16 October 2012 23:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (ICIS)--While demand from many naphthenic base oil applications has been steady to falling during the second half of the year, that for Pale 60 SUS (Saybolt Universal Seconds) oil has held steady, a supplier said on Tuesday.
“60 SUS is used in the transformer oil market and has been strong compared to other grades,” a supplier said on the sidelines of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) annual meeting.
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The US Department of Homeland Security released a study last year reinforcing the need to get transformers in good condition, which has pushed several states to look at replacing existing transformers, the supplier said.
According to transformer manufacturer ABB, there are approximately 129,000km (80,000 miles) of extra high-voltage (EHV) transmission lines in the
The ILMA meeting ends on Wednesday.
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