Power transformers have complex internal systems that degrade over time. As a consequence, it may be necessary to inspect the internal components for signs of abnormal operation. Hitachi Energy's TXplore™ accomplishes an internal inspection examining the structure of the transformer without the need to remove the oil and send an inspector into the confined space of a power transformer.
Using the TXplore™ system avoids the danger of a spill when handling the oil and the risk of sending someone inside the transformer to perform an inspection. This can be accomplished during a brief outage versus conventional inspections requiring multiple days. Also, when a traditional internal inspection is complete, significant cost savings is accomplished by avoiding the oil handling and processing equipment needed to remove the oil and reprocess and fill the transformer.
TXplore™ service can be scheduled ahead of time to take advantage of a planned outage with little or no increased downtime. It is also possible to deploy the service team to perform an inspection when unexpected issues are encountered.
- Use on any oil-filled power transformer
- Compatible with mineral or ester fluids
- Eliminates the risk of a person entering the confined space environment
- Inspection can begin immediately after taking an outage
- Significant reduction in outage time
- No, or very little, oil needs to be handled
- Eliminates the need for a confined space rescue team
Why Hitachi Energy?
- Near real time images are available to Hitachi Energy transformer experts
- As issues are identified, experts from around the world can provide diagnostic support
- A report is provided to customers when issues place the transformer at risk with solutions to improve reliability
- Unknown condition is identified with high quality images and expert review