Transformers Magazine July 2018: Interview With John Brett, Delta-X Research President & CEO
Get a great inside look at Delta-X Research, its history and what’s new, in this recent interview with our President & CEO, John Brett, in the July edition of Transformers Magazine.
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
Identifying Transformer Faults with DGA
Imagine trying to explain power transformer fault detection to your child’s second grade class or to a CFO who does not have a technology background. The conversation might start like this: “like a doctor takes a blood sample from your body to detect an illness, an engineer may take an oil sample from a transformer to… Continue reading
Transformer Reliability and Dissolved-Gas Analysis
Authors: J.J. Dukarm and M. Duval 2016 CIGRE Canada Conference October 17, 2016 Dissolved gas analysis (DGA) is widely used for transformer condition screening and assessment. Conventional DGA practice is to employ statistically derived limits for combustible gas concentrations and their increments or rates of increase for the purpose of classifying a transformer’s condition as… Continue reading
TDCG, TCG, ETCG, ESHL, etc.
TOA4’s gas analysis report contains several alphabet-soup items which are explained here along with a couple of related items. In each case we start with the text label you see on the page or report, then the database field name, then the explanation. Most of this is general information about dissolved-gas analysis (DGA) in power… Continue reading