COLUMBUS MGB2 UNIT
MGB2: THE MOST FLEXIBLE HTS WIRE SOLUTION
Transmission and distribution of electrical power
either on a large or on a local scale may be envisaged with MgB2
superconducting cables, particularly if the electrical current intensity is
very high and particularly where DC can be used.
Indeed, the virtually lossless transmission of
elevated currents (e.g. 100,000A) brings a paradigm shift in the dimensioning
of power cables, potentially offering drastically new solutions. CERN has
recently demonstrated MgB2 DC cable technology with the aim of
powering LHC magnets with the Hi-Lumi upgrade.
Various projects including the EU-funded Best
Paths, are demonstrating that MgB2 cables can constitute the best
solution for energy transmission problems in the electricity grid, industrial
plants and connecting renewable generation.
Cable for HVDC transmission line
Advanced superconducting links for very high power transmission
Bruxelles, (Belgium), ongoing
Wire for MRI systems PLUS
Improved multifilamentary superconducting tape for MRI magnets
Genoa (Italy), ongoing