Optimum design of cryogenic pump for circulation cooling of high temperature superconducting cables

Kenta Tadakuma, Kazuhiro Kajikawa, Yasuharu Kamioka, Atsushi Ishiyama, Shinsaku Imagawa, Taketsune Nakamura, Hirokazu Hirai, Shinsuke Ozaki

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Pressure drops and temperature rises caused by the cooling with liquid nitrogen are evaluated for two typical examples of HTS cables. One is the three-in-one-type AC cable located inside a corrugated pipe, and the other is the single-core-type DC cable located inside a straight pipe. The theoretical expressions of pressure drop and temperature rise indicate the contributions from three components such as the friction between the liquid nitrogen and the wetted surfaces, the ratio of the heat input to the mass flow rate of liquid nitrogen and the vertical change of position along the cooling pipe. The numerically estimated results are validated by comparing them with the test results carried out by the other groups. Furthermore, the maximum feeding distance of HTS cable can be determined by adjusting the flow rate of pump if the maximum permissible pressure drop and temperature rise are fixed in advance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012070
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 15
Event31st International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2018 - Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Duration: 2018 Dec 122018 Dec 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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