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Transformer field test #13465 09/04/02 10:39 PM
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Bidding a job with an older exisiting 480-277/208-120, 112.5 kva transformer is to be used. The specs. ask for a field test to be performed to see if the xfrmr is functionig properly before submitting a bid. Problem is there is no power to the building. Is there anyway to test the unit without powering it up??
Thanx, John.

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Re: Transformer field test #13466 09/04/02 11:36 PM
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John,
Megger test, TTR (Transformer turns ratio) can be performed prior to energizing. Most any testing company performs these tests on a normal basis.

Re: Transformer field test #13467 09/05/02 12:36 AM
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John,
If you don't have the equipment and aren't familiar with the procedures, I would definitely do as George suggests and have a testing co preform the checks.

However, I wouldn't incurr these costs at the bid stage as they suggest. I would include the cost to test in my bid and state the additional cost to replace the xfmr should it fail at the bottom of my proposal.


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