Induction heating of aluminium billets using superconducting coils

Abstract

It is proposed to apply high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tape in the coil windings for induction heaters for aluminium or copper extrusion billets. The potential for efficiency improvements is substantial, as conventional copper coil induction heaters rated for up to around 1 MW operate with an overall efficiency of typically only 50–60%. The… (More)

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