Design of 154 kV class 100 MVA 3 phase HTS transformer on a common magnetic core

J. Choi, S. Lee, M. Park, W. Kim, S. Kim, J. Han, H. Lee, K. Choi

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We have proposed a high temperature superconducting (HTS) transformer which can substitute for a conventional oil transformer for power distribution in Korea. The conventional transformer is composed of three identical single phase transformers because of the limitations on volume and weight. Now the Korean power company has started to consider the possibility of a transformer on a common magnetic core because it can be a solution for the increment of capacity without new construction of substations. In this paper, we proposed an HTS transformer on a common core. Its capacity is the same as the previous HTS transformer, which was 100 MVA, 154 kV/22.9 kV. The former is smaller and lighter than the latter. We assumed a transformer tank which covers the common core and windings. The tank also acts as a vacuum seal for a cooling system and so the cryostats for the windings do not need to have vacuum layers. The design parameters are compared with those of both a conventional one and an HTS transformer with separate cores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1228
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a Grant from Center for Applied Superconductivity Technology of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea.


  • AC loss
  • Common magnetic core
  • Cooling system
  • HTS transformer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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