For decades many transformers have been designed for peak efficiencies of around 98-99%. This directive banned less efficient designs by setting maximum permissible energy losses for all new transformers placed in the market. New transformers over 500kVA are now more than 99% efficient.
From July 2021, Tier 2 of the directive requires a further reduction in energy losses, thereby increasing transformer efficiency incrementally by about 0.33% for 500kVA’s and 0.05% for 20MVA’s.
The legislation covers all EU countries and we expect this standard to survive within UK, post Brexit. Similarly, the US Department of Energy required a 2-tier increase in transformer efficiencies in 2010 and 2016.
The directive does NOT apply to existing installed transformers, nor secondhand transformers reinstalled in to service.
Standard Ecopower Distribution Transformer Dimensions
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Benefits of Slaters’ ecopower eco transformer range include:
Industry leading 24 month warranty
Variety of rating options starting from 315kVA
11000 / 433v
Liquid cooled and dry type units available
Advanced grade steel and aluminium windings technology
Significantly reduce energy losses
In house stock available for immediate dispatch
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- Slaters 2.5MVA ecopower eco design HV distribution transformer installed
- Ecopower transformer allowed step-up in voltage from 433V to the 11,000V
- Installation of the new transformer was completed within eight weeks of the initial order
"Slaters impressed us with their technical knowledge and expertise. This alongside the short lead times and quality of the response to our initial enquiry, helped to secure the order."