High-temperature superconducting fault current limiters (FCLs) for power grid applications

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Superconducting fault current limiters are devices capable of solving the problem of extremely high fault currents in power networks, while simultaneously providing very low insertion impedance under normal operating conditions of the network. This chapter discusses the general requirements of the current limiters and reviews various types of superconducting limiters. The main attention is given to their designs and operation principles, and a comparison of the different designs is presented. Possible applications of the limiters in power systems are discussed. Recent achievements in the manufacture and implementation of the devices are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuperconductors in the Power Grid
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781782420378
ISBN (Print)9781782420293
StatePublished - 23 Apr 2015


  • Fault current limiter
  • Fault protection
  • Power system
  • Superconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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