This paper presents the design of a power electronics converter to produce strong current pulses (about 400A) in the core of a HVDC cable in order to use the thermal step method to evaluate the ageing state of the dielectric component. The described converter uses a magnetic coupler with intercells transformers and is current controlled. Index Terms—magnetic coupler; intercell transformer; high current pulses; thermal step method; dielectrics.
Optimal Supercapacitor Pack Sizing for Modular Multilevel Converter with Integrated Energy Storage System
In the new electrical grids, series/parallel converters architectures can be considered for medium and high voltage power conversion. Dual Active Bridge (DAB) topology is a serious candidate to be implemented within these converters.
Superconducting fault current limiters (SFCL) are already in operation in alternative current medium voltage applications and their use in HVDC grids is very promising due to their capability of reducing high short-circuit currents.