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Very Hot Transformer

Snack Foods – Very Hot Transformer

During a recent site visit to a snack food manufacturer, a J&P engineer noticed a very hot 11kV transformer that fed the whole site. This transformer was only two-thirds loaded at a power factor of 0.99.

Clearly, something was wrong!

We have the results to back up our experience and knowledge.

The Challenge

The customer explained that this transformer was supplied in 2015 by another contractor as a new unit. The exterior of this transformer looked relatively new. The rating plate stated 2014.  The transformer is a 2000kVA oil-filled unit with a close-coupled HV Switch. Due to the temperature (92⁰), our engineer was very concerned and advised the customer that immediate investigation was required.

The Solution

The Results

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