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Thus was demonstrated a feature of dc transmission that has been important in several subsequent instalIations: These reactors are usually placed at intermediate switching stations and are so indicated in Figure Ih. Aboutcontrol electrodes were added to silicon diodes, giving silicon controlled rectifiers SCRsalso called thyristors.
The distance is far toa great for ac eable transmission. Present-day mereury-are valves for high-voltage transmission, known as excitrons, have, in addition to the anode and the mercury-pool cathode, an ignition electrode for starting the arc, one or more excitation electrodes for maintaining the are, and a control grid that prevents the are from reaching the anode until it is desired that the valve begin to conduct.
Perhaps an additional belief was that there was no future in dc transmission. Practical ground electrodes were developed, and various kinds of valves and converter control were tested.
It aided further development ofvalves by permitting them to be tested under service conditions. In this respect a homopolar line is preferable to a bipolar tine in cases where continuai ground current is. M uch of the time when power is delivered to Gotland, there are no generators in operation there, the only synchronous maehine being a condenser. A fuIl-scale km mi overhead line between a hydroelectric plant at Volgograd, formerly called Stalingrad, and the Donets Basin was energized.
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Large inductances ealled de. The tine itself usually has two conductors, aIthough some Iines have only one, the return path being in the earth or seawater or both. The ac line, of course, also has this reversibility. A demonstration of dc transmission using grid-controlled steel-tank mercury-arc conversion was given at Zurich, Switzerland, inat the Fifth Swiss National Exhibition.
After the more rugged steel-envelope mercury-pool ignitron became available, however, the line was converted in to constant-voltage operation. The United States was inactive in the field of dc transmission, however, for nearly 20 years. Among these are a limiting the deerease in stability power Iimit attributable to switching out one circuit to clear a fault or for line maintenance, b Iimiting the overvoltage when a line is energized from one end, c providing a place for the connection of grounding transformers to limit the overvoltages of the unfaulted phases with respect to ground when one phase is faulted to ground, and d for con nection of intermediate loads or generation.
These breakers are not used for clearing faults on the dc line or most misoperations ofthe valves, for these faults can be cleared more rapidly by grid controlof the valves. If a permanent fault occurred on the lower conductor, the converters connected to it would be controlled so as to bring the voltage and current on it to zero.
The initiative in exploring the use of mercury-arc valves for dc transmission was taken by the General Electric Company. Each pole would be switched independently of the other.
After two smaller experi 2’mentsB1. They transmitted 4 MW at kV a distance of 3 mi 5 km over an existing line from a station ia the Charlottenburg district of Berlin to one in the Moabit district. If both neutrals are grounded, the two poles can operate inde pendently.
The neutral points junctions between converters are grounded at one or both ends.
transmissionn Russian engineers have concentrated on single-anode valves, which so far appear to have been less successful than the ASEA valves. One pole of a four conductor line is shown in Figure Id, with two converters per terminal. Each converter has two vaIve groups rated 50 kV, A, 10 MW, the groups being in series on the dc side.
Exp1 queda livre Experimento de queda livre. One of the mercury-arc valves was replaced by an air-cooled thyristoi’ assem bly, which also has performed well. The ac input at Mechanicville was at a frequency of 40 Hz, and the output at Schenectady was at 60 Hz.
Most long overhead ac tines require series compensation of part of the induetive reaetanee. The phrase “transmission link” denotes the transmission line proper together with its terminal and auxiliary equipment.
This system of grading elec trodes, invented by U. This being so, two parallel three-phase circuits are required tranamission reliable transmission see Fig.
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On many long EHV lines, shunt reactors are required for limiting the voltage, especially at light loads, but they may be required even at full load. A noteworthy feature of ASEA valves is the use of several, usually four, anodes in multiple on single-phase valves. The larger of these, rated at 20 MW, was installed at the Edgar Thompson plant of the.
The line transmits 20 MW at kV through a single-conductor cable, with return path through the sea and earth. EHV transmission links, superposed on a lower-voltage ac network, or inter eonnecting two such networks, or connecting distant generating plants to an ac network, are compared as transmlssion their principal components and the arrange ments thereof, according to trqnsmission the line operates on ac or dc.
The converter at each end of the line had 12 hot-cathode glass-envelope thyratrons in 6 series pairs. Their ratings have increased, however, with surprising rapidity, and it seems certain that such valves will soon replace mercury-arc valves in HV dc use. Figure la shows a single-eircuit three-phase ac line.
The line initially operated at constant current, the conversions from con stant alternating voltage to constant current and vice versa being dlrect by an LC bridge circuit called the monocyclic square.