SINTEF Energy Research Electric power components
SINTEF studies electric power components that contribute to a robust energy supply
SINTEF carries out research for Norwegian and international electrotechnical industries, energy suppliers and maritime businesses. We offer our customers international expertise with advanced laboratories and measuring equipment.
SINTEF Energy Research operates laboratories for high voltage, high power and climatic testing. Customers are manufacturers, suppliers and users of electric power equipment.
HVDC Inertia provission
Future power systems are facing new challenges when traditional thermal generation units are replaced by renewable energy sources with power electronic grid interfaces.
ProTrafo - Next Generation Protection of Transformers
The transformer is one of the key components in any electric power system. Its purpose is to convert between different voltage levels, thereby enabling transmission of power over long distances, and the distribution of power to the end customer. The failure of a transformer leads to substantial costs for the owner and often loss of power as well.
Short-circuit Current Making in Medium Voltage Switches with Environmentally Friendly Gas
ABB EPMV in Skien manufactures 12 - 40.5 kV compact, gas insulated switchgears for the world market. Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas is used as the electrical insulation- and current interruption medium. However, since SF6 is an extremely strong "greenhouse gas", restrictions on its use are anticipated.
New project shall provide better understanding of food value chain and network dynamics
To address specific challenges facing the food system and food value chains in Europe, SINTEF Ocean along with 21 international partners from Europe and Asia, have kick started the EU Horizon2020 project VALUMICS in June 2017.
Norwegian to lead energy research in Europe
Nils Røkke, Director of Sustainability at SINTEF, is the new Chairman of the European Energy Research Alliance.
Finnish delegation visits SINTEF Energy Lab
On Monday 13. March, a delegation of Rectors from The Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences and members of Finnish UAS Rectors Conference, together with Academic Trade Union Leaders and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Culture, visited SINTEF Energy Lab.