circuit for Detecting Arcing Faults on Low Voltage Spot Networks, U.S. Patent 4,639,817, January 27, 1987.
- Boksinger J. and Parente M., Power Cable Arcing Fault Detection System, U.S. Patent 5,047,724, September 10, 1991.
- Ragsdale C.W., Arc Detection System, U.S. Patent 5,280,404, January 18, 1994.
- Beihoff B.C., Tennies C.J., Richards F.S., O'Neal W.K., Frequency Selective Arc Detection, U.S. Patent 5,185,684, February 9, 1993.
- Neiger B.B., Bradley R.M., Pearse J.N. and Rose W.J., Arc Fault Detector with Circuit Interrupter and Early Arc Fault Detection, U.S. Patent 6,407,893 B1, June 18, 2002.
- Underwriters Laboratories, UL 1699 - Standard for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters, May, 2003.
- SAE, AS-5692 - Arc Fault Circuit Breaker (AFCB), Aircraft, Trip Free Single Phase 115 VAC, 400 Hz - Constant Frequency, Proposed draft December 12, 2003.
- Bartnikas R. and McMahon E.S., Engineering Dielectrics, Vol 1, Corona Measurement and Interpretation, ASTM, STP 669, Philadelphia, 1979.
- Meckler P., Eichhorn K.F. and Ho W., “Detecting and Extinguishing of Arcs in Aircraft Electrical Systems”, Proc. 2001 Aerospace Congress, SAE-2001-01-2657, Sept. 10-14, 2001.
- Furse C. and Haupt R., “Down to the Wire”, IEEE Spectrum, vol 38, no. 2, Feb. 2001, pp 35-39.