Superconducting Fault Current Limiter

Superconducting Fault Current Limiter

Innovation for the Electric Grids

Pascal Tixador


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This book mainly deals with SuperConducting Fault Current Limiter (SCFCL), mainly the resistive SCFCLs. It aims to further disseminate the technical knowledge of SCFCL in particular to electrical engineers. The SCFCL is a new component and tool to better design and to be used in existing and future electric grids, altering the conventional way of thinking and planning.

  • Environment of the SCFCL: The Electric Grid
  • Superconductivity and FCL
  • AC Losses in SCFCL
  • Superconducting materials for SCFCL
  • Superconducting Fault Current Limiter
  • Resistive SCFCL
  • Modeling Resistive SCFCL in Power System Transient Simulators
  • Electric Isolation in Cryogenic Environment
  • Cryogenics
  • Major SCFCL Locations with Reliability and Economic Aspects
  • Nexans SCFCL Realizations
  • The First Italian SCFCL
  • SCFCL Developments at Innopower
  • Status of Development and Demonstration of SCFCLs in Korea
  • Introduction of SCFCL 220 kV in Moscow Energy Grid
  • Accelerating Quench Propagation in 2G HTS Coated Conductors by Engineering the Tape Architecture
  • Some New Developments — Sapphire Substrate

Readership: Graduate students, post-docs and colleagues working in the field of superconductivity.
Key Features:
  • It is the only book dedicated to the SCFCL with all the aspects from material to cryogenics and model for the grid