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E-lesson: Transformer Oil Course – e-lesson #6 – Reconditioning and reclaiming of mineral oils

Course: | Free Intermediate level

This is the sixth e-lesson in the course. It is conducted on the Intermediate level and here you can save your seat for the session.

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The lesson will define the two processes – reconditioning and reclaiming of mineral oil. The criteria for deciding whether to carry out reconditioning or reclaiming will be discussed in detail, taking into consideration the IEC60422 standard.

This will be followed by a detailed discussion on how to carry out the two processes. The options available for reclaiming and the expected improved properties of reclaimed oils will be discussed too.

Keywords: reconditioning, reclaiming, IEC60422, ageing

The lesson’s content is fully vendor-agnostic, but it is sponsored by SPECO.

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CS Narasimhan

Dr. Narasimhan is a Ph.D. in Chemistry with over 30 years of experience in Industrial R&D. While working as a technical director in a major oil company manufacturing transformer oils, he led project teams for developing and commercializing mineral oils for EHV applications and ester fluids. He is a member of several IEC and CIGRE committees dealing with transformer oils. He has several publications and patents to his credit.

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