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Dielectric Fluids

Superior high-performance formulations for power and distribution transformers.

You may not spend much time considering transformer fluid when ordering new transformers—and it’s something you’ll never want to worry about.

The best way to achieve peace of mind and to deliver superior support to your communities is to use FR3® natural ester dielectric fluid instead of mineral transformer oil. With FR3 fluid, you get improved and reliable performance, increased efficiencies, better safety, minimized environmental impact, and reduced costs.

FR3 fluid provides you with measurable value, helping you improve your business while securing the very best service for your customers and communities.

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FR3 fluid: The transformer fluid that outperforms mineral oil

There are many reasons why mineral oil is not the best choice for transformer fluid: explosion and fire risk, compromised transformer/insulation life, limited loading capacity, and environmental damage, among others. Historically, mineral oil may be the longest-used transformer oil. Practically, it isn’t anywhere near the best.

Derived from 100% renewable vegetable oils, FR3 fluid is validated, field- and lab-tested, and in millions of distribution and power transformers (through 420 kVA) worldwide. It’s proven to be the superior dielectric fluid to mineral oil, and is simply THE choice for dielectric fluid in use today. It’s the smart solution—for performance, value, and peace of mind.

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Derived from 100% renewable vegetable oils, FR3 fluid is validated, field- and lab-tested, and in millions of distribution and power transformers (through 420 kVA) worldwide. It’s proven to be the superior dielectric fluid to mineral oil, and is simply THE choice for dielectric fluid in use today. It’s the smart solution—for performance, value, and peace of mind.

Get FR3 facts, including all the reasons it’s better than mineral oil.

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Global supply chain network. Comprehensive expert support.

No partner is better poised to support you than Cargill. Cargill’s global supply chain covers all aspects of FR3 fluid production—from sourcing from markets that follow sustainability practices, to fluid processing, to delivery to our worldwide customers. Because of this, we can assure quality, reliability, and responsiveness like no other provider.

Our team of dielectric fluids experts is also unmatched in the industry. Not only did we introduce natural ester dielectric fluid to the market, but we also continue to lead with our knowledge of transformer system design and fluid performance in application. We provide utilities, industrial and commercial customers, and transformer manufacturers guidance and assistance from conception through implementation to ongoing support, without fail.
 

 

FR3 Fluid > Mineral Oil

Learn about FR3 fluid’s superior fire safety, moisture tolerance, increased load capacity, and environmental benefits.

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Get technical details about FR3® natural ester dielectric fluid, including properties and functional specifications.

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Envirotemp® 360 fluid

Envirotemp 360 fluid, our synthetic ester option, is suited for use in free-breathing transformers (both new and retrofilled), as well as in traction transformers.

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