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

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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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Guide to Dry Type Transformer Maintenance

Guide to Dry Type Transformer Maintenance

May 5, 2020

Jump To: Maintenance of Dry Type Transformer While Energized Maintenance While Dry Type Transformer is De-energized Checking Dry Type Transformers for Potential Problems or Defects Tests to Conduct for Routine Maintenance Preventive Maintenance Checklist for Dry Type Transformer Keep your dry type transformer running with regular service and inspections. Use this routine dry type transformer […]

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Dry-Type vs. Liquid Transformers

April 6, 2020

Jump To: Dry Type vs. Liquid Transformers Air-Cooled Transformers Liquid-Insulated Transformers Safety Requirements & Environmental Considerations Maintenance Considerations Equipment Size Requirements & Capacity Site Selection & Application Benefits and Drawbacks of Liquid Transformers Advantages and Disadvantages of Dry Type Transformers A transformer allows you to use lower voltages of electricity for various applications. In most […]

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DOE Efficiency Standards for Transformers

April 3, 2020

Jump To: What Are The DOE Efficiency Standards? Benefits of Efficiency Standards to the Customer and the Industry How to Comply With Efficiency Standards Impacts of DOE Regulations and Compliant Transformers 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 […]

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Can You Answer These Questions About Your Transformer?

November 7, 2019

Transformers are often an afterthought. They don’t experience failures that often – but when they do, the costs can be devastating. The biggest impact for an unplanned failure is the cost for your facility to not have power. How long can your facility be without power? For some manufacturers, every hour could cost you tens […]

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4 Signs Your Dry Type Transformer Needs To Be Repaired—Fast

October 23, 2019

Transformers 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 a decade, but often, lesser quality builds will fail well before that. Transformer failure can have steep costs in time and money. Evaluate your dry-type transformer and […]

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