Germany: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) launched a new generation of on-load tap-changers for voltage regulation distribution transformers with the world premiere held at the CWIEME Fair in Berlin yesterday.
The premiere of the new ECOTAP VPD was opened by Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck, Managing Director of MR, while the group of experts including Manuel Sojer from MR, Armin Vielhauer from E.ON, Bernhard Schowe-von der Brelie from FGH and Thomas Dederichs from BDEW presented the technical chartacteristics of the product and its application aspects in the power distribution network.
The new ECOTAP VPD is the world's most compact on-load tap-changer for distribution transformers offering the largest range of services. It achieves maximum cost-effectiveness for the entire transformer/on-load tap-changer system, is maintenance-free, already satisfies the requirements of the EU Ecodesign Directive for 2021, and can be operated with synthetic and natural esters as insulating fluids.
The product is highly versatile with a wide range of possible applications – be it in public distribution grids, industrial applications or dispersed generation units.