Experimental AC loss analysis of braid type non-inductive coil for superconducting fault current limiter

Wenjuan Song, Xiaoze Pei, Jiawen Xi, Bin Xiang, Zhiyuan Liu

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Resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) plays a key role to realise the stability and safety of power grid and the future electric aircraft. This paper presents the design and test of a braid type non-inductive coil for SFCL. One inner coil and one outer coil were wound around a G10 tube using 4 mm-wide SuperPower wires. Two configurations of the braid type non-inductive coil were achieved by connecting the inner coil and outer coil in series and in parallel, respectively. AC loss results of these two non-inductive coils were measured and compared to investigate the AC loss dependency on coil configuration and current distribution. It has been concluded that braid type non-inductive coil has low AC loss due to magnetic field cancellation. Serial connection of the inner and outer coils leads to a good degree of field cancellation, which results in higher critical current and lower AC loss of the non-inductive coil, compared to parallel connection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012101
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusAcceptance date - 17 Feb 2020

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