Air Liquide Aids Superconductor Cable | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 26 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 30, 2008

Air Liquide Aids Superconductor Cable

Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability
Credit: American Superconductor

The world's longest superconductor power transmission cable has been connected to the power grid in Holbrook, N.Y., by the Long Island Power Authority and American Superconductor. The 600-meter-long cable is cryogenically cooled to 200 °C with Air Liquide liquid nitrogen. According to the partners, superconductor cables can transport three to five times more energy than traditional cables.

 
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