BHEL clocks new records with India’s highest rating Auto Transformer; stock jumps 5%

The auto transformer which is designed and manufactured at BHEL’s Bhopal plant for UP Power Transmission plays a crucial role in bulk power transmission to load centres and bigger cities.

Nov 27, 2020 08:11 IST India Infoline News Service

State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Friday successfully manufactured and tested (short circuit) India’s highest rating Auto Transformer at the National High Power Test Laboratory (NHPTL) at Bina in Madhya Pradesh. BHEL said, "Significantly, this is a new benchmark in the global transformer industry."

In its regulatory filing, BHEL highlighted that short circuit test is the most stringent, special type test for power transformers which is conducted to prove the adequacy for power transformers to withstand abnormal conditions of a short circuit to ensure reliability during their operations in the field.

Notably, this is BHEL’s 21 400 kV class transformer, which has successfully passed the short circuit test, indicating the company’s prowess in the sector, said the company. 

The auto transformer which is designed and manufactured at BHEL’s Bhopal plant for UP Power Transmission plays a crucial role in bulk power transmission to load centres and bigger cities.

BHEL is the largest manufacturer of power transformers in India and a pioneer in the indigenous development of higher rating and specialised transformers, with voltage levels going up to 1200 kV class.

At around 2.02 pm, BHEL was trading at Rs33 per piece up 4.93% on Sensex. The stock has touched an intraday high of Rs33.45 per piece. 

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