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ABB Australia announces the launch of BIOTEMP filled power and distribution transformers

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The official Australian launch of the BIOTEMP filled power and distribution transformers as part of the ‘ABB Green Transformers for a better world 2011’ campaign was announced by ABB Australia .

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
Driven by the ‘green transformer’ program in Australia, BIOTEMP dielectric fluids are part of an program that represents efficiency, the environment and economy; seeking to reduce energy losses, improve energy efficiency, minimise environmental impact and increase overload-ability.

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