A superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) using high temperature superconducting (HTS) wire has been developed in Korea. While the first-generation wire has difficulty in adopting various matrices because it is made by PIT process, the second-generation wire has flexibility in the design of its stabilizer. In general, coated conductor (CC) tape Is clad with a thick metal layer as a stabilizer on the superconducting layer such as YBCO. In addition, the metal layer has good electrical conductivity. However, resistive SFCL, when a fault occurs, limits fault current using high resistance of the stabilizer. Therefore, the design of stabilizer is one of the most important parts in the design of SFCL. In this paper, over-current characteristics of CC tapes clad with stabilizers having various specifications were experimentally investigated. It was possible to design the stabilizer of CC based on calculation. An SFCL rated on 13.2 kV/630 A was designed using the optimal design of the stabilizer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering