- Volume 61 Issue 12
In this work, we investigated quench characteristics of matrix-type superconducting fault current limiters (MFCLs) according to the turn number of reactors. The reactors used in MFCLs apply magnetic field to superconducting elements within reactors when fault currents surge into MFCL systems. It makes the fast and simultaneous quenches between superconducting elements. Also reactors decrease the fault power burden of superconducting elements by bypassing the partial fault currents to itself, when quench occurs. These structure proposed in this work can be expected to achieve much more current limiting capacity even though it uses less superconductors compared with other type SFCLs. Three reactors were made by Bakelite. These reactors with the turn number of 190, 380 and 570, had the length of 270 mm and diameter of 80 mm. We reported experimental results, including fault currents, fault voltages and resistance in superconducting elements according to the turn number of reactors. We confirmed that experimental results will be useful in next future plan for the real power grid.
Superconducting fault current limiters (SFCL);Matrix-type SFCL;Reactor;Magnetic field;Ground fault
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