Body: A power transformer requires various routine maintenance tasks including measurement and testing of different parameters of the transformer. There are two main types of maintenance of transformer. We perform one group on a routine basis (known as preventative maintenance), and the second group on an ad-hoc basis (i.e. as required).
That means for getting smooth performance from a transformer we have to perform some maintenance actions on a regular basis. For Transformer Maintenance QLD this is important.
A group of electrical workers performing routine maintenance on a transformer
Some other types of maintenance for a transformer we perform only as they are required – known as emergency or breakdown transformer maintenance. But if one performs regular maintenance properly, this significantly reduces the chances of needing to perform such emergency maintenance. The regular checking and maintenance of transformer is also known as condition maintenance.
Hence by proper condition maintenance, one can avoid emergency and breakdown maintenance. That is why technical personnel should mainly concentrate on condition maintenance. As 100% of condition maintenance causes 0% breakdown of equipment.
There are many different preventative maintenance actions to be performed on a power transformer. They can be on a daily, monthly, yearly, quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly basis. Some transformer maintenance activities only need to be performed once in a 3 to 4 years interval.
Monthly Basis Maintenance of Transformer
Let us first discuss about the action to be taken on power transformer in monthly basis.
The oil level in oil cap under silica gel breather must be checked in a one-month interval. If it is found the transformer oil inside the cup comes below the specified level, oil to be top up as per specified level.
Breathing holes in silica gel breather should also be checked monthly and properly cleaned if required, for proper breathing action.
If the transformer has oil filled bushing the oil level of transformer oil inside the bushing must be visually checked in the oil gage attached to those bushing. This action also to be done monthly basis.
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