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Bolstering Australian power network reliability

Carly Wills, Editor


Tags: News

Australian electrical engineering company, Ampcontrol, has signed a partnership agreement with Midel, the ester transformer fluid brand. The companies will retrofill transformers containing flammable and toxic mineral oil with firesafe and environmentally friendly Midel in the Australian market.

As the newest Midel service partner, Ampcontrol’s expertise combined with Midel’s product will improve reliability and avoid future capital expenditure across Australian transformer fleets, safeguarding power distribution to industry and infrastructure.

The agreement addresses the growing demand across Australian industry for ester fluid transformer retrofills. Transformers across Ampcontrol’s client base will be retrofilled with Midel ester fluid, to improve overall performance and deliver significant cost savings, while mitigating risk of failure due to extreme weather, increasing power demand and new generation technologies coming onstream. 

Steve Jones, Midel sales director for Asia-Pacific commented: “Australia’s power network is under constant pressure from greater demand and new generation technologies coming onstream, in sometimes punishingly high ambient temperatures. With Ampcontrol, we are responding to the need to future-proof the country’s infrastructure, in the safest and most environmentally friendly way possible. By teaming up with an energy sector leader like Ampcontrol, we are combining our international experience and their local market knowledge to improve Australia’s grid reliability through transformer retrofills.”

To showcase the new partnership and its wider benefits to Australia’s infrastructure, the two companies have planned technical seminars as part of a Retrofill Roadshow across Australia later this month.

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