Advancements in Dissolved Gas Analysis: NEI & Gassing Events

Normalized energy intensity (NEI), a fault energy index based on the standard heats of formation of fault gases, provides a useful way to look at fault severity. Check out this short article by Dr. Zachary Draper and Dr. Jim Dukarm from Electricity Today Magazine on how NEI can be used to assess and track faults… Continue reading

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Advancements in Dissolved Gas Analysis: Accounting for Gas Loss

Gas loss within a transformer can hide serious problems for dissolved gas analysis results. Check out this short article by Dr. Zachary Draper and Dr. Jim Dukarm from the High Voltage Electrical Testing special edition of Electricity Today Magazine on how gas loss can be taken into consideration in dissolved gas analysis interpretation to improve… Continue reading

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Progress in Transformer Dissolved-Gas Analysis

Join Dr. Jim Dukarm as he describes how physical chemistry and advanced statistics are breathing new life into transformer DGA. This article describes important advances like the use of fault energy indices and reliability statistics, and also provides an example that shows how these advances can improve fault detection and provide new risk assessment information.

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Major Utility Implements Innovative Approach to Transformer Health Assessment

Find out how a major US utility is already using Reliability-based DGA to help identify and focus on at-risk transformers so they can implement an effective strategy to maintain and replace them as needed.  

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Six Common Data Issues in Transformer DGA

Power transformers are designed to pass large amounts of energy through with very high efficiency, so in normal operation and in the absence of unusual stress there should be no degradation of the oil and paper insulation inside the transformer. Insulation damage or degradation resulting from an abnormal condition (“fault”) is almost always detectable by the formation of… Continue reading

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