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Smart Transformers

Maximizing continuous and reliable power output, extending the life of a power transformer, and reducing maintenance costs are just a few of the benefits...

Distribution Transformer Loss Costs

A car owner must make some important decisions when purchasing a new vehicle—particularly if he or she has not bought one in decades. The...

Prevent Transformer Shutdown

Power transformers seldom shutdown; however, if a shutdown occurs, the effects would be immediate and devastating to utility operations. According to “An Analysis of...

The Truth About Cast-Resin Transformers

Debunking the myths surrounding aluminum usage BY SCOTT MAY, VIJAI NARAYANAN, ANDREW LAWLESS, Siemens Much has been written about the use of aluminum versus copper for...

Conductive Glues

Electrically conductive pastes in high-voltage transformers BY LISA RINALDO, Prohm-tect As with other components of North American infrastructure such as wastewater and stormwater systems, much of...

Sweep Frequency Response Analysis

Sweep frequency response analysis: Reliable demagnetization of transformer cores BY MARKUS PÜTTER, MICHAEL RÄDLER, BORIS UNTERER, OMICRON electronics GmbH Whenever a power or distribution transformer is...

Purchasing Reconditioned Electrical Equipment

Debunking the myths about tested and refurbished equipment BY RISHI SUDAN, RS Electrical Supply Extending the lifecycle of capital equipment such as 15-kilovolt circuit breakers, switchgear,...

Renewable Insulation Liquids for Transformers

Turning electrical assets into green machines BY RONNY FRITSCHE & GEORG PUKEL, Siemens AG Transformers are one of the most important components of energy grid systems....

Harmonic Problems in Power Transformers

Preventing malfunction in power transformers BY ANDY SAGL, Megger Harmonics are another power quality phenomenon that can cause equipment to malfunction. Harmonics are a sinusoidal component...

The Dissolved Gas Analysis Toolkit

Dissolved gas analysis: addressing the challenges of collecting samples BY DONAL SKELLY, GE’s Digital Energy business Dissolved gas analysis (DGA) is a technique for identifying and...

Transformers and the Power Grid

Transformers and the power grid: A look at the critical components of the electrical system BY THE ELECTRO-FEDERATION TRANSFORMER COMMITTEE* Electrical transformers are a vital ingredient...

Transformer Diagnostic Testing

Transformer diagnostic testing: standards to diagnose equipment with Sweep Frequency Response analysis BY VOLNEY NARANJO, Megger Sweep Frequency Response Analysis (SFRA) has become a powerful tool...
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