Nynas launches re-refined transformer fluid for the European market

Nynas AB has launched NYTRO® RR 900X, a circular transformer fluid made through re-refining technology. NYTRO RR 900X has been launched to contribute to circular economy and greenhouse gas reduction.

“NYTRO RR 900X contributes to sustainable development and raw material efficiency by reusing end-of-life transformer fluid. The Nynas refining process recovers valuable molecules that are no longer fit for service in their present form, making the best use of the fluid’s original production impact,” says Gaia Franzolin, Marketing Director at Nynas.

NYTRO RR 900X is suitable for use in a wide range of electrical applications, including high voltage and high power transformers. The new grade complies with the IEC 60296 standard, which requires the feedstock of re-refined fluids to be sourced 100% from power equipment.

“NYTRO RR 900X retains the well-known dielectric behaviour of traditional naphthenic dielectric fluids. Nynas’ modern optimised hydrotreating technology has allowed us to deliver top-of-the range specifications that equal those of virgin oils. We want to give our customers the confidence that the quality and the characteristics of NYTRO RR 900X are equal if not superior to those of our NYTRO high performing grades which are a world-wide reference,” said Rene Abrahams, Market Manager Electrical Industry at Nynas.

At 100% recycling rate, over its lifetime NYTRO RR 900X produces a reduction of at least 70% in greenhouse gas emissions compared to a virgin transformer .

“Replacing one unit of virgin transformer oil with NYTRO RR 900X also means savings in crude consumption; crude being a finite resource. We are very proud of our contribution to the reduced environmental footprint of transformer oil production,” said Marika Rangstedt, Sustainability Manager at Nynas.