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Cast Resin Transformers

1st February 2016

Cast Resin Transformers Out Perform Oil Based alternatives

Cast Resin TransformersTransformers are electric equipment that change the voltage and the current of electricity for effective and efficient transmission and distribution. They have a multitude of uses but a good example of their use is in power generation facilities.

Transformers are used to increase the voltage and to decrease the current in order to transport electric energy across transmission lines. When the electricity reaches the end user, transformers are again used to then reduce the voltage and to increase the current in order to make the electricity suitable for general use. This process of transforming voltage generates a lot of heat and therefore transformers must contain effective cooling systems.

It is these cooling systems that differentiate transformers from each other, for example dry type transformers dissipate heat directly into the ambient air and liquid cooled transformers dissipate heat into liquid mediums.

Cast resin power transformers are so called because they use epoxy resin to encase the windings. First developed in the 1960s in Germany as an alternative to oil-filled transformers they are able to withstand temperatures as high as 188 degrees Celsius. Heat passes through the epoxy and dissipates into the surrounding air.

Cast-resin power transformers are self-extinguishing, so guaranteed against fire hazards and require no fire-proof vault for indoor installations; totally insensitive to harsh environments because the epoxy protects the windings from dust and corrosive atmospheres, whether that be pollution or condensation; certified silicone free and because these transformers are dry, without cooling oil they are quick and easy to install with minimum maintenance required.
The applications for cast-resin power transformers are varied – from a wide range of infrastructure, commercial, public and residential developments to stepping down the voltage of electricity from the electric grid to lower levels. While oil-filled transformers are still widely used throughout the world, cast resin transformers are increasing in popularity because they offer better efficiency, less maintenance, higher fire resistance, and are more environmentally friendly due to the lack of cooling liquids which eliminate the possibility of oil leaks.

AM Transformers are a global leader in the field of electrical power equipment and we supply a collection of Cast Resin Power & Distribution Transformers with the choice of both recently manufactured and re-engineered solutions available. Our Cast Resin Transformers are supplied in accordance with internationally recognised standards and are designed to suit your requirements either in IP00 specification or in sheet steel ventilated enclosures complete with HV and LV cable boxes.

Industrial energy efficiency: innovative power saving solutions

17th September 2015
Planning a greener business

Planning a greener business

25% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions are produced by industry, with electricity making up half of the main energy used.

With many industries relying heavily on energy intensive equipment such as motors and lighting in their business processes, high energy consumption can appear an unavoidable cost of business.

This is not the case. By leveraging power saving technologies such as voltage optimisation devices and energy efficiency components; it is possible to significantly reduce the amount of energy required to power industrial processes.

This means manufacturers wanting to take action to reduce energy consumption, businesses looking to design and implement an energy management system, or companies simply looking to boost their green credentials, can all take steps towards better energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint.

For proven and reliable methods of reducing your power consumption, we recommend starting with power optimisation devices such as three phase transformers or single phase transformers which can be used in public, commercial and industrial sectors and have been proven to save up to 20% on energy bills.

Our A.M. Transformers team have in excess of 20 years of experience in the electrical transformer industry and have a proven track record of collaborating with the industry sectors to deliver high energy savings. Through identifying opportunities to incorporate power saving devices into your business processes, we aim support greener practices that are good for both your business and the environment.

With an in-depth knowledge of high energy flows and voltage optimization technology, we are able to provide expert technical support and can manufacture virtually any size of single or 3 phase transformer. This ensures you purchase the best product for your application, so you can benefit from instant savings and continue to save far into the future.

If you are looking to reduce your energy consumption, our technical department will be happy to advise you on the best transformer type to fulfill your business requirements.  Call us on 01494 524396 or enquire online today!

Why Environmental Management Systems are good for business

1st July 2015

Sustainable business sense

Sustainable business sense

Looking for a solution to balancing profitability with improved environmental performance?

With the growing costs of energy resources and increased pressure to manage environmental responsibilities, the sustainability of a company’s business practices are becoming key to achieving competitive advantage.

Subsequently more and more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are recognising the significant business advantages of gaining green credentials.  These can be achieved through employing an effective environmental management system (EMS), such as the internationally recognised ISO 14001.

Setting out the criteria for a cohesive framework applicable to organisations of all shapes and sizes, an environmental management system such as the ISO 14001 equips businesses with the tools for measuring and managing their environmental impact, in order to fulfil their green obligations.  This rationalisation of business operations can help improve employee engagement, whilst providing quantitative KPIs for measurability and control to support further strategies.

Reduce environmental impact, increase profit!

As an internationally recognised mark, the ISO 14001 demonstrates a commitment to improving environmental performance through lowering carbon footprint, reducing fuel consumption, increasing recycling and reducing energy usage.

Vested interest increases as the financial benefits of lower operational costs achieved through greater resource efficiency and waste management are realised. Other Saving incentives for gaining the ISO 14001 can be recognised in terms of strengthening channel relationships through providing assurance to stakeholders that you meet both legal regulations and moral obligations.  Whilst helping to achieve process rationalisation, this can also be an effective PR tool.

Achieve sustainability for the environment and your business.

In essence, there are many incentives for adopting an effective EMS and gaining green credentials.  In exchange for efficient, green business practices, your company could leverage new opportunities for securing competitive advantage.  A win for both your business and the environment!

Energy saving devices

If you’re making sustainability one of your key business initiatives, then focusing on reducing energy consumption may be a good place to start. The use of electrical devices such as quality transformers could make a significant contribution to reducing your energy usage –  an integral component of an environmental management system.

If you are unsure of what transformer type would best suit your needs, then our technical department will be happy to advise you on the best transformer type to fulfil your business requirements.  We have all types of transformers available from 3 phase transformers to Toroidal Transformers.

Call us on 01494 524396 or enquire online today!