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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...

Transformer Core Grounds

Transformer core grounds: a different path to maintaining insulation systems BY JAMES WHITE, Shermco Industries, Inc. Power transformers are usually supplied with a ground from the core of the transformer to the tank (earth/ground). Smaller, dry-type transformers may not have this ground, but it is...

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...

Electrical Transformers

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 the continent’s electrical grid faces long-term problems. Aging facilities, rising energy demand, and the need to avoid power outages challenge utilities everywhere.

Perhaps this harsh reality is epitomized with high-voltage power transformers, the kind used to transmit electricity long distances over power lines, as these giants form an integral...

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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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Acutran Transformers: Built to Military Precision

Acutran is a veteran-owned custom designer and manufacturer of low- and medium-voltage dry-type transformers from 10VA to 3000kVA with voltages up to 25000V, inductors and reactors, and related components and services.The company was founded in 1983 and is now owned by Mike Evans, who is also the...


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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...

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