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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 quantifying the gas formed in oil-filled electrical equipment because of either the natural aging of oil and paper...


Advantages of Headspace Hydrogen Monitoring for Network Transformers

INTRODUCTION The utilization of online dissolved gas analysis monitoring has proven to be one of the most effective predictors of overall transformer health and condition. Monitoring can vary greatly from nine gas to single gas systems to best suit the customers application when considering...

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Exploring Online Dissolved Gas Analysis Monitoring for Transformer Insulating Fluids

As a philosophy and English major who has spent the last 20+ years working in the utility industry,
I often come across topics that challenge me because I don’t have a science or engineering background. This article is an exploration of the basics around online DGA monitors, to better understand the technology and the pros and cons associated with the different options.

Dissolved gas analysis (DGA) is the most widely-used test conducted on transformers while...

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Advantages of Headspace Hydrogen Monitoring for Network Transformers

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New options for insulation systems in power transformers

Introduction The development of new insulation materials has been critical in the evolution of the design of power transformers. Insulation systems for liquid filled power transformers are a combination of materials that are aimed to provide the required electrical, mechanical, thermal properties...

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Transformer Oil Regeneration and Corrosive Sulfur

Enervac International ULC has been examining this issue for over 14 years with the help of our customers, mainly international power utilities, transformer manufacturers and transformer service companies. TRANSFORMER OIL REGENERATION PROCESSThe principal functions of the insulating fluid are to...


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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...

How the Calisto® R9 is Transforming Dissolved Gas Analysis

Dissolved gas analysis (DGA) is essential for utility professionals worldwide to keep the power grid running safely and efficiently. No other tool provides better insight into transformer health.Online DGA monitoring brings the added advantages of early fault detection and the ability to keep...

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