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Oilwatch AcademyOilwatch are proud to present two coursesOILWATCH Introduction to Oil Analysis and Condition Monitoring: This is a one-day introductory course to equip newcomers to the oil analysis and condition monitoring field with the basic needed tools...

What you need to know about PCB contaminated Transformer Oil

What you need to know about PCB contaminated Transformer Oil

By I.A.R. Gray-Oilwatch Transformer Services What are PCBs? PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are a group of synthetic oil-like chemicals of the organochlorine family. It was first described in technical literature in 1881 and commercial production commenced...

Evaluation of transformer solid insulation

Evaluation of transformer solid insulation

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONPublished in Energize | August 2022 | 50 By I.A.R. Gray, Oilwatch Transformer ServiceLiquid impregnated cellulose materialsin the form of insulation paper are used in power transformers as electrical insulation and as mechanical support...

Prolonging the lifecycle of wind farm transformers

Prolonging the lifecycle of wind farm transformers

By David Poggiolini OILWATCH Transformer Laboratories is helping project developers and independent power producers improve the reliability of their wind farm transformers. These expensive and critical equipment items bolster turbine generator output from a...

Green hydrogen could help SA’s decarbonisation process

Green hydrogen could help SA’s decarbonisation process

by Mariam Isa, independent journalist, and Chris Yelland, EE Business Intelligence South Africa’s ailing economy could get a new lease on life if it creates the policy and investment framework to build the infrastructure for large scale production of green...

Cost Benefit Analysis Form Transformer example.

Cost Benefit Analysis Form Transformer example.

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS                           PLANT OR LOAD FUNCTION:   Transformer (T3) Supply of electricity to the Resin Plant                       COST OF PLANT DOWNTIME                           No of production days / annum     320       Cost of...

Condition Based Assessment of On Load Tap Changers

Condition Based Assessment of On Load Tap Changers

By I.A.R. Gray(Senior Consultant-(MSAChem I No 51594) Oilwatch Transformer Service INTRODUCTION Load tap changers (OLTCs) are a crucial element of utility networks, as they must operate in a precise fashion in order to maintain a constant voltage output....

Transformer Solid Insulation (Furan analysis )

Transformer Solid Insulation (Furan analysis )

Evaluation of Transformer Solid Insulation I.A.R. Gray(Senior Consultant-(MSAChem I No 51594), Oilwatch Transformer Service Abstract Liquid impregnated cellulose materials in the form of Insulation paper are used in power transformers as electrical...