New technical requirements for transformer oils prepared in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 4 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The laboratory of oil and oil chemical products standardization under the Institute of Petro-Chemical Processes named after Yusif Mammadaliyev prepared new technical requirements for transformer oil of TB1500 within the working program for 2009. This oil is used in power industry with freezing-point - 15º, Gasim Gasimov, head of the laboratory, said on March 4.
"Technical requirements for this product are prepared and coordinated with Azneftyag plant producing this oil. These terms have been submitted to the power engineering specialists. Presently, they consider use of this product as earlier they used transformer oil with freezing-point - 45º," Gasimov said.
Preparation of new technical requirements was necessary after SOCAR (the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) set the Institute a task to conduct research of alternative variants of transformer oil production, he said.
Presently, transformer oil of this brand is produced from light oil extracted in onshore Balakhani. But volumes of oil production are reduced in this field annually. Freezing-point of products got from this oil reaches - 70º. But freezing-point of transformer oil got from this oil totals - 45º.
Oil with low content of paraffin extracted offshore Oil Stones was chosen as alternative variant as a result of the Institute's research.
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