Care For Industrial Transformers

Posted on: 4 July 2017

Even industrial grade equipment, such as a transformer, has a lifespan and is subject to wear and tear. Unfortunately, when a transformer breaks down, it can compromise the power supply to a whole region. Thus, when you have a transformer that is either not working properly or not working at all, you need a quick solution to get it working again. This is where it may be necessary to work with a company that offers field dressing and undressing services. 

Transformer Inspection

A skilled technician should be able to perform onsite tests to determine what needs to be done in order to get a transformer working properly. Diagnosing problems is a function of performing the right tests. Thus, when you are looking for a field dressing company, you need to make sure that they have the equipment and training to perform a wide range of tests. These tests should include electrical tests, bushing tests, Doble excitation tests, etc. Not all companies offer the same range of tests, so it is important to do some checking and find someone who stays up to date with all the latest tests and testing equipment.

Transformer Repairs

In some cases, it may be possible to perform repairs onsite. Check with companies who work on transformers to see what services that are able to perform in the field. However, no matter how good a company is, there are some repairs that simply cannot be made in the field, this is where it becomes necessary to ship the transformer to a repair facility. Some industrial transformers are so huge that they cannot be transported on one truck. This is where undressing and dressing become critical. Undressing refers to breaking down a transformer and preparing it for shipping and dressing, to re-installing the industrial transformer at the location once it has been refurbished. Although transformers are large, they are delicate pieces of machinery, so you need to make sure whichever company you work with has the skill to ensure the safety of your equipment. 

When you look for companies that work on industrial transformers, it is best to look for one company that can handle all of your needs. You can the build a partnership with that company so that you know that when you have a problem that needs to be taken care of in a time-sensitive manner, you have someone who will get the job taken care of quickly and correctly.