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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 isolated from the power system, it is very probable that residual magnetism remains in the...


Advancements in Dissolved Gas Analysis: Risk Assessment

In general, the purpose of periodic screening with DGA for power transformers is risk assessment. Is any transformer likely to fail in service? If so, how severe is the problem? Previous articles in this series have described ways to improve DGA interpretation. In this article we provide a glimpse...

Transformer Monitoring

The Distribution Transformer - Critical Power System Component

By R.W. Hurst, Editor

A distribution transformer is a critical component of the electrical power system, used to reduce the voltage of electrical energy for electric power distribution to end-users. It plays a vital role in voltage regulation and load management, ensuring the efficient and reliable delivery of electrical energy. Different distribution transformers are available to meet different needs, and regular maintenance is critical to ensuring their efficient and reliable operation. The choice depends on...

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Advancements in Dissolved Gas Analysis: Risk Assessment

In general, the purpose of periodic screening with DGA for power transformers is risk assessment. Is any transformer likely to fail in service? If so, how severe is the problem? Previous articles in this series have described ways to improve DGA interpretation. In this article we provide a glimpse...

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Advancements in Dissolved Gas Analysis: NEI & Gassing Events

One of the most important steps when looking at DGA data is to decide whether the data support the existence of a fault that is actively breaking down the insulation before you try to use a triangle, pentagon, or gas ratio method to identify a fault type. Otherwise, you are diagnosing random...

Designing A Safe & Reliable Transformer Maintenance Program

The critical importance of power to every aspect of our world cannot be over-exaggerated. It must be generated and distributed effectively to end users, and any disruption in that process means loss of operations, money, and in extreme cases, life. Therefore, the reliability of power creation and...

Protection of Electrical Power Transformers

INTRODUCTIONIn most large electrical systems, generators and power transformers are the two most expensive pieces of equipment. In addition to the capital cost of purchase, these two key devices are also the most critical to continuous and reliable operation of the system.Consider, for example, the...


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Dielectric Voltage Testing – Standard Methods

There are two standard methods from ASTM International: D877, Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Liquids Using Disk Electrodes, and D1816, Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Oils of Petroleum Origin Using VDE Electrodes. VDE stands...

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Case Study: Rapid Changes in Bushing Health

IntroductionContinuous online monitoring of bushings provides real-time information which can result in the early detection of a possible failure. Challenge: A Major AlarmA prominent U.S. utility was looking for a way to improve system reliability for their 138kV assets. They researched and...

The Distribution Transformer - Critical Power System Component

By R.W. Hurst, Editor A distribution transformer is a critical component of the electrical power system, used to reduce the voltage of electrical energy for electric power distribution to end-users. It plays a vital role in voltage regulation and load management, ensuring the efficient and reliable...

Grounding Transformers Explained

By R. W. Hurst, Editor Grounding transformers are used to provide a path to ground for unbalanced load current and for fault currents on systems where a suitable ground is otherwise not available. Grounding transformers are normally constructed with one of the two configurations: Zig-Zag (Zn) with...

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