Science Inventory

ETV REPORT AND STATEMENT, ABB INC. BIOTEMP VETABLE OIL - BASED INSULATING DIELECTRIC FLUID

Citation:

Cal/EPA, Dept. of Toxic Substances Control. ETV REPORT AND STATEMENT, ABB INC. BIOTEMP VETABLE OIL - BASED INSULATING DIELECTRIC FLUID. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-02/043, 2002.

Description:

THE USEPA has created the ETV program to facilitate the deployment of innovative of improved environmental technologies through performance verification and information dissemination. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by substantially accelerating the acceptance and use of innovative, improved, and more cost-effective technologies. The ETV Program is intended to assist and inform those individuals in need of credible data for the design, distribution, permitting, and purchase of environmental technologies.

EPA's ETV Program, through NRMRL, has partnered with the California Dept. of Toxic Subatances Control (DTSC) under an ETV Pilot Project to varify pollution prevention, recycling, and waste treatment technologies. This verification statement provides a summary of performance results for ABB Inc. BIOTEMP Vegetable Oil-Based Insulating Dielectric.

Technology Description
ABB Inc. (ABB) has developed a dielectric insulating fluid called BIOTEMP which is comprised of >98.5% vegetable oil and <1.5% antioxidants. BIOTEMP is used in liquid-filled electrical transformers to act as an electrical insulating medium, and to transport heat generated in the transformer around the windings, core and connected circuits to cooling surfaces. BIOTEMP is currently used in pole-mounted, distributing, network, and small power transformers with a voltage rating.<69kV and a maximum kVA rating of 20 MVA. Approximately 50 transformers supplied with BIOTEMP fluid are presently in service.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 06/20/2002
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record ID: 63207

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

INDUSTRIAL MULTIMEDIA BRANCH