Familiarity with insulating oil features can really set you apart from your competition! Utilizing a few of your human senses, can be a crucial part of diagnosing equipment.
Good Old, Quality H2O! Recently, the temperatures have been rather cold in the Washington DC area. We hit a week of temperatures below 20°F. Yes, I know; not very cold when compared to our northern states or Canada. But it still brought up some very good talking points. Do you test equipment below […]
Transformer Vectors This was a topic brought up on the job and I figured I would address it in a very general post. This will not go too in depth but will help you understand how a vector is configured and possibly understand what you are dealing with on the job. What is […]
What is a Transformer Snubber? It is a set of capacitors, surge arresters, fuses, and resistors typically found on medium voltage dry type transformers. What are Snubbers designed for? The main application has been to reduce damage to transformers during energizing applications. Energizing medium voltage transformers produces transient voltages. These transient voltages […]
Transformer oil – what is it? Transformer oil is an oil that is stable at high temperatures and has excellent electrical insulating properties. Typical motor oil that most people think of, is not the type of oil in a transformer. Transformer oil keeps the transformer cool. It also insulates the transformer and allows electrical components to be […]