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Round Coil vs. Rectangular Coil for Transformers

Round Coil vs. Rectangular Coil

Round Coil vs. Rectangular Coil for Transformers

May 1, 2024

Substation transformers use round, rectangular or, less commonly, oblong core and coil assemblies. Coils facilitate the transformer’s magnetic flux flow. Coils and transformers work together to optimize performance based on design and application requirements. The transformer’s core shape determines the coil type. In other words, round iron cores must use round coils and so on. But […]

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How Companies Can Save Money on Their Monthly Electric Bills

How Companies Can Save Money on Their Monthly Electric Bills

April 15, 2024

Energy costs can be a company’s most significant and unpredictable expense, so energy consumption control is vital for maintaining or lessening monthly electric bills. A comprehensive energy management plan and quality energy-saving equipment are critical elements when trying to reduce consumption and save money on energy. Learn how to start lowering your company’s electrical bill […]

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How to Select the Ideal Transformer for Your Company

How to Select the Ideal Transformer for Your Company

April 5, 2024

Many businesses only function efficiently because of transformers. This critical equipment performs a fundamental function in many industries, transferring power and controlling voltages to ensure safe and productive workflows. If your business relies on electricity, you know how damaging a blown transformer can be to your operations. Choosing a transformer can be tricky, but with […]

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Guide to Transformer kVA Ratings — How to Determine What Size Transformer You Need

Guide to Transformer kVA Ratings — How to Determine What Size Transformer You Need

March 14, 2024

In many industries, including health care, manufacturing, electrical contracting, higher education and corrections, reliable, high-quality transformers are essential for keeping operations running efficiently. Large facilities and industrial processes require substantial amounts of power, and they need dependable transformers to convert the energy coming from the power plant into a form they can use for their […]

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Guide to Dry Type Transformers

Guide to Dry Type Transformers

December 22, 2023

Jump To: What is a Dry Type Transformer? Dry-Type Vs. Liquid Cooled (Padmount) Transformers Benefits of ELSCO Dry Type Transformers Industries That Use Dry Type Transformers Examples of ELSCO Dry Type Transformer Applications When To Choose a Dry Type Transformer Dry Type Transformer Installation Tips Key Points in Maintenance for Dry Type Transformers ELSCO’s Warranties […]

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Copper vs. Aluminum Dry Type Transformer Windings

December 18, 2023

Dry type transformers typically feature either copper or aluminum windings, also known as coils. Transformer windings refer to the coils within the transformer that draw and distribute power inside the unit. There are typically two windings in a dry type transformer — one that draws power from the source and another that transfers that power […]

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Do Oil-Filled Transformers Need a Containment Pan?

November 1, 2023

If your facility uses oil-filled transformers to convert energy and they contain more than 1,320 gallons of oil, you may be subject to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule. The primary goal of the SPCC Rule is to contain oil discharges and prevent these discharges from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. Specific rules apply […]

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Retrofit Dry Type Transformer

Custom Bus Work on Transformers

September 7, 2023

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 must line up perfectly with matching bolt holes and fasten together without distorting forces to ensure maximum conductance and prevent arcing. Each installation configuration is […]

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Should Dry Type Transformers Be Installed Indoors or Outdoors?

August 28, 2023

Dry type transformers are typically one of a power system’s most critical and costly components. To achieve an optimal return on your investment, it’s critical that you select a transformer with the proper voltage and rating while following the appropriate installation protocols. Choosing a location that complies with all safety codes while not interfering with […]

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Investing in a High-Quality Transformer Design

August 21, 2023

Replacing a failed transformer comes as an unwelcome surprise with an unanticipated and unavoidable expense. 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 depend on some key decisions made in replacing the transformer, but the urgency of the questions implies that […]

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