First Philec is the Philippine’s largest transformer manufacturer. It has announced the launch of green transformers made from 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable materials to help power distributors bring down system losses and reduce carbon footprint. The construction of the metallic parts of the new transformer model are recyclable, while all its non-metallic components will be biodegradable or recyclable.The new transformer model will use an insulating coolant from natural ester, which is a vegetable-based and non-polluting oil product from renewably sourced and sustainably grown crop seeds. Any accidental release of the transformer’s non-metallic parts poses no risk to the environment due to its full biodegradability.

In Philippines up to to nine percent of generated electricity goes to waste due to systems losses. Each percentage point of these losses translates to over P6 billion in industry losses every year, out of that pilferage accounts for the bulk of systems losses and a big portion comes from technical losses caused by inefficient transformers. Since First Philec will use a magnetic material known as amorphous core, the green transformer performs at a higher efficiency level and lower loss design than regular electrical steel.
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