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New Series Resonance Type Fault Current Limiter

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posted on 2023-05-23, 14:10 authored by Hagh, MT, Jafari, M, Seyedbehzad Naderi
This paper proposes a new topology for fault current limiter (FCL) that is based on series LC resonance circuit. The proposed FCL uses a high speed switch to put an inductor in series with a capacitor and make resonance condition between them. This structure can hold the peak of fault current in the constant value that is not possible in previously introduced series resonance type FCLs. In such conditions, if fault continues, power system will not be experience large short circuit currents. Using non-superconducting inductor instead of superconducting one, leads to low construction and maintenance costs in this structure. In addition, in normal operation, capacitor of this FCL can be used as a series compensator. Analytical analysis for the proposed series resonance type FCL is performed in detail. Simulations are presented using PSCAD/EMTDC software to show the operation of the proposed FCL. Also, comparison between the proposed FCL and previous series resonance type FCLs is included in simulations.


Publication title

Proceedings of International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST2011)




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Delft, The Netherlands

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International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST2011)

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Delft, The Netherlands

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