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Raising knowledge and developing technology for the design and deployment of high-performance power transformers immersed in biodegradable fluids “BIOTRAFO”

Objective

The BIOTRAFO project will analyze the effect of temperature on the designs of power transformers that use biodegradable esters as coolant, the environmental and fire performance of these liquids will be also evaluated.
These machines are very common in our power distribution systems. Since electricity is generated until it reaches households, it passes through an average of four transformers. Currently the liquid used in most of these machines is a petroleum derivative, since its good performance is well known. However, the environmental awareness of many companies is demanding new transformers that are cooled by esters of natural origin. In this framework, BIOTRAFO proposes a study that allows to know the temperature in the windings of the transformer when using biodegradable liquids, which by their nature are more viscous. This temperature is a critical factor for the useful life of the transformer, due to the aging of dielectric solid materials. The aging of these materials when immersed in these liquids will also be analyzed. Not only the question will be observed from a theoretical perspective, industrial platforms will also be used to test the generated models.
The results of the research will be disseminated among specialized and non-specialized audiences, considering the commercial exploitation of the results obtained. The project will also carry out tasks of knowledge transfer generated for this purpose, the training aspects of the research personnel involved in the project will be taken care of.Finally the management and coordination of the project will be efficiently organized.
To carry out this task, a consortium of thirteen partners has been formed, six of which do not belong to the EU. All of them have knowledge and proven experience in the field of study. Ten of the partners belong to the academic sector and three are companies. Two are manufacturers of power transformers, while the other performs diagnostic work on transformers that are in operation

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 253 000

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 600
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEA MARCONI TECHNOLOGIES DI VANDERTUMIATTI SAS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Principi D Acaja 11
10143 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 200
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BALIKESIR ELEKTROMEKANIK SANAYI TESISLERI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 18 400
Address
Gumuscesme Mahallesi 252 Sokak 1-13/A Altieylul
10100 Balikesir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 600
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL LITORAL
Argentina
Address
Boulevard Pellegrini 2750
3000 Santa Fe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE PIURA
Peru
Address
Avenida Ramon Mugica N° 131
353 Piura
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE
Colombia
Address
Calle 13 100-00, 3Er Piso, Oficina 3027, Ciudad Universitaria Melendez, Edificio De La Administracion Central
760032 Cali
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOKURITSU DAIGAKU HOJIN KYUSHU KOGYO DAIGAKU
Japan
Address
Sensuicho - Tobata-ku 1-1
804 8550 Kitakyushu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TADEO CZERWENY SA
Argentina
Address
Bvrd Argentino 374
Galvez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)