Reinhausen solutions for optimized high-voltage direct current transmission (HVDC)
Using HVDC potential
Ensuring high quality of power transmission
Over the last few years, there has been a strong demand for HVDC worldwide. The reasons for this are varied – the intensified development of renewable power plants and systems which are far away from the consumer make low-loss and ecologically compatible power transmission necessary. Due to the increased power requirements of emerging countries such as the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the feed-in of large quantities of renewable energies, and the desire for large-scale power trading, transmission network requirements have risen dramatically. Not least, power failures in the USA and Europe, for example, have shown that the close electrical coupling of adjacent systems in large and heavily utilized integrated networks carries the risk of domino effects.
These challenges can be overcome with HVDC, which can currently be used to transmit power > 5 GW. HVDC enables large quantities of energy to be transmitted over long distances and flexible coupling of networks to specifically control load flows, while at the same time minimizing the risk of network failures. In addition, HVDC is the only method of connecting power supply networks with each other that would otherwise be technically incompatible.
Innovative products and services for efficient HVDC
With a wide range of application-specifically designed products and custom services, the Reinhausen Group supports customers worldwide in optimizing high-voltage direct current transmission from both the technical and economic points of view. The high quality of the products and continuous innovation ensure that you remain at the cutting edge of technology.
This starts with on-load tap-changer for regulating HVDC converter transformers. Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen‘s (MR) on-load tap-changers are manufactured according to the highest production standards and set international standards. Compatible accessories for HVDC applications enable you to prolong the life-cycle of your transformers and thus to lower operating costs.
This offering for all transformer services is rounded off by global technical support with strong local networks.
When it comes to composite hollow insulators for high voltage devices, you can rely on the products of the Reinhausen Power Composites (RPC), which are at the forefront of technology.
In addition, HIGHVOLT manufactures tailor-made high-voltage test systems for customers.