Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 26, Issue 11, pp 3225–3230 | Cite as

Experimental and Numerical Study of Co-ordination of Resistive-Type Superconductor Fault Current Limiter and Relay Protection

  • Y. Chen
  • S. Li
  • J. Sheng
  • Z. Jin
  • Z. Hong
  • J. Gu
Original Paper


Superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) has become one of the most ideal current limiting devices to solve the problem of increasing short-circuit current in high-voltage power grid. This paper presents a resistive-type SFCL model developed using simulation software PSCAD/EMTDC. After being verified by finite-element model and experimental results, the model is used to study the impact of SFCLs on the power grid and the co-ordination between SFCL and relay protections in 10 kV distribution network. A series of simulations are carried out to find appropriate parameters of SFCL model to cooperate with relay protection devices. The final result in this paper could provide important quantitative basis of parameters for SFCL to be applied in a real power system.


Resistive-type superconducting fault current limiter Relay protections PSCAD/EMTDC Co-ordination 



This project is supported by Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality of China. Project number 11PJ1405000.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Chen
    • 1
  • S. Li
    • 1
  • J. Sheng
    • 1
  • Z. Jin
    • 1
  • Z. Hong
    • 1
  • J. Gu
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Control of Power Transmission and Conversion, Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityMinistry of EducationShanghaiChina

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