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How Long Do Dry Type Transformers Last?

March 21, 2023

Dry type transformers use circulating air to protect the internal components from overheating, unlike oil-filled units that use oil as a cooling medium. Dry type units work exceptionally well for indoor operation because they contain nothing flammable, making them a perfect choice for commercial and industrial applications requiring high fire protection. Generally, if maintenance personnel […]

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Average Lead Times of Padmount Transformers in 2023

January 23, 2023

Supply chain challenges have resulted in widespread disruptions since mission-critical processes rely on delayed materials sourcing and manufacturing procedures. Padmount transformers are among these critical systems that often face long lead times for new units. When your existing system stops functioning, these lead times can set your operation back. Understanding lead times for 2023 can […]

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Average Lead Times of Dry Type Transformers in 2023

January 13, 2023

Disruptions to the national supply chain have increased lead times across industries. For mission-critical systems, like transformers, these long lead times can cause undue downtime. It’s important to understand the expected lead times for 2023 and how you can address transformer needs despite supply chain challenges. How Long Does It Take to Get a Dry […]

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How a High Quality Transformer Saves You Money in the Long Run

August 12, 2022

Every business decision should involve some long-term thinking. Spending more for a quality product can end up being a more cost-effective decision in many cases. You probably know this is true for plenty of things, but what about transformers? Not all transformers are created equal. Some transformers can drain you financially, while higher-quality ones can […]

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How Old (Reliable) is Your Transformer?

January 13, 2022

Your transformer may seem like an inert apparatus tucked away in a cabinet, but when energized it is a vibrant, living thing, transforming and feeding electrical power at 60 Hertz to your facility.  In addition to metal windings and core it contains organic materials in the form of insulation, and like all living things, it […]

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Your ELSCO Transformer is an Investment in Quality

December 28, 2021

Replacing a failed transformer comes as an unwelcome surprise with an unanticipated and unavoidable cash outlay.   Facilities managers are immediately faced with two urgent questions: “How soon can we get power back?” and “How much is this going to cost?”   The answers will depend on some key decisions made in replacing the transformer, but the […]

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The Cost of Transformer Failure in Manufacturing

September 14, 2021

Recent surveys have reported the cost of a single hour of manufacturing downtime to be anywhere between $500,000 and $5 million, The survey participants were very large, high-volume manufacturers in automated industries such as automotive, steel, chemical and pharmaceuticals.  The estimates of hourly downtime costs were reported by respondents to the surveys without definitions, supporting […]

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Save Time and Money with ELSCO Custom Bus Work

September 13, 2021

When you purchase a replacement or retrofit transformer, most likely its high-voltage and low-voltage connections will not line up perfectly with your existing infrastructure due to differences in transformer models, ratings or designs.  Low-voltage bus bar connections have to line up perfectly parallel, with matching bolt holes, and be bolted together without distorting forces to […]

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Round Coil vs. Rectangular Coil for Transformers

August 14, 2020

Substation transformers feature either a round or rectangular core and coil assembly. A transformer’s iron core and windings are designed to carry magnetic flux through the transformer, and the core is typically constructed in a round, rectangular or oblong shape — although oblong cores are much less common in dry tape transformers. Round and rectangular […]

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