Development of quench detection method based on normal transition behaviors for HTS coils

Jin Hong Joo, Hayato Sano, Seok Beom Kim, Satoru Murase, Young Kil Kwon, Ho Min Kim

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Recently, the superconducting devices using cryogenic and superconducting technologies were widespread in the field of electric powers. The quench protection is one of the important issues for safety operating of the superconducting devices, because the excessive joule heating brings about damage to the superconducting magnets when the quench occurs. However, if the HTS coil starts to transit normally by an initial quench, it will be recovered into the superconducting state or runaway thermally. These behaviors were mainly determined by the magnitude of a disturbance, HTS coil size, the structure of winding wire and cooling condition. Therefore, in order to detect the transition into the normal state at HTS coil more accurately, it needs to investigate these effects as parameters. This paper describes the electromagnetic and thermal behaviors of HTS during normal transition by the initial quench. The aim is the development of the quench detection method about HTS coil for 5 MW HTS motor after an initial quench. It adopted the hardware and the software that were able to estimate the quench by monitoring the voltage and temperature for the behavior between the thermal runaway and the recovery. This paper will be presented these results and the quench protection properties with fabricated detection method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5067254
Pages (from-to)2415-2418
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


  • Hardware and software detection circuits
  • Hts quench behavior
  • Quench detection system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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