Industry Applications Conference, 1996. Thirty-First IAS Annual Meeting, IAS '96., Conference Record of the 1996 IEEE

6-10 Oct. 1996

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  • Conference Record of the 1996 IEEE Industry Applications Conference Thirty-First IAS Annual Meeting

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):i - xxxiv
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  • Development of medical mask utilizing electrostatic gradient force

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2044 - 2047
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  • Conference Author Index

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2585 - 2589
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  • Electrostatic powder coating of insulating surfaces using an alternating polarity internal corona gun

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2017 - 2025 vol.4
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    Electrostatic powder coating has been widely utilized in metal finishing industries for items such as appliances and consumer products. Recently, powder coating has been making inroads in the automotive industry. Here, he authors describe how an internal corona (IC) gun operated at 1 Hz alternating polarity (AP) was used in an attempt to powder coat insulating plastic plates without using conducti... View full abstract»

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  • The phenomenon of electrode polarization in dielectrophoresis

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2008 - 2014 vol.4
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    A theoretical model is set up to examine the question: are the results of dielectrophoretic measurements influenced by the frequency response of the diffuse double layer in the low frequency region (<100 Hz)? Within the constraints or the model and assumptions made in this paper our results show that under the typical electrolyte concentrations that are used in experiments the frequency respons... View full abstract»

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  • Investigation of the optical and electrical characteristics of a spark gap

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2059 - 2064 vol.4
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    A spark gap apparatus and a high speed optoelectronic measurement system were used to examine the optical and electrical characteristics of spark discharges. Parameters studied included the magnitude and polarity of the discharge voltage, gap length and the impedance of the discharge circuit. Analyses were performed to compare the measured optical signatures as a function of the discharge current.... View full abstract»

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  • Application of travelling wave field technique for handling cohesive powders

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2002 - 2007 vol.4
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    The main objective of this research is to study the transport phenomena of cohesive powders using travelling wave field technique. This technique has been successfully utilised for transporting and separating noncohesive materials in many applications. In the literature only a limited attention has been paid to the transport of cohesive powder materials using this technique. Cohesive powders are g... View full abstract»

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  • Value-based distribution system reliability planning

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2359 - 2365 vol.4
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    Society is becoming increasingly dependent on a cost-effective reliable electric power supply. Unreliable electric power supplies can be extremely costly to electric utilities and their customers. Predictive reliability assessment combines historical outage data and mathematical models to estimate the performance of specific network and system configurations [e.g., IEEE Std. 493-1990]. This paper ... View full abstract»

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  • Electrostatic precipitator with transverse electrodes for collecting high resistivity dust

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2054 - 2058 vol.4
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    A solution to collecting high concentration and high resistivity dust by changing the electrodes configuration of an electrostatic precipitator from longitudinal plate collection electrodes to V-X style transverse louver electrodes is dealt with in this paper. Experimental results showed that current carried by charges particles, negatively charged ions and electrons can be separately collected at... View full abstract»

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  • Xerographic printing on textiles

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1963 - 1973 vol.4
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    Textile printing systems are needed that will meet the requirements of time-driven, demand activated manufacturing. Xerography has the potential of meeting these requirements, but textile-specific xerographic toners must be developed in order to gain acceptance of this technology by the textile industry. One thermoplastic and three thermoset based toners were evaluated for xerographic printing on ... View full abstract»

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  • New generation UPS technology, the delta conversion principle

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2389 - 2395 vol.4
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    Harmonics, low power factor and high energy waste from traditional double conversion uninterruptible power systems (UPS) are becoming of increasing concern to electric utility engineers and operators of such UPS systems. Actually, today many UPSs are not being viewed as solutions, but rather as culprits. This paper introduces a new, line-interactive, online UPS technology that eliminates harmonic ... View full abstract»

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  • Direct electrostatic levitation and propulsion of silicon wafer

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1994 - 2001 vol.4
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    A new type of contact-less wafer manipulator, featuring “direct electrostatic levitation and propulsion of silicon wafer” (DELP-SW), has been successfully developed. The novel aspect of this manipulator is that a silicon wafer can be directly levitated and driven via electrostatic forces. In this paper, a brief review of basic principles is presented. This is followed by a description ... View full abstract»

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  • Mitigation of electromagnetic interference in low power compact electrodeless lamps

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2194 - 2200 vol.4
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    The commercial success of the electrodeless discharge lamp depends on a number of factors relating to efficacy, size, cost and electromagnetic interference. The problem of electromagnetic interference (both conducted and radiated) must be dealt with in order to comply with FCC and (CISPR) European Standards. This paper discusses finite element analysis and circuit modeling techniques to suppress c... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis and design of current-fed push-pull resonant inverters-cold cathode fluorescent lamp drivers

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2149 - 2152 vol.4
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    The current-fed push-pull resonant inverter provides a good solution for cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) drivers. However, to implement such a circuit, effective analysis and design procedures are needed. This paper presents a design-oriented analysis for the current-fed push-pull resonant inverter for CCFL applications. Approximate analysis techniques yield useful equations for the resonant ... View full abstract»

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  • Electric field detachment of a uniformly charged dielectric sphere on a dielectric coated electrode

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1883 - 1890 vol.4
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    In the electrophotographic process, charged toner particles are transferred from one surface to another with an electric field. To enable electric field transfer of toner, the externally applied field strength must be greater than a threshold value so that the coulombic force can overcome the toner adhesion force at the residing surface. In this work, the threshold field strength to detach a unifo... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated design approach of hybrid compensation systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2348 - 2355 vol.4
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    This paper describes an integrated design approach of hybrid compensation systems, including passive filters and thyristor-switched capacitors and inductors. The approach, which is valid even for nonlinear and unbalanced loads fed by unsymmetrical and distorted supply voltages, relies on a load identification method by means of parallel passive impedances. Applying the same method also to passive ... View full abstract»

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  • The performance of beta particles sensitivity controlled open air corona streamer counter in humid air

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2048 - 2053 vol.4
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    The possibility of using beta particles sensitivity controlled open air corona streamer counter (point-grid-plane, with preamplification gap) as a radiogauge depends mainly on the identification of the factors that affect its response. For this purpose, a complete analysis of the performance characteristics of such a counter as influenced by atmospheric humidity is given. A theoretical model is su... View full abstract»

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  • Change in charging characteristics of high polymers by plasma treatment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1959 - 1962 vol.4
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    The changes in charging characteristic and contact angle of polyethylene by plasma treatment in argon and oxygen gas were investigated. After the treatment, the samples were found to tend to charge more negatively. Both changes in charging characteristic and contact angle were correlated to each other. In the case of treatment in argon gas, the change is correlated to the input electric energy of ... View full abstract»

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  • Automation of electrical equipment reliability report forms

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2378 - 2385 vol.4
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    This paper describes a project which consisted of revising the format of an existing electrical failure report form to correspond with the data collection format used in the 1973 IEEE Survey on Reliability of Electrical Equipment in Industrial Plants. The revised report form was then automated in the form of an electronic database. Revision of the report form is expected to increase the quality an... View full abstract»

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  • New considerations for travelling wave particle handling

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1986 - 1993 vol.4
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    Different small-scale devices for particle micro-handling using an AC electric field boundary wave were proposed by F.M. Moesner et. al. (1995). These devices, with various novel transportation and manipulation features, that instantly generate particle driving forces through electric field creation, have been designed and produced. In a further endeavour, the mechanisms of particle conveyance are... View full abstract»

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  • Analytical simulation of current effect on radiation energy emitted from high current wall-stabilized arcs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2169 - 2172 vol.4
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    In order to know the effect of the arc current on the radiation power, an analytical simulation of the radiation or the lighting energy emitted from stabilized arcs has been made using an analytical relation between voltage gradient E and arc current I. Under the condition that the continuous spectrums are stronger than line ones, the radiation power is proportional to the square of electron densi... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing the uncertainty in fluorescent lamp/ballast system compatibility

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2189 - 2193 vol.4
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    The traditional method of life testing for fluorescent lamps is to determine the median operating hours until failure for a large sample of lamps, when operated on a 3 hours on and 20 minutes off cycle. This method may take 3 years to get results. Because many new fluorescent lighting products have been introduced and many new manufacturers have entered the marketplace, the compatibility of fluore... View full abstract»

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  • Single-stage dimmable electronic ballast with unity power factor

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2141 - 2148 vol.4
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    A new single-stage dimmable electronic ballast with unity power factor is introduced in this paper. The proposed circuit which is the integration of a buck-boost power converter and a half-bridge series resonant parallel loaded inverter is developed by substituting the synchronous switch for the active switches in the two-stage power converter. With the plasma model for the lamp, the analysis of t... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of harmonic suppression devices

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2340 - 2347 vol.4
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    An assessment has been conducted of five commercially available devices to determine their ability to provide clean sinusoidal voltage to nonlinear loads and to eliminate harmonic current demanded by nonlinear loads. The devices tested were a passive series-shunt filter, a delta-wye isolation transformer, a ferroresonant magnetic synthesizer, an active power line conditioner and an active injectio... View full abstract»

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  • MHz operation of voltage-fed inverter for HID lamps using distributed constant line

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2120 - 2125 vol.4
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    A novel type of solid-state ballast, which operates on the MHz-range frequency, is presented in this paper. A circuit composed of a voltage-fed half-bridge inverter, a distributed constant line, and a parallel LC resonant circuit have been developed for this purpose. The HID (high intensity discharge) lamp is connected to the output terminal of the inverter through the distributed constant line. H... View full abstract»

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