Transformer oil holds critical information on the condition of the transformer from thermal and electrical faults to contamination and degradation of the oil. Without monitoring, these conditions can take a toll on the life of a transformer.
Transformer oil analysis provides a highly accurate indication of the internal condition of a transformer. Diagnostic tests offer insights into:
EA Technology offers a wide range of analytical specification tests, coupled with expert interpretation and reporting systems. Typical testing on transformer units includes:
EA Technology can also offer an additional range of bespoke testing such as:
These tests allow EA Technology to build up a bespoke testing program that aims to meet all the specific requirements of our clients.
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EA Technology has extensive experience of working with owners and operators of high voltage equipment to understand degradation and failure processes. One aspect of this work has been the development of Health Indices.
Health Indices for high voltage equipment combine relevant information on assets to derive a single number that gives an indication of overall degradation and proximity to end-of-life.
By combining the oil analysis results with detailed background information, on-site survey results and unrivalled sector experience, EA Technology can produce a full Health Index assessment for each transformer. This information can then be used to make strategic investment decisions regarding repair, refurbishment and replacement programs.
Transformer oil analysis can help in identifying which transformers could benefit from life extension measures and alert operators to potential problems before they lead to failure.
By moving from a time-based maintenance and replacement program to a condition-based strategy, you can bring considerable cost and efficiency savings, while also increasing the reliability of supplies.
The Transformer Health Index Assessment Includes the Following Key Areas:
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The above standard testing is offered in specific diagnostic suites designed to provide the maximum condition information on the transformers. The standard test suites are designed for individual samples to deliver a routine set of oil analysis at low cost.
The health index suites are designed to provide maximum information on the oil analysis results, interpretation and integration into asset management techniques.
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