|About this Abstract
||2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advanced Soft Magnets and Magnetocaloric Materials: An FMD Symposium in Honor of Victorino Franco
||The Proposed Minimum Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers and the Impact to the Supply of Electrical and Amorphous Steels
||Eric Theisen, William Coughlan
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The Department of Energy (DOE) has reviewed the current minimum transformer efficiency levels and has revised the regulations to align with global standards. The increase in efficiency levels will aid the adoption of amorphous steel domestically and help alleviate the supply constraints currently seen in grain oriented electrical steels. Soft magnetic materials are increasingly needed for decarbonization efforts and have recently been placed on the DOE’s critical materials list. The demand for grain oriented and non-oriented electrical steels is growing with the national electrification goals, yet the domestic production capacity remains limited. Here we will show how the adoption of amorphous steel for distribution transformer will supplement the domestic supply chain.
||Magnetic Materials, Energy Conversion and Storage, Iron and Steel