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Pre-saturated Core Fault Current Limiter Development and Demonstration Project - Request for Proposals


Citation ETI Pre-saturated Core Fault Current Limiter Development and Demonstration Project - Request for Proposals, ETI, 2010. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000679.
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Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000679
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Abstract This project’s aims were to develop and demonstrate a pre-saturated core fault current limiter device (PCFCL), to reduce the impact of faults on electricity distribution networks.

This is the call for proposals for a project covering the development, build, factory testing, type testing, and in-field network demonstration of a Pre-saturated Core Fault Current Limiter (PCFCL) device. 

The PCFCL was developed by GridON, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and was demonstrated in service over 3 years on a live network at a UK Power Networks substation in Newhaven, East Sussex. This is the final report from the project.

The project successfully demonstrated the specifications, design, manufacturing, testing, delivery, installation, commissioning and field operation of the PCFCL technology,reinforcing confidence in the product and its readiness for widespread adoption in distribution, transmission and industrial grids.The experience gained in this project has been put to use in a subsequent project with Western Power Distribution (WPD).
Associated Project(s) ETI-EN1009: Pre-Saturated Core Fault Current Limiter
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Associated Publication(s)

Pre-saturated Core Fault Current Limiter Development and Demonstration Project - Final Report

Pre-saturated Core Fault Current Limiter Development and Demonstration Project - Fact Sheet