NYCODIEL properties

Environment

This particular topic addresses a growing concern in the electrical industry: sustainability and eco-compatibility. Properties of different dielectric fluid technologies have been evaluated against European Ecolabel and UBA criteria (UmweltBundesAmt, German Federal Environment Agency).

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIELECTRIC FLUIDS
Caracteristics Unit
Synthetic Ester Vegetable Oil
Mineral Oil
Silicone Oil
Ecolabel Limit(1)
NYCODIEL 1244 NYCODIEL 1255
Biodegradability OECD 301B  % 84  72 >80 <30 0-5 >60
Aquatic Toxicity:
– Fish OECD 203
– Daphnia OECD 202
– Algae OECD 201
mg/l
mg/l
mg/l
>1000
>1000
>1000
0 >1000
>1000
>1000
>100
>1000
>1000
(2) >100
>100
>100
>1000
>1000
>1000
Renewable Carbon Content (calculation)  % 79 61 100 0 0 >50
UBA ranking NWG NWG NWG WGK 1 WGK 1
Ecolabel potentiality Yes Yes Yes No No

(1) Requirements for hydraulic fluids, taken as reference.
(2) Is not considered harmful to aquatic organisms.
NWG = not hazardous in water.
WGK 1 = slightly hazardous in water.

NYCODIEL properties

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