Three Tips to Reduce Wasted Time When Testing Transformers

Brandon Dupuis Fall 2019 Industry Topics, Industry Topics

Performing offline electrical tests on transformers can be time consuming, especially when field measurements are not captured correctly the first time. This article identifies the electrical transformer test that technicians often struggle to perform efficiently and correctly and offers three field testing tips to address the issue. Building awareness can help test equipment users avoid situations where a significant amount …

The Value of Performing Power Factor Sweep Measurements on Bushings

Brandon Dupuis Industry Topics, Spring 2019 Industry Topics

Power factor measurement has long been accepted as an invaluable tool for identifying insulation defects such as aging, deterioration, moisture ingress, and localized failures involving the winding and bushing insulation of a power transformer. Historically, power factor measurements have been performed at a single test frequency (typically 60Hz) and at a single test voltage (typically 10kV). However, modern test instruments …