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Development and test of a 35 kA - HTS CroCo cable demonstrator

Weiss, K.-P. ORCID iD icon; Fietz, W. H. 1; Heiduk, M. 1; Lange, C. 1; Preuß, A. 1; Wolf, M. J. ORCID iD icon 1
1 Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The answer to energy-efficient electric power transfer of high currents in the range of several tens of kA can be given by high temperature superconducting (HTS) cables. BSCCO and MgB2 have been used widely for such cables, reaching maximum currents of about 20 kA. REBCO coated conductors are promising for future HTS cables beyond 20 kA and allow the operation based on subcooled liquid nitrogen. Several cabling concepts based on REBCO tapes were developed world-wide to realize such cables. Using the stacked-Tape concept, a scalable semi-industrial process was developed by KIT, called HTS CrossConductor (HTS CroCo). Key aspects of the conceptual design of high-current HTS cables are discussed and the design of a 35 kA DC cable demonstrator made from HTS CroCo strands is presented. Aspects regarding joints, current redistribution between individual strands and electrical stabilization are highlighted. The performance of this demonstrator cable was tested, reaching the envisaged current.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000123259
Veröffentlicht am 03.09.2020
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1559/1/012082
Zitationen: 4
Zitationen: 4
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 06.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1742-6588, 1742-6596
KITopen-ID: 1000123259
HGF-Programm 37.06.02 (POF III, LK 01) New Power Network Technology
Erschienen in Journal of physics / Conference series
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd (IOP Publishing Ltd)
Band 1559
Seiten 012082
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 14th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS2019) 1-5 September 2019, Glasgow, UK
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 20.06.2020
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