DuPont Products Protect Power Generation and Distribution Equipment
DuPont has a long history of providing science-driven solutions to address the demanding requirements of the power generation and distribution industry, helping to protect critical electrical equipment and extend its service life.
From Mylar® polyester film, Melinex® polyester film and Teonex® polyethylene-naphthalate (PEN) film to Kapton® polyimide films, Tedlar® PVF film and Nomex® brand insulation, DuPont offers a broad range of high-performance products that address the high-temperature challenges of power generation and distribution equipment.
These industry-proven products play a key role in helping to optimize the performance of critical power generation and distribution equipment. They also help to ensure long-term reliability, minimizing maintenance costs and equipment downtime.
And, for workers who maintain and service electrical equipment in the power generation and distribution industry, flame-resistant (FR) protective apparel made with DuPont™ Nomex® brand fibers provides critical heat, flame and electric arc protection.
Mylar®, Melinex® and Teonex® are registered trademarks of DuPont Teijin Films.
PRODUCT AND SERVICE LINES
Electrical Insulation, Jacketing & Coating Materials
Proven electrical insulation, jacketing & coating materials feature the right balance of properties, enabling them to deliver reliable performance even in the most demanding environments.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Vespel® S Family
Vespel® S products are highly durable polyimides used in demanding applications where exceptional thermal resistance (cryogenic to 349°C), low wear and/or low friction, strength and impact resistance are desired as custom parts or stock shapes.
- Vespel® Stock Shapes
- Vespel® Custom Plastic Parts
- MECS® Sulfuric Acid and Environmental Technologies
Nomex® 410 and the 400 Series
Nomex® 410, an original benchmark product, is widely used for a majority of electrical equipment applications and is considered our gold standard based on its more than 50 years of proven performance. It anchors the Nomex® 400 Series.
- Nomex® 800 Series
- Nomex® 900 Series
Nomex® 300 Series
Nomex® 300 Series is a family of insulation products based on the same technologies as Nomex® 410 but with less mechanical and electrical strength. These products provide good value-in-use for applications where Nomex® 410 is “slightly” overdesigned .
Laminates made with Nomex®
DuPont works with highly qualified laminators who produce high-quality laminate insulation products based on Nomex® paper to address a broad range of performance requirements. Nomex® is the critical component that helps enable these laminates to perform.
Crepe Paper made with Nomex®
From automatic and manual wrapping of transformer and motor leads to continuous transposed cable wrap, insulating crepe paper made with Nomex® is an ideal choice for applications requiring a high degree of conformability and elasticity.
- Asset Productivity Consulting
- Employee Safety Consulting
Edison Mission Group Case Study
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on the Edison Mission Group to see how they generate injury-free success through world-class safety fundamentals.
The use of Nomex® paper and pressboard helps enable a lighter weight traction transformer design for Amtrak’s Acela Express, reducing the weight of the equipment transformer by between 15% and 25%.
- Mobile Transformer Uprating | DuPont ™ Nomex ® Insulation
- Hybrid Insulation Systems
Transformers in Urban Areas
Gaz Electricité de Grenoble chose a hybrid insulation system utilizing Nomex® for its transformers in urban areas, enabling it to install a low-noise transformer with a much higher rating in the existing substation.
Flanders Industrial Motor Repair
Flanders Electric provides the highest quality power products and services, including industrial motor repair. An integral part of the quality equation is the use of Nomex® paper and Nomex® based laminates.
- Nomex® Thermal Technology Serving Wind Generators by FMV
Reliable Slot Insulation
Whether it’s motor repair, rotor rebuilding, replacement laminations or stator restacking, Darby Electric relies on Nomex® paper and laminates for slot insulation and other critical applications to ensure quality that exceeds customer expectations.
Over 14 GW – 6000 SLIM® and Bio-SLIM® Transformer Units installed since 2001
In 2000, CG Power Systems teamed up with DuPont to develop high-temperature, liquid-immersed transformers targeted at the wind segment. Today, thousands of wind turbine transformers with Nomex® insulation have been installed globally.
- Reliability and high temperature performance in Nuclear Power Plants
Brithinee Electric Motor Repair
For more than 30 years, Brithinee Electric has been building customer confidence and business growth with an uncompromising demand for quality and exclusive use of Nomex® insulation to meet its electric motor repair requirements.
PotashCorp—Aurora Facility Case Study
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on the Aurora Facility to learn about the successful use of a combination of two distinct MECS® high-performance catalysts in a grass roots, large scale, new sulfur-burning acid plant in North America.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Nomex® Product Line Overview
- Nomex® paper properties
A Catalyst for Transformation
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions brochure on using real-world expertise in consulting services and technology licensing to help transform businesses
Clean Technologies Overview Brochure
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) Clean Technologies brochure to learn more about our focused technology-based solutions backed by real-world experience.
The DSS Consulting Philosophy
Read about the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) consulting philosophy and learn more about transformational business solutions informed by years of practical experience.
Properties of Nomex® 410
Seeing the excellent electrical, mechanical and thermal properties of Nomex® 410 makes it easy to understand why this insulation paper is widely used in a majority of electrical equipment applications.
- Impact of DOE 2016 Regulation
- Polymer Properties Guide
- Flame Retardant Polymers
Acid Coolers Technical Brochure
Download the MECS® engineered alloy products technical bulletin to get more information on the benefits and uses of our innovative FilmGARD®-5 Anodic Protection System offering.
MECS® UniFlo® Technical Bulletin
Read the MECS® UniFlo® acid distributor technical bulletin to learn more about the uses and benefits of our ZeCor®-Z and ZeCor®-310M corrosion-resistant family of alloys in this application.
Zecor® Piping System Information
MECS® ZeCor®-Z piping systems set the leading standard on prevention of leaks. The ultra-low corrosion rate of ZeCor-Z results in reduced maintenance costs. Read the brochure to learn more.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Liquid Immersed Transformers
- Dry Type Transformer Insulation
- Photovoltaic Panels and Parts
- Reliable Generator Insulation
- Reliable Motor Insulation
- MECS® ZeCor® Alloy Replacement Equipment
- MECS® UniFlo® Acid Distributors for Sulfuric Acid Plants
MECS® High-Performance Sulfuric Acid Catalyst Products
See how high-performance MECS® Sulfuric Acid Catalysts can increase capacity and reduce emissions, pressure drop, and costs for numerous applications.
Brink® TowerGARD® Mesh Pads
See how TowerGARD® Mesh Pads from MECS® yield 50% turndown ratios or higher for sulfuric acid plants, significantly boosting corrosion resistance.
MECS® Brink® Packaged Mist Elimination Systems
Discover how our mist elimination systems meet emission regulations in fuming acid, organic, asphalt and metalworking mist and oil smoke applications.
- MECS® WavePak™ Tower Packing for Sulfuric Acid Plants
Process Safety Management: 11 DuPont Best Practices Workshops
See how DuPont Best Practices Workshops introduce proven Process Safety Management methods, tailored to your company’s location, schedule and needs.