You can extend the life of your power equipment by staying on top of its necessary repairs and remanufacturing. If you stay on top of the repairs, then you can put off the need for new equipment. Your transformers may need such maintenance as minor repairs, major repairs, redesigning, reconditioning, upgrading, etc. The faster you are to act at the first sign off troubles, then better your chances are going to be of fending off the need for more expensive repairs.
Have your transformer repaired
If there is a way that your transformer can be repaired instead of replaced, then this is the better way for you to go. Repairing the transformer prevents the need for looking for a replacement transformer that is going to meet your requirements. Whether you have a single or three phase padmount, substation, or polemount transformers, an engineer can repair minor issues. A professional engineer that comes to take care of your repairs will make sure to follow ANSI/IEEE requirements which can prevent any issues in the future. Once you have any and all issues repaired on your transformer, you should expect it to be as good as a new one.
If you need to have a transformer repaired that is on your large field job, then they can still be repaired without needing full replacement. That is, as long as the issue is something that can be fixed. When it comes to aspects of the transformer, such as the reclosers, switches, and regulators, things can go wrong that can leave you wondering if full replacement would be your best bet. However, a professional engineer can let you know if there is a chance that a repair job would take care of the issues and if it would, then this is generally the best route to go with transformers.
Repairing different components of transformers takes the need for high-quality and dependable equipment and tools. Some of this equipment can properly test the various components, so the exact problem areas will quickly be determined. Once any and all problems have been located, then the next step will be to repair them or to replace certain components and parts that are in need of full replacement. After the repair job has been completed, then the engineer will fully and adequately test the transformer.
Field dressing and undressing for your transformer substations
If you are in need of field dressing and/or undressing for your substations, then you'll want to have a good handle on what this involved. It will involve the disassembling of the transformer substations. Then, the components will be transported to the new area designated area where they will then be repaired as needed and reconstructed.