Pad Mounted Transformer Ultimate Guide, Everything You Need To Know

Single Phase and Three Phase Pad-mounted Transformer From Daelim

We have many questions about the Pad mounted transformer, but we can not get them from the Sales Company’s product page.

But for purchasers or engineers, we need to know more about Pad-mounted transformers in order to better buy and use it.

In this post, I will disassemble the pad-mounted transformer for you. I will also share some tips on how to choose a pad mount transformer.

Pad-mounted Transformer

We can provide you single phase and three phase pad mounted transformer

Dry-type Transformer

Type:Cast resin; Rated Capacity: Up to 25MVA; Rated Voltage: Up to 36KV;

Pole Transformer

Type CSP type Frequency: 50/60Hz; Rated Power: 5~167kva

Dry-type Transformer

Frequency: 50/60Hz Rated voltage:10kv, 20kv,30kv Rated Power: 400~2500kva

Table of Contents

What is Pad-mounted Transformer?

The pad-mounted transformer is an important power supply equipment in the cabled distribution network.

The pad mount transformer adopts a double-fuse full-range protection method. This greatly reduces the loss.

There are mainly two types: Single-phase Pad-mounted transformer and Three-phase Pad-mounted transformer.

The Pad-mounted transformer has the performance advantages of a lightweight, low noise, small size, and low loss. An excellent transformer is mainly composed of high-voltage control, protection, substation, and power distribution equipment.

The Padmounted transformer adopts the principle of parallel operation of the high-voltage side bus. Its low-voltage side bus is mainly responsible for circuit breaker transfer. It has good safety performance.

Pad-mounted transformers are widely used in large-scale business centers, railway stations, mines, and other large-scale event venues.

What's inside the pad-mounted transformer?

inside Three phase pad–mounted transformer

Pressure Relief Valve

  1. The automatic pressure relief valve (Fig 3) is standard on all Daelim transformers.
  2. It is designed to slowly release the pressure to prevent the pad mount transformer tank from rupturing.
  3. These valves have been adjusted to 5 ±2 PSI when they leave the factory.
  4. The normal operation of the Padmounted transformer will make the resulting in pressure fluctuations in the gas-filled headspace of the tank.
automatic pressure relief valve for pad-mounted transformer
automatic pressure relief valve for pad-mounted transformer

Caution: Before performing any type of service, the pressure in the fuel tank must be safely vented manually.

Caution: Do not open the Padmount Transformer in a high-humidity environment. Moisture can cause short circuits in the device.

Opening the valve (Fig3) will drain the oil in the tank.

It will release the pressure in the fuel tank.

Pressure Relief Valve

Daelim’s Padmounted transformer contains two types of valves.

One is filling the plug with the Schrader valve (Fig 4A).

The other is the filling valve with the Schrader valve (Fig. 4B).

It is used for the introduction of nitrogen and dielectric fluid.

Drain Valve and Fluid Sampler

fluid sampler for pad-mounted transformer
fluid sampler for pad-mounted transformer
  1. The discharge valve and fluid sampler (Fig 5) is used to facilitate the sampling of dielectric fluids.
  2. It is mainly used for testing.
  3. A 1/2″ to 2″ plug can help this valve speed up the discharge of the dielectric fluid.
  4. The valve can be sampled without removing the end plug.

Liquid Level Gauge

level gauge for pad-mounted transformer
level gauge for pad-mounted transformer

The amount of dielectric in the pad mount transformer tank can be observed with a level gauge (Fig 6).

It is magnetically coupled to the indicator needle in the gauge.

The magnetic coupling maintains the liquid seal between the inside and the outside.

It can minimize potential leakage.

Daelim uses a variety of different brands and models of level gauges according to the application.

Daelim can be equipped with standard instruments as required. If the environment is complex, more complex models can also be provided. It can facilitate external monitoring.

Under normal operation, the liquid level may change according to temperature and pressure.

Temperature gauge of the Pad-mounted Transformer

Daelim Padmount Transformer provides a thermometer (Fig 7).

Its function is to observe the temperature of the top dielectric fluid in the fuel tank.

It includes two hands, one white and one red.

The white pointer indicates the current oil temperature of the pad-mounted transformer.

The red pointer indicates the maximum reset value of the dielectric fluid temperature.

The long thermocouple is its main component.

In order to facilitate the replacement of the gauge. The thermocouple and the dielectric fluid are isolated from each other.

Temperature gauge for pad-mounted transformer
Temperature gauge for pad-mounted transformer

There are one or two SPDT alarm points on the thermometer.

It has the function of remote monitoring.

These alarms for electric shock can be set according to factory requirements.

Unscrew the small hexagonal fixing screw in the center of the meter.

It can help you adjust the contact.

Set the contacts to the required temperature. You can complete the operation.

Pressure Vacuum Gauge of the Pad-mounted Tranformer

The pressure gauge (Fig 8) indicates whether the headspace pressure in the tank is positive, negative, or neutral.

The pressure change factors in the fuel tank:

The load of the device;

The temperature of the oil;

The temperature of the external environment;

The load of the device.

Padmounted transformers usually have positive or negative voltage.

Continuous low temperature will cause continuous negative pressure. It is normal.

However, if the temperature rises, the meter reading is still zero.

This means that there is a leak.

The leakage of equipment needs to be checked.

pressure gauge for pad-mounted transformer
pressure gauge for pad-mounted transformer

Daelim can equip the pressure gauge with SPDT alarm contacts according to your requirements.

It can remote monitoring of positive and negative pressures.

The pressure/vacuum gauge can also be equipped with a decompression or regulator.

When used in combination with an external nitrogen supply, the tank can maintain a positive pressure (2.5 to 3.0 PSI).

The valve of the regulator can be used to collect gas samples.

Fault Pressure Relief Device (FPRD)

Fault Pressure Relief Device (FPRD) for Pad-Mounted Transformer
Fault Pressure Relief Device (FPRD) for Pad-Mounted Transformer

People often called an explosion-proof device (Fig 9).

The function of this device is to quickly release the gas pressure due to internal failure.

The APRD lid with a spring-loaded diaphragm installed will open at a predetermined pressure level of 10 PSI.

And it will be closed again when the pressure is restored.

FPRD has a yellow alarm button. It will stand out when the pressure is abnormal.

FPRD is equipped with SPDT alarm for the convenience of remote monitoring.

Rapid Pressure Rise Relay (RPRR)

Rapid Pressure Rise Relay (RPRR) with Seal-in relay for Pad-mounted transformer
Rapid Pressure Rise Relay (RPRR) with Seal-in relay for Pad-mounted transformer
  • The RPRR (Fig 10) is a device that detects sudden pressure events based on the pad mount transformer pressure rise rate.
  • RPRR will issue a trip signal when the pressure suddenly rises.
  • It will greatly reduce the damage of the Pad mounted transformer.

Winding Temperature Indicator

Winding Temperature Indicator for Pad-Mounted Transformer
Winding Temperature Indicator for Pad-Mounted Transformer
  1. Daelim uses a digital winding temperature monitor (Fig 11).
  2. It consists of thermocouples wound in each coil at strategic locations in the Padmount Transformer.
  3. It can accurately monitor the temperature inside the coil.
  4. The digital reading and control device is located in a separate NEMA4 enclosure.
  5. It is usually installed on the side of the tank.

Forced Air Cooling Fans

Forced Air Cooling Fans for Pad-Mounted Transformer
Forced Air Cooling Fans for Pad-Mounted Transformer

The forced air cooling fan (Fig 12) can be optionally used in a device equipped with a radiator.

It increases the KVA capacity of the pad-mounted transformer by 25% without overheating or adverse effects.

Daelim can increase or decrease the number of fans according to user needs.

The fan can be controlled by a gauge oil thermometer with contacts or a winding temperature indicator.

CT for the Pad-mounted Transformer

Daelim can equip pad-mounted transformers with different types and levels of CT according to user requirements.

The following are three types of CT:

CT on the casing (Fig 13A).

CT inside the Padmounted transformer (Fig 13B).

CT on the meter socket (Fig 13C).

Installing an electrical Pad Mounted transformer on-site can be challenging, much more so if this is your first time or you are unfamiliar with electrical Pad Mounted transformers.

To begin, the electrical transformer must be handled cautiously to avoid internal damage, which would result in inoperable power equipment.

It is critical to observe all safety procedures and to provide protective equipment to the construction worker who will be handling the transformer.

These suggestions apply to both dry-type and liquid-filled Pad Mounted transformer installations.

It is critical that you understand which acceptance tests must be performed.

All relevant acceptance tests should be conducted in accordance with ANSI/IEEE and NEMA standards.

Switching and Protection Devices

An externally operated no-load tap changer (NLTC) (Fig 14 A and B) is suitable for all kinds of pad-mounted transformers.

The rated voltage of the tap under normal conditions is -5%~5%.

This means that the output voltage of the pad mount transformer is adjusted in increments of 2.5%.

The tap switch is designed as an operable handle.

It is available in two styles.

Each of which requires a slightly different method to change tap settings.

Four - Position LBOR Switch “Sectionalizing Switch”

The four-position LBOR segment switch (Fig 16 A and B) is optionally provided in the loop feeder Pad-mounted transformer.

It can select the feed source.

It can turn on or off the feed through the loop.

The spring-loaded activation mechanism ensures rapid load disconnection.

Only hot rods can be used for switching.

Dual Voltage Switch

Dual Voltage Switch for Pad-mounted Transformer
Dual Voltage Switch for Pad-mounted Transformer

The Dual Voltage Switch (Fig. 17) can facilitate selecting one primary voltage from another.

Delta-Wye Switch

Delta-Wye Switch for pad-mounted transformer
Delta-Wye Switch for pad-mounted transformer

Due to the special needs of customers, the Delta-Wye switch can be installed on the Pad-mounted transformer (Fig 18).

It can help switch between Wye and Delta voltage.

Surge Arresters for the pad mounted transformer

Lightning arresters (Fig 16) are optionally installed in the base pad mount transformer.

If there is a voltage surge, Surge arresters can provide protection for the transformer.

Under normal circumstances, the arrester terminals will withstand line-to-ground voltage.

When a voltage surge occurs, the arrester will be grounded in order to keep the voltage normal.

The arrester will automatically recover after the surge ends.

Installing an electrical Pad Mounted transformer on-site can be challenging, much more so if this is your first time or you are unfamiliar with electrical Pad Mounted transformers.

To begin, the electrical transformer must be handled cautiously to avoid internal damage, which would result in inoperable power equipment.

It is critical to observe all safety procedures and to provide protective equipment to the construction worker who will be handling the transformer.

These suggestions apply to both dry-type and liquid-filled Pad Mounted transformer installations.

It is critical that you understand which acceptance tests must be performed.

All relevant acceptance tests should be conducted in accordance with ANSI/IEEE and NEMA standards.

Bay-O-Net Fuses

Bay-O-Net Fuses for pad-mounted transformer
Bay-O-Net Fuses for pad-mounted transformer
  1. Bay-o-net fuses (Fig 20 A) can be replaced without opening the Padmount Transformer tank.
  2. It is used in series with the ELSP spare fuse to achieve over-current protection.
Bay-O-Net fuse replacement instruction
Bay-O-Net fuse replacement instruction

Bay-O-Net fuse replacement instruction (Fig. 20 B):

  1. Pull out the pressure release valve for 30 seconds until the hissing sound of the valve stops, thereby releasing the pressure in the Pad-mounted transformer tank;
  2. Repeat step 1 to ensure that any residual pressure is released;
  3. Connect the hot rod to the eye of the fuse holder and twist to unlock;
  4. Rotate the fuse holder 90° to damage the sealing gasket and Bay-O-Net housing;
  5. Pull the fuse holder out 8-10 inches quickly to interrupt the load;
  6. Wait a few seconds for the fluid to drain from the fuse holder and remove it from the housing;
  7. Use a ¾” wrench to remove the fuse box from the fuse box holder;
  8. Use ¾” and ½” wrenches to remove the end plug;
  9. Replace the fuse.

How to Residential a Padmount Transformer?

Daelim's pad mounted transformer installed in Venezuela
Daelim's pad mounted transformer installed in Venezuela

A common Padmount Transformer used in Bitcoin mining farms is a step-up transformer.

Mainly used for the conversion of input electric energy.

The stage from transportation to the site to installation and commissioning is particularly critical.

The installation process has a direct impact on the operation of the pad-mounted transformer.

In order to reduce the error rate, avoid unnecessary losses, and promote the stable operation of the power generation system, professionals are assigned to be responsible for installation and commissioning.

Pre-service inspection

WARNING: Only professionals can operate the link of the Pad-mounted transformer.

Before the work starts, a full inspection of the pad-mounted transformer is required.

Confirm that all its accessories are normal. There was no damage.

The following are the inspection steps:

Confirm the liquid position of the oil tank.

Perform transformer turns ratio and DC insulation tests.

Ensure that the outer surface of the transformer is complete.

Check the condition of all seals and gaskets.

Location Consideration

pad-mounted transformer installation diagram
pad-mounted transformer installation diagram

Pad mount transformer needs to be placed in an open place. This will facilitate a comprehensive inspection.

Outdoor Installations Pad-mounted Transformer

The correct placement of the transformer should be far away from the structure that restricts the airflow around the equipment.

Indoor Installations Pad-mounted Transformer

Special precautions should be taken.

The venue must be ventilated.

Confirm that the vent is open. This is to prevent accidental overheating of the transformer.

If good natural ventilation is not possible, a fan can be used to make the transformer out of the ventilated environment.

The pad-mounted transformer must be prevented from being on a level ground.

The ground must be concrete.

The location must prevent the transformer from tilting more than 2 degrees from the horizontal.

The pad-mounted transformer oil tank and the cabinet base provide provisions for installing splints to secure the transformer to the mat.

There must be no gap between the gasket and the cabinet.

Add permanent mortar to seal the gaps.

What are the preparations before installing the pad transformer?

single phase pad mount transformers from daelim

A comprehensive inspection of the pad-mounted transformer is required, including appearance, performance, etc., to ensure that it has no quality defects.

Due to the long transportation distance, the Padmount Transformer should be prevented from being damaged, and the fuel tank should be well sealed and there should be no oil leakage;

All parts are not lost, and the specifications meet the requirements;

Relevant documents and various signs are indispensable, and technical clarification should be done well.

It is necessary to consider the installation method and the required equipment, and formulate a reasonable and feasible construction plan according to the structural characteristics of the substation system. The installer should be familiar with the surrounding environment and understand the workload and process.

Test instruments, installation tools, cranes, cleaning materials and bonding materials must be prepared, and there is no quality problem, and the necessary basic conditions for installation work are provided.

The installation site is located in the substation, and the surrounding environment is cleaned up to control possible safety hazards to prevent accidents.

It is also necessary to pay attention to insulation inspection. If the insulation performance of the coil is damaged or there is insufficient strength in the insulating oil experiment, it should be dealt with in time before the next work can be carried out.

What should be paid attention to when installing the padmount transformer?

First determine the location of the pad-mounted transformer, and then unload the truck into the room. If the Bitcoin mining farm is not suitable for the use of lifting equipment, temporary rails need to be built.

After removing obstacles on the ground, set up a sleeper platform to be level with the indoor ground;

Then lift the Padmounted transformer on the paved track with the help of a lifting chain and a three-step ladder, and pull it into a predetermined position indoors.

The design drawings must be accurate, including the area occupied by the transformer, the length from the wall, etc., should be accurately calculated, and the deviation should not exceed 30 mm.

After being in place, the shock and vibration conditions received during transportation should be recorded, and the results should be analyzed whether it exceeds the allowable range.

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The installation of the bench is also very important. It is fixed on the pole with 4 channel steel, the plane slope is controlled within 1%, and the height from the ground should be moderate.

The waistband is 0.5 m away from the live part. It must be firm and not loose. Use a 6 mm iron wire to tie it at least twice.

Taking safety into consideration, a dust cover should be installed on the head of the high-voltage column and a warning sign should be hung up to prevent anyone from touching it.

How to connect a grounding device with a pad mounted transformer?

Installing an electrical Pad Mounted transformer on-site can be challenging, much more so if this is your first time or you are unfamiliar with electrical Pad Mounted transformers.

To begin, the electrical transformer must be handled cautiously to avoid internal damage, which would result in inoperable power equipment.

It is critical to observe all safety procedures and to provide protective equipment to the construction worker who will be handling the transformer.

These suggestions apply to both dry-type and liquid-filled Pad Mounted transformer installations.

It is critical that you understand which acceptance tests must be performed.

All relevant acceptance tests should be conducted in accordance with ANSI/IEEE and NEMA standards.

In the rainy summer weather, the power generation system is prone to lightning strikes. If the grounding resistance is too large, it is difficult to introduce the current carried by the lightning into the ground in time, causing the pad-mounted transformer to be burned out.

Therefore, when installing a grounding device, the grounding resistance must meet the requirements.

Afterwards, the grounding device must be tested, and the soil can not be filled until it is qualified.

In addition, in order to reduce the trouble during maintenance, the Padmounted transformer housing should also be well grounded and tightened with bolts. It is best not to use welding to fix it.

The horizontal grounding body and the vertical grounding body together form the underground part. 

The former is a flat steel 5 m long with a buried depth of 0.5 m, and the latter is 3 angle steels 2 m long, which are driven directly on the basis of the horizontal grounding body. underground.

How to Store Pad-mounted Transformer?

Storage for 3 months or less

  1. The Padmounted transformer has been dried before leaving the factory.
  2. There was no leakage of oil during shipment.
  3. The place is open and dry.
  4. There will be no significant temperature changes in the placement location.
  5. Place on the concrete floor or steel plate floor.
Daelim three phase pad mounted transformer warehouse
Daelim three phase pad mounted transformer warehouse

Storage for more than 3 months

In order to maintain the nitrogen and oxygen content in the fuel tank, dry nitrogen in the fuel tank at 2 psi.

Confirm that the condensing heater is in a state where it can work normally.

The pad mount transformer must be placed in a dry and constant temperature place.

How to Ship the Pad-mounted Transformer?

1500 kva pad mounted transformer pacekage
1500 kva pad mounted transformer pacekage
  1. The Pad-mounted transformer is in a complete state when it leaves the factory.
  2. The Padmounted transformer will be completely placed on the pallet and fixed.
  3. The detachable radiator will be shipped separately and wrapped in a protective cover.
  4. The radiator will be packaged in a dry state.

How to Move the Pad-mounted Transformer?

WARNING: The accessories of the transformer need to be kept carefully. Can not be used for other purposes.

CAUTION: Cranes and forklifts with a load capacity greater than the weight of the Pad-mounted transformer must be used.

Move the Pad-mounted Transformer
Move the Pad-mounted Transformer

Moving Pad-mounted transformers shipped on pallets

The wooden pallet holding the Pad-mounted transformer is recommended to be moved with a forklift.

When using a forklift, make sure that the fuel tank of the pad mount transformer is on the side close to the driving position. Place it overturned.

If you don’t have a forklift, you can use a crane to move it.

Moving Pad-mounted transformers by hoist or crane

Lifting three-phase pad-mounted transformer
Lifting three-phase pad-mounted transformer

Before starting the lifting work, check whether all the equipment used for lifting can work normally.

There are lifting eyes on both sides of the fuel tank. If a wire rope is used, the lifting angle must not be greater than 60.

The Pad-mounted transformer must be in an upright state when being lifted.

If necessary, use cross bars to support the wire rope to avoid any deformation of the box structure or the lifting hook.

Skidding/Rolling Pad-mounted Transformers

Transformer conveyor belt
Transformer conveyor belt

When the use of the crane is restricted, the pad-mounted transformer can be moved using a rolling device.

During the movement, the transformer should be kept in a vertical state and moved horizontally.

The rolling equipment must be able to provide a pulling force higher than the weight of the transformer.

The multi-roller design can help the pad mount transformer move more smoothly.

Using Jacks to move Padmounted transformers

Using Jacks to move Pad-mounted Transformers
Using Jacks to move Pad-mounted Transformers
  1. The jack must be placed under the fuel tank base.
  2. The lift provided by the jack must exceed the weight of the Padmounted transformer.
  3. More than two jacks must be used to work at the same time.

How to Check the Pad-mounted Transformer?

  1. Daelim Pad-mounted transformers are thoroughly tested and rigorously inspected before shipment from the factory to ensure the highest quality.
  2. Whether the exterior of the tranformer is complete and free of scratches.
  3. Check whether all pad mount transformer accessories are complete and in normal condition.
  4. According to the material list provided by Daelim, confirm that all link accessories are in complete condition.
  5. Check whether the pointers of each meter on the high-voltage side are normal;  ,
  6. If the terms of the transaction are FOB, Daelim will deliver the transformer to the FOB delivery point as required.
  7. If there is a subsequent loss, you can file a claim with the carrier.

How to Maintain Padmounted transformer?

  1. Daelim can provide you with customized Pad-mounted transformers according to your specific needs.
  2. We only produce a limited number of Padmounted transformers. designed by anyone.
  3. It is best to deal with replacement parts according to the specific situation.
  4. If you need to add or replace parts for any Daelim device. Please contact Daelim. Daelim will provide all available nameplate data.

Routine Inspection

Routine inspections of the outside of the equipment should be carried out regularly.

  1. The inspection interval should consider the environmental conditions on-site.
  2. Salty, humid or other corrosive environments require shorter inspection intervals.
  3. Regularly check whether there are debris and obstacles between the radiators (equipped).
  4. If the device is equipped with forced air cooling, please use the switch in the control panel to manually circulate the fan to ensure normal operation.

Remove any dirt from the base and cabinet area to prevent premature rust and deterioration.

Check whether the surface paint of the pad-mounted transformer is complete.

If there is paint peeling on the surface, you can take a specific picture and tell Daelim.

Daelim staff will inform you of the type of paint used on specific parts.

This will help you improve the paint touch-up efficiency.

Regularly confirm whether each instrument is working properly.

  1. The level gauge is out of the normal fluctuation range. If there is a large drop in buoyancy, it means that the oil drum is leaking.
  2. Whether the fluctuation range of the thermometer is within the normal range.
  3. Whether the thermometer can fluctuate normally with changes in temperature and load conditions.
  4. If the pressure gauge stays at 0 for a long time, it means that the oil drum is leaking.

Dielectric Fluid Sampling

  1. Samples of the media fluid should be collected at least once a year. The collected samples must be analyzed by DGA (Dissolved Gas Analysis).
  2. The most important way to measure the state of the pad mount transformer during DGA testing.
  3. Conventional oil testing can usually indicate a harmful internal condition before it damages the device.

How big is a pad-mounted transformer?

Single Phase pad mounted transformer
Single Phase pad mounted transformer

Single Phase Pad-mounted Transformer Size

15 kva Single phase pad mount transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 610*740*840mm;

Oil Weight: 45 kg;

Total Weight: 294 kg;

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25 kva Single phase Padmounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 610*740*840mm;

Oil Weight: 68 kg;

Total Weight: 362 kg;

37.5 kva Single phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 610*760*840mm;

Oil Weight: 75 kg;

Total Weight: 476 kg;

50 kva Single phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 610*810*840mm;

Oil Weight: 93 kg;

Total Weight: 553 kg;

75 kva Single phase Padmount Transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 610*860*840mm;

Oil Weight: 132 kg;

Total Weight: 672 kg;

100 kva Single phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 740*940*910mm;

Oil Weight: 141 kg;

Total Weight: 742 kg;

167 kva Single phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 760*1190*910mm;

Oil Weight: 207 kg;

Total Weight: 952 kg;

Three Phase Pad-mounted Transformer Size

750 Kva Three Phase Pad Mounted Transformer

75 kva Three phase Padmounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 1390*910*1430mm;

Oil Weight: 120 kg;

Total Weight: 645 kg;

112.5 kva Three phase Padmounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 1420*920*1430mm;

Oil Weight: 138 kg;

Total Weight: 729 kg;

150 kva Three phase pad mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 1510*980*1530mm;

Oil Weight: 201 kg;

Total Weight: 989 kg;

225 kva Three phase pad mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 1600*1000*1660mm;

Oil Weight: 230 kg;

Total Weight: 1195 kg;

300 kva Three phase padmounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 1660*1080*1680mm;

Oil Weight: 260 kg;

Total Weight: 1415 kg;

500 kva Three phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 1810*1160*1790mm;

Oil Weight: 325 kg;

Total Weight: 1905 kg;

750 kva Three phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 2030*1300*2030mm;

Oil Weight: 535 kg;

Total Weight: 2755 kg;

1000 kva Three phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 1651*1549*1854mm;

Oil Weight: 650 kg;

Total Weight: 3235 kg;

1500 kva Three phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 2210*1470*2150mm;

Oil Weight: 748 kg;

Total Weight: 5835 kg;

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2000 kva Three phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 2380*1600*2220mm;

Oil Weight: 950 kg;

Total Weight: 6430 kg;

2500 kva Three phase pad-mounted transformer

Dimension (W*D*H): 2480*1650*2330mm;

Oil Weight: 1020 kg;

Total Weight: 8865 kg;

Do pad-mounted transformers cause problems to health?

The following are all health risks that may be involved in all pad-mounted transformers.

It includes the health risk caused by irregular operations during maintenance.

Health risk caused by wrong placement location selection.nted transformers cause problems to health?

Install Pad-mounted Transformer

Health risks of Switch

WARNING: Excessive current will damage the transformer windings. The tap changer and other switches must be located in the positions shown on the transformer nameplate.

WARNING: In the energized state, changing the dual voltage of the pad mounted transformer will cause an electric shock to the human body.

Health risks of Surge Arresters

WARNING: Excessive current will damage the transformer windings. The tap changer and other switches must be located in the positions shown on the transformer nameplate.

WARNING: In the energized state, changing the dual voltage of the pad mounted transformer will cause an electric shock to the human body.

Health risks of Switch

ELECTRIK SHOCK: The power must be disconnected before servicing or operating the arrester. Otherwise, it will cause serious injury, death or equipment damage.

CAUTION: The impulse test of the transformer should avoid the arrester. Otherwise, the arrester will be damaged.

Health risks of Switching and Protection Devices

WARNING: Disconnect the power before operating Switching. Otherwise it will cause serious casualties.

Health Risks of Fusing

WARNING: Do not install fuses to complete the circuit. It will cause the pad-mounted transformer circuit to fuse after re-energization. Caused serious casualties.

WARNING: Removing the fuse when there is still voltage inside the fuel tank will result in personal injury or death.

  1. In order to prevent the Padmounted transformer from overheating, all transformer parts must be tightened.
  2. Risk of fire. Non-horizontal installation of the transformer can cause a fire and cause serious personal injury or death.
  3. The pad-mounted transformer must be kept on a flat concrete platform. Otherwise, it will overturn and cause casualties.

How to choose a good Pad-mounted Manufacturer?

With the expansion of market demand, more and more Padmounted transformer manufacturers appear on the market.

But how to choose a suitable pad-mounted transformer manufacturer?

Below, we consider it in Four directions.

Understand your own needs

daelim engineer team

First confirm what type of pad-mounted transformer you need to buy?

Is it a three-phase pad mount transformer?

Or is it a single-phase pad mount transformer?

Confirm the Rated Power (KVA) of the pad-mounted transformer that you need to purchase.

Daelim has an excellent team of designers.

Whether it is a three-phase transformer or a single-phase transformer.

Daelim has more than 15 years of design and production experience.

Daelim can design and produce a pad-mounted transformer suitable for you according to your needs.

Confirm pad mounted manufacturer's qualification

There are many traders pretending to be factories.

So how do you recognize whether the counterparty is a trader or a factory?

You can ask the other party to provide a business license.

And through the business license to check whether the other party has a factory.

Because the regulations of the power system of each country are different.

It is necessary to confirm whether the other party’s production has international certification.

Common certifications for transformers are: SGS, CNAS, CE, SA, CESI.

Daelim as a good pad-mounted manufacturer has all the above certifications.

The following are the certification and patent certificates obtained by Daelim.

Daelim's certification

Confirm the pad mounted manufacturer's experience

Whether a Padmount Transformer manufacturer has export experience is extremely important for your purchase.

It represents whether you can purchase a pad-mounted tranformer that meets the requirements of the local market.

It represents whether your purchase can proceed smoothly.

It represents whether your follow-up service can be complete and orderly.

Daelim has 15 years of experience in the production and export of tranformers.

Daelim’s products are exported to more than 30 countries and regions.

And can provide the completed installation and commissioning and other sales back-end services.

Below is a photo of Daelim and their business partners.

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Are Pad Mounted Transformers Safe?

Pad mounted transformer internal turn-to-turn short circuit

Pad mounted transformers generate overvoltages one by one during the electromagnetic transient during normal operation. Transformers need to study the system overvoltage level during the design and production process, and propose limiting measures. There is no completely safe Padmount Transformer in the absolute sense.

Therefore, it is necessary to standardize production during the development and production of pad mounted transformer.

And in the process of installing the transformer, the construction was carried out in strict accordance with the installation specifications.

Below we will specifically describe the common faults and solutions of pad mounted transformer.

Incident 1: Pad mounted transformer internal turn-to-turn short circuit

The pad mounted transformer is caused by an inter-turn short circuit.

Through the inspection of the accident pad mount transformer, it is found that the built-in fuses of phase A and c are blown, and the high-voltage clamp above the fuse point of the phase c winding protection fuse has obvious arc burn marks.

It shows that the fault arc is not effectively extinguished after the fuse is blown, causing the accident to further expand.

In the accident, the welding seam of the top cover of this transformer was torn completely, and the arc light and hot oil sprayed out from the cracks. This kind of accident can completely endanger the safety of the surrounding personnel.

pad mounted transformer to be burned

Incident 2: The transformer is short-circuited

The pad mounted transforme uses a set of built-in current-limiting fuses immersed in the transformer oil as backup protection when the transformer has an internal fault such as a short circuit between turns.

In general circuit design, only a set of isolation switches are set on the high-voltage inlet side of the pad mounted transformer, and the problem of short-circuit protection is no longer considered.

But for the transformer with the common box structure, it is difficult to effectively isolate the fault point by the built-in fuse immersed in the Padmounted transformer oil when the oil quality is seriously degraded and the insulation material fails.

Incident 3: The load is too large, causing the pad mounted transformer to be burned

The pad mounted transformer was burnt down due to the excessive load on site electricity on the construction site, and a new pad mount transformer was required to be updated.

According to the normal repair procedures, the power supply company should immediately stop supplying power to the construction site, and after re-approving the site’s electricity capacity declaration, pay all the costs for the replacement of the new transformer before the power supply can be restored.

Incident 4: transformer overload operation

With the accelerated economic development of prefectures and cities, the electricity load of enterprises in various industrial parks continues to increase, and the capacity of pad mounted transformers in urban areas often reaches full-load operation. The transformer is in the overload operation state.

Especially during the peak load period in winter, the surface temperature of the transformer is as high as 70 degrees Celsius, and the eddy current temperature formed by the iron core is as high as 200 degrees Celsius.

In order to cool down the high pad mounted transformer, the power supply company had to reduce the load on the electricity consumption of the community construction site.

At the same time, the substation puts fans in to cool the Padmount Transformers. The fans run 24 hours a day, and the daily electricity consumption is very high.

The pad mounted transformer is overloaded, which seriously affects the development of community construction.

How to solve the security risks of pad mounted transformer?

Solution 1

In response to such failures of pad mounted transformers, the power supply company should focus on the expansion and installation of the industry, and the special responsibility will personally supervise the installation of transformers above 100k VA, and standardize the installation process to solve the problem of the customer’s installation; improve the customer file ,

Correcting, investigating, estimating, copying, copying, illegal electricity use, actively answering customers’ difficult problems in electricity use, and getting praise from customers.

Solution 2

Do a solid job of transformer management, set up a distribution network leading group, communicate regularly with the government and community management departments, coordinate grid construction projects, solve problems with community pad mounted transformers, specify dedicated personnel to track services, and timely grasp the situation of investors .

The progress of the pad mount transformer project, and make every effort to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the transformer in the urban area.

Solution 3

Strictly reduce the time of customer power outages; carry out the correction of the line loss of the pad-mounted transformer in the urban area.

Specifically check the distribution transformer with abnormal line loss rate, analyze the abnormality, propose measures, arrange for the electricity inspectors to spot check the meter reading situation in the public Padmounted transformer station area to ensure the timely and accurate meter reading, focus on the recovery of electricity charges, and actively find points to set up households, Broaden the channels of electricity fee collection.

Solution 4

The fire separation distance between the Padmount Transformer and the building should not be less than 3.0 meters, and a protective fence must be set around the transformer.

How to debug the pad mount transformer after installation?

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After the installation work is completed, a commissioning inspection is required to ensure that all are qualified.

In accordance with the prescribed procedures and methods, the impact test was performed 5 times, and no problems occurred after 30 hours of no-load operation.

Then continue the test after the load is applied, until there is no quality problem, then the next work can be carried out.

What is the use of Padmounted transformer?

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Now that more and more power grid projects are in progress, the demand for power transformers is also higher and higher, and the requirements for power transformers are also higher and higher.

With its outstanding features and superior performance, the pad-mounted transformers will become more and more widely used in the construction of public power distribution, high-rise buildings, residential quarters, and modern enterprises in various cities.

The most important thing is that th transformer is now in use. It is more convenient and will not cause some redundant problems.

With the characteristics of the current pad-mounted transformer, it has a small footprint, a compact structure, and a relatively strong complete set of parts and components, and it will be safer and more reliable during operation.

In fact, there are many problems for the transformer, so it needs to be repaired in the daily operation process, so as to better ensure the safe operation of the power transformer, but the pad-mounted transformer can avoid such problems.

Because the pad-mounted transformer can avoid routine maintenance as much as possible during the use process, it will also be better for the enterprise.

Moreover, the installation of a transformer is more beautiful when installing a power transformer, because the transformer can be integrated with the surrounding buildings, so there is no need to consider other ways to integrate the power transformer when the building is built. .

Moreover, there is no need to build additional building facilities for protection when installing a pad-mounted transformer. Such a transformer provides a more convenient choice in many aspects.

The second is that the Padmount Transformer goes deep into the load center to reduce the loss of lines and transformers.

The corresponding configuration and layout are also more flexible.

The most important thing is that the pad-mounted transformer is also cheaper in terms of cost, which is comparable to traditional transformers.

In comparison, the pad-mounted transformer can better meet the needs of customers.

Why should I choose pad mounted transformer?

In the construction of engineering projects, the optimal allocation of power resources is the key for the project to meet the start-up requirements.

The pad mounted transformer can realize power modularization in engineering construction, rapid power supply, and its equipment is easy to install and dismantle, which meets the power supply requirements of modern construction sites.

Therefore, it can be seen that the pad mount transformer plays a great role in the construction site of power engineering.

In terms of safety, the transformer enables the construction personnel to avoid the working environment of strong voltage and ensures the construction safety of the construction personnel.

What are the characteristics of pad mounted transformer?

From the appearance point of view, the pad mounted transformer has obvious characteristics of its own existence, such as small size, light weight and low noise.

From its internal design point of view, the pad mounted transformer has a high degree of automation, adopts integrated integrated system equipment, has a whole station intelligent design and protection system, and can realize comprehensive power configuration.

During construction, the transformer can be installed in a decentralized manner, and each unit module has an independent operation function, which can remotely control the data.

The pad mount transformer can intelligently monitor the temperature, humidity, smoke, etc. of its own box, which can reduce human care. If there are special needs, it can also realize remote monitoring of images.

When designing the pad mounted transformer, the high-voltage chamber and the low-voltage chamber are reasonably separated, which greatly improves the safety of its operation.

During the operation, the designer only needs to do the main line connection diagram and the planning of the equipment outside the box according to the actual requirements of the construction, select the box size provided by the manufacturer and the model that meets the specifications, and install and debug it in the factory.

The transformer effectively shortens its design cycle and meets the needs of construction.

The current transformers are all made of steel top covers, which are easy to disassemble, easy to maintain and repair, and can greatly reduce the waste of resources, thereby saving construction costs.

How to choose pad mounted transformer?

When selecting a pad mounted transformer, the power load should be calculated according to the planned construction module, and the capacity of the transformer should be selected according to the corresponding value of the load. For the main contract section, the capacity of the transformer should be increased.

When calculating large-capacity loads, multiple transformers should be used to reduce damage to their wires.

The weight of a single pad mounted transformer should also be controlled. In order to facilitate the deployment and installation during on-site construction, its weight should be controlled within 5 tons to meet the requirements of rapid response.

The grounding resistance of each pad mounted transformer should be less than 4 ohms, and its neutral point and grounding zero line must be well grounded to ensure the safety of electricity use.

application of pad mounted transformer

In order to prevent the phenomenon of partial load in the power supply at the construction site, the cross-sectional area of the neutral line and the neutral line of the transformer should be greater than half of the phase line.

The Padmount Transformer has high requirements on temperature. To control the temperature rise of the transformer, the temperature cannot exceed the temperature specified by the manufacturer.

The shell of the transformer should be made of steel, and its top cover should be easy to disassemble, so as to facilitate the maintenance of the transformer and other related work.

What does a pad mount transformer do?

The pad mounted transformer is a complete set of power distribution equipment formed by the organic combination of transformers and high and low voltage voltage control equipment.

At present, many cities have widely used this complete set of pad mount transformer equipment in power engineering construction.

These include newly constructed urban communities, rural areas, and large-scale power-using enterprises to supply power.

The principle of the transformer is: through the pressure start system, the armored line, the fully automatic system of the substation, the DC point and the corresponding technical equipment.

Through a reasonable assembly sequence, all components are installed into a specific waterproof, dustproof and rodent-proof steel box structure that is completely sealed to form a specific transformer.

What are the advantages of pad mounted transformer?

(1) The internal structure of the pad mounted transformer is reasonably arranged, and the space occupied is relatively small.

The pad mounted transformer scientifically and rationally installs the high-voltage power distribution equipment in a completely sealed steel structure box.

Its structure is quite compact, and the gaps between the various components are quite small, so its volume is relatively small compared to traditional transformers, and the space occupied is relatively small.

(2) Convenient and simple operation method and small volume, convenient and quick assembly.

Through a full understanding of the construction requirements in power engineering, special designers design according to different requirements, and make simple and easy-to-operate separate main wiring and supporting equipment outside the box.

The installation is carried out according to the specific operation specifications in the construction project. After the installation is completed, the transformer will be debugged and monitored by specialized technicians, and it will be put into application after passing the test.

(3) High application income.

The economic advantages of pad mounted transformer are mainly reflected in its three characteristics:

First, the cost of creating a pad mounted transformer is low, and the cost of creating a general transformer is between 300,000 and 500,000;

Second, you can have a good return in the early stage of investment;

Third, the pad mounted transformer has low consumption at runtime. In full-load operation, the pad mounted transformer consumes about 1 million kWh less electricity per year than ordinary transformers, and it costs less to maintain when problems occur.

(4) The way of combination is flexible.

Due to the compact and simple structure of the transformer, each of its monomers is an independent system, which makes the transformer quite flexible in the way of combination.

pad mounted transformers application

(5) Safe and reliable.

The shell of the transformer is made of metal conductors with strong anti-corrosion ability, and the interface between the internal devices is made of insulating material. In addition, air conditioning and dehumidification equipment are also installed in the box, which can effectively prevent the equipment from being affected by changes in the surrounding environment.

In addition, since there are no exposed wires on the outside of the pad mounted transformer, there will be no open circuit and external electric shock, which greatly improves the safety of the device.

(6) High level of automation.

Compared with the traditional Padmount Transformer, the pad mounted transformer adopts a microcomputer protection system with a high level of automation. All functions of the transformer are controlled by the microcomputer, and the performance of the pad mounted transformer itself can be tested through control.

The automation control of the pad mounted transformer is divided into many different control units, each of which can independently control the components within its own jurisdiction.

This can ensure the operation of all aspects of the power project, and even if there is a problem, it can also ensure that the transformer will not be completely paralyzed.

The key to the success of pad-mounted transformer construction in power engineering

(1) The voltage of each wiring group of the pad-mounted transformer should be the same, and the double power consumption of the transformer should be the same.

When the impedance voltage is the same, two pad-mounted transformers should be used to operate in parallel. Before parallel operation, the power voltage should be strictly controlled. After installation, the theoretical data should be compared with the actual operation data. Ensure that the operation is carried out accurately and without error.

(2) The transformer should control each connection point in the event of a power failure or power failure, so as to ensure that the number of grounded neutral points at the power connection end of the Padmount Transformer remains unchanged when the power supply is switched off.

When the transformer is powered off, the low-voltage side should be powered off first, followed by the medium-voltage side, and finally the high-voltage side.

When energizing, the grounding switch should be turned on first, and then discharge. The specific operation should pay attention to safety, strictly control the operation process, and prevent accidents.

How to Buy a Pad-Mounted Transformer in the USA?

Daelim pad-mounted transformer is a power transformer that complies with IEEE/ANSI/DOE/CSA standards and adopts the latest energy-saving technology. It is available in three-phase and single-phase styles.

They can choose copper or aluminum winding materials. The coil is purchased in a circular layout. The rated power range is: 75~5000 kVA.

Daelim pad-mounted transformer main power cord is linked by elbow connector, built-in fuse and switch settings.

At the same time, Daelim provides at least two years of warranty service for the pad-mounted transformer.

Daelim has professional installation teams in many countries to ensure a smooth and professional installation after your purchase is completed.

Power distribution transformers that are pad-mounted are installed in an underground steel cabinet and placed on a concrete slab.

Due to the secure confinement of all electrified connection points in a grounded metal housing, a padmount transformer can be put in locations that do not allow for a fenced enclosure.

These transformers are used to reduce the primary voltage on a utility line from its higher secondary voltage for customers.

A single transformer may serve a single huge structure or a large number of residences.

Pad-mounted transformers are available in power ratings ranging from 15 to 5000 kVA and frequently contain integrated fuses and switches.

Primary power cables may be linked using elbow connectors that activate when energized with a hot stick, allowing for greater repair and maintenance flexibility.

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Step One: Search for the Best Pad-mounted transformer Supplier

When it comes to purchasing a Pad-Mounted transformer, buyers have various alternatives.

However, with so many intricate components of power distribution to consider, finding one that is completely compatible with your equipment and adheres to the facility’s safety standards is no easy task.

To begin, transformers are devices that are used to transmit electricity and/or rectify voltage from an input line (supply line) to an output line (output).

Pad-Mounted Transformers come in a variety of sizes, features, capacities, and applications.

Daelim three phase pad mounted transformer warehouse

Step Two: Choose the Best Suitable Design

Transformers for pad mounting are available in a variety of electrical and mechanical forms.

Transformers mounted on pads are used in medium-voltage distribution systems up to approximately 35 kV.

Low-voltage windings are specified by the customer and may be single-phase or three-phase.

Due to the fact that pad-mount transformers are almost always oil-filled, they must be mounted outdoors only.

Metal tanks contain the Padmount Transformer’s core and coils, which can be accessed through a locked wiring cabinet next to the tank.

The wiring cabinet is divided into compartments for high and low-voltage wiring.

Underground high and low voltage wires enter the terminal compartments immediately.

The tank’s top is protected by a lid held by a carriage bolt-nut assembly.

On two sides of the wiring cabinet, there are sidewalls with doors that swing inward to reveal the high and low voltage wire compartments.

Pad-mount transformers employ self-protecting fuses that include a bayonet mount fuse in a high voltage compartment and a backup high energy current-limiting fuse in series to guard against secondary faults and Pad Mounted transformer overload.

The field-replaceable bayonet mount fuse protects against secondary faults and Pad-Mounted transformer overload.

Due to the fact that the backup current-limiting fuse activates only during transformer failure, it cannot be field replaced.

Additionally, these Pad-Mounted transformers meet the criteria for standard low voltage fusing.

By utilizing polymeric cable and load break elbows, switching and isolation can be performed in a “dead front” environment, in which all terminations are entirely screened and waterproof.

Transformers with single- and three-phase pad mounting are used in underground industrial and residential power distribution systems where a safe, reliable, and visually pleasing Pad-Mounted transformer design is required.

Due to their enclosed design, pad-mount transformers can be installed in public places without the requirement for protective fences.

Pad-mount transformers are typically positioned on roadway easements in residential areas and service many residences.

There are now small single-phase designs with the Pad-Mounted transformer already installed on the polypad base that allow them to be erected on firm ground, connected and switched on, in contrast to classic pad-mount transformers which are permanently fixed to concrete “pads.”

Step Three: Look for the Best Place To Install

An underground utility distribution Pad-Mounted transformer, known as a padmount transformer, is often housed in a metal cabinet on a small concrete pad.

Typically, these distribution transformers are found in residential developments.

A grounded metal enclosure encasing all active contact points allows this transformer to be located in residential areas without the need for fence, unlike utility substation transformers.

Pad “Service drop” points on utility distribution lines are used to connect mounted transformers that lower the principal voltage on the utility distribution line before it reaches a customer’s home or business.

Numerous pad mounted transformers may serve a single huge structure or a large number of households.

Pad-Mounted Transformers must be installed in accordance with applicable fire codes.

Indoor installations must adhere to the National Electrical Code (NEC®) criteria for enough space and proper overcurrent protection, as stated by the listing body with jurisdiction over the installation.

Unless otherwise indicated, these transformers are designed to operate at elevations up to 3300 feet at an average ambient temperature of 30°C and a maximum ambient temperature of 40°C.

Contact an expert prior to using a conventional Pad-Mounted transformer at higher elevations.

Step Four: Know the Specifications and Technical Information

A typical enclosure consists of a tank for immersing the pad-mounted transformer’s core/coil assembly in oil or the like, and a wire cabinet with high and low voltage wiring compartments for containing the pad mount transformer’s high and low voltage bushings, respectively.

To restrict unauthorized access to the device’s core/coil assembly contained within the enclosure’s tank, the most frequent prior art approach is to weld a cover over the tank’s top.

They are typically available in power levels ranging from 75 to 5000 kVa and frequently contain built-in fuses and switches.

Step Six: Read The Manual

Pad Mounted transformers should be situated in conformity with specified standards regarding exterior building walls.

These recommendations are based on the insurance industry’s recommended practices for the outdoor placement of one of these Pad Mounted transformers.

The building owner and/or tenants’ fire insurance carrier, as well as the local inspection authority, may impose restrictions on the equipment’s closeness to any section of the structure.

It is the Customer’s responsibility to determine the proposed location’s acceptability to authorities other than the Company.

Step Seven: Mount the Transformer

A level concrete platform should be used to mount the Pad Mounted transformer.

The pad should be robust enough to withstand the transformer’s weight. The site must be sufficiently prepared to prevent the Padmount Transformer from tilting more than two degrees from vertical.

Internal components may protrude from the oil and/or cables, exerting mechanical strain on the bushings and bushing gaskets, if the tilt is greater than two degrees.

Excessive tilt (more than two degrees) can result in the transformer having a lower dielectric strength than the basic insulation level (BIL) specified on the nameplate.

Reduced BIL can cause an internal dielectric breakdown, increasing the likelihood of an explosion, tank rupture, or fire.

To ensure complete cabinet security, the Pad Mounted transformer tank and cabinet base are equipped with cleats that secure the transformer to the pad.

If gaps remain between the cabinet and pad after clearing the cabinet, the installation will lack the necessary security to prevent public tampering. Fill the gaps with a durable mortar sealant.

Step Eight: External Inspection

Pad Mounted Transformers that are new or that are being activated following a period of storage should be properly inspected prior to being connected to the power distribution system to identify any damage that happened during storage.

Inspect the Pad Mounted transformer’s exterior for nicks, dents, and scratches. Repair any damage to weather-resistant finishes as soon as possible.

Seals on the tank cover and manhole/handhole cover, as well as all gaskets or seals on bushings, gauges, fuses, and operating devices, should be inspected for signs of insulating liquid seepage.

Before the Padmounted transformer is placed in operation, repair any leaking or incorrectly tightened gaskets and seals.

Under typical circumstances, the Pad Mounted transformer leaves the manufacturer with a modest positive pressure in the oil tank.

However, depending on the changing air conditions, the unit may arrive in a vacuum (negative pressure).

While this is not causing for alarm, the prolonged lack of either negative or positive pressure may suggest a leak at a gasket seal or tank seam, necessitating additional inspection.

Remove the pressure release valve and pressurize the headspace to check for leaks.

The pressure used in the test should not exceed 7 psig.

Maintain the established pressure for at least four hours to check that all seals are functioning properly.

Step Nine: Internal Inspection

If the exterior check reveals no signs of damage, no pre-service interior inspection may be necessary.

If an inspection of the Pad Mounted transformer’s interior is required, it must be opened by removing the manhole/handhole or tank lid.

Pre-service interior checks should be limited to documenting faults or damage that may impair the pad mount transformer’s operation.

Moisture on the underside of the tank cover or manhole cover, loose, displaced, or damaged components, broken or loose connections, and polluted insulating fluids should all be inspected.

Installing an electrical Pad Mounted transformer on-site can be challenging, much more so if this is your first time or you are unfamiliar with electrical transformers.

To begin, the electrical transformer must be handled cautiously to avoid internal damage, which would result in inoperable power equipment.

It is critical to observe all safety procedures and to provide protective equipment to the construction worker who will be handling the transformer.

These suggestions apply to both dry-type and liquid-filled Pad Mounted transformer installations.

It is critical that you understand which acceptance tests must be performed.

All relevant acceptance tests should be conducted in accordance with ANSI/IEEE and NEMA standards.

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