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SuperGrid Institute at CIGRE Technical Exhibition

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: All, Conference, Event|

From 27 to 31 August, SuperGrid Institute participate at the CIGRE Technical Exhibition 2018: the leading Power Systems Event. Posters, workshops, sessions… you will meet many of our SuperGrid Institute experts, and of course at our stand n°243, available to network and discuss.

A High Current Switching test bench to estimate switching losses for power switches

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Power Electronics & Converters|

Our High Current Switching test bench is now operational! This one is integrated to the Power switches characterization platform, which can be used to fully characterize power switches.

An injection molding press for our Chemistry & Materials test platform

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: High Voltage Substation Equipment, HVDC Cable Systems|

With a new semi-automatic injection mixer and an injection molding press, the material characterization and the processing of our samples will take less time – close to industrial production thanks to the Automatic Pressure Gelation (APG) method.

Testing phase after installation of SuperGrid Institute’s hyperbaric vessel

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: High Voltage Substation Equipment, HVDC Cable Systems|

Our 10 tones, six meters long, hyperbaric vessel has been installed at our premises and is now going through final tests before commercial use.

PhD Benoît TEZENAS du MONTCEL “Experimental study and modelling of a metal vapor plasma in a vacuum chamber for the development of High-Voltage Circuit Breakers”

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: All, High Voltage Substation Equipment, Phd|

The study involves first the building of an experimental setup where arcs, created between two fixed CuCr25 contacts, were visualized using a high-speed camera in a vacuum demountable chamber.

A novel hyperbaric vessel for SuperGrid Institute

By |January 29th, 2018|Categories: High Voltage Substation Equipment, HVDC Cable Systems|

Since 2016, SuperGrid Institute’s program 4 has intensely worked on the specification of a test platform with the capability to go up to 40bars of internal pressure and validate subsea node, a SuperGrid Institute concept for offshore meshed networks. Beside its imposing size, the particularity of this platform is that it allows combined testing functions on subsea high-voltage cable systems including water pressure, di