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Cooling System for a Superconducting DC-Rail

Klein, Frederik; Kuhn, Moritz; Kade, Andreas; Zerweck, Ulrich; Gust, Nobert; Klier, Jürgen


DC-rails are used in a wide field of industrial applications, for example in aluminum smelters and chlorine electrolysis plants. Up to now usually large sized DC-rails made out of copper or aluminum transport currents up to a few hundred kA. The development of compact, efficient and innovative superconductor components is forced mainly due to the high density of energy flux and requires a suitable cooling system. Replacing conventional high power rails to superconducting DC-rails allows a reduction in size, installation area and prize. Last but not least it will increase the electrical efficiency of the whole process. Within the framework of the government founded research project “3S-SupraStromSchiene”, project no. 03ET129C, a superconducting DC-rail was designed and is currently under construction. The ILK Dresden is responsible for the cooling system of this superconducting DC-rail. This novel cooling system that consists amongst others of a high power cryocooler and a special “cold” cryogenic pump will be presented for the use of a superconducting DC-rail system for a chloralkali process. The presentation describes the concept, design and experimental results of these key components. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000075589
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Poster
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-755897
KITopen-ID: 1000075589
HGF-Programm 37.06.02 (POF III, LK 01) New Power Network Technology
Veranstaltung 2nd International Workshop on Cooling Systems for HTS Applications (IWC-HTS), Karlsruhe, Germany, 13th - 15th September 2017
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Author affiliation: Institut für Luft- und Kältetechnik (ILK) gemeinützige GmbH, Germany
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