Nynas launches high-quality circular transformer fluid
Nynas AB, one of the world’s leading naphthenic oil producers, today announced the launch of NYTRO® RR 900X, a circular transformer fluid based on the most powerful and effective re-refining technology.
Sustainable development is now a high priority in most industries, and Nynas is no exception. With the launch of NYTRO RR 900X, the company offers utilities and OEMs the opportunity to join the circular economy and contribute to greenhouse gas reduction targets.
“NYTRO RR 900X contributes to sustainable development and raw material efficiency by reusing end-of-life transformer fluid. The Nynas re-refining process recovers valuable molecules that are no longer fit for service in their present form, making the best use of the fluid’s original production impact,” says Gaia Franzolin, Marketing Director at Nynas.
The excellent performance of NYTRO RR 900X make the product suitable for the use in the wide range of electrical applications, including high voltage and high power transformers. The new grade complies with the IEC 60296 standard, which requires the feedstock of re-refined fluids to be sourced 100% from power equipment.
“NYTRO RR 900X retains the well-known dielectric behaviour of traditional naphthenic dielectric fluids. Nynas’ modern optimised hydrotreating technology has allowed us to deliver top-of-the range specifications that equal those of virgin oils,” says Gaia Franzolin. “We want to give to our customers the confidence that the quality and the characteristics of NYTRO RR 900X are equal if not superior to those of our NYTRO high performing grades which are a world-wide reference.” adds Franzolin.
At 100% recycling rate, over its lifetime NYTRO RR 900X produced a reduction of at least 70% in greenhouse gas emissions compared to a virgin transformer oil.
“Replacing one unit of virgin transformer oil with NYTRO RR 900X also means savings in crude consumption, crude being a finite resource. We are very proud of our contribution to the reduced environmental footprint of transformer oil production,” says Marika Rangstedt, Sustainability Manager at Nynas.
NYTRO RR 900X will only be available in Europe, to limit the impact of emissions from transportation.