Application Spotlight: Load Tap Changers

Assess LTC Health with Thermal Imaging

If an LTC fails, the entire transformer will shut down. Transformer failures can cost your utility millions of dollars, adding overtime pay for workers and additional expenses to expedite repair. This outage will adversely affect numerous distribution circuits and the remaining power grid due to the need to reroute the load to supply the affected circuits.

A thermal image sensor is a valuable tool for recording or monitoring temperatures in real-time. Using fixed thermal imagers for regular condition monitoring can help you understand the temperature trends of an LTC and make critical decisions on the health of the transformer before it fails.

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