Designing a transformer that is built to last

Of all the possible scenarios that can befall a utility, a short circuit in the transmission system may be one of the worst. Power transformers are a critical piece of equipment in any substation. When a transformer fails due to a short circuit it can mean millions of dollars of unplanned expenses for the utility. Avoiding these costs requires a transformer that is designed to withstand a short circuit. However, simply stating requirements on design specifications may not be enough. To ensure that the transformer they purchase can handle the rigors of daily use as well as anything today’s complex and sometimes unpredictable transmission system can throw at it, buyers need to ask the right questions.

   


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