The special feature of superconductors, which is the total lack of electrical resistance under certain strictly defined conditions, means the elimination of energy losses for the release of heat during current flow, and thus a reduction in the energy consumption of devices made of superconductors or an increase in their efficiency and performance while maintaining a certain level of power.
A rapid increase of the resistance in superconducting materials when the critical current value is exceeded, allows them to be used to build short-circuit current limiters in electromagnetic networks. They constitute an excellent protection against the dangers resulting from high-current short circuits. Superconducting current limiters do not affect the flow of current during normal operation of the network, and after being tripped they immediately return to operation without any additional actions.
One of the properties of superconductors is their diamagnetism. This feature allows to build more efficient electromagnets. The magnetic field obtained by using superconducting material is stronger, while superconducting coils allow to reduce energy losses.
SC systems assembly
SMES - superconducting energy storage. Is an innovative application of superconducting technology to store energy in a magnetic field.