Dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is growing its footprint in mining and other sectors with increased take-up of its safe and reliable technology.

Managing Director David Claassen says, “Our contract pipeline is a clear demonstration of the market’s confidence in dry-type transformers, especially for indoor applications, hazardous areas, remote locations and in demanding outdoor environments.”

Trafo increased uptake of dry type transformers

Internal view of a modular substation including a 2 000 kVA cast resin transformer.

Recent orders have included a specialised 3 900 kVA unit for a large coal mine in Limpopo in South Africa. With a primary voltage of 11 kV, this dry-type transformer delivers through four different secondaries of 1 810 V, 1 500 V, 1 400 V and 1 200 V. To operate reliably in the dusty outdoor location, it is installed in an IP54-rated enclosure and cooled using air-to-air heat exchangers.

Even during the Covid-19 lockdown, supply from the company has continued. Two 2 000 kVA dry-type transformers were installed in a modular substation for a diamond mine expansion in Sierra Leone.

Trafo Power Solutions also recently supplied Africa’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, currently under construction in northern Mozambique. Eighteen dry-type transformers are already on site, inside modular substations for the project’s first construction camp which is home to about 9 500 contractors. A further 20 specialised dry-type transformers are also being supplied for the project’s gas plant.

“We have been active in many other industries too, such as telecommunications, health, food and beverages, and commercial buildings,” says Claassen. “Our strategic partnership with TMC Transformers in Italy, a leading global player, allows us to leverage world-class technology and expertise for application in Africa.”

He highlights Trafo Power Solutions’ responsiveness to specific customer requirements, and its experience in custom engineering solutions that are fit for purpose. Backing up these offerings is a flexible, 24/7 support service from technicians in South Africa, who are ready to provide interventions on site where necessary. The company also provides customers further access to the engineering expertise at TMC Transformers’ state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facilities.

For more information visit: www.trafo.co.za

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