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Re: oil dielectric
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Xyme3-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 05/15/2002 10:54:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Hi Dave,
> Suppose the coil is running.
> Suppose the coil arcs over, in an unexpected way.
> Suppose the arc hits the oil.
> Suppose (since its an insulator) the oil gets a breakdown
> UNDER it. Now the arc is in the oil.
> We're talking about enclosed containers with no air. There is no way the
> arc will contact the oil.
> You are correct, if the oil is left exposed and there were a conductor just
> below the surface, an arc could form and eventually heat the oil. There are
> many poor construction techniques a person could use that would allow for
> disaster with Tesla coils. Your advice to not expose oii to arcing is well
Excellent point, air must be present for combustion.
Would it be possible to construct a jacket with
a dielectric coating, so no possibility of arc?
What about something similar to a large garbage
can, only thicker? Maybe a double walled garbage can,
the outer layer used for containment, similar to oil rigs.