Cast Resin Transformers are the popular power transformer choice for high-service reliability.

Hanley Energy’s cast resin transformers are dry-type transformers (CEI EN 60076-11). The magnetic circuit and windings are not immersed in an insulating liquid but are cast with an epoxy resin mixture. These special transformersare finding an ever-increasing scope of application for their high-service reliability.

Cast resin transformers are a popular choice for use in commercial, industrial and residential sites. These power tranformers require practically no maintenance and have a much lower environmental impact than traditional oil-immersed transformers. Auto-extinguishing and other safety features make it the obvious choice for indoor applications and other areas with high fire risk.

Cast Resin Transformer


Casting process

The casting process minimises the deposit of pollution and corrosive particles as well as being strong and waterproof. The active parts are cast with a resin mixture of quartz flour and epoxy resin after being secured to a mould and preheated under vacuum.

Power Transformer Windings

The cast windings are divided in many tapes having only one turn for each layer – achieving a higher impulse voltage resistance capability and a lower risk of partial discharge. The winding is usually made with aluminium tape therefore mechanical stresses due to the transformer’s temperature variation are reduced. Low voltage windings are manufactured by a single foil of aluminium or copper, producing a strong resistance against short-circuit stress because the dielectric stresses are very low.

Insulation

The windings are very resistant to condensation and pollution ensured by the use of pre-impregnated Class F insulating materials – making the winding solid and strong but at the same time free to move with a certain degree of flexibility.

Magnetic Core

The magnetic core of the transformer is manufactured with highly permeable, low-loss grain-oriented steel sheets with 45 degree step-lap joints – designed to minimize stray-flux losses. The surface of the magnetic core is also covered by a special paint that protects it against oxidation and corrosion as well as reducing noise.
Cast Resin Transformer Magnetic Core

Cooling

The cast resin transformers are usually cooled with natural cooling by air (AN), though certain cases require the use of fans for cooling with forced air (AF). At all times the ventilation openings must be kept clear to allow the natural dissipation of heat produced from the transformer (Joule effect).
Proper cooling is ensured through circulation of natural air, flowing through the transformers surfaces with a natural flow from the bottom to the top. In the transformer room there should be openings at the bottom for the entry of cooling air and at the opposite side of the top for the exit of the thermal loaded air.
Cast Resin Transformer cooling

Certified Quality

We hold prestigious international certificates and approvals in the cast resin technology sector. All our transformers are certified: E3 – E2 – C2 – F1 in Environmental, Climatic and Fire Behaviour classes.

  • CESI E3-E2-C2-F1 Certification
  • GOST – Russian Certification
  • MEDC – Oman Approval
  • Sai Gon Utility – Vietnam Approval
  • KAHRAMAA – Qatar Approval
  • EWA – Bahrain Approval
  • ISO 14001 Certificate
  • ISO 9001 Certificate
Cast Resin Transformer certificates

IEC 60076-11 Tested

Our cast resin transformers are designed and manufactured in accordance with the main international standards: CEI EN 50541-1 / IEC 60076-11 / IEC 60076-1 / IEC 60076-2 / IEC 60076-5 / IEC 60076-10 / HD538.1 S1 / HD538.2 S1 / CEI 14-12 and the new Ecodesign legislation: Directive No 548/2014

  • Separate source AC withstand voltage test
  • Induced AC withstand voltage test
  • Measurement of partial discharge test
  • Measurement of no-load losses and no-load current
  • Measurement of voltage ratio and check of phase displacement
  • Measurement of winding resistance
  • Measurement of load losses
  • Measurement of short-circuit impedance

It is also possible to perform, on request, the following tests:

  • Noise level test
  • Lightning impulse test
  • Temperature rise test

Clients and Applications

  • Ports and Airports
  • Data Centres
  • Renewable Energy
  • Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Stadiums
  • Shopping Centres

Cast Resin Transformer clients Datacentre power plant

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