The higherature superconducting magnets with high magnetic field can store a relatively large amount of energy because of their large inductance and operating current. The magnetic energy stored in the magnet is converted into heat energy when a quench occurs, and the heat generated by the quench resistance and magnet current is sufficient to damage the magnet. Therefore, the large amount of energy stored in a superconducting magnet must be removed quickly to protect the magnet. In this paper, a new quench protection method using a capacitor and dual-switches is proposed and compared to a conventional energy extraction system that uses only a dump resistor. The simulation and test results show that this new protection system is a feasible method for reducing the temperature increase by rapidly reducing the magnet current when a quench occurs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering