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Validation and Optimization of a Method to Design Rectifier Transformer for Green Hydrogen Production

Sankar Pranav Govindaraju

Validation and Optimization of a Method to Design Rectifier Transformer for Green Hydrogen Production.

Rel. Massimo Santarelli. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare, 2023


The significant advancements in energy transition, particularly in the integration of renewable energy sources, have compelled energy engineers to devise sustainable storage solutions for the long term. Green hydrogen has emerged as the leading contender in this competition. Nevertheless, electrolyzers require substantial quantities of DC currents. The incorporation of a high-performance power-electronic embedded power system for the electrolyzers is an essential and unavoidable aspect of the design process. The design of a rectifier-transformer necessitates numerous unique considerations in contrast to a conventional grid transformer. The primary objective of this thesis is to validate and optimize the methodology employed by Siemens Energy for the design of rectifier-transformers, with an exclusive emphasis on the electrical aspects. The validation process is conducted on an excel tool that has been designed within the organization. A custom MATLAB tool has been developed in parallel with advanced inputs and optimizations from the preliminary design method. The literature research encompasses an examination of the key electrical components that are integral to the power system, namely the Rectifier-Transformer, OLTC, PFC, and Grid Connections. Following this, the preliminary stages of the design encompass the assessment of the total and various individual electrical losses, which contributed to the overall dimensioning of the transformer. Subsequently, OLTC and the PFC are engineered to comprehend the reactive powers and power factors inherent in the power system. The design optimization involved the modification of specific characteristics, such as the dimensions of the busbars or the limitations to the short circuit power. A transformer design has been developed, enabling the initiation of business activities with manufacturers. The transformer that has been designed within the tool is purported to possess a high level of accuracy in meeting real-time requirements.

Relators: Massimo Santarelli
Academic year: 2023/24
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 104
Additional Information: Tesi secretata. Fulltext non presente
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-30 - ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co KG
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/29193
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