Silicone for dielectric applications
Silicones are extremely efficient as insulation and cooling materials for electrical transformers and power distribution equipment, such as switch boxes, chokes, capacitors and resistors. They are especially reliable in sensitive environments - public places, densely-populated areas, hard-to-reach locations – where they play a critical role in protecting people and property because they offer thermal stability, higher flash and ignition points and less heat and smoke emissions in case of fire.
Elkem Silicones has developed a full range of ingredients and formulations, including Bluesil® oil for submerged transformers, to insulate and cool high and medium-voltage electrical equipment. These products offer:
Excellent dielectric properties, as well as thermal and aging stability
Chemical inertia and strength
Efficient heat transfer properties over a wide temperature range
Lower flammability and ignition points
Less propagation, lower emissions and smoke in case of fire
Secure protection of critical spaces due to low heat spread
Environmentally friendly features and safety for people
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