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A Computational Study of the Thermal Performance of a 15 kV Solid State Current Limiter Cooled by Immersion in Mineral Oil

[+] Author Affiliations
Ronald Warzoha, Amy S. Fleischer

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Mahesh Gandhi

Silicon Power Corporation, Malvern, PA

Ashok Sundaram

Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA

Paper No. IMECE2008-66483, pp. 1297-1304; 8 pages
  • ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 10: Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Parts A, B, and C
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31–November 6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4871-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3840-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


This paper outlines the thermal performance of a unique liquid-cooled 15 kV/4000 A Solid State Fault Current Limiter (SSFCL) developed by Silicon Power of Malvern, PA with support of EPRI. The design features an extremely high power system which consumes 96 kW of power in a one phase configuration. The system is submerged in mineral oil coolant and the waste heat is dissipated by internal liquid convection and subsequently through an external radiator system driven by a centrifugal pump. This project numerically explores the effects of various design parameters on the heat dissipation and the resulting effect on the operating temperature of several components within the system.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Mineral oil



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