Keeping power transformers in healthy condition can be a major headache. And the safety risks of failure are a real concern. Maintenance is expensive, time-consuming and not without risk, especially when you have a large and diverse transformer fleet to manage.
How can you be sure that you’re not wasting money on transformer servicing, or even a major overhaul or replacement, without really knowing whether it’s absolutely appropriate? Is your transformer maintenance regime cost-effective, and how can you save money without putting your plant and the security of your personnel at risk? ENGIE Laborelec’s Fleet Screening provides the answer.
Taking the guesswork out of transformer management
Ageing fleets and tight budgets mean tough choices
A typical transformer fleet is a diverse collection of machines of different ages and designs, and from different manufacturers, some no longer in existence. With tight budgets, operators face hard decisions about whether to continue maintaining older models or opt for replacement. Laborelec’s independent analysis and advice turns these tough choices into confident fully-informed decision-making.
How it works
Data about each transformer in the fleet are gathered and collated, all in one single report, for easy analysis, including:
- Technical transformer data and specifications
- Transformer maintenance history
- Oil analysis results
- Electrical test results
A clear colour-coded action plan
A colour-coded action plan is part of the final report. If actions are coded GREEN you’re good to go. ORANGE or YELLOW mean that intervention is required, with a clear indication of timescale and level of urgency. RED means immediate attention must be prioritized.
Oil analysis: a core business for more than 50 years
The ENGIE Laborelec oil analysis laboratory conforms with IEC, ASTM, and ISO requirements. Analyses are accredited according to ISO 17025.