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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...

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 in advanced power transformer assessments and probably one of the main and first tools used to...

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Reliability-based DGA: Using reliability statistics to relate dissolved gases to transformer failure

Dissolved gas analysis began as a simple "sniff" test: a technician would open the valve and smell the head-space gas, hoping not to detect the sharp odor of acetylene that could signal a problem. Today, there are guidelines and procedures for DGA testing (namely the IEEE C57.104 and IEC 60599 interpretation guides), based on the conventional method of using percentile limits to determine whether or not the transformer has an issue.
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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 in advanced power transformer assessments and probably one of the main and first tools used to...

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The SorbWeb™ Plus DRH4 Synergy

If you have oil-filled transformers, the law requires you to have a spill prevention plan in place, up to and including a secondary containment system to protect the environment and prevent oil from reaching navigable waters. Albarrie and Voltra Technology have partnered up to provide the power...

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POWER TRANSFORMERS. Surplec Repair Facilities

Repairing & Remanufacturing your transformer offers a solution that is both technically and economically efficient. Through repairs, we restore a transformer to its original condition in all aspects (current, voltage and impedance). Remanufacturing, on the other hand, involves, e.g., providing...


Cyber Threats on the Rise Invest Now to Boost Power Grid Defenses

Critical infrastructure security is in the national spotlight. In 2020, the power grid and energy sector was the third most targeted sector for cyber-attacks, up from ninth place in 2019, and the threats are growing more sophisticated. The Biden administration recently issued a national security...

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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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