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Nynas recently completed a delivery of its new bio-based transformer fluid NYTRO® BIO 300X to Končar Distribution & Special Transformers in Croatia.
A 40 MVA, 145 kV transformer was filled with the sustainable insulating liquid NYTRO BIO 300X and tested by Končar’s technical team in Zagreb, Croatia.
“The thermal and dielectric tests on the transformer filled with NYTRO BIO 300X were completed successfully, and the unit is considered fully functional,” said Ivanka Radić, responsible for transformer oil at Končar D&ST. “As expected, the DGA results before and after the IEC 60076-2 standard temperature rise test were perfectly acceptable.”
The ultra-low viscosity of NYTRO BIO 300X also means that it provides enhanced cooling in the transformer.
“The results of the factory acceptance tests were highly satisfying, with the transformer behaving as expected. Oil temperatures were an impressive 10 degrees lower in the unit than when a synthetic ester insulating liquid was used,” said Vedran Maljković, Quality control manager at Končar D&ST.
A regional leader in the production of distribution, medium power and special transformers, for Končar D&ST it is vital to be at the forefront of technical innovation and sustainable development.
“This project and partnership with Nynas to introduce more sustainable insulating liquids is a natural step for us. We look forward to filling more transformers with NYTRO BIO 300X and continuing to take steps in a green direction with the support of Nynas,” said Vanja Burul, Member of the Management Board at Končar D&ST.
The technical and commercial teams at Končar D&ST and Nynas worked closely together to achieve the successful outcome of the delivery and the subsequent tests. In connection with their conclusion, Nynas presented Končar D&ST with a certificate as the first to implement a 40MVA 145 kV transformer filled with NYTRO BIO 300X.
“We are very proud to have been entrusted with this project by Končar D&ST, allowing us to showcase to them and the whole electrical industry the advantages of this fully renewable, bio-based hydrocarbon liquid that is now available to the market,” said Thomas Feischl, Sales Executive Nynas. “In addition to meeting and exceeding the IEC 60296 ed 5 (2020) specification, the product is readily biodegradable, fully bio-based and has ultra-low viscosity.”
For more information about NYTRO® BIO 300X, please contact:
Koen Kempeneer, Market Manager ELI
+32 478 48 56 85
For more information about the delivery to Končar, please contact:
Thomas Feischl, Sales Executive
+ 43 664 886 90 530
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With around 1000 employees, production facilities in Europe and offices in over 30 countries, Nynas is dedicated to researching, producing and supplying specialty naphthenic oils, insulating liquids and bitumen for a growing global market. Together with our customers, we have the know-how to find new applications and meet new challenges that can help shape society. We take oil further to bring value to customers and the world we live in.
Končar Distribution & Special Transformers
With 90 years of tradition in the production of electrotechnical products, Končar Distribution & Special Transformers Inc. (Končar D&ST), based in Zagreb, Croatia, is a regional leader in the production of distribution, medium power and special transformers up to 160 MVA and 170 kV.
In addition to being recognised for its ultra-low viscosity, allowing transformers and reactors to operate with better cooling, NYTRO® BIO 300X has also received the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label.Read more about NYTRO® BIO 300X is awarded USDA certification for biobased products
Nynas’ new innovative insulating liquid NYTRO® BIO 300X has been successfully delivered to and tested in a transformer serving electricity customers in Gothenburg, Sweden. The city’s utility company Göteborg Energi opted to use the bio-based and biodegradable insulating liquid in a transformer located in a sensitive water protection area.Read more about NYTRO® BIO 300X fulfilling promises in Gothenburg, Sweden