17 June 2022
Products & Services for Renewable Applications
Renewable technologies and their integration into the distribution and transmission systems can help support a sustainable future by reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
At Weidmann, we have a range of Insulation Materials, Technical Services, & Monitoring Technologies that are all playing a part in ensuring the successful deployment and operation of renewable energy plants worldwide.
Weidmann Insulation Technology
Transformers in renewable energy generation applications are subject to unique and demanding stresses, including highly variable loads, wide temperature variations, space limitations, and power quality issues. These specific conditions differ significantly from those of a “standard” distribution system transformer. In addition, they often result in increased thermal and electrical stresses on the transformer insulation system, which leads to premature aging or failure of this critical asset. Therefore, we offer our customers a wide range of enhanced thermal class materials that can improve the performance and life of transformers used in renewable energy generation.
Thermal Class: 130 °C in mineral oil / 140 °C in ester liquid systems
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NOMEX® High-Temperature Insulation Materials
Thermal Class: 180 °C
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Critical to ensuring the successful operation of renewable energy plants is maximizing the up-time and efficiency of the site. Preventative maintenance plans, understanding the condition of assets, and reacting quickly to analyze and diagnose failures are crucial.
Our Technical Services group has performed various services at renewable energy plants, including fleet and condition assessments to identify potential issues and loss of life on transformers in the field. Specification support is also offered to ensure that transformers ordered can handle the demanding environment they will be operating in, along with failure analysis when the worst happens.
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Weidmann Technical Services Portfolio
Failure Analysis Case Study: Solar Power Plant
Monitoring & Diagnostics
Performing diagnostic evaluation of transformers is a critical part of any maintenance plan. We offer a range of diagnostic services through our network of worldwide laboratories. This includes oil sampling, testing, and other fleet maintenance programs, as well as training (onsite or webinar).Find out more about our services
Online monitoring of a transformer or network can form a crucial part of an advanced maintenance plan, increasing your ability to maximize up-time through prioritizing predictive maintenance actions. Not only does this increase efficiency, but it also enables the operator to use accessible data to manage the utilization of assets more effectively.Find out more about our monitoring solutions