Performance of a 10-kJ SMES model cooled by liquid hydrogen thermo-siphon flow for ASPCS study

Y. Makida, T. Shintomi, T. Hamajima, N. Ota, M. Katsura, K. Ando, T. Takao, M. Tsuda, Daisuke Miyagi, H. Tsujigami, S. Fujikawa, J. Hirose, K. Iwaki, T. Komagome

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We propose a new electrical power storage and stabilization system, called an Advanced Superconducting Power Conditioning System (ASPCS), which consists of superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) and hydrogen energy storage, converged on a liquid hydrogen station for fuel cell vehicles. A small 10- kJ SMES system, in which a BSCCO coil cooled by liquid hydrogen was installed, was developed to create an experimental model of an ASPCS. The SMES coil is conductively cooled by liquid hydrogen flow through a thermo-siphon line under a liquid hydrogen buffer tank. After fabrication of the system, cool- down tests were carried out using liquid hydrogen. The SMES coil was successfully charged up to a nominal current of 200 A. An eddy current loss, which was mainly induced in pure aluminum plates pasted onto each pancake coils for conduction cooling, was also measured.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012028
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 18
Event2015 Joint Cryogenic Engineering and International Cryogenic Materials Conferences, CEC/ICMC 2015 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 2015 Jun 282015 Jul 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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