Transformer expert Paul Jarman has been appointed Applications Engineering Specialist for MIDEL, the world’s leading brand of ester transformer fluids manufactured by UK-based M&I Materials Ltd.

As an electrical science graduate from Cambridge University, Paul started as a research officer for the CEGB and in 1990 he transferred to National Grid as a Transformer Engineer. More recently, he was Transformer Technical Manager for National Grid in the UK and chairman of IEC TC14, the international committee for power transformer standards. Paul was also the UK regular member of CIGRE study committee A2 for transformers 2008-2016. In addition, he is a chartered electrical engineer and member of the IET. Paul is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester and will continue with research at the University.

M&I Materials technical director, Dr. Amanda Quadling commented “We are delighted that Paul is joining the MIDEL team. His key activities will include facilitation of a global power transformer user group, and continued thought leadership in the electricity sector via industry committee roles including the IEEE, IEC and CIGRE.”

Paul brings deep experience in transformer asset management from the utility perspective, as well as expert technical understanding of ester fluids (via his research initiatives with the High Voltage laboratory at the University of Manchester in the past decade) and a thirty year track record of academic publication at technical conferences.

“I’m delighted to be joining the MIDEL team at M&I Materials”, said Paul “Particularly because I had a deep involvement with MIDEL fluids in 400kV transformers; so I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact the use of ester fluid can have in the transmission and distribution sector.  I’m excited now to be in a position to help the industry in the growing uptake of ester transformer fluids.”

Barry Menzies, managing director global for MIDEL, concluded “MIDEL’s position in the marketplace is one of ‘trusted adviser’. We are deeply embedded in this sector’s technical community, and our customers value the guidance we offer based on our research and real-world experience. Adding Paul to this team further cements MIDEL’s strategic value proposition.”