A 100 MVA Generator Utilizing High-Temperature Superconducting Windings: Design Assessment and Component Development

  • K. W. Lay
  • K. G. Herd
  • C. King
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials book series (ACRE, volume 42)


The Department of Energy (DoE) sponsored Superconductivity Partnership Initiative (SPI) program for the development of a high-temperature superconducting generator is summarized in this paper. A review of the fabrication and testing of large coils wound at GE from silver-clad (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 tape supplied by Intermagnetics General Corporation (IGC) is described. Processes for conductor insulation, winding, and epoxy impregnation of the coils are described.


Paper Insulation Test Coil Epoxy Impregnation Turn Insulation BSCCO Tape 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. W. Lay
    • 1
  • K. G. Herd
    • 1
  • C. King
    • 2
  1. 1.GE Corporate Research and DevelopmentSchenectadyUSA
  2. 2.GE Medical Systems DivisionFlorenceUSA

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