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Title: Superconducting matrix fault current limiter with current-driven trigger mechanism

Abstract

A modular and scalable Matrix-type Fault Current Limiter (MFCL) that functions as a "variable impedance" device in an electric power network, using components made of superconducting and non-superconducting electrically conductive materials. An inductor is connected in series with the trigger superconductor in the trigger matrix and physically surrounds the superconductor. The current surge during a fault will generate a trigger magnetic field in the series inductor to cause fast and uniform quenching of the trigger superconductor to significantly reduce burnout risk due to superconductor material non-uniformity.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albany, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Super Power, Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
936237
Patent Number(s):
7359164
Application Number:
10/877,838; TRN: US200818%%505
Assignee:
Super Power, Inc
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02H - EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-03GO13033
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; CURRENT LIMITERS; SOLENOIDS; SUPERCONDUCTORS; ELECTRICAL FAULTS; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES

Citation Formats

Yuan, Xing. Superconducting matrix fault current limiter with current-driven trigger mechanism. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Yuan, Xing. Superconducting matrix fault current limiter with current-driven trigger mechanism. United States.
Yuan, Xing. Tue . "Superconducting matrix fault current limiter with current-driven trigger mechanism". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/936237.
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abstractNote = {A modular and scalable Matrix-type Fault Current Limiter (MFCL) that functions as a "variable impedance" device in an electric power network, using components made of superconducting and non-superconducting electrically conductive materials. An inductor is connected in series with the trigger superconductor in the trigger matrix and physically surrounds the superconductor. The current surge during a fault will generate a trigger magnetic field in the series inductor to cause fast and uniform quenching of the trigger superconductor to significantly reduce burnout risk due to superconductor material non-uniformity.},
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year = {2008},
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