BHEL makes highest-rating auto transformer

BHEL makes highest-rating auto transformer

BHEL released a statement on Friday stating that it has manufactured and tested (short circuit) India's highest-rating auto transformer with success at the National High Power Test Laboratory (NHPTL) at Bina in Madhya Pradesh. With this, it has set a new touchstone in the global transformer industry.

This is BHEL's 21st 400 kV class transformer which has passed the short circuit test with success, showing the company's expertise in the sector. The 500 MVA 400/220/33 kV auto transformer has been conceptualised and manufactured at BHEL's Bhopal plant for UP Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.

These high rating transformers play a vital role in bulk power transmission to load centres and bigger cities. BHEL is one of the largest manufacturers of transformers in India and a trendsetter in the development of higher rating and specialised transformers, with voltage levels going up to 1,200 kV class.

The firm's transformer plant in Bhopal has a world-class, state-of-the-art facility, which is comparable to its global competitors, which is fully equipped to meet the expectations of utilities in India as well as abroad in the entire spectrum of power transformers and reactors.

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