Liquid-cooled, oil-immersed transformers are part of most electric power generation and distribution systems. Transformer insulation media (fluids) are continually reevaluated based on their total life cycle cost, from both an economic and risk exposure perspective, which has led to the use of alternative, less flammable fluids. Manufacturers of less flammable insulating fluid have reported improved environmental and health properties while maintaining their critical fire-resistant qualities.
This webinar will explore the growing use of natural ester dielectric fluid in power generation and distribution equipment, which leverages their enhanced thermal capabilities to develop more sustainable equipment platforms. Based upon the experience of numerous small, medium and large power transformers operating since the early 2000s, utilities on several continents are now specifying natural esters to systematically replace mineral oil. Beyond their use in transformers, and the benefits they offer in terms of the environment, fire safety and extended insulation life, natural esters are also being used in higher temperature rise transformer designs, enabling smaller, more cost-effective equipment.
David Bingenheimer, Global Technology Manager – Dielectric Fluids at Cargill Industrial Specialties, will present the webinar. David’s background includes 25 years of technical, marketing and product management experience within the electrical power, mass notification, automotive, materials development and semiconductor industries. David has overseen the dielectric fluids activities at Cooper Power Systems and Cargill for the past decade. He has also authored and presented technical papers and training modules related to the application and validation of dielectric fluids in transformers, and has actively participated in numerous industry conferences and seminars. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and Master of Business Administration Degree in International Management from the University of Dallas.