Solutions

Superconductivity

the history

Superconductors transport electrical energy without any electrical resistance and thus without losses. In addition, superconductors are able to transport much more energy than conventional copper or aluminium conductors of the same crosssection.

The discovery of superconductors dates back over 100 years. The effect of superconductivity was first discovered in 1911 by Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes during experiments with liquid helium. In 1913 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1986 Johannes Georg Bednorz and Karl Alexander Müller discovered the high-temperature superconductors during their research at IBM Zürich Research Laboratory. These materials become superconducting at higher temperatures. For their work they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987.

Vision Electric Super Conductors continues this development by converting this great technology into innovative industrial solutions. Be a part of this history - let us talk about your applications.

Industry

lower CO2 footprint

ICE®BAR - the superconducting busbar system transmits high DC and AC currents almost without any energy losses and gives essential advantages compared to conventional busbars. The system is operated at approximately - 200 °C / 73 K with liquid nitrogen and is capable to carry currents up to 200 kA and more. Including all costs ICE®BAR is more enonomical compared to conventional systems from currents of 10 kA and lengths of 30 m and is usable in chemical electrolysis, aluminium smelters, steel arc furnaces and all other applications that require high DC currents. The whole system is completely encapsulated with IP68 protection degree and garantees 100 % safety for personnel and equipment, no additional protection is necessary. As a result ICE®BAR can be used to optimize production and maintanance processes.

ICE®BAR is a modular system with up to 95 % reduced system dimensions and weights compared to copper or aluminium busbar systems. This enables you to use your existing production area more efficiently, e.g. for increasing your production capacity.

Data Centers

new efficient design

5G, Big Data, digital Business, video on demand and real time communication require increasing data volumes. Modern and future data centers are facing all these challenges. The effective usage of available space and positive scale effects, lead to ever larger data centers and thus consume more and more electrical energy. Furthermore, the requirements regarding efficiency, cooling and environment protection are becoming more important.

ICE®BAR offers you the electrical engineering technology to master these challenges. The superconducting busbar system ICE®BAR is the most efficient modular energy transport system worldwide delivered turnkey. The system allows the loss-free transmission of currents up to 200 kA and even more. Discover your new possibilities and save between 15 and 20 % of your energy costs. Transmit the electricity from the UPS at battery voltage level directly to your racks – with zero power losses. Transformers and rectifiers are no longer necessary.

Power Grids

eco transmission

Modernization of electricity distribution grids is a challenging task for the operating companies. In addition to the expansion of high- and medium-voltage grids especially in agglomerations the capacity of the distribution grids has to be continuously increased. Superconducting cables are the right solution for this challenge.

In addition, the superconductor technology integrates all power generation and storage facilities into a highly efficient energy grid, which is operated with direct current at low voltage level. Cost-intensive power converters in each plant are thus dispensable.

Railways

electric movement

The electrification of railway lines requires today substations to supply the overhead lines. In Germany, the substations are supplied via 110 kV overhead lines. A superconducting high current system parallel to the railway line can substitute the overhead line. As a result, less floor space and less planning effort is required for new routes and extensions.

In subways, superconducting connections enablesthe energy exchange of the trains during braking and exceleration. Energy will no longer wasted during this processes, but is used to accelerate a parallel train.

Components

connecting worlds

We produce and deliver different components to connect and operate superconducting systemsin conjunction with normal-conducting systems. Of course we also realize tailor-made components for your special projects

We have got the exclusive production and distribution rights for the Cross Conductor develop by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. This special superconductor is cable-like, flexible and can be coiled up on a cable reel for urban and distribution grid installations.


Engineering Services

our know how - your success

We deliver the following services for all high current, high power and superconductor systems:

  • Basic engineering and feasibility studies
  • Design engineering and layout
  • Detail engineering and mathematical models
  • Thermodynamic and temperature models
  • Cross section optimization and thermal load calculation
  • Definiton of materials and equipment

  • Stress analysis and force calculation
  • Installation and operation manuals creation
  • Risk analysis, assessment and remedy measures
  • Quality inspection
  • Tender specifications
  • Maintenance and operation supervision