HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) super-grids could become a future solution for the long-distance power-transmission. The Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SCFCL) is a necessary facility to protect such transmission lines. In the framework of the project FASTGRID dedicated HTS wires for resistive type DC-SCFCL are under development.
To reduce the cost per switching capacity: Reduction of the amount of HTS shall be achieved by increasing the allowed electrical field and the critical current density at operating conditions.
A wire with an additional laminated 500 µm Hastelloy® shunt is the basic solution for FASTGRID. This work shows experiments on this prospective solution, compared with tests on bare coated conductors at lower E-field, once applied in ECCOFLOW SCFCL.
The goal of this work is the validation of the HTS conductor for an electric field higher than 130 V/m for a fault clearing time of 50 ms.