ABB's Amorphous Core Transformers win

Publication Date: 11/11/2013

ABB's amorphous core transformers win Cup of the Minister of Economy award

2013-11-04 - The power industry recognizes the advanced technology of power efficient transformers. For its amorphous core transformers, ABB received the Cup of the Minister of Economy, the highest award in the competition for the most innovative product presented during international fair ENERGETAB 2013 in Poland.

ENERGETAB is one of the biggest and most important power industry fairs in Central Europe.

Organizers recognized the advanced technology implemented in the ABB's devices, which - despite their higher price - offers significant gains for their users in the long run as compared with traditional transformers. With the use of amorphous metal in core production and the resulting decrease in no-load losses, amorphous transformers have become an effective tool in meeting the requirements of the European Union's new directive on power efficiency, which imposes limits on power consumption on member states since 2020

"Our transformer, first of all, uses innovative technology and is environmentally friendly. One should remember that lower power losses translate directly into decreased CO2 emissions associated with power generation," said Eligiusz Hasiak, Market Manager for the local ABB transformers business unit in Poland. "Awarding the Cup of the Minister of Economy indicates that the issue of power efficiency and ecology is of concern within the power industry."

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