When to Change out Transformers
- Implementing an energy efficiency program – Replacing older transformers can reduce losses by as much as 74%
- Existing transformers are noisy and/or hot - Noise and excessive heat can be due to overloading, a mismatch between type of load and transformer’s design and or loose internal connections.
- Changing load profile - Older transformers are designed to feed continuous loads. They cannot maintain a sinewave when feeding a significant amount of electronic equipment. The pulsed power consumption of electronic equipment causes the transformer to distort the voltage waveform reducing the reliability of connected equipment. Powersmiths transformers are designed with pulsed loads in mind, maintaining compatibility while reducing voltage distortion and associated losses.
- Aging transformers - NEMA says 20 years is the average life expectancy of a transformer. As the insulation ages in a transformer, the chance of sudden failure increases.
- Pursuing LEED EB (Existing Building) Certification. Powersmiths C3 transformers exceed legislated efficiency standard yielding energy savings. Selecting Powersmiths C3 transformers for your LEED Eb project contributes to LEED Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1 and Credit 1 (Optimize Energy Performance) Replacing existing transformers.