heavy construction equipment to make renovations possible

Renovating a three story house proved to be more work than I originally thought it would be. Adding two bathrooms to the upper levels with beautiful garden tubs seemed like a great idea on paper, but when it came down to getting the tubs up to where they needed to go, we ran into several problems. The contractor suggested that we consider renting a crane to get some of the heavy stuff lifted to the upper levels - that was a brilliant idea. If you are considering a project such as this, read through my blog to find out how heavy construction equipment can make the impossible possible.

4 Things You Need To Know About Testing Industrial Transformers


If your business has industrial transformers on site, you need to make sure that you understand how to take proper care of your industrial transformers. The best way to take care of industrial transformers is via testing.

All Is Not Calm

The first thing that you need to understand about industrial transformers is that from the outside, they generally look okay. If you just do a short visual inspection of your transformers, you are not going to get a lot of actual information about your transforms. With a transformer, you are going to want to look inside in order to understand what is actually going on with your transformer.

It Is All About the Oil

With industrial transformers that are filled with oil, it is really all about the oil. Oil is used inside of the tanks of the industrial transformer as a form of insulation. The oil helps insulate the electrical components within your industrial transformer. The oil also helps keep the winding components on your industrial transformer cool as well.

Testing Is Based On the Oil

When it comes to finding out what is really going on with your transformer, the answer lies in the oil. Testing the oil can tell you a lot about what is happening with your transformer. Removing oil from your transformer can allow you to test the chemicals within the oil, which will let you know if any contaminants, moisture, or gas are present inside of your oil. The analysis of the oil will also let you know how the oil will respond to different amounts of voltage through the transformer.

When moisture or contaminants get into the oil for your transformer, they can change the lifespan of the oil. If the oil is damaged, this could damage your transformers as well. Additionally, finding out that there is moisture or contaminants in the oil also lets you know that you have a leak that you need to deal with.

Heat Is a Killer

If your transformer is located in a part of the country where the temperatures are warm throughout the year, you are going to want to keep a better eye on your transformers. Heat, even naturally occurring heat, will shorten the life of your transformers. That is why you want to make sure that there is naturally occurring shad around your transformers and you want to make sure that the radiators and fans on your transformers are working properly when it is cold outside.

If your business has an industrial transformer on site, it is important to look beyond the surface and have the oil inside of your transformers tested. This will let you know how long the oil will last, and will let you identify issues with your transformer before they do real damage. 


9 February 2018