Sensformer®: Transformers meet connectivity
Transformers play a crucial role to achieve a successful energy transition. The energy landscape is changing rapidly, and grid operators need to respond felxibly to power fluctuations due to renewable power generation. We started early to develop technologies that are actively shaping the path to a climate-friendly future. Discover our eco-friendly transformers, our grid stabilizing equipment, as well as our innovative ester solutions, our Pretact resiliency concept and our Sensformer technology.
First Sensformers Advanced in Latin America (Brazil) go online
Siemens Energy and Casa dos Ventos, one of the pioneers and largest investors in the development of wind projects in Brazil, signed a memorandum of understanding for the supply of Latin America’s first Sensformer® Advanced, digitally enabled power transformers, in 2019. As of November 2021, these transformers are now in operation at the substation of the Rio do Vento wind farm expansion, digitally connected to an exclusive and secure online platform.
Find out why Siemens Energy makes a differenceIn more than 100 countries and for more than 100 years, transformers made by Siemens Energy have been synonymous with top quality. The extreme high reliability (mean time between failures) is only one example of this quality. To ensure things stay this way, we are constantly working with high level experts on research and new developments. Furthermore, we are always close to our customers – thanks to our global manufacturing and service network. See for yourself, why our transformers make a difference!
Sensformer® and Sensformer® Advanced - digitally enhanced transformers
Transformers are a vital and decisive part of power grids – no matter if conventional or digital. Sensformer® enables you to digitize this important keystone of your grid. Now your transformers are connective!
A Sensformer® contains the necessary sensors for entering the most important operating parameters – such as oil-level, temperature, LV winding current and GPS-positioning. To step into the world of digitalized transformers, you simply add a GSM-card. Data submission can be done via GSM as well as Ethernet-connection without the need of a secondary IT infrastructure.
A Sensformer® Advanced is equipped with a digital twin, which simulates the behavior of the physical asset in real time and thus creates a completely new type of experience and value-add applications: An active overload manager allows Sensformer® Advanced operators to manage temporary overloads without compromising on lifetime. With a full temperature view, the current heat status can always be checked, a life consumption view gives indications on the residual lifetime of the asset. Furthermore, based on the digital twin, for highly developed applications, additional advanced sensors can be used on the asset, e.g. bushing, partial discharge or DGA sensors.
Esters - alternative insulation fluids
Alternative fluids are an effective lever to increase sustainability and safety of transmission and distribution products. Our extensive and in-depth research in our own labs allows us to fill transformers for all kinds of applications and even HVDC transformers with natural and synthetic ester insulation instead of mineral oil.
Ester insulation offers considerable benefits to grid operators. They are not only readily biodegradable but have additional advantages due to their specific technical characteristics.
Pretact® EcoSafeT – our comprehensive resilience concept
Our Pretact® concept was introduced to maximize the resilience of modern power grids. It comprises a comprehensive set of modular features to prevent and protect transformers and high-voltage products better from operational issues as well as against natural disasters or forced outages.