Analysis of Characteristic Hysteresis Loops of Magnetic Shielding Inductive Fault Current Limiters

Pedro Arsenio, Tiago Silva, Anabela Monteiro Gonçalves Pronto, DEE Group Author, João Miguel Murta Pina

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Magnetic shielding inductive fault currentlimiterswith high temperature superconducting cylinders have previously been described by a characteristic (or maximum)hysteresisloop, built from properties of their constitutive parts, which allowed predicting their behavior in electrical grids. These preliminary results were based on finite elements simulations, but posterior experiments suggested limitations in the models. In order to investigate the application of these previous models to real devices, two laboratory scale prototypes were built with different types of superconducting material in the secondary, either bulk cylinder, either tape. Although the behavior of both devices is still approximately defined by a maximumhysteresisloop, differences in the shielding current response, when compared with previous model, must be incorporated in future models.
Original languageUnknown
Article number5601004
JournalIeee Transactions On Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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