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Global Distribution Transformers Industry

Table 4: World Electric Power Generation: Growth Trajectoryfor the Period 2004 & 2015 (In Billion KWh) (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Fluctuations in Raw Material Costs Impact Pricing II-9Table 5: Distribution Transformers Cost Breakdown by ExpenseArea (2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Mature Markets Dependant on Replacement and Upgradation Demand II-9Industrial, Commercial & Residential Sectors Lend Traction toTransformer Industry II-10Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards Bodes Well forthe Industry II-10Disruptions in Transmission and Distribution ProvideOpportunities II-11Rural Electrification to Lend Traction II-11Stabilizing Regulatory Environment II-11Proposed/Approved Standards for Transformers in SelectCountries II-12Noteworthy Product Trends II-12Dry-Type Transformers: The In-Thing in DistributionTransformers II-12Amorphous Metal Transformers: Rise in Prominence II-12AMTs Gain Wide Acceptance in Developing Countries II-13Hexaformers: A New Breed of Transformers II-13

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-14Transformers: Definition II-14Categorization of Distribution Transformers based on TheirCapacities II-15Architecture of Transformers II-15What Does a Transformer Do? II-16Transformer Failure II-16Reasons for Transformer Failure II-17Contaminants II-17Fault Currents II-17Usage beyond Stipulated Thermal Limits II-17Corrosion II-17Electromagnetic Disturbances II-17Distribution Transformers II-18Classification of Distribution Transformers II-19Uses of Distribution Transformers II-19

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-20 Eaton Merges with Cooper Industries to Form a Major PowerManagement Company Worldwide II-20Hammond Power Solutions Acquires Pan-Electro TechnicEnterprises II-20ABB Acquires Thomas & Betts II-20Alstom Grid Signs MoU with Toshiba II-21Alstom Secures Multiple Contracts in Colombia II-21Eaton Takes Over Electrical Low-Voltage Power Distribution,Control and Automation Business of Gycom II-22General Electric Enters into Partnership with XD ElectricGroup II-22ABB Signs 5-Year Contract with Western Power II-22ABB Acquires Trasfor Group II-23Hammond Power Solutions Acquires Euroelettro II-23Eaton Takes Over Assets of C.I. ESI de Colombia II-23ABB Bags Order for Substations in Brazil II-24ABB Secures Contract for EcoDry99plus DistributionTransformers from CERN II-24ABB Wins FACTS Delivery Assignment from Peru II-24WEG Takes Over Voltran II-24ABB Opens Distribution Transformer Manufacturing Plant II-25ABB Secures Contract from SP Energy Networks II-25

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES II-26ABB Launches Amorphous Metal Distribution Transformer II-26Bridgeport Magnetics Group Launches Low Voltage DistributionTransformers II-26PPS Launches a New High-Voltage DC Transformer II-26Crompton Greaves Develops 1,200-kV Transformer II-27Brush Transformers Re-Launches Transaction DistributionTransformer Range II-27

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