El Paso, Texas: CMM-12R Regeneration Unit Gets Ready to Regenerate Transformer Oil!

On 15 November 2015, in the city of El Paso, Texas, USA, GlobeCore employees completed the commissioning and start-up of a new GlobeCore CMM-12R oil regeneration unit.

This CMM-12R unit is designed for the complete regeneration of dielectric transformer insulating oil by removing moisture, contaminants and dangerous acids.

The GlobeCore CMM-12R unit processes insulating oil by directly hooking up to the power transformer and has a flow rate capacity up to 4 m3/1059 gals. per hour.  The CMM-12R can process oil on an energized transformer, or with the transformer offline.

The CMM-R12 is able to perform oil regeneration operations on site.  The unit will remove water, moisture, and contamination from the windings and solid insulation utilizing a Fuller’s Earth renewable sorbent.  The sorbent itself can be reactivated many times eliminating the need to stop the regeneration process to unload and reload sorbent.  Use of the GlobeCore Process regeneration technology can extend the service life of the electric power transformer up to 20  years and beyond.

Parameters of Transformer Oil Processed with the GlobeCore SMM-12R Type Unit  

No. Parameter description Value
1 Filtration rating, micron, not more 3
2 Acid number, mg KOH/g in accordance with IEC 296; ASTM D-664 0.01
3 Corrosive sulfur as per ISO 5662; ASTM D-1275 absent
4 Surface tension, N/m, at 25ºС in accordance with ISO 6295; ASTM D-2285 45
5 Dielectric loss tangent at 90ºС in accordance with IEC 247; ASTM D-924 0.001
6 Oxidation stability. Acid number, mg KOH/g in accordance with IEC 1125А; IEC 1125B; IP-307 0.2

Please view our small photo report on the results of the start-up of the CMM-12R unit in El Paso, Texas, USA.