Posts in Transformers
MIDEL Synthetic Ester transformer fluid makes Eurovision stadium safer

When the country of Azerbaijan won the right to host the Eurovision song contest, by winning in 2011, they needed a new arena to hold the event in and started to construct the Baku Crystal Hall, under very tight time constraints to be ready for the following spring of 2012.

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Retrofilling transformers for environmental protection in Berlin

Berlin presents very specific challenges for transformer installations since much of the city is zoned as water protection areas. In these areas it is necessary to take special precautions with regard to spillages of hazardous materials including mineral oil.

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Progressive utility chooses MIDEL for retrofill project

ESC has been installing Dry Type transformers in densely populated areas since 1990. Today, around 25% of those assets are Dry Type Transformers. As an alternative to fire prone mineral oil transformers and costly dry type transformers, CESC is considering fire safe and environment-friendly ester oil filled transformers as a possible solution.

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Transformer maintenance reduced at Heathrow airport

Heathrow airport is one of the world’s busiest hubs, serving millions of customers a year. Throughout the airport there are distribution transformers providing power for critical services. Originally all these transformers were cast resin but there were some problems which prompted the user to look for a solution.

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Underground power transformers are better for Sweden

There has been a long history of use of MIDEL filled power transformers in Sweden, with Vattenfall having installed their first 151kV unit back in 2002. Following the success of Vattenfall’s experience other utilities started to take up the MIDEL option, in order to greatly improve fire safety and reduce environmental impact.

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