4 Successful Transformer Protector (TP) Activations Reported

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The Transformer Protector had 4 Successful Activations recently and prevented all transformers from explosion and fire.

Transformer explosions and fires are very damaging and frequent, a recent one-year research project* led to the discovery of 730 transformer explosions in the USA only. Many experts anticipate that the number of failures per year will increase significantly in the near future because of the shorter duration life.

Transformer explosions and fires create environmental pollution, costly plant outages, and are a risk to human lives.

From May 3, 2013, to June 12, 2013, the TRANSFORMER PROTECTOR (TP) successfully prevented four large transformer explosions and fires across three continents on:

  •     May 3, 2013, in the Boguchanskaya Hydro Power Plant in Russia on a 400MVA transformer;
  •     May 14, 2013, in Central America on a 450MVA transformer; However, this case is confidential and information cannot be dispatched at this time;
  •     May 15, 2013, in the Saliyah Super Sub-Station in Qatar on an 800MVA transformer;
  •     June 12, 2013 in the Umm Al Amad Super Station, also in Qatar on an 800MVA transformer.

In all 4 cases, the TP has prevented the transformers from explosion and fire; no leaks or permanent tank deformation occurred, ultimately saving the transformers, which will all be repaired quickly.

*H.‐P. Berg, N. Fritze, reliability of main transformers (Vol.2), March 2011

ABOUT THE TRANSFORMER PROTECTOR – The TRANSFORMER PROTECTOR is the only proven solution against transformer explosion and fire. The TP complies with NFPA codes 850 and 851, which are recommending Fast Depressurization Systems for all Power Plants and Substations. There are currently over 2,100 TP installations worldwide.

The TP is activated within 0.5 to 20 milliseconds, depending on arc locations and transformer size, by the first dynamic pressure peak of the shock wave, avoiding transformer explosions before static pressure increases.

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