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Re: Streamer colour

Original poster: "Harold Weiss" <hweiss@xxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Steven,

It all has to do with trying to quench the spark as soon as possible. I had a good demonstration of "loss of quench" on an older 6" coil. During operation the SRSG fixed electrode posts caught fire. The ions in the flame brought quenching to almost nothing. My streamers were at 42" and shrank down to 3" if they managed to break off the toroid at all.

David E Weiss

Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Why would one have a spark gap in anything other than regular air?

                                   Steven Steele
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Subject: Re: Streamer colour

Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>

It would be H2SO4 --- sulfuric acid. Water vapor present would combine with the S when the SF6 brokedown. Unlike each part is atomically bombarded (like in an accelerator chamber, ie baked out) water vapor is always present when the metal heats up.

Dr. Resonance

> At Wendover, it was a SF6 gap but it formed acids that attacked the
> construction materials.  Nitrate problems with H2O formed HNO3 ---
> nitric
> acid.
> Dr. Resonance"
> Just curious.  How could H2O or HNO3 form in an atmosphere of pure
> SF6????
> Ed