WorldWideScience

Sample records for ammeters

  1. Fission cross section for 242Am.met

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The neutron-induced fission cross section for 242Am.met (152y) was measured at the Livermore 100-MeV electron linac in the neutron energy range of 0.01 eV to 20 MeV. Fission fragments were detected using a hemispherical fission chamber. The neutron flux was measured below 10 keV using lithium glass scintillators. Above 10 keV, the 242Am.met fission cross section was measured relative to the 235U fission cross section. Below 20 eV, the data were fit with a sum of single-level Breit-Wigner resonances. Results for the distribution of fission widths, the average fission width, and the average level spacing are presented. The fission cross section in the 100 keV to 20 MeV range is compared with previous measurements

  2. A large winding-ratio planar transformer with an optimized geometry for SQUID ammeter

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    We present a new multiturn gradiometric transformer design. The transformer has a winding ratio of 1284:2 and is composed of a coplanar primary and secondary to overcome the problem of parasitic resonances typically related to planar input circuits with large winding ratios. When applied with a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID), a highly sensitive current detector down to 25 fA Hz−1/2 is demonstrated. The device characterization yields a coupling coefficient of 0.39 for the transformer. (paper)

  3. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and zero resistance ammeters (ZRA) as tools for studying the behaviour of zinc-rich inorganic coatings

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Impedance spectra obtained from zinc-rich inorganic coatings after one year of atmospheric exposure, have been interpreted on the basis of the study of the galvanic couple Zn/Fe, using a potentiostat combined with two ZRA. The area ratio of Zn/Fe is one of the factors conditioning the cathodic protection of iron. When this ratio is locally 1:1 or lower, corrosion spots are detected on iron and the overall impedance spectra shows a 'flattened' shape at low frequencies. The type of atmosphere determines the durability and evolution of the coating's protection mechanism. (author) 9 refs., 13 figs

  4. 46 CFR 183.350 - Batteries-general.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... dissipate the gases generated. (b) Each battery must be located as high above the bilge as practicable... made to battery terminals with permanent type connectors. Spring clips or other temporary type clamps... is resistant to damage by the electrolyte. (f) Battery chargers must have an ammeter connected in...

  5. 46 CFR 120.350 - Batteries-general.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ...) Each battery must be located as high above the bilge as practicable, secured to protect against...) Batteries must be accessible for maintenance and removal. (d) Connections must be made to battery terminals... the electrolyte. (f) Battery chargers must have an ammeter connected in the charging circuit. (g)...

  6. Control of the Superconducting Magnets current Power Supplies of the TJ-II Gyrotrons

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The TJ-II ECRH heating system consists of two gyrotrons, which can deliver a maximum power of 300 kW at a frequency of 53.2 GHz. Another 28 GHz gyrotron is going to be used in the Bernstein waves heating system. In order to get the required frequency, the gyrotrons need and homogeneous magnetic field of several tesla, which is generated by a superconducting coil field by a current source. This document describes the current source control as well as the high precision ammeters control. These ammeters measure the current in the superconducting coils. The user interface and the programming of the control system are described. The communication between devices is also explained. (author) 9 Refs

  7. Control of the Superconducting Magnets current Power Supplies of the TJ-II Gyrotrons; Control de las Fuentes de Corriente de las Bobinas Superconductoras de los Girotrones del TJ-II

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ros, A.; Fernandez, A.; Tolkachev, A.; Catalan, G.

    2006-07-01

    The TJ-II ECRH heating system consists of two gyrotrons, which can deliver a maximum power of 300 kW at a frequency of 53.2 GHz. Another 28 GHz gyrotron is going to be used in the Bernstein waves heating system. In order to get the required frequency, the gyrotrons need and homogeneous magnetic field of several tesla, which is generated by a superconducting coil field by a current source. This document describes the current source control as well as the high precision ammeters control. These ammeters measure the current in the superconducting coils. The user interface and the programming of the control system are described. The communication between devices is also explained. (author) 9 Refs.

  8. Introduction to electronics

    CERN Document Server

    Korneff, Theodore

    1966-01-01

    Introduction to Electronics focuses on the study of electronics and electronic devices. Composed of 14 chapters, the book starts with discussions on dc circuits, including resistance, voltmeter, ammeter, galvanometer, internal resistance, and positive and negative currents. This topic is followed by discussions on ac circuits, particularly addressing voltage and current, average power, resistive load, complex plane, and parallel circuits. Discussions also focus on filters and tuned circuits, diodes, and power supplies. Particularly given attention are the processes, diagrams, and analyses

  9. SQUID With Integral Flux Concentrator

    Science.gov (United States)

    Peters, Palmer N.; Sisk, Robert C.

    1989-01-01

    In improved superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID), change in size and shape of superconducting ring improves coupling to external signal coil and eases coil-positioning tolerances. More rugged and easier to manufacture than conventional SQUID's with comparable electrical characteristics. Thin-film superconducting flux concentrator utilizes Meissner effect to deflect magnetic field of signal coil into central hole of SQUID. Used in magnetometers, ammeters, analog-to-digital converters, and related electronic applications in which high signal-to-noise ratios required.

  10. Superconducting bolometer array with SQUID readout for submillimetre wavelength detection

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    We have tested a fully microfabricated superconducting bolometer array for astrophysical observations at submillimetre wavelengths. The system is cooled by a 3He sorption refrigerator operating in a pumped 4He cryostat. The transition edge bolometer uses a bilayer of molybdenum and a gold-palladium alloy with a transition temperature of around 500 mK as the thermometer. The bolometer is voltage biased, and the current is measured by a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) ammeter

  11. Mesoscopic superconducting tunnel junction devices : experimental studies of performance limitations

    OpenAIRE

    Kivioja, Jani

    2005-01-01

    In this work four different mesoscopic superconducting devices have been experimentally studied: an ammeter based on a hysteretic Josephson junction switching from the superconducting state to the normal state, a conventional Cooper pair pump (CPP) based on two superconducting islands separated by tunnel junctions, a novel flux assisted Cooper pair pump and a thermometer based on a tunnel junction between a superconductor and a normal metal. These devices make use of phenomena related to supe...

  12. Corrosion and Galvanic behavior of Copper, Carbon steeland Zinc Couples in (3.5 %wt) Nacl Solution

    OpenAIRE

    Qasim M. Abbas; Jamal M. Ali

    2009-01-01

    The galvanic corrosion of the (Cu - Fe), (Cu - Zn) and (Fe - Zn) couples have been investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution, 40ºC, different velocities (Re = 5000, 10000 and 15000) and different area ratios of cathode to anode (AR= 0.5,1 and 2), by using commercial metal pipe (cylindrical tube).The Zero Resistance Ammeter has been used to measure the galvanic current (Ig) and galvanic potential (Eg) with time. The galvanic current density increases with increasing velocity (Re) and the area ra...

  13. Improved Calibration of Instruments for Small Direct Currents

    CERN Document Server

    Scherer, Hansjörg; Krause, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We report on new calibration methods for picoammeters and low-current sources. The "Ultrastable Low-noise Current Amplifier" (ULCA) was used for the exemplary calibration of commercial state-of-the-art ammeter and current source instruments in the current range between 1 femtoampere and 1 microampere. The uncertainties achieved are compared with results obtained from two other calibration methods for small direct currents. It is shown that using the ULCA as calibrator allows achieving lower uncertainties together with the benefit of easier handling compared to alternative techniques. Also, the ULCA allows performing current meter and source calibrations between 1 femtoampere and 1 microampere with a single method.

  14. Galvanic Corrosion between Alloy 690 and Magnetite in Alkaline Aqueous Solutions

    OpenAIRE

    Soon-Hyeok Jeon; Geun-Dong Song; Do Haeng Hur

    2015-01-01

    The galvanic corrosion behavior of Alloy 690 coupled with magnetite has been investigated in an alkaline solution at 30 °C and 60 °C using a potentiodynamic polarization method and a zero resistance ammeter. The positive current values were recorded in the galvanic couple and the corrosion potential of Alloy 690 was relatively lower. These results indicate that Alloy 690 behaves as the anode of the pair. The galvanic coupling between Alloy 690 and magnetite increased the corrosion rate of All...

  15. The activation analysis of the pinbadge paint that is doubted as a radioactive material

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Some toy badges that we obtained emitted fluorescence strongly, when there were irradiated by an ultra violet lamp in a dark room. They were left on X ray negative films for several hours and one of them blackened films. Owing to these facts, we doubted if it is a radioactive material. In order to search if it is a radioactive material or not, a portion of the badge paint was examined by a liquid scintillation analyzer and an ammeter which is connected to a photo diode. Consequently, the badge paint was not identified a radioactive material. Then, to find the reason why some badges emitted under an ultra violet lamp and one badge paint blackened X ray negative films, neutron activation analysis was applied to the badge paint sample. As a result, we finally found that the badge paint was made of phosphorescent phosphor because it contains aluminum. (author)

  16. Corrosion and Galvanic behavior of Copper, Carbon steeland Zinc Couples in (3.5 %wt Nacl Solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Qasim M. Abbas

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The galvanic corrosion of the (Cu - Fe, (Cu - Zn and (Fe - Zn couples have been investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution, 40ºC, different velocities (Re = 5000, 10000 and 15000 and different area ratio’s of cathode to anode (AR= 0.5,1 and 2, by using commercial metal pipe (cylindrical tube.The Zero Resistance Ammeter has been used to measure the galvanic current (Ig and galvanic potential (Eg with time. The galvanic current density increases with increasing velocity (Re and the area ratio (AR. The galvanic potential (Eg is shifted to less negative with increasing velocity (Re and the area ratio (AR. A statistical relations for the galvanic current density and galvanic potential as a function of (Re. and the area ratio had been created depending on Quasi-Newton method. There is good agreement between experimental and predicted results.

  17. Coating Prospects in Corrosion Prevention of Aluminized Steel and Its Coupling with Magnesium

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sun, Fuyan

    In this study, a plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) process was used to form oxide coating on aluminized steel, heated aluminized steel and magnesium. A potentiodynamic polarization corrosion test was employed to investigate the general corrosion properties. Galvanic corrosion of steel samples and magnesium samples was studied by zero resistance ammeter (ZRA) tests and boiling tests. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and EDS were used to investigate the coating microstructure and the coating/substrate interface. In general, the PEO coatings on all three substrate can help prevent general corrosion. 6-min coated magnesium with unipolar current mode performs best in most galvanic couplings for preventing both general corrosion and galvanic corrosion. Factors which could influence galvanic corrosion behaviors of tested samples were discussed based on area ratios of anode/cathode and cell potential driving force during the ZRA corrosion tests and boiling tests.

  18. Cathodic protection in simulated geothermal environments

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bandy, R.; van Rooyen, D.

    1983-01-01

    The results of cathodic protection of carbon steel and AISI Type 316 stainless steel in simulated geothermal brines are described. Impressed current tests on carbon steel and stainless steel were conducted under controlled potential, and cathodic protection of carbon steel using zinc sacrificial anodes was studied by monitoring the galvanic current and potential of the couple with a zero-resistance ammeter. Weight-loss measurements and photomicrographs of test coupons were taken whenever necessary to determine the nature of attack and degree of protection. Tests were generally conducted at 90/sup 0/C. However, some tests on carbon steel were conducted up to 150/sup 0/C in a titanium autoclave. Results show that the weight loss of carbon steel can be reduced significantly and the pitting corrosion of the stainless steel can be prevented by shifting the potentials of the metals 60 to 80 mV cathodic to their respective open-circuit potentials.

  19. Galvanic Corrosion between Alloy 690 and Magnetite in Alkaline Aqueous Solutions

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Soon-Hyeok Jeon

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The galvanic corrosion behavior of Alloy 690 coupled with magnetite has been investigated in an alkaline solution at 30 °C and 60 °C using a potentiodynamic polarization method and a zero resistance ammeter. The positive current values were recorded in the galvanic couple and the corrosion potential of Alloy 690 was relatively lower. These results indicate that Alloy 690 behaves as the anode of the pair. The galvanic coupling between Alloy 690 and magnetite increased the corrosion rate of Alloy 690. The temperature increase led to an increase in the extent of galvanic effect and a decrease in the stability of passive film. Galvanic effect between Alloy 690 and magnetite is proposed as an additional factor accelerating the corrosion rate of Alloy 690 steam generator tubing in secondary water.

  20. Corrosion behavior of alloy 600 coupled with electrodeposited magnetite in simulated secondary water of PWRs

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The corrosion behavior of Alloy 600 coupled with magnetite was investigated in simulated secondary water of pressurized water reactors using a potentiodynamic polarization test and zero-resistance ammeter. Passive film formed on the surface of Alloy 600 was also analyzed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Alloy 600 was the anodic element of the galvanic pair since its corrosion potential was less noble than that of the magnetite. Galvanic coupling increased the corrosion current density of Alloy 600 due to the shifting of the potential of Alloy 600 to the positive value. The passive film of coupled Alloy 600 was more slowly stabilized and was thinner and less protective than that of non-coupled Alloy 600. (author)

  1. Crevice corrosion of support alloys in the secondary environment of nuclear steam generators

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Zero impedance ammeters were used to study the initiation and early stages of corrosion induced by the crevice/galvanic junction of alloy 600 tubes and various support structure alloys, under conditions that prevail in nuclear steam generators. The effect of oxidant concentration, pH, anion type, temperature, alloy composition and crevice geometry were studied. Empirical relationships were developed for the effects of pH, temperature and alloy type on the measured galvanic corrosion rate. The following materials were selected as representative of those in use or under consideration for support structures in nuclear steam generators: 1018 Carbon steel, 508 Carbon steel, 430 Modified (slightly higher chromium) ferritic stainless steel, 410 Martensitic stainless steel, 409 Ferritic stainless steel, 405 Ferritic stainless steel, and 347 Austenitic stainless steel

  2. Corrosion behaviour and galvanic coupling of titanium and welded titanium in LiBr solutions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Corrosion resistance and galvanic coupling of Grade 2 commercially pure titanium in its welded and non-welded condition were systematically analyzed in LiBr solutions. Galvanic corrosion was evaluated through two different methods: anodic polarization (according to the Mixed Potential Theory) and electrochemical noise (using a zero-resistance ammeter). Samples have been etched to study the microstructure. The action of lithium chromate as corrosion inhibitor has been evaluated. Titanium and welded titanium showed extremely low corrosion current densities and elevated pitting potential values (higher than 1 V). The results of both methods, anodic polarization and electrochemical noise, showed that the welded titanium was always the anodic element of the pair titanium-welded titanium, so that its corrosion resistance decreases due to the galvanic effect

  3. 改进电热法测定氯化钠溶液比热容的研究%Study on Using Improved Electrothermal Method to Test Specific Heat Capacity of Sodium Chloride Solution

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    付睿丽; 马镛; 李磊; 吴修治

    2014-01-01

    改进电热法测定比热容装置,省去电流表,用阻值恒定的 FeCrAl 合金电阻丝代替,并且设置静音搅拌叶轮,实现溶液自动搅拌。为防止氯化钠溶液电解,用石墨电极代替传统铜电极,测出氯化钠溶液比热容随浓度的变化规律:即在初温相同的条件下,氯化钠溶液比热容随浓度增加而线性降低;随着初始温度的升高,氯化钠溶液比热容随浓度变化曲线整体向上平移。%The experimental device,by which the improved electrothermal method is used to test the specific heat capacity,may leave out an ammeter,and the ammeter can be replaced by the re-sistance wire of FeCrAl Alloy which has constant resistance.The device has mute stirring impel-ler,and can mix the solution automatically.In order to prevent the sodium chloride solution from being electrolysed,the traditional copper electrode is replaced by graphite electrode.Then,the variations of the specific heat capacity of sodium chloride solution with the temperature are test-ed.The results of the experiment indicate that the specific heat capacity of sodium chloride solu-tion decreases linearly along with the increase of concentration,and with the changes of the initial temperature,the curve offset slightly.

  4. High density trans-admittance mammography development and preliminary phantom tests

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zhao Mingkang

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Malignant breast tumor tissue has a significantly different electrical impedance spectrum than surrounding normal tissues. This has led to the development of impedance imaging as a supplementary or alternative method to X-ray mammography for screening and assessment of breast cancers. However low spatial resolution and poor signal to noise ratio has limited the clinical application. Methods In order to improve spatial resolution we developed a trans-admittance mammography (TAM system including an array of 60×60 current sensing electrodes. We adopted a similar setup to X-ray mammography where the breast is situated between two holding plates. The top plate is a large solid metal electrode for applying a sinusoidal voltage over a range of frequencies from 50 Hz to 500 kHz. The bottom plate has 3600 current sensing electrodes that are kept at the ground potential. Currents are generated from the top voltage-applying electrode and spread throughout the breast, entering the TAM system through the array of current sensing electrodes on the bottom plate. The TAM system measures the exit currents through 6 switching modules connected to 600 electrodes each. Each switching module is connected to 12 ammeter channels which are switched sequentially to 50 of the 600 electrodes each measurement time. Each ammeter channel is comprised of a current-to-voltage converter, a gain amplifier, filters, an analog to digital converter, and a digital phase sensitive demodulator. Results We found an average noise level of 38 nA, amplitude stability of less than 0.2%, crosstalk of better than -60 dB and 70 dB signal to noise ratio over all channels and operating frequencies. Images were obtained in time difference and frequency difference modes in a saline phantom. Conclusion We describe the design, construction, and calibration of a high density TAM system in detail. Successful high resolution time and frequency difference images showed regions of

  5. Experimental Investigation of Micro Heat Pipes of Different Cross-Sections Having Same Hydraulic Diameter

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    Effects of micro heat pipe (MHP) cross-sections and orientations on its thermal perforrnance are experimentally investigated in this study. Tests are conducted using five different cross-sections (circular, semicircular, elliptical,semi-elliptical and rectangular) of micro heat pipes having same hydraulic diameter of 3 mm placed at three different inclination angles (0°, 45°, 90°), where water is used as the working fluid. Evaporator section of the MHP is heated by an electric heater and the condenser section is cooled by circulation of water in an annular space between condenser section and the water jacket. Temperatures at different locations of the MHP are measured using five calibrated K type thermocouples. Heat supply is varied using a voltage regulator which is measured by a precision ammeter and a voltmeter. It is found that thermal performance tends to deteriorate as the MHP is flattened.Thus among all cross-sections of MHP, circular one exhibits the best thermal performance in terms of heat flux dissipation followed by semi-elliptical, semi-circular, elliptical and rectangular cross-sections. Moreover, its heat transfer capability also decreases with decreasing of its inclination angle. Finally, a correlation is developed which covers all the experimental data within +7%.

  6. A study of power availability in Oleh community in Isoko South local Government area of Delta state, Nigeria

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    S.O. Otuagoma

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the availability of electric power supply in the Oleh community of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria was carried out. The methods employed in achieving this include the use of Hour – Meter to register the number of hours supply was available for a period of three months, Multimeter and Ammeter were used to measure the supply voltage and current at any given time. The load shedding method adopted in the community by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, was also investigated. The results showed that power availability in the community for the three months under review was very bad. The average percentage of power available for the three months was 11.8%, meaning 88.2% of the time, power was unavailable. The power reliability index for each month of the study was negative; -5.94, -7.82 and -5.94 for June, July and August, 2015 respectively against a recommended value of high reliability of 0.989. This poor power availability accounts for the underdevelopment of the community.

  7. VAPOR SPACE AND LIQUID/AIR INTERFACECORROSION TESTS

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Zapp, P.; Hoffman, E.

    2009-11-09

    The phenomena of vapor space corrosion and liquid/air interface corrosion of carbon steel in simulated liquid waste environments have been investigated. Initial experiments have explored the hypothesis that vapor space corrosion may be accelerated by the formation of a corrosive electrolyte on the tank wall by a process of evaporation of relatively warmer waste and condensation of the vapor on the relatively cooler tank wall. Results from initial testing do not support the hypothesis of electrolyte transport by evaporation and condensation. The analysis of the condensate collected by a steel specimen suspended over a 40 C simulated waste solution showed no measurable concentrations of the constituents of the simulated solution and a decrease in pH from 14 in the simulant to 5.3 in the condensate. Liquid/air interface corrosion was studied as a galvanic corrosion system, where steel at the interface undergoes accelerated corrosion while steel in contact with bulk waste is protected. The zero-resistance-ammeter technique was used to measure the current flow between steel specimens immersed in solutions simulating (1) the high-pH bulk liquid waste and (2) the expected low-pH meniscus liquid at the liquid/air interface. Open-circuit potential measurements of the steel specimens were not significantly different in the two solutions, with the result that (1) no consistent galvanic current flow occurred and (2) both the meniscus specimen and bulk specimen were subject to pitting corrosion.

  8. Recent development of anaerobic digestion processes for energy recovery from wastes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nishio, Naomichi; Nakashimada, Yutaka

    2007-02-01

    Anaerobic digestion leads to the overall gasification of organic wastewaters and wastes, and produces methane and carbon dioxide; this gasification contributes to reducing organic matter and recovering energy from organic carbons. Here, we propose three new processes and demonstrate the effectiveness of each process. By using complete anaerobic organic matter removal process (CARP), in which diluted wastewaters such as sewage and effluent from a methane fermentation digester were treated under anaerobic condition for post-treatment, the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in wastewater was decreased to less than 20 ppm. The dry ammonia-methane two-stage fermentation process (Am-Met process) is useful for the anaerobic treatment of nitrogen-rich wastes such as waste excess sludge, cow feces, chicken feces, and food waste without the dilution of the ammonia produced by water or carbon-rich wastes. The hydrogen-methane two-stage fermentation (Hy-Met process), in which the hydrogen produced in the first stage is used for a fuel cell system to generate electricity and the methane produced in the second stage is used to generate heat energy to heat the two reactors and satisfy heat requirements, is useful for the treatment of sugar-rich wastewaters, bread wastes, and biodiesel wastewaters. PMID:17368391

  9. Cathodic protection in highly-aggressive geothermal environments

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bandy, R.; van Rooyen, D.

    1982-01-01

    The feasibility of cathodic protection in highly aggressive geothermal environments has been investigated in the laboratory using both impressed current and sacrificial anode techniques. Artificial brines simulating the hypersaline geothermal brines of the Imperial Valley of California and the less aggressive geothermal fluids found in some other parts of the US were used as test environments. Impressed current tests on carbon steel were conducted under controlled potential, and cathodic protection of carbon steel using zinc sacrificial anodes was studied by monitoring the galvanic current and potential of the couple with a zero resistance ammeter. Weight loss measurements were conducted in all cases to determine the amount of protection achieved. Results show that the weight loss generally follows a semi-logarithmic relationship with the amount of potential shift away from the corrosion potential as a result of the impressed current; significant cathodic protection can be achieved by shifting the potential of the order of only 70 to 80 mV. Under certain controlled cathodic conditions, electrocrystallization has been observed on the carbon steel surface, resulting in a small weight gain. For the carbon steel-zinc couple, the potential gradually drifts towards that of the open circuit potential of zinc, resulting in excellent protection for the steel and a relatively tolerable corrosion rate for zinc.

  10. Research of electrical conductivity of synthetic powders

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    P. Popielska-Ostrowska

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This paper describes the electrical conductivity of liquid phase powders and laboratory research of electrical conductivity of synthetic powders.Design/methodology/approach: Research of electrical conductivity of liquid synthetic slag was performed using voltmeter-ammeter method on the specially designed research stand.Findings: The electrical conductivity of slag depends on the chemical composition of the liquid slag, which is related to their ionic structure. The electrical conductivity is determined by the dimensions of the ions, their number and mobility as a function of the viscosity of the liquid in which they are.Research limitations/implications: Laboratory studies of electrical conductivity of liquid powders should be the basis for further studies crystallizer powders used in continuous casting conditions.Practical implications: The chemical composition of powders (ion can cause changes in the lubrication conditions in the near-meniscus zone in continuous casting mold and can influence on the surface quality on the continuous casting ingots.Originality/value: This paper presents the result of research of electrical conductivity CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-FeO-MgO-K2O powders.

  11. Fabrication and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of polymeric composites filled with silver-coated microorganism cells

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In this paper, helical silver-coated Spirulina cells were used as conductive fillers for the fabrication of polymeric composites. The morphology and composition of the coated Spirulina cells were analyzed with scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. The densities of silver-coated Spirulina cells were measured using the standard Archimedes method with distilled water. The electrical resistivity was measured by four-probe technique using ammeter and voltmeter whereas electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness was measured by four-port method using vector network analyzer and coaxial-airline sample holder. The results showed that the silver-coated Spirulina cells with different coating thickness were lightweight fillers compared to the other typical conductive particles. The polymeric composites could achieve good conductivity at the lower content of silver-coated Spirulina cells owing to their helical shape. The shielding effectiveness of polymeric composites had a strong dependence on their conductivity. At the coating thickness of 0.96 μm and the content of 40 vol%, the shielding effectiveness could reach above 74.3 dB in entire test wave band.

  12. Corrosion evaluation of multi-pass welded nickel–aluminum bronze alloy in 3.5% sodium chloride solution: A restorative application of gas tungsten arc welding process

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Highlights: • Corrosion of GTA welded nickel–aluminum bronze (C95800) was studied. • Drastic microstructural changes occurred during the welding operations. • The β′ and α phases acts as anode and cathode, correspondingly, in weld region. • A few nanoamperes couple current was measured in ZRA test as galvanic corrosion. • Corrosion resistance of weld parts could not be weakened in marine environments. - Abstract: In this research, the corrosion behavior of a gas tungsten arc welded nickel–aluminum bronze (NAB) alloy is investigated by DC and AC electrochemical techniques in 3.5% sodium chloride solution. Regarding the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic results, uniform corrosion resistance of instantly immersed weld and base samples are almost analogous and increased (more in weld region) during the immersion times. Moreover, zero resistant ammeter results demonstrated that the few nanoampere galvanic currents are attributed to microstructural and morphological differences between these two regions. Therefore, the welding procedure could not deteriorate the general corrosion resistance of the restored damaged NAB parts operating in marine environments

  13. Performance of a 4 Kelvin pulse-tube cooled cryostat with dc SQUID amplifiers for bolometric detector testing

    CERN Document Server

    Barron, Darcy; Keating, Brian; Quillin, Ron; Stebor, Nathan; Wilson, Brandon

    2013-01-01

    The latest generation of cosmic microwave background (CMB) telescopes is searching for the undetected faint signature of gravitational waves from inflation in the polarized signal of the CMB. To achieve the unprecedented levels of sensitivity required, these experiments use arrays of superconducting Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers that are cooled to sub-Kelvin temperatures for photon-noise limited performance. These TES detectors are read out using low- noise SQUID amplifiers. To rapidly test these detectors and similar devices in a laboratory setting, we constructed a cryogenic refrigeration chain consisting of a commercial two-stage pulse-tube cooler, with a base temperature of 3 K, and a closed-cycle 3He/4He/3He sorption cooler, with a base temperature of 220 mK. A commercial dc SQUID system, with sensors cooled to 4 K, was used as a highly-sensitive cryogenic ammeter. Due to the extreme sensitivity of SQUIDs to changing magnetic fields, there are several challenges involving cooling them with puls...

  14. Use of SMT phototransistors for dosimetry in computerized tomography

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A dosimetry system using commercially available SMT (Surface-Mount Technology) phototransistors is evaluated for dose measurements in X-ray computed tomography. First, the phototransistors were characterized at the laboratory using a Pantak X-ray in the standard radiation quality RQR9 from IEC61267. The following tests were realized: energy dependence, response with dose rate and repetitiveness. The phototransistors yielded a real-time readout and a 6430 Sub-femto-ammeter Keithley was used to obtain their electrical current. This methodology allowed the correlating of their results with a standard ionisation chamber, a NE2571 ionization chamber coupled to a NE2670 electrometer that measured the applied dose at the detector position. After the characterization of the phototransistors, free-in-air and in head phantom dose measurements were carried out with the dosimetry system at the Hospital. Phototransistors were used to determine the dose profile measurements along the axis of rotation undergoing CT head examination. A Flip-Flop electrometer was used to obtain these measurements. The results indicated that the current values were reliable when compared with the results of doses of CT ionization chamber under the same conditions. The loss of radiation sensitivity, postirradiation, with time is not significant and the SMT phototransistor brings some features to CT dosimetry including high sensitivity, small size, real-time measurements and linearity. (author)

  15. Fabrication and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of polymeric composites filled with silver-coated microorganism cells

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lan, Mingming, E-mail: lan_mingming@163.com [College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002 (China); Zhang, Deyuan; Cai, Jun; Hu, Yanyan; Yuan, Liming [Bionic and Micro/Nano/Bio Manufacturing Technology Research Center, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China)

    2014-07-01

    In this paper, helical silver-coated Spirulina cells were used as conductive fillers for the fabrication of polymeric composites. The morphology and composition of the coated Spirulina cells were analyzed with scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. The densities of silver-coated Spirulina cells were measured using the standard Archimedes method with distilled water. The electrical resistivity was measured by four-probe technique using ammeter and voltmeter whereas electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness was measured by four-port method using vector network analyzer and coaxial-airline sample holder. The results showed that the silver-coated Spirulina cells with different coating thickness were lightweight fillers compared to the other typical conductive particles. The polymeric composites could achieve good conductivity at the lower content of silver-coated Spirulina cells owing to their helical shape. The shielding effectiveness of polymeric composites had a strong dependence on their conductivity. At the coating thickness of 0.96 μm and the content of 40 vol%, the shielding effectiveness could reach above 74.3 dB in entire test wave band.

  16. Corrosion behaviour of Mg-Cu and Mg-Mo composites in 3.5% NaCl

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The corrosion behaviour of pure magnesium, Mg-Cu (0.3, 0.6, and 1 vol.%) and Mg-Mo (0.1, 0.3, and 0.6 vol.%) composites has been studied in 3.5% NaCl solution by weight loss and polarisation methods. Corrosion rates determined by weight loss method were considerably higher than that determined by polarisation method. The corrosion rate increased with increasing volume fraction of reinforcement in Mg-Cu and Mg-Mo composites. At the same volume fraction of reinforcement, molybdenum reinforced composite corroded faster than copper reinforced composite. The galvanic current density between Mg-Cu and Mg-Mo couples has been experimentally measured using zero resistance ammeter technique. The experimentally observed galvanic current densities were in close agreement with those obtained using mixed potential theory analysis. SEM observation of corroded samples confirmed microgalvanic activity at the matrix/reinforcement interfaces. The poor corrosion resistance of composites has been attributed to microgalvanic effects between the matrix and reinforcements and inferior quality of surface films

  17. Voltage-Biased Superconducting Transition-Edge Bolometer with Strong Electrothermal Feedback Operated at 370 mK.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lee, S F; Gildemeister, J M; Holmes, W; Lee, A T; Richards, P L

    1998-06-01

    We present an experimental study of a composite voltage-biased superconducting bolometer (VSB). The tested VSB consists of a Ti-film superconducting thermometer (T(c) ~375 mK) on a Si substrate suspended by NbTi superconducting leads. A resistor attached to the substrate provides calibrated heat input into the bolometer. The current through the bolometer is measured with a superconducting quantum interference device ammeter. Strong negative electrothermal feedback fixes the bolometer temperature at T(c) and reduces the measured response time from 2.6 s to 13 ms. As predicted, the measured current responsivity of the bolometer is equal to the inverse of the bias voltage. A noise equivalent power of 5 x 10(-17) W/ radicalHz was measured for a thermal conductance G ~ 4.7 x 10(-10) W/K, which is consistent with the expected thermal noise. Excess noise was observed for bias conditions for which the electrothermal feedback strength was close to maximum. PMID:18273298

  18. A superconducting bolometer with strong electrothermal feedback

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    We present a theoretical analysis and experimental evaluation of a transition-edge superconducting bolometer for detecting infrared and millimeter waves. The superconducting film is voltage biased and the current is read by a superconducting quantum interference device ammeter. Strong electrothermal feedback maintains the sensor temperature within the transition, gives a current responsivity that is simply the inverse of the bias voltage, and reduces the response time by several orders of magnitude below the intrinsic time constant C/G. We evaluated a voltage-biased bolometer that operates on the Tc∼95 mK transition of a tungsten film with a thermal conductance of G∼1.2x10-9 W/K. As expected, the electrical noise equivalent power of 3.3x10-17/W√Hz is close to the thermal fluctuation noise limit and is lower than that of other technologies for these values of G and temperature. The measured time constant of 10 μs is ∼100 times faster than the intrinsic time constant. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics

  19. Galvanic Corrosion of Coated Al Alloy Panels with More Noble Fasteners

    Science.gov (United States)

    Feng, Zhicao

    A test sample incorporating a painted Al alloy panel, uncoated through-hole fasteners, and scribes has been shown to provide accelerated response during atmospheric corrosion testing in the field and in laboratory chambers. Several different aspects of this test sample and the behavior of different coating systems are investigated in this dissertation. The galvanic current between SS316 or Ti-6Al-4V fasteners and painted and scribed AA7075-T6 panels was examined during exposure in a salt fog chamber using a zero-resistance ammeter. The anodic current of the AA7075-T6 panel and the cathodic current of each of the four fasteners were monitored using different connection schemes. The anodic current of the panel depended on the number of fasteners connected. The total cathodic current of fasteners was approximately equal to the anodic current of the AA7075-T6 panel, which validates the accuracy of the current measurement. Furthermore, galvanic interaction between the fasteners was observed such that the cathodic current of other fasteners was decreased when a new fastener was added to the measurement. Scribes on a panel can interact with distant fasteners, not just the closest ones. The amount of corrosion as determined by charge and optical profilometry were close and indicated SS316 fasteners caused more corrosion attack than Ti-6Al-4V fasteners. The galvanic current of an AA7075-T6 panel coupled with mixed SS316 and Ti-6Al-4V fasteners was monitored using a zero-resistance ammeter during 3 weeks exposure in an ASTM B117 chamber or immersed in 5 wt% NaCl solution. SS316 fasteners provided more cathodic current than Ti in both environments and the current in ASTM B117 was higher than in 5 wt% NaCl solution due to greater oxygen availability. The integral of the anodic current with time and optical profilometery (OP) analysis were used to assess the corrosion attack quantitatively for two different coating systems. An acceleration factor was defined to represent the

  20. Heat Transfer of Single and Binary Systems inPool Boiling

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Abbas J. Sultan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The present research focuses on the study of the effect of mass transfer resistance on the rate of heat transfer in pool boiling. The nucleate pool boiling heat transfer coefficients for binary mixtures (ethanol-n-butanol, acetone-n-butanol, acetone-ethanol, hexane-benzene, hexane-heptane, and methanol-water were measured at different concentrations of the more volatile components. The systems chosen covered a wide range of mixture behaviors.The experimental set up for the present investigation includes electric heating element submerged in the test liquid mounted vertically. Thermocouple and a digital indictor measured the temperature of the heater surface. The actual heat transfer rate being obtained by multiplying the voltmeter and ammeter readings. A water cooled coil condenses the vapor produced by the heat input and the liquid formed returns to the cylinder for re-evaporation.The boiling results show that the nucleate pool boiling heat transfer coefficients of binary mixtures were always lower than the pure components nucleate pool boiling heat transfer coefficients. This confirmed that the mass transfer resistance to the movement of the more volatile component was responsible for decrease in heat transfer and that the maximum deterioration that was observed at a point was the absolute concentration differences between vapor and liquid phases at their maximum. All the data points were tested with the most widely known correlations namely those of Calus-Leonidopoulos, Fujita and Thome. It was found that Thome's correlation is the more representative form, for it gave the least mean and standard deviations

  1. Evaluation of the energy dependence of a zinc oxide nanofilm X-ray detector

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    International organizations of human health and radiation protection have recommended certain care for using of the X-ray as a diagnosis tool to avoid any type of radiological accident or overdose to the patient. This can be done assessing the parameters of the X-ray equipment and there are various types of detectors available for that: ionizing chamber, electronic semiconductor devices, etc. These detectors must be calibrated so that they can be used for any energy range and such a procedure is correlated with what is called the energy dependence of the detector. In accordance with the stated requirements of IEC 61267, the standard radiation quality beams and irradiation conditions (RQRs) are the tools and techniques for calibrating diagnostic X-Ray instruments and detectors. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the behavior of the energy dependence of a detector fabricated from a zinc oxide (ZnO) nanofilm. A Pantak industrial X-ray equipment was used to generate the RQR radiation quality beams and test three ZnO detector samples. A 6430 sub-femto-ammeter, Keithley, was used to bias the ZnO detector and simultaneously perform the output readings. The results showed that the ZnO device has some increase in its sensitivity to the ionizing radiation as the X-ray effective energy decreases unlike other types of semiconductor electronic devices typically used as an X-ray detector. We can conclude that the ZnO device can be used as a diagnostic X-ray detector with an appropriate calibration. (author)

  2. A state of the art on electrochemical noise technique. Assessment of corrosion characteristics and development of remedial technology in nuclear materials

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kim, Dong Jin; Kim, Joung Soo; Kim, Hong Pyo; Lim, Yun Soo; Yi, Yong Sun; Chung, Man Kyo

    2003-02-01

    The studies for the application of electrochemical noise technique were reviewed in terms of principle, analysing method and application examples of this technique. Because 4% of the economic damage of industry is caused by metallic corrosion, it is important to find and protect corrosive materials and location. By corrosion monitoring of industrial facilities such as nuclear power plant using Electrochemical Noise Measurement(ENM), corrosion attack can be detected and furthermore it can be indicated whether the attacked materials is replaced by new one or not. According to development of control and electronic technology, it was easy to apply ENM to the industry and the interest in ENM also increased. As corrosion is produced on a metal under corrosive environment, local anode(oxidation) and cathode(reduction) are formed. Hence, there is potential difference and current flow between the anode and cathode. ENM is monitoring the potential difference and the current flow with time by high impedance load voltmeter and Zero Resistance Ammeter(ZRA), respectively. The potential difference and current flow generated spontaneously without any application of current and potential between electrodes are monitored by electrochemical noise technique, Thereby ENM can be regarded as the most ideal corrosion monitoring method for the industrial facility and nuclear power plant having corrosion damage and difficulty in access of human body. Moreover, it is possible to obtain the spontaneous and reliable results from the metals damaged by ununiform and localized corrosion such as pitting and SCC using ENM while it is difficult to obtain the reliable result using traditional linear polarization and ac-impedance measurement. In many countries, there are extensive works concerned with application of electrochemical noise technique to corrosion monitoring of nuclear power plant and other industrial facilities, whereas there is little work on this field in Korea. Systematic study for

  3. Energy dependence evaluation of a ZnO detector for diagnostic X-ray beam

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In the last decades the international organizations of human health and radiation protection have recommended certain care for using X-ray as a diagnosis tool. The current concern is to avoid any type of radiological accident or overdose to the patient. This can be done assessing the parameters of the X-ray equipment and there are various types of detectors available for that: ionizing chamber, semiconductor devices, etc. These detectors must be calibrated so that they can be used for any energy range and such a procedure is correlated with what is called the energy dependence of the detector. In accordance with the stated requirements of IEC 61267, the standard radiation quality beams and irradiation conditions (RQRs) are the tools and techniques for calibrating diagnostic X-Ray instruments and detectors. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the behavior of the energy dependence of a detector fabricated from a zinc oxide (ZnO) nanofilm. A Pantak industrial X-ray equipment was used to generate the RQR radiation quality beams and test three ZnO detector samples. A 6430 sub-femto-ammeter, Keithley, was used to bias the ZnO detector and simultaneously perform the output readings. The results showed that the ZnO device has some increase in its sensitivity to the ionizing radiation as the X-ray effective energy decreases unlike other types of semiconductor electronic devices typically used as an X-ray detector. We can be concluded that, after calibration, the ZnO device can be used as a diagnostic X-ray detector. (author)

  4. Evaluation of the energy dependence of a zinc oxide nanofilm X-ray detector

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Valenca, C.P.V., E-mail: claudia.cpvv@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife (Brazil); Silveira, M.A.L.; Macedo, M.A., E-mail: odecamm@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFSE), Sao Cristovao, SE (Brazil); Santos, L.A.P, E-mail: lasantos@scients.com.br [Centro Regional de Ciencias Nucleares (CRCN-NE/CNEN-PE), Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    International organizations of human health and radiation protection have recommended certain care for using of the X-ray as a diagnosis tool to avoid any type of radiological accident or overdose to the patient. This can be done assessing the parameters of the X-ray equipment and there are various types of detectors available for that: ionizing chamber, electronic semiconductor devices, etc. These detectors must be calibrated so that they can be used for any energy range and such a procedure is correlated with what is called the energy dependence of the detector. In accordance with the stated requirements of IEC 61267, the standard radiation quality beams and irradiation conditions (RQRs) are the tools and techniques for calibrating diagnostic X-Ray instruments and detectors. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the behavior of the energy dependence of a detector fabricated from a zinc oxide (ZnO) nanofilm. A Pantak industrial X-ray equipment was used to generate the RQR radiation quality beams and test three ZnO detector samples. A 6430 sub-femto-ammeter, Keithley, was used to bias the ZnO detector and simultaneously perform the output readings. The results showed that the ZnO device has some increase in its sensitivity to the ionizing radiation as the X-ray effective energy decreases unlike other types of semiconductor electronic devices typically used as an X-ray detector. We can conclude that the ZnO device can be used as a diagnostic X-ray detector with an appropriate calibration. (author)

  5. Effect of temperature on the galvanic corrosion of a duplex stainless steel in its sensitized and un-sensitized condition in 992 g/L aqueous LiBr solution

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Duplex stainless steels have two phases (ferrite and austenite in balanced percentage). When duplex stainless steels are subjected to a heat treatment, they undergo morphological changes like the formation of new phases or the austenite/ferrite ratio variation. This work analyzes the influence of these morphological changes on the galvanic corrosion when the un-sensitized duplex - sensitized duplex pair is in contact with 992 g/L aqueous lithium bromide solution at different temperatures (25 C, 50 C, and 75 C). In order to obtain a sensitized sample, the duplex stainless steel was heat treated at 825 C in an inert atmosphere for 1 hour. Sensitized samples were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), backscattering electrons, and Energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). Galvanic corrosion was studied under open circuit conditions using a zero-resistance ammeter (ZRA). Cyclic potentiodynamic curves were also determined using a SOLARTRON 1287 potentio-stat. The mixed potential and the galvanic current density can be estimated by superimposing the anodic branch of the less noble material to the cathodic branch of the noblest material. Mixed potential values increase with temperature, and the results show that the active material is the un-sensitized sample and the noblest material is the sensitized sample. This trend increases with temperature. Furthermore, the results obtained by means of the ZRA technique show that the active material is the un-sensitized sample. The mean galvanic potential increases with exposure time and solution temperature and the mean galvanic current density decreases with temperature. (authors)

  6. Metering revisited - innovative concepts for electrical monitoring and reporting systems

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    For the first three-quarters of this century, the monitoring of electrical power and energy has been dominated by conventional electromechanical voltmeters, ammeters, and watthour meters. Only in the last decade have solid state microprocessor-based distal devices become available for application in the commercial and industrial marketplace. These new devices perform the tasks of up to 24 conventional indicating meters for about the price of three. Communication via a RS-485 data link to a PC allows monitoring of up to 70 values including times and dates, min/max history, temperature indications, and energy management alarms. Complex waveform analysis can also be carried out for harmonic problems typically associated with adjustable speed drives that have been installed on fans and pumps for energy management savings. Since metering systems are absolutely essential to a successful Energy Management Process, consideration should be given to applying the latest in metering technology. It should be noted that meters by themselves do not save money, they only cost money to install and maintain. Proper monitoring, recording, and analysis lead to corrective actions which produce the desired result of reducing energy per unit of production or per service performed. Experience has shown that a 1 to 2% reduction can be achieved after meters are installed just by letting the users know that they are being monitored. Up to a 5% reduction can occur when the users then become proactive toward better managing of their energy. Ultimately up to 10% reduction can be achieved when metering is tied directly to the process through a PLC or DCS, in a closed loop automated process control arrangement

  7. Crevice corrosion behaviour of titanium grades-2 and -12 in hot aqueous chloride solution - the effect of chloride concentration

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The crevice corrosion of Grades-2 (Ti-2) and -12 titanium (Ti-12) has been studied at a temperature of 150oC in solutions ranging in sodium chloride concentration from 0.27 mol·L-1 to 5.0 mol·L-1. A technique in which an artificially creviced electrode was coupled through a zero resistance ammeter to a large counter electrode was used to follow the potential of the crevice specimen and the coupled current due to oxygen reduction on the coupled electrode. The total amount of crevice corrosion which occurred on the specimen was estimated from weight change measurements. The depth of penetration due to crevice corrosion was measured using a combination of metallographic and image analysis techniques. Crevice corrosion of Ti-2 continued, without repassivation, until all the oxygen within the sealed pressure vessel system was exhausted. The weight change was proportional to the maximum depth of penetration and corrosion was observed to be quite generally distributed throughout the creviced area. Corrosion profiles (i.e., percentage of the creviced area corroded versus the depth of penetration) show a localized corrosion process preceding a more general corrosion front. The extent and rate of crevice propagation and the depth of maximum penetration, all decrease with increasing chloride concentration, but their dependence on this concentration is not major. By comparison, both the extent and rate of crevice corrosion of Ti-12 are dependent on chloride concentration increasing substantially for concentrations >0.5 mol·L-1 but decreasing again for concentrations >3.0 mol·L-1. However, at all chloride concentrations, the crevice repassivated before all the available oxygen was depleted; i.e., the extent of crevice corrosion is severely limited. Measurements of the depths of corrosion penetration show that, for Ti-12, penetration within the crevice occurs much more locally than for Ti-2. In fact, if a general corrosion front can be discerned at all, it is ∼10

  8. REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS OF TURNOUTS STATE ON TIMING AND SPECTRAL COMPOSITION IN CURRENT CURVE

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    S. Yu. Buryak

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Development and implementation the points system diagnostics that would allow determining remotely the current state of turnout with all possible faults, gradual and sudden failures, damages, and in real time to report about their appearance. Methodology. State diagnostics on the values analysis of turnout main parameters is proposed to carry out with the help of a computer and analog-to-digital converter (ADC. Connecting measurements performance is advisable to produce to a shunt ammeter, installed in the working circuit of the point feed panel. ADC converts the analog signal of lost volts at the shunt into digital form and transmits it to a computer which stores the received data on its own recording medium for their further processing and storage. There is special software that is capable to reconnect signal and construct its temporal characteristic as well as decompose it on the spectral components. Using it one can analyze the obtained data, which allows diagnosing state of points upon change the nature, values and composition of the current curve. Findings. The computer diagnosis method was confirmed in practice for possible indications of problems that are associated with both the mechanical part of the turnout and the electrical part of it, while controlling parameters such as the amount of current normal transition, when working on frictions, the duration of the transition, properly adjusted headset and attachment points, the state of the motor. Originality. The use of computer technology in the diagnosis of the state of turnouts during their operation to monitor the current values of technical indicators, analysis and storage for all types of electric switches with different types of engines both DC and AC occurs through digitization and recording signal from measuring shunt of point feeder panel. Practical value. The proposed method enables timely, still in the early stages of defect parts, damages or failures of nodes

  9. An Experimental and Theoretical Comparison of the Performance of Diagonal Wall Generators, Faraday Generators and Hall Current Generators

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This paper reports the result of an experimental and theoretical effort to compare performance of diagonal wall generators, highlighting the points of main interest, namely maximum power density, maximum efficiency, and other operating points in this region. A computer programme has been composed to predict what the loading of the generator should be to operate at these various points. This computer programme is written in terms of the external loading of the generator rather than in terms of current densities and electric fields, as is usually the case. This has been accomplished by expressing the external loading equations in a tensor form and by solving them simultaneously with generalized Ohm's law equations on the interior of the generator to eliminate current densities and electric fields from the equations. The programme is general enough to predict the operation of all types of open cycle MHD generators compared in the experimental part of the investigation. In the experimental part of the programme, combustion gas is formed from RP-1, oxygen, alcohol and potassium hydroxide and is expanded through a nozzle to a range of supersonic velocities from Mach 1.3 to Mach 2. This flow is directed into one of three MHD channels used in the investigation. These channels are of heat-sink diagonal conducting wall construction and designed for runs between 15 and 60 seconds. The width of the electrodes and the cross-sectional area is the same in each channel, and each channel contains 60 active electrode pairs. The length of the usuable section of the magnetic field is 36 in. the width 4in. and the height is 5 in. A 23 000 lb C-frame magnet produces a magnetic field of 2 Wb in the gap for continuous operation. Higher fields than this will be produced for a shorter duty cycle. Each conducting strip in the wall is split so that the wall current can be measured. A panel of 68 ammeters, 60 volt-meters, and, 20 pyrometers record current, voltage and temperature of the

  10. Basic functions of telecommunication channel elements for successful information transmission

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Milorad S. Markagić

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The challenge in the field of multimedia telecommunications is an attempt to integrate texts, sound, images and videos coherently and consistently and to ensure simplicity and interactivity of operation. In order to make the proposed multimedia applications acceptable to end-users, the quality of transmission through the network and message presentation should have special attention. The main aims of this paper are the introduction to the communication channel with its basic elements, a detailed description of the information source and the presentation of possible approaches to the analysis of the telecommunication channel. Introduction In the age of mass application of various communication means, end-users of telecommunication channel elements rarely pay attention to the processes taking place in everyday communication and the elements presented in the channel. In order to discuss all the factors that influence the establishment and maintenance of the links, this paper will explain the basic elements of telecommunication channels. Source Every object that generates messages to be transferred to a recipient is called the source of the message. Directors, writers, speakers, books, newspapers, various instruments (thermometer, barometer, ammeter, etc., computers, a man himself - these are all sources of various messages. In relation to facilities that generate messages, there are different sources of messages. All the messages that they generate belong to discrete or continuous modes of messages. Discrete messages can be presented with element sets, where elements can be considered through different values of observed messages. Each text message of arbitrary length, for example, is made of a finite number of elements - symbols (letters, numbers, punctuation marks, from the set of symbols called the alphabet message source. Continuous messages can be presented with an infinite number of sets of elements where elements can have different values of

  11. Fundamentals of Physics, Part 3 (Chapters 22-33)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Halliday, David; Resnick, Robert; Walker, Jearl

    2004-03-01

    -4 Capacitors in Parallel and in Series. 25-5 Energy Stored in an Electric Field. 25-6 Capacitor with a Dielectric. 25-7 Dielectrics: An Atomic View. 25-8 Dielectrics and Gauss' Law. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 26. Current and Resistance. What precaution should you take if caught outdoors during a lightning storm? 26-1 What Is Physics? 26-2 Electric Current. 26-3 Current Density. 26-4 Resistance and Resistivity. 26-5 Ohm's Law. 26-6 A Microscopic View of Ohm's Law. 26-7 Power in Electric Circuits. 26-8 Semiconductors. 26-9 Superconductors. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 27. Circuits. How can a pit crew avoid a fire while fueling a charged race car? 27-1 What Is Physics? 27-2 "Pumping" Charges. 27-3 Work, Energy, and Emf. 27-4 Calculating the Current in a Single-Loop Circuit. 27-5 Other Single-Loop Circuits. 27-6 Potential Difference Between Two Points. 27-7 Multiloop Circuits. 27-8 The Ammeter and the Voltmeter. 27-9 RC Circuits. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 28. Magnetic Fields. How can a beam of fast neutrons, which are electrically neutral, be produced in a hospital to treat cancer patients? 28-1 What Is Physics? 28-2 What Produces a Magnetic Field? 28-3 The Definition of 736 :B. 28-4 Crossed Fields: Discovery of the Electron . 28-5 Crossed Fields: The Hall Effect. 28-6 A Circulating Charged Particle. 28-7 Cyclotrons and Synchrotrons. 28-8 Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Wire. 28-9 Torque on a Current Loop. 28-10 The Magnetic Dipole Moment. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 29. Magnetic Fields Due to Currents. How can the human brain produce a detectable magnetic field without any magnetic material? 29-1 What Is Physics? 29-2 Calculating the Magnetic Field Due to a Current. 29-3 Force Between Two Parallel Currents. 29-4 Ampere's Law. 29-5 Solenoids and Toroids. 29-6 A Current-Carrying Coil as a Magnetic Dipole. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 30. Induction and Inductance. How can the

  12. The Chemical and Educational Appeal of the Orange Juice Clock

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kelter, Paul B.; Carr, James D.; Johnson, Tanya; Mauricio Castro-Acuña, Carlos

    1996-12-01

    difference between the open circuit voltage (1.772 V) and the voltage with a known resistance (1.037 V). The difference, 1.772 - 1.037 = 0.735 V, equals the product of the circuit current and the resistance of the orange juice (ROJ), or ROJ = 0.735 V/0.001037 A = 708 Ohm 4. Finally, measure the current that the clock itself requires by hooking up in series an ammeter to the battery and the clock. The reading is not easy to take with an ammeter, which does not sample very often, and integrates across time. The computer interface works better for this. In our clock, a current of 0.49 mA was used. 5. The payoff comes at this point. The predicted voltage drop (I x Rint) can be calculated, voltage drop = I x Rint = 0.00049 A x 708 Ohm = 0.35 V Our observed voltage drops for this system were typically around 0.30 V. As a confirmation of the relationship of internal resistance to voltage drop, we placed the strips 1 mm apart in an orange by digging 2 holes in the orange and placing into the holes the coiled parts of the strips. We expected the voltage drop to be much higher than with the juice, due to the much higher internal resistance of the orange. Even when the strips were nearly touching, the drop was about 1 V. The Water Clock We discussed above the difference in the redox system when water is used rather than orange juice. Distilled water, which has a high internal resistance, will not permit the clock to run. However, hard tap water or distilled water with, for example, 1 g of table salt in 300 mL of water will work fine. As expected, because of the lower hydrogen ion concentration, the initial cell voltage is lower, typically around 1.45 V. The clock also ticks more slowly and more softly in water than in orange juice. In water, a black precipitate forms on the magnesium electrode and becomes more extensive with time. When the strip is removed from distilled water, and allowed to dry the precipitate turns white. Further student exploration on the precipitate might include