Recent catastrophic blackouts have exposed major vulnerabilities in the existing generation, transmission, and distribution systems of transformers widely used for energy transfer, measurement, protection, and signal coupling. As a result, the reliability of the entire power system is now uncertain, and many blame severe underinvestment, aging technology, and a conservative approach to innovation.

Composed of contributions from noted industry experts around the world, Transformers: Analysis, Design, and Measurement offers invaluable information to help designers and users overcome these and other challenges associated with the design, construction, application, and analysis of transformers. This book is divided into three sections to address contemporary economic, design, diagnostic, and maintenance aspects associated with power, instrument, and high-frequency transformers.

Topics covered include:

  • Design considerations

  • Capability to withstand short circuits

  • Insulation problems

  • Stray losses, screening, and local excessive heating hazard

  • Shell type and superconducting transformers

  • Links between design and maintenance

  • Component-related diagnostics and reliability

  • Economics of life-cycle cost, design review, and risk-management methods

  • Parameter measurement and prediction

This book is an essential tool for understanding and implementing solutions that will ensure improvements in the development, maintenance, and life-cycle management of optimized transformers. This will lead to enhanced safety and reliability and lower costs for the electrical supply. Illustrating the need for close cooperation between users and manufacturers of transformers, this book outlines ways to achieve man

part 1|345 pages

Power Transformers

chapter 2|14 pages

Insulation Problems of HV Power Transformers

ByAndrey K. Lokhanin

chapter 4|14 pages

Superconducting Transformers

ByJan K. Sykulski

chapter 5|29 pages

Challenges and Strategies in Transformer Design

ByS.V. Kulkarni

chapter 6|35 pages

Large-Shell-Type Transformers: Aspects of Design

ByXose M. López-Fernández

chapter 8|23 pages

Life Management of Transformers

ByMarceli Kaźmierski

chapter 9|23 pages

Power Transformer Acceptance Tests

ByRyszard Malewski

chapter 12|24 pages

Power Transformers’ Fault Diagnostics by Park’s Vector Approach

ByA.J. Marques Cardoso, Luís M.R. Oliveira

chapter 13|14 pages

Transformer Reliability: A Key Issue for Both Manufacturers and Users

ByAdolf J. Kachler

part 2|79 pages

Instrument Transformers

chapter 18|17 pages

Transfer of HF Disturbances through Instrument Transformers

ByWieslaw Jalmuzny, Andrzej Koszmider

part 3|166 pages

High-Frequency Transformers

chapter 19|17 pages

High-Frequency Transformer Materials

ByRalph Lucke

chapter 20|14 pages

Powder Core Materials

ByArcan F. Dericioglu

chapter 21|25 pages

Measurement and Prediction of Parameters of High-Frequency Transformers

ByH. Bülent Ertan, Erdal Bizkevelci, Levent B. Yalçiner

chapter 22|17 pages

High-Voltage, High-Frequency Transformer Design*

ByPaul Lefley, Philip Devine

chapter 23|52 pages

Coreless PCB Transformers

ByJesús Doval-Gandoy, Moisées Pereira Martínez

chapter 24|36 pages

Planar Transformers

ByFrederick E. Bott