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Abstract

This study reports on the techno-economic aspects of the application of high temperature superconducting cable (HTSC) to electrical engineering, in response to rapid developments in HTSC technology world-wide. It also reports briefly on other applications of HTSC in power engineering. Costings were calculated including the capital costs of cable and cooling systems, installation costs and capitalised cost of transmission losses. It is concluded that it is possible for a HTSC power transmission cable to be economic at moderate levels of critical current density (about 2 x 1.0 E9 A/m2 at 77 K), and it may therefore become a useful and saleable product.

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Authors: MCCORMACK J S, Central Technical and Development Departments, Hemel Hempstead (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14929 EN (1994) 20 pp., MF, ECU 4
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Record Number: 199510375 / Last updated on: 1995-03-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en