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The Advantages of using ester transformer fluids in Sub-Saharan Africa
by Dr Russell Martin
Chief Scientist, M&I Materials

Presenter’s Background
Russell is the Chief Scientist at M&I Materials, Manchester, where he leads the Global efforts in Research, Development, New Applications, Education and Innovations for ester transformer fluids. He holds a PhD in Chemistry and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He contributes to various CIGRE, IEEE, ASTM, IEC and BSI technical & standard groups and was awarded the Cigre Technical Committee Award for outstanding contribution by the A2 (Transformer) division in 2010, and the IEC 1906 Award in (2011) for updating the standard IEC 61099 (Synthetic Esters for Electrical Purposes).

Russell will provide an overview of the following:
1. Definition of “Ester”
2. How the chemical structure of esters differs from mineral oil
3. Key advantages of using esters
4. Fire Safety advantages of using esters
5. Environmental Protection is enhanced by using esters
6. Further ester benefits : Moisture Tolerance and Prolonging Asset Life
7. Financial advantages of using esters
8. International standards covering the use of esters
9. The advantage of retrofilling existing transformers with Esters
10. Esters : Typical Applications
11. Conclusion

Nov 6, 2018 11:00 AM in Johannesburg

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