Tools and Equipment
HPS transformers meet new energy-efficiency regulation
By Peter Saunders
May 10, 2019 – Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) in Guelph, Ont., has developed new low- and medium-voltage distribution and drive-isolation transformers to meet Canada’s newest energy-efficiency regulation.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) established SOR/2018-201, which became effective on Apr. 30, 2019, and is intended to align minimum energy-efficiency levels of dry-type transformers sold in Canada with U.S. regulations prescribed by that country’s Department of Energy (DoE) in 2016. The Canadian transition began in Ontario on Jan. 1, 2018, and the new NRCan regulation completes it.
Among HPS product lines that comply with the regulation are: the Sentinel G, K and H for general-purpose, K-rated and harmonic-mitigating applications; the Express G for the commercial market; the Tribune E for drive-isolation applications; and the Millennium G (up to 5 kV), E and C (up to 46 kV) for medium-voltage applications.