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Oil Sampling, With Detailed Analysis

Electrical substations carry a large responsibility in providing uninterrupted power flow.

Large, oil-insulated transformers and other apparatus plays an important role in the infrastructure of an organization. This apparatus is also often a large and costly asset for any business. The cost of replacing such transformers, circuit breakers, etc., due to breakdown, and the associated cost of work-hours lost due to shutdown could have devastating effects on your bottom line.

By building a preventative maintenance schedule that includes oil sampling, you can be proactive in detecting potential problems.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF OIL SAMPLING?

A trained electrical technician will test a sample of the oil to analyze a variety of physical and chemical properties. Various signals from this analysis can act as red flags, identifying deficiencies in the system. Leaving insulating oil unchecked will have sharply negative consequences on the life expectancy of the equipment.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREFUL TESTING

Extracting an accurate sample of insulating oil is integral to the success of the analysis. Quality and care needs to be put into every step of the process to guarantee valid results.

Establishing consistency in the oil sampling procedure through detailed documentation helps measure performance over time without introducing variables to damage the credibility of the test results.