Eddy Current Loss Induced in Aluminum Thermal Conduction Strips for ASPCS Coils Indirectly Cooled by Liquid Hydrogen through Thermo-siphon System

Narumi Ota, Masashi Katsura, Kennosuke Ando, Tomoaki Takao, Takakazu Shintomi, Yasuhiro Makida, Takataro Hamajima, Makoto Tsuda, Daisuke Miyagi, Hiroshi Tsujigami, Shizuichi Fujikawa, Toshiaki Semba, Katsuya Iwaki

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Abstract

To promote renewable energy sources, we proposed a new system called the Advanced Superconducting Power Conditioning System (ASPCS), which consists of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage-system (SMES), Electrolyzer, and Fuel Cell, and is also combined with a liquid hydrogen station for vehicles. The SMES plays a role to compensate the fast fluctuations generated by the renewable energies. In case of the ASPCS with a capacity of 5 MW, we designed the 50 MJ-class SMES composed of 4 solenoid coils. The winding of the solenoid coils is double pancake and a basic coil is 2 m in diameter and 0.5 m in height. Each SMES coil is wound with MgB2 conductor and indirectly cooled at 20 K by liquid hydrogen flowing through a thermo-siphon cooling system. Pure aluminum strips are inserted between the double-pancake coils and the pure aluminum plates gathering the strips lead to liquid hydrogen pipes. This scheme enables the strips and the plates to transfer the heat load in the coils to the cooling pipes and keep the coils at low temperature. On the other hand, we must consider that the strips generate eddy current loss which is strongly affected by a width of the strips. At the same time as the primary study of the SMES coils, we experimented on the thermo-siphon cooling system and investigated the relationship between the heat load and the heat extraction ability of the cooling system. The experiments showed that the cooling system could proficiently function. The estimation of eddy current loss from the particular cooling aluminum strips for the SMES in the ASPCS is reported with the results of the thermo-siphon driving experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Procedia
Volume65
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event27th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 252014 Nov 27

Keywords

  • MgB
  • SMES
  • hydrogen
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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