Dynamic load impedance matching for induction heater systems

Sewell, H I and Stone, D A and Bingham, Chris (2003) Dynamic load impedance matching for induction heater systems. The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 22 (1). pp. 30-38. ISSN 0332-1649

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Dynamic load impedance matching for induction heater systems
It is not normally possible to heat a static steel work-piece past the Curie temperature without incurring reduced inverter utilisation. Since the inverter cost increases with rated power, reduced utilisation implies an increase in investment costs for a given performance. The paper shows that third-order resonant work-head circuits can intrinsically allow better utilisation of the inverter for variable-load heating operations. A further refinement is then shown to allow control of the load impedance, thereby allowing the utilisation to approach 100 percent over the heating cycles.
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It is not normally possible to heat a static steel work-piece past the Curie temperature without incurring reduced inverter utilisation. Since the inverter cost increases with rated power, reduced utilisation implies an increase in investment costs for a given performance. The paper shows that third-order resonant work-head circuits can intrinsically allow better utilisation of the
inverter for variable-load heating operations. A further refinement is then shown to allow control of the load impedance, thereby allowing the utilisation to approach 100 percent over the heating cycles.

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Additional Information:It is not normally possible to heat a static steel work-piece past the Curie temperature without incurring reduced inverter utilisation. Since the inverter cost increases with rated power, reduced utilisation implies an increase in investment costs for a given performance. The paper shows that third-order resonant work-head circuits can intrinsically allow better utilisation of the inverter for variable-load heating operations. A further refinement is then shown to allow control of the load impedance, thereby allowing the utilisation to approach 100 percent over the heating cycles.
Keywords:induction heating
Subjects:H Engineering > H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:2675
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Deposited On:11 Jun 2010 13:56
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