In recent years there has been an increased focus on sustainability nationwide as the UK Government looks to achieve its environmental commitments such as reducing carbon emissions by 80% based on 1990 levels by 2050 and contributing towards limiting the global increase in temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century as part of its responsibilities to the Paris Climate Agreement.
This has consequently increased the importance for companies to display their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the value of doing so. One effective way of displaying CSR is through investment in energy efficiency projects and technologies as it provides evidence that a business is serious about refining its processes and improving its sustainability.
Whilst cutting-edge solutions are often making headlines, simpler and cheaper methods of achieving energy efficiencies are often overlooked, such as distribution transformers. It is well documented that conventional distribution transformers suffer from losses and become less efficient over time and this is particularly true for ageing transformers. However, through the use of more efficient materials at the core of the transformer, such as amorphous metal, businesses can reduce losses, which can be up to 70 per cent less when compared with conventional core materials, and retain their efficiency for longer whilst prolonging the expected lifetime of the asset.
Upgrading the HV infrastructure by replacing an ageing HV transformer with an amorphous core solution can provide quick, easy and substantial energy savings through its increased efficiencies. Taking this one step further, Powerstar has used its expertise as a leading smart energy solutions provider to create the super low loss amorphous core smart transformer, Powerstar SO-LO.
In addition to its amorphous core material providing higher efficiencies, Powerstar SO-LO is a digitally enabled smart transformer which provides remote monitoring capabilities. Its remote monitoring enables 24/7 visibility and understanding of how your critical infrastructure is operating and enables issues to be identified before an event occurs through the use of email alerts which are automatically triggered when the transformer is approaching pre-set limits. It can assist energy managers on making informed decisions on energy use and maintenance activities by providing comprehensive data including statistics on key aspects of the performance of a transformer such as the condition of the oil, the phase to phase metrics, temperature, and harmonic distortion.
By combining a super low loss core with remote monitoring capabilities, it provides an opportunity for businesses to enhance their sustainability efforts in a measurable way whilst the ongoing collection of data can help identify areas for further optimisations.
You can learn more about Powerstar SO-LO, including a full breakdown of its capabilities by joining Powerstar at its head office in Sheffield on the 19th September 2018 for the launch event.
In addition to providing delegates with the product literature and a light lunch, there will also be a demonstration of Powerstar SO-LO’s remote monitoring capabilities and guest speeches from industry experts.
Find out more or book your place for the event by visiting our event booking page and completing the short booking form.
05 September, 2018Back to all news