Advantages of Oil Analyses – Oil Sampling/ Oil Testing
Periodic oil analyses are one of the most effective ways to monitor the condition of a transformer and should be an essential part of any preventive maintenance program.
Advantages of oil analyses include:
Periodic oil testing is one of the least expensive tests and can effectively detect conditions that indicate if the unit is operating within its normal parameters. Abnormal conditions detected include dissolved gases, dielectric breakdown, specific gravity, moisture, corrosive sulfur, PCB content, etc.
Increase Life and Reliability
“A study by Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance over a period of 20 years indicated that 13% of all transformer failures were caused by inadequate maintenance.”
Knowing the condition of your equipment helps to avoid potential equipment losses and business interruptions. It is always less expensive to perform a planned repair rather than an emergency replacement.
Transworld, Inc. Electrical Contractor’s oil analysis testing service will help you avoid costly transformer breakdowns and failures.