News: 230 kV Beta Fluid Transformers Energized in Mexico

For Immediate Release

January 15, 2015

TYLER, TX – DSI Ventures, Inc. announces the commissioning of two 230 KV Generator Step-Up (GSU) Transformers filled with Beta Fire Resistant Fluid at the new Bajio thermoelectric power plant in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Installed in 80 and 150 MVA, 230 KV transformers built by Hyosung Nantong Transformer Company, Beta Fluid was chosen for its 22 year record of fire safety, its low price and its excellent environmental record.

Beta in Transformer

Beta Fluid is a fire resistant transformer oil made from petroleum base oils. Developed in 1993, Beta Fluid has been used in tens of thousands of applications worldwide to add a significant margin of safety to transformers located in hazardous locations.

“Although the majority of Beta Fluid applications are distribution or small substation transformers, Beta Fluid can be used even at the highest voltage levels, with no changes in electrical or insulation design”, stated Dr. David Sundin of DSI Ventures, manufacturers of Beta Fluid. “It has excellent impulse strength and the same dielectric constant as standard mineral oil. Beta uses the same Dissolved Gas Analysis and other maintenance procedures as mineral oil, which is another factor in the decision to use it in power transformers”.

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