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Ensure Continuous Power to Critical Industrial Processes with the New Superconducting Storage Device (SSD™)
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Long-term outages have been effectively reduced by electric utilities. However, momentary voltage disturbances are increasing on power systems across the country. Simultaneously, most industries have increased the use of electronically controlled equipment which is especially vulnerable to these momentary voltage disturbances. These short-term disturbances are costing U.S. industry millions of dollars a year in downtime, product loss and equipment damage. The Superconducting Storage Device (SSD™) has been developed by Superconductivity, Inc. to protect large, sensitive and critical industrial processes by supplying supplemental power whenever short disturbances occur - reliably, efficiently and cost effectively. This paper is written to acquaint the reader with the SSD, its superconducting magnet, power electronics equipment and support systems, as well as describe how it works and review its performance.
Dewinkel, C. C.; Koeppe, P. F. (1992). Ensure Continuous Power to Critical Industrial Processes with the New Superconducting Storage Device (SSD™). Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu). Available electronically from