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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

July 31, 2020

Jump To: How to Determine kVA Size Calculating kVA Size Start Factor Specialty Considerations Standard Transformer Sizes How to Determine Load Voltage How to Determine Secondary Voltage How to Determine Primary Voltage Single-Phase kVA Ratings Three-Phase kVA Ratings In many industries, including health care, manufacturing, electrical contracting, higher education and corrections, reliable, high-quality transformers are […]

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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.

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 Stands for Transformers.

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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Dry Type Transformers ready to be shipped.

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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Two ELSCO technicans working on a dry type transformer.

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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Getting a Cheap Transformer — What You’re Not Paying For

October 2, 2019

In a perfect world, mechanical breakdown wouldn’t happen. After all, every piece of mechanical infrastructure comes with significant costs, and it would be ideal if they could all last forever. Unfortunately, breakdowns are very real, and the cost of transformer repairs and maintenance can be high. When it comes to transformers, a low-quality unit could potentially […]

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What Car Shopping Can Teach You About Transformer Shopping

July 5, 2019

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. For example, […]

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Signs you need to replace your oil-filled transformers.

6 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Oil Filled Transformer

June 13, 2019

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. However, the decision ultimately isn’t up to us, […]

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Top of an electrical transformer.

ELSCO Maintains Quality Facing Nomex Price Increase

June 13, 2019

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. It’s numerous desirable […]

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