having your transformer repaired just got more cost-effective
On January 1, 2016, the new US Department of Energy efficiency standards will replace the previous TP-1 standards that began January 1, 2007. Most common distribution transformers that are manufactured and/or sold in the United States will be covered by these newer, stricter standards.
What do these new standards mean to you?
- Significantly higher prices - To achieve a more efficient design, manufacturers will have to utilize more efficient core steel, better core designs, and/or more conductor for the coils. All of these translate into higher cost. Industry experts are estimating price increases as high as 85 percent.
- Longer lead times - More efficient core steel cannot be cut by existing equipment. This will force manufacturers to invest in new shearing machinery or outsource the cutting of core material. This is likely to contribute to longer lead times.
- Larger transformers - Using more core steel and conductor will result in larger core and coil assemblies. Some transformers will require larger enclosures.
- Energy savings? - Yes, more efficient transformers will use less energy. The question is, how much less? Industry experts predict decades to recover your investment in a new energy efficient transformer.
Alfa Transformer is trusted by manufacturers, utilities, government agencies, electrical contractors, and commercial property owners to repair their dry type and oil filled transformers through 5000 KVA, up to 35 kV. Alfa also repairs special application transformers and other coil-based equipment such as reactors, chokes, and rectifiers.
Our repair division has more than 40 years of experience and uses modern design techniques to provide high quality, reliable transformer repair.
high voltage dry type transformers
Alfa Transformer stocks remanufactured and reconditioned, medium and high voltage, three-phase dry type transformers through 2500 KVA.
Alfa also provides standard and custom designs through 10 MVA, up to 35kV. Transformers can be designed to meet existing specifications, fit into existing enclosures, or between primary and secondary switchgear.
pad mounted transformers
Alfa Transformer stocks new, remanufactured, and reconditioned three-phase and single-phase pad mounted transformers through 3000 KVA.
Alfa offers standard and custom designs through 10 MVA, up to 69kV primary voltages and up to 25kV secondary voltages.
Pad mounted transformers are available with standard and optional accessories such as FR3 fluid, loadbreak inserts, loadbreak elbows, feed-thru inserts, fuses, loadbreak switches, surge arresters, gauges, valves, and more. They are also available in live front or dead front, loop feed or radial feed configurations.
Alfa Transformer provides three-phase and single-phase substation transformers up to 300 MVA, 230kV with the fastest lead times in the industry. Standard design and custom-designed units are available. Alfa offers designs for explosion-proof, 6-pulse, and other special applications.
On many power transformers Alfa offers additional services such as offloading, setup, installation, filling with oil, and more.