Surges on a cable system with an aluminum surge protector: Experimental investigation of the surges on an underground alternating-current distribution system, and the protection by aluminum cells

Author(s): E. E. F. Creighton ; S. D. Sprong
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1909
Volume: 28
Page(s): 867 - 901
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1909.6660048



The investigations referred to later in this paper were begun by the authors early in the summer of 1908 and covered a period of from eight to ten weeks. The system of the United Electric Light & Power Company, of New York City, seemed particularly desirable for this class of investigation, as it is the largest alternating-current light and power system that is entirely underground and therefore subject to the particular class of phenomena treated by the paper; moreover, it is without the variations that might be encountered in a system having a part of its lines overhead.