Reserve Auxiliary Transformer End-to-End Solutions:
- Repair, Recondition, Rewind
- Recommissioning Services
- In-Field Testing and Repair
- Preventative Maintenance Service
Benefits of Repair vs New
- “Will Fit” Advantage
- Connection Points Remain Unchanged
- Bushing Heights Remain Unchanged
- Reduce the Risk of Altering the Impedance Level
- Quick Turnaround Time
- Cost Savings
Reserve Auxiliary Transformers (RAT) are generally found in power plants whose main purpose is to supply power to the equipment inside the power plant, such as the electric motors.
“Will-Fit” Advantage and Maintaining Original Impedance Levels
The unique thing about this type transformer, is they are often times built around; meaning as the power plant expanded, equipment was built around the unit causing it to be “blocked in” or “landlocked” by its surroundings therefore making replacement tricky. The solution to this situation is to either repair, recondition or rewind the unit rather than purchasing new. A new RAT will likely not fit back into its original location and poses the potential for misalignment of its connection points, bushing heights and altering its critical impedance levels. Altering the impedance levels will causing the need for an all-new arc flash analysis study to be performed on the system downstream of the transformer which could cause delays in recommissioning or worse off if the arc flash study is not performed, an unsafe environment has now be created.
Brandon and Clark specializes in repair services that takes the fear of “will it fit?” away, while maintaining existing impedance levels, bushing heights and connection points.
Brandon and Clark Services
Reserve Auxiliary Transformers require the same regular preventative maintenance services as other transformer types do such as, oil sampling and routine checkups. Its cause of failure is also similar to that of other transformers such as the lack of maintenance, overloading conditions, gasket leaks and general aging of the unit.
Brandon and Clark’s in-field transformer services will minimize the potential for failure by scheduling regular PM services, oil sampling, checking for leaks and trending any changes within the unit.
Even with routine maintenance, failures will still occur from time to time. Brandon and Clark is your end-to-end Reserve Auxiliary Transformers service provider:
- Perform quality repair services
- Recommissioning services
- Perform PM services to ensure good working condition