News Archive

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Cape Town, South Africa - Friday June 19, 2009 08:12PM

ISH 2009 - International Symposium

Maintenance planners of aging high voltage power transformers interested in finding a cure for the gassing of mineral insulating oil click here to read the abstract of a paper to be delivered at the “16th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering” held in Cape Town, South Africa from 24 to 28 August, 2009.



Calgary, Canada - Thursday December 18, 2008 08:15PM

Book Chapter on Transformer Oils

"Application of Petroleum-Based Oil in Power Transformer" is the 6th chapter in the recently published book "Natural Gas Research Progress".
To see its cover click here. Should you wish to read the Abstract and the Introduction to this chapter click here. Should you intend to order the book click here.

Vesteras, Sweden - Tuesday November 04, 2008 10:25AM

Technology Seminar

A technology seminar organized by VPdiagnose took place on October 22nd, 2008 in Vesteras, Sweden. To see the program of presentations click here. Those interested in monitoring the formation of oil-born decay products as trace impurities, should contact lars.arvidsson@petroleumkemi.se.

Poitiers, France - Thursday May 08, 2008 09:14PM

ICDL Conference

At the ICDL Conference to be held between June 30 and July 4, 2008 in Poitiers, France, Professor Dr. Issouf Fofana, the leader of the Canadian ISOLIME research project, is going to present the paper entitled "Mechanism of Gassing in Power Transformers". To see the first page click here. Maintenance planners interested in improving the interpretation of Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) are invited to participate.

Calgary, Canada - Sunday March 16, 2008 09:14AM

Enhancing Maintenance of Transformer Oils

A paper about the physical chemistry of mineral insulating oils was recently published in the ENERGETICA magazine click here. To read the first page click here. To order the paper call (40)21-315-5469 or write to secretariat@ire.ro

Calgary, Canada - Friday October 12, 2007 07:15PM

Research on Premature Transformer Failure.

As a collaborator in ISOLIME Project, InsOil Canada is pleased to present the electrical power industry Professor Dr Issouf Fofana’s first Progress Report (click here). Should you wish to join us, contact our team leader by e-mail or phone.

Calgary, Canada - Saturday May 19, 2007 08:10PM

As a collaborator in Prof. Dr. Issouf Fofana’s international research project ISOLIME, carried out at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi and shortly described in the March/April issue of the Electrical Insulation Magazine ( click here), InsOil Canada Ltd. kindly invite aging transformer owners to participate.

Calgary, Canada - Saturday February 10, 2007 08:25PM

May CIGREE Conference

A new paper detailing the impact of oil decay on service reliability of power transformers will be introduced at the CIGREE Conference, Brazil in May. To read the Abstract, click here for the Spanish version or here for the English version.

The paper was produced through a collaboration between the Hydro Plant Salto Grande in South America and Insoil Canada Ltd.

Calgary, Canada - Thursday December 07, 2006 10:15AM

ISOLIME Project

Professor Dr. Issouf Fofana of University of Quebec at Chicoutimi is now Canada Research Chair in Insulating Liquids and Mixes in Electro-technology click here. He invited InsOil Canada Ltd. to collaborate in ISOLIME project click here. Professor Fofana’s personal home page address is here.

Calgary, Canada - Monday September 25, 2006 07:15PM

Transmission Transformer Owners in North and South America

Should you be concerned because some of your aging transformers are diagnosed by Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) as having incipient electrical failures, an American patent offers a cure for this deficiency.

Jaxon Filtration and InsOil Canada Ltd. will jointly present this new solution, at the Southeastern DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS School & Conference to be held in Pine Mountain, Georgia Oct.9-12, 2006 (click here).
The new solutions are economically profitable and environmentally friendly.
See you there.

Calgary, Canada - Saturday September 09, 2006 09:00AM

Jaxon Filtration Inc. located in Georgia, represents now InsOil Canada's products and services in the United States click here .


Calgary, Canada - Tuesday July 11, 2006 07:15AM

On May 23rd, 2006, InsOil Canada Ltd. was issued by the US Patent Office a patent for its application entitled “Method and Apparatus for Decreasing Gassing and Decay of Insulating Oil in Transformers”. Patent number 7,049,922 (click here).
This Canadian approach to the reliability-centered maintenance of insulating oils provides a cost effective method to eliminate the very cause of soluble oxidation products. It also removes on-line the colloidal (insoluble) decay products, generated under the impact of electrical stress.
Using InsOil’s environmentally friendly procedures, all decay products are economically removed and the gassing of oil avoided. InsOil is now accepting offers to license this world-class technology on a first come first served basis. Should you be interested to rejuvenate the internal insulation of windings, please contact us.
Calgary, Canada - Thursday April 27, 2006 09:15AM

The ATCO Electric - InsOil demo project click here (English) or click here (Spanish) or click here (French) confirmed that the dissolved oxygen in the oil of free breathing power transformers can be economically removed.

Thus, the damaging oxidation process of oil-paper insulation is eliminated. Moreover, the lack of dissolved oxygen also reduces the gassing of oil determined by DGA.

We are now pleased to announce that this technology was approved by the American patent office click here.

Calgary, Canada - Thursday February 02, 2006 12:28PM

The ASTM method D 6802 developed by InsOil Canada Ltd. has yielded another use: to detect punctured rubber bladders in high voltage transformers.

Oil Samples sent for analysis from Salto Grande's step-up transformers succesfully determined the facility's rubber bladder malfunction. For the technical details: click here (English) or click here (Spanish).

This test now gives companies the possibility to detect problems early and take timely preventative maintenance actions prior to cascading power failures.

For more information on InsOil's alternative technologies, please contact us.
Calgary, Canada - Thursday January 12, 2006 07:35PM

Vesteras PetroleumKemie AB, in Sweden, has recently introduced one of InsOil’s newly developed ASTM test method in the market place.

The test method D 6802 is commonly used to monitor the degradation of transformer oil in service and the negative impact of oxidation decay products for cost-effective of preventative maintenance.

This marks the third independent laboratory in the world to use this test method for commercial purposes and expends InsOil’s global presence to the European market.

For more information on this test methods, please contact us.
Calgary, Canada - Monday January 09, 2006 06:46PM

InsOil Canada Ltd. and Tonnen Glassblowing have formed a strategic partnership to produce InsOil's fouth-generation computerized stability testers for mineral insulating oils, according to ASTM method D 6180.
This alliance will provide more companies the abilities to properly analyze transformer oils and mitigate failure with cost-effective preventive maintenance.

The first tester was built ten years ago to simulate the behaviour of insulating oils under electrical stress. This instrument is commonly used to measure the formation of gases that precede the power transformer failure.

For more information regarding Insoil's test methods and applicable mitigation technologies/patents, please contact us.
Calgary, Canada - Friday January 06, 2006 09:10AM

Georgetown Electrical Systems in Manila, Philippines, has recently introduced two of InsOil's newly developed ASTM test methods to the market place.

The test methods, D 6181 and D 6802 are commonly used to monitor the degradation of transformer oil and the negative impact of decay products for cost-effective preventative maintenance.

This marks the second laboratory in the world to use these test methods for commercial purposes and expands InsOil's global presence to the Asian market.

For more information on these test methods, please contact us.
A New Laboratory Technique And A Solution - Tuesday December 13, 2005 05:28PM

Do you have a gassing transformer?
InsOil Canada Ltd. has developed a new laboratory technique to determine the real cause of this deficiency and a solution to mitigate its consequences.

 -  The real cause:
Three methods approved by ASTM International (
read more ) are designed to determine whether the fault gases are generated by... click here ...

 -  A solution:
An economically viable system able to reduce the level of fault gases is the removal of dissolved oxygen from free breathing power transformers
... click here ...
Enhanced ASTM Test Method for Transformer Oils - Sunday October 23, 2005 03:46PM

Industry News
Electrical Insulation Magazine
Vol. 21, No. 5, September/October 2005 - pp. 55

Insoil Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce that Benchmark Analytical Ltd. has agreed to implement in the market place several new ASTM Transformer Oil test methods... more info here ...
Insoil Canada Launches New Website - Thursday October 16, 2003 12:47PM

With an all-new website, Insoil Canada has launched the first steps in its new global branding strategy and marketing initiative. By presenting crucial information in a more pleasing and advanced format, Insoil hopes to update its image and create new business alliances. Among the website changes, visitors will also find multiple video streams that explain Insoil's technologies, publications, and general information. To find out more, please contact us to discover how Insoil can work with you.