Interview with Massimo Fioravanti, Managing Director at BRIZIO BASI & C
Oil treatment specialist
The company BRIZIO BASI & C is a globally recognized, innovation-oriented leader in vacuum technology. We have been specifically recognized in the field of transformer oil treatment. The company was established in Milan, Italy, in 1930 by the engineer Brizio Luigi Basi.
In the beginning, the company’s activity consisted of producing vacuum pumps for industrial applications. Later, our engineers introduced products for several markets, making sectors in which we operate nowadays manifold, even as we are best known for transformer oil treatment systems, and increasingly, in reference to the Industry 4.0.
Our product portfolio includes oil treatment systems, vacuum pumping groups, vacuum ovens, vacuum pressure impregnation systems for electric motors, freeze dryers, vacuum filling systems for automotive industry, autoclaves for composites materials productions, special systems for avionics industry and other systems for several industrial applications where vacuum, pressure, and heat are required. The company has the in-house know-how, tools, and technologies to cover the entire process of design and construction of these products and a production area of over 3,000 m2 in Milan, Italy.
DOV – market leading technology
Products for transformers market include: Oil treatment and purifier systems DOV, Fuller’s Earth oil filters and Vacuum groups.
Oil treatment and purifier systems DOV are vital for extracting humidity and gases from the oil, in order to achieve the highest dielectric properties and avoid electric discharges. With DOV we use a special method to achieve thin oil film under vacuum and, in this way, impurities are easily extracted.
Fuller’s Earth oil filters are used to remove acids and soluble surface contaminants by adsorption. Treatment that uses Fuller’s Earth will increase the oil IFT (Interfacial Tension) and reduce the PF (Power Factor) to the desired levels.
Vacuum groups are used to create vacuum in the transformer tank.
Our customers are market leading producers of oil-filled power and distribution transformers, energy producers and distributors, as well as service companies that use our systems to make the treatments on site where the customers need them. We sold more than 600 systems all around the world to customers such as ABB, SCHNEIDER Electric, SIEMENS, GETRA, IRAN TRANSFO, TAMINI, ANSALDO ENERGIA, FARATEC, TERNA RETE ITALIA, ENEL, ENI, SNAM, AL SAFAD, NIDEC, CARLO GAVAZZI ARABIA, ALUMINIUM BAHRAIN, ELETTROMECCANICA TIRONI, GECOL, SEA MARCONI, SHELL, Ducati, Brembo, FCA Group, Piaggio Group, Same Deutz Fahr, Prysmian Powerlink, but also Zambon, ACS Dobfar, Menarini, Sigma Tau and many more.