Compared to traditional mineral oil dielectric fluids, BIOTEMP is a natural ester-based fluid made from renewable vegetable-based oil that offers environmental benefits, improved transformer performance and fire resistant properties.
To enhance performance and life of these distribution transformers assets, ABB’s proprietary BIOTEMP dielectric fluids offer increased transformer overload capability without compromising insulation lifespan under normal loading conditions.
In addition to the operational and lifecycle benefits, improvements have also been made in fire safety performance with a firepoint over 300°C. BIOTEMP dielectric fluids are listed as “less flammable” by Factory Mutual (FM Global) and classified as a “less hazardous” dielectric medium by Underwriters Laboratories.
Typical environments with BIOTEMP filled distribution transformers include:
- Environmentally sensitive locations
- Indoor substations
- Tighter spaces outdoors without additional fire safety requirements
- Oil and gas industries