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Guide to Dry Type Transformers

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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Indicators That Dry Type Transformers Are Failing

December 18, 2023

Transformers should be built to last, and dry type transformers, in particular, avoid some maintenance issues that can occur with oil-filled transformers. However, some potential problems can still cause a transformer to fail. In this post, we’ll discuss these problems and explain how to tell if your dry type will stop working soon so you […]

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Why Is My Dry Type Transformer Making a Loud Humming Noise?

December 1, 2023

A transformer may hum or buzz without signaling that it is malfunctioning. Many dry type transformers produce steady humming noises when magnetized and operating normally. However, if you hear a loud hum or a buzz that’s not usually present, it could signal an issue. 4 Reasons Dry Type Transformers Make Loud Humming Noises If you […]

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Why Is Your Dry Type Transformer Overheating?

November 20, 2023

Since transformers convert high voltages into consumable power, they generate significant heat. This heat can significantly affect the transformer’s efficiency and will shorten its life span. With energy efficiency becoming a top priority in many of today’s power applications, choosing a dry type unit that can adequately meet the required power needs and subsequent thermal […]

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The Cost of Transformer Failure in Manufacturing

November 1, 2023

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 details […]

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How Reliable Is Your Transformer?

August 21, 2023

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

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When Do Most Transformers Begin to Fail?

June 30, 2023

Aside from regular maintenance requirements, most operations only pay attention to their transformers once they begin failing. In a perfect world, a new transformer will provide continuous, uninterrupted service for several decades. However, lesser-quality builds often produce much shorter life spans, resulting in power interruptions and unwanted downtime. Initials Signs of Transformer Failure When a […]

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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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The Cost of Transformer Failure

August 10, 2020

Is your company ready to incur the costs of a transformer failure? Not having a backup can put your operations behind by days until you can get repairs or a replacement. Having a spare transformer can cut downtime. If your company doesn’t have a backup transformer, you still have options to minimize downtime in emergency […]

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