Capacitor bank module for multi megajoule energy storage

Boris M. Kovalchuk, Evgeny V. Kumpyak, Alexander A. Kim, Anatoliy V. Kharlov, Nikolay V. Tsoy, Vadim A. Visir, Grigory V. Smorudov, Vladimir N. Kiselev, Vladimir V. Chupin, Frédéric Bayol, Laurent Frescaline, Fabrice Cubaynes, Cyril Drouilly, Patrick Eyl, Bruno Cassany, Laurent Courtois, Patrice Patelli, Jean Marc Mexmain, Dominique Rubin De Cervens, Claude Cavailler

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    Abstract

    Within the context of the Pulsed Power Conditioning System (PPCS) development undertaken by the CEA for the Megajoule laser (LMJ) facility [1], a new capacitor bank module (CBM) has been developed by the IHCE (Tomsk) and ITHPP (France). Full PPCS of the LMJ consists of 480 CBM. Two CBMs were produced and tested in Tomsk. Main parts of the CBM are: HV power supplies, Command Control system, air conditioning system, capacitor block, and cables delivering the energy to a load. CBM's parameters are: total rated capacitance 3000 μF, charge voltage up to 24 kV, peak current amplitude 240 kA, peak stored energy 864 kJ, pulse width at 10 % of peak power 360 μs, dimensions 2.3×1.5×2.5 m3, weight ̃ 2500 kg. In nominal regime (24 kV, 40 m cables), the energy delivered to the flash lamps in each channel is 74 kJ (86 % efficiency). No failures were observed in more than 1000 test shots and all the CBM parameters are well within the requirements. Detailed description of the CBM design and test results are given in the report.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007
    Pages1479-1482
    Number of pages4
    Volume2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Albuquerque, NM, United States
    Duration: 17 Jun 200722 Jun 2007

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    OtherPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
    CountryUnited States
    CityAlbuquerque, NM
    Period17.6.0722.6.07

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Kovalchuk, B. M., Kumpyak, E. V., Kim, A. A., Kharlov, A. V., Tsoy, N. V., Visir, V. A., Smorudov, G. V., Kiselev, V. N., Chupin, V. V., Bayol, F., Frescaline, L., Cubaynes, F., Drouilly, C., Eyl, P., Cassany, B., Courtois, L., Patelli, P., Mexmain, J. M., De Cervens, D. R., & Cavailler, C. (2007). Capacitor bank module for multi megajoule energy storage. In PPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007 (Vol. 2, pp. 1479-1482). [4652466] https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652466