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Arc Interactions with Contaminants
Gerald J. Witter and Werner Rieder
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
Leisure, W. H. Davies
19.2 Organic Contamination and Activation
19.2.1 The Phenomena
19.2.2 Sources of Organic Vapors
19.2.3 Processes of Contact Activation
19.2.4 Activation Effects
19.2.5 Activation and Contact Resistance Problems
19.2.6 Methods for Detecting Carbon Contamination
19.3 Mineral Particulate Contamination of Arcing Contacts
19.4 Silicone Contamination of Arcing Contacts
19.4.1 Contamination from Silicone Vapors
19.4.2 Contamination from Silicone Migration
19.4.3 Summary of Silicone Contamination Mechanisms
19.5 Lubricants ...