Thyristor protection for series capacitors in an arc furnace plant

Elena Gaio, Roberto Piovan, Loris Zanotto, Paolo Bordignon, Tito Consani

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An advanced solution for the bypass protection of a series compensation system in arc furnace plants is presented in this paper. It is based on high-power light triggered thyristors (LTTs). In this paper, after a description of the application, the thyristor bypass design is presented with the analyses of the most peculiar aspects and interesting technological solutions. The paper also reports some experimental results and the comparison with the wave-forms obtained by the numerical simulations. © 2004 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1891 - 1897
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Gaio, E., Piovan, R., Zanotto, L., Bordignon, P., & Consani, T. (2004). Thyristor protection for series capacitors in an arc furnace plant. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 19(4), 1891 - 1897.