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Midel 7131 has a higher flash point than mineral oil, making it less likely to catch fire. This makes it a safer option for use in applications where there is a risk of fire, such as in power plants and substations.
As a result, there is a reduced need for fire mitigation civil structures such as spill walls or complex underground overflow tanks which are generally expensive and require both extra space and additional work. In addition to this, the overall footprint and size of a substation with several transformers is significantly reduced.
As substations are critical infrastructure, downtime can have a significant impact on power transmission and distribution. Midel 7131 has a higher thermal conductivity than mineral oil, which means it can help to dissipate heat more efficiently. This can help to improve the performance and reliability of electrical equipment in substations.
Improved equipment performance lead to increased productivity and fewer costly downtime events. In addition to this, less volume is needed and thus the size of the transformer and its transformer bund can be reduced.
Midel 7131 has excellent electrical insulating properties, which can help to reduce the risk of electrical breakdowns and failures in equipment. This can help to extend the life of electrical equipment and reduce the need for maintenance and repairs.
Midel 7131 is biodegradable and non-toxic, which means it is less harmful to the environment in case of a spill or leakage. In contrast, mineral oil is harmful to the environment and spills result in costly cleanup and remediation efforts.
While Midel 7131 is less harmful to the environment than mineral oil-based oils, it is still, like with any substances, important to handle and dispose of it properly to avoid any potential negative impacts on the environment.
Gomero’s highly accurate measuring cell has been validated by third parties for its ability to detect both mineral-based oil and ester fluids down to 1PPM. This means that regardless of the type of transformer fluid used Gomero's control equipment will detect and prevent any leakages, protecting the environment from industrial spills. This provides long-term traceability, transparency and regulatory compliance.