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Keep your dry type transformer running with regular service and inspections. Use this routine dry type transformer maintenance checklist to reduce the time wasted on unnecessary repairs while improving your equipment’s operation.
Two types of transformers are dry and liquid. Although they serve the same purpose, they have different characteristics that are ideal for particular situations, environments and budgets. If you’re designing a power system for a specific project, ELSCO Transformers can help you consider various factors before investing in a solution.
More than 40% of the energy used in the U.S. is consumed by building operations, including the electrical equipment and appliances within those buildings. While this equipment is essential to daily functionality in homes and business locations, ensuring that these appliances use energy efficiently is also gaining importance. Since the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 was amended, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been responsible for ensuring that appliances meet a minimum standard of energy and water efficiency. The DOE rules apply to over 60 different product types used in public and commercial applications, including transformers.
“My transformer is just a couple of years old – It’s going to last for years.”
You may not think you need a new transformer today, but how do you know? Transformers are an afterthought for most because they don’t experience failures that often – but when they do, it could really cost you if you’re not prepared.
facebooklinkedinyoutube800-232-9002Transformers are integral to the prolonged success of any operation. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about replacing your transformer. Typically, a quality transformer should last for...
Remember the first car you ever bought yourself? It was likely a huge, exciting decision that set the tone for how you made future big purchases. The careful, logical mindset we develop when shopping for a car is a valuable tool, and we can apply it when looking to make other big investments.
In a perfect world, mechanical breakdown wouldn’t happen. After all, every piece of mechanical infrastructure come with significant cost, and it would be ideal if they could all last forever.
Unfortunately, breakdowns are very real, and they can be incredibly costly.
To repair, or replace? That is often the question when dealing with transformers. While ELSCO is home to many skilled repair technicians, more often than not, we will advocate for the replacement of a transformer, as it tends to be the most cost efficient solution for resolving transformer-based problems.
If you have been following the transformer industry in the news at all, you may have noticed that some changes in a small but significant portion of our industry: DuPont Nomex. Nomex is the best insultation on the market. It is the top choice for insulating a transformers primary and secondary windings.
As with any purchase, when buying a transformer, there’s a trick to saving money. It requires you to think long-term: a transformer is an investment, and you’re better off paying more up-front for a quality product. Otherwise, you might save money on installation day,