Apr 9 – 13, 2018
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Proposal on a novel energy extraction system for superconducting magnet chains

Apr 12, 2018, 4:05 PM
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Vasilios Karaventzas (CERN)


An alternative energy extraction system of the FCC superconducting circuits capable of energy recuperation is proposed. This system is suggested to comprise a converter module, which by controlling the extraction voltage across the magnet chain will determine the energy extracted and transferred to a temporary storage unit, before being re-used e.g. for the following energy ramp. The advantages introduced are the considerable reduction of the extraction time compared to a resistor-based system and the reduced operational losses leading to smaller environmental impact. However, the additional power converter as well as an intermediate energy storage unit increase the system’s complexity. Nonetheless, the reliability of the system must remain high despite the added complexity to assure a safe extraction of energy at all times.

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