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Izolyator’s Seminar at Türkiye Elektrik İletim A.Ş.

On 28 June 2018, Izolyator held a seminar for management and specialists of maintenance divisions of the state Turkish power grid company Türkiye Elektrik İletim A.Ş. It was dedicated to electric power transmission and distribution and HV RIP bushings application.

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Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEİAŞ) is a state Turkish power grid company engaged in electricity transmission with construction of new power lines and development of the country’s infrastructure using advanced technologies. Since 1970, TEİAŞ has been working to bring the power system of Turkey to the technical standards of the European Union countries.

History of relations

Russia and Turkey are traditionally bound with strong trade relations in all areas of business. The countries play a colossal role in the economies of each other, starting from agriculture and ending with high-tech sector products. One of the most important area of relations between the countries is power industry. Izolyator actively cooperated with power equipment OEMs of Turkey over the last year, telling about its century-long experience of delivery and operation of high-voltage bushings all over the world and actively researching the situation on the Turkish power equipment market. Among Izolyator’s key partners in Turkey are Schneider Electric, BEST, ASTOR, GE Turkey, which maintain an open and regular dialogue with Izolyator and ongoing deliveries of Izolyator bushings.

In addition to the above said, BEST and GE Turkey have made a production audit of Izolyator plant in Moscow and gave a high appraisal of the technological operations and stage by stage quality control in design, production, testing and shipment of high-voltage bushings. It was a much-needed prerequisite for a successful operation in the Turkish region.

Seminar Preparation

In active dialogue with our Turkish OEM partners, we came to conclusion that the State power grid company of Turkey TEİAŞ is looking forward to the future, actively exploring opportunities of using the most advanced and modern equipment on its facilities. This finding was a basis for discussion of an open seminar organization at TEİAŞ.

Meeting at TEİAŞ

In April 2018, Izolyator representatives visited TEİAŞ in Ankara for reconfirming interest in a technical seminar and selection of the topics of most interest. In the result of that meeting, the sides confirmed their mutual interest in having the seminar.

Seminar Opening

The seminar took place in the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Izolyator was represented by

  • Yaroslav Sedov, Head of EU sales,
  • Victor Kiryukhin, Lead Technical Support Specialist,
  • Alexander Znamenskiy, Manager of International Business Development.

Izolyator representatives at TEİAŞ, L-R: Victor Kiryukhin, Yaroslav Sedov and Alexander Znamenskiy

Izolyator representatives at TEİAŞ, L-R: Victor Kiryukhin, Yaroslav Sedov and Alexander Znamenskiy

From the Turkish side, more than 35 attendees, representing different TEİAŞ divisions, participated. TEİAŞ gave a large importance to the event, with management representatives participating in the seminar as well: Mesut Yilmaz, Aydemir Özkan, Çetin Sakioğlu, Mustafa İleri and Fırat Durmuş.

The audience of Izolyator plant’s seminar at TEİAŞ

The audience of Izolyator plant’s seminar at TEİAŞ

Representatives of the Turkish Tempek Foreign Trade Co. also took part in the event.

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Tempek Foreign Trade Co. represents some of the well-known manufacturers from distribution & power transformer protection and measurement equipment in Turkey and in other countries as well. It offers all the equipment for control and measurement of energy of the best quality.

Welcome address from TEİAŞ and Izolyator

Mesut Yilmaz, Director, Materials addressed the seminar participants with a welcome speech. He stressed the importance of such events for development of the Turkey – Russia relations. From Izolyator side, Yaroslav Sedov and Alexander Znamenskiy thanked their Turkish partners for the unique opportunity to tell about Izolyator and its unique products. The speakers used presentations, videos and leaflets as visual aids.

Izolyator representatives are getting prepared for the presentation

Izolyator representatives are getting prepared for the presentation

Welcome address from TEİAŞ and Izolyator

Mesut Yilmaz, Director, Materials addressed the seminar participants with a welcome speech. He stressed the importance of such events for development of the Turkey – Russia relations. From Izolyator side, Yaroslav Sedov and Alexander Znamenskiy thanked their Turkish partners for the unique opportunity to tell about Izolyator and its unique products. The speakers used presentations, videos and leaflets as visual aids.

Alexander Znamenskiy’s report

Alexander Znamenskiy’s report

Head of EU Sales at Izolyator Yaroslav Sedov familiarized the seminar attendees with Izolyator plant’s product range, namely with HV RIP bushings, emphasizing their advantages. He provided argumentation for the plant’s transition to producing solely RIP bushings.

At the moment, all power grid companies of the world, including Russia and Turkey, are mainly operating bushings, made under an old technology, using oil-in-paper insulation, with service life exceeding all maximum allowable terms.

Yaroslav Sedov is speaking

Yaroslav Sedov is speaking

In their reports, Yaroslav Sedov and Alexander Znamenskiy gave a detail overview of the real application and maintenance track record of HV OIP bushings in power systems of different countries and spoke about the main international principles to assess OIP bushings operational risks.

Taking into account the largest in the world outstretch of power lines of the Federal Grid Company of Russia and, consequently, the biggest park of high-voltage bushings of various voltages, operating in different climate conditions, and also considering FGC UES’s experience and combination of other factors, such as index of bushings technical condition, the speakers presented the key principles used for assessment of operational risks, types of scheduled monitoring and measurements, necessity of additional diagnostics and principles of decision making on OIP bushings replacement.

This many years’ experience is priceless. Izolyator openly offers to use it in order to ensure a guaranteed fault-free operation of the power complex in Turkey. Also, based on the cooperation experience of Izolyator and FGC UES PJSC in transition to operation of exclusively RIP bushings, the speakers introduced key advantages, benefits and economic feasibility of such a transition to high-voltage bushings with solid RIP insulation.

Suggestion on cooperation development

To continue an open dialogue with TEİAŞ, Izolyator came out with a suggestion to install a trial batch of bushings to assess advantages of using RIP technology. Our colleagues also gave an assurance that the bushings installation will be done under supervision of SVN-Service engineers from Izolyator.

The seminar went in the atmosphere of keen interest and high engagement of the audience, with Izolyator representatives giving exhaustive answers to numerous questions.

Izolyator’s seminar at TEİAŞ is first of all a dialogue between two interested parties, L-R:   Director of Department at TEİAŞ Fırat Durmuş, Director of Department at TEİAŞ Mustafa İleri and Alexander Znamenskiy

Izolyator’s seminar at TEİAŞ is first of all a dialogue between two interested parties, L-R: Director of Department at TEİAŞ Fırat Durmuş, Director of Department at TEİAŞ Mustafa İleri and Alexander Znamenskiy

Yaroslav Sedov and Safinaz Aybar, Tempek Foreign Trade Co. representative are participating in a discussion

Yaroslav Sedov and Safinaz Aybar, Tempek Foreign Trade Co. representative are participating in a discussion

It is a common opinion that the seminar reached all its targets, so we should carry on with our practice of sharing knowledge in the framework of cooperation between TEİAŞ and Izolyator.

Business meetings at the seminar at TEİAŞ, L-R: TEİAŞ representative Mert Duygulu, representative of Tempek Foreign Trade Co. Sezai Ozkaya, Victor Kiryukhin, Yaroslav Sedov, Alexander Znamenskiy, representative of Tempek Foreign Trade Co. Safinaz Aybar, representative of TEİAŞ Fatih Yünsel

Business meetings at the seminar at TEİAŞ, L-R: TEİAŞ representative Mert Duygulu, representative of Tempek Foreign Trade Co. Sezai Ozkaya, Victor Kiryukhin, Yaroslav Sedov, Alexander Znamenskiy, representative of Tempek Foreign Trade Co. Safinaz Aybar, representative of TEİAŞ Fatih Yünsel

Izolyator’s seminar at TEİAŞ was a success: representative of Tempek Foreign Trade Co. Sezai Ozkaya and Yaroslav Sedov

Izolyator’s seminar at TEİAŞ was a success: representative of Tempek Foreign Trade Co. Sezai Ozkaya and Yaroslav Sedov

Closing remarks

In conclusion, Izolyator representatives thanked all seminar participants for their work, active engagement and interesting questions. They expressed hope for a continued dialogue between the companies. The seminar signified a new stage in development of relations between the Turkish and Russian power engineers and electrical engineering companies.

The sides expressed a mutual intention to develop business relation in various formats, including organization of events, using all available sectoral platforms – local and international. For instance, TEİAŞ management showed interest in setting up a trilateral dialogue within CIGRE inviting the Federal Gird Company of the Unified Energy System and Izolyator.

Participants of Izolyator plant’s seminar at TEİAŞ

Participants of Izolyator plant’s seminar at TEİAŞ

Izolyator will carry on with its practice of arranging open seminars to exchange experience on advantages of HV RIP bushings application and maintenance.

We appreciate specialists and management of the state power grid company TEİAŞ and Tempek Foreign Trade Co. for participation in the open seminar on experience sharing in transmission and distribution of electric power.