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Selected Properties of High-Frequency Electric Arc Initiators and Stabilisation Oscillators. Part 2. Devices with Compressed Electric Arc

Antoni Sawicki

The second part of the overview article discusses general features of the design and operation of selected industrial arc plasma torches. Because of their structural and operating differences, plasma torch power supply systems with internal and partly external arc are discussed separately. Particular attention was paid to the design of electric systems used for the initiation of arc discharges. Because of the fact that the operation of plasma torches with partly external arc is often accompanied by the formation of double arc, the article also presents measures and methods enabling the prevention of the aforesaid unfavourable phenomenon. In addition, the article discusses selected technological properties of plasma torches and micro-plasma torches used for joining, cutting, surfacing and hardening.

doi: 10.17729/ebis.2021.3/5