ABB announces TXtreme™ transformer for longer life

2017-03-27 - Power Transformer News article by Ken Wallingford - March 2017
ABB has announced the launch of TXtreme™, a new distribution transformer that includes a special coating that protects the transformer from corrosion in the harshest of environments.

While distribution transformers are designed to operate for 20 to 30 years, harsh operating conditions containing salt, moisture or chemicals can cause corrosion—one of the main causes of transformer leaks and failures.

“TXtreme is an integral part of ABB’s Transformer Resilience initiative designed to help utilities protect assets and is another example of our Next Level strategy to enable a stronger, smarter and greener grid,” said Markus Heimbach, Managing Director of ABB’s Transformers business unit.

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