Power Transformers Articles

  • Jacobs Halls, UC Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Case Study

    Rooftop - Size: 50KW - GxB 300W Jacobs Hall is the brand new home for University of California, Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in the College of Engineering. The building was built to embody the values of the institute itself: “a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn design innovation by doing design innovation.” Now, it has an ...


    By Sunpreme, Inc.

  • Join me at Autodesk Accelerate 2018 experience in Toronto

    The Accelerate with Autodesk event is September 19th and 20th and is for those interested in the future of design and manufacturing. The early bird rate is only $49 until June 15, 2018 for 2 days of sessions. You will also get a bonus tour of the MaRS Discovery District which is the world’s largest urban innovation hub and where the new ...


    By Autodesk, Inc

  • VanTran Builds for Midstream User in Port Arthur, TX!

    Two weeks ago these two substation transformers left our factory for Port Arthur, TX. The 1500 kVA was built with a Neutral Grounding Resistor and the 500 kVA with a High Resistance Ground Pulsing Resistor with Ammeter, as well as numerous other accessories on each including NEMA 4X control cabinets, Nitrogen Preservation Systems, and Galvanized Rigid Conduit. Built for midstream provider Howard ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • 2500 and 3000 kVA Padmounts to Jamaica!

    Check out these 2500 and 3000 kVA padmount transformers we just manufactured for a specialty utility project in Jamaica! Designed with 3 high voltages and dual low voltages, with taps on all reconnectable primaries, these units are a great example of VanTran’s ability to manufacture custom units to our customers’ exact specifications. While VanTran typically manufactures transformers ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • VanTran Replaces Old Transformers to Exact Specifications

    Check out these 2500 kVA Substation Transformers that left our factory earlier this week! Manufactured for a Polyurethane chemical producer in Louisiana, these transformers were built as direct replacements for two units the customer had on site. Given a strict delivery date of November 1, and strict dimensions to maintain, VanTran accepted the challenge and built both units to precise retrofit ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • VanTran and Texas

    This week’s feature unit, a 150 kVA Padmount Transformer, is headed to Corpus Christi, TX. Manufactured entirely of 316L Stainless Steel, this unit is perfectly suited for the coastal climate where it will be installed. VanTran, which is headquartered in the “Heart of Texas”, Waco, always enjoys partnering with other businesses in Texas. From wind farms in West Texas, offshore ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • VanTran Keeps our Delivery Promises!

    Check out this 2500 kVA substation that left our factory this week! When the customer came to us in late August saying they needed a transformer and needed it on site no later than October 12, we jumped at the challenge! While a 6-week lead time would be cutting it close for most, VanTran’s mission is to manufacture the highest quality transformers for our customers on-time, every time. So, ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • 5000 kVA Multi-Tap Substation: A VanTran Signature Product!

    A VanTran signature product, the last week in September, we had a 5000 kVA multi-tap substation transformer leaving our facility. Earlier this summer, when power lines were accidentally cut on the coast of North Carolina, one of our loyal rental power customers supplied a VanTran Multi-Tap Substation they had in their rental fleet to help assist in getting power back up and running. Because the ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • Did you know VanTran manufactures standard transformers in addition to specialty units? And our lead times are great!

    Leaving our factory this week we have this 1500 kVA Padmount Transformer. Shipping to Pennsylvania, this transformer is a standard dead-front, loop-feed unit with DOE 2016 Compliant Aluminum windings. While VanTran often prides ourselves on our ability to jump at engineering challenges others might shy away from, we also have a long history of supplying our customers with the highest quality ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Should energy managers worry about energy data security?

    Ah, 2016 – the year of fake news, celebrity deaths and cyber attacks, namely to the electricity grids of several countries. The biggest story came out of the United States, where the Washington Post (falsely)  ...


    By DEXMA

  • Kwendin, Liberia - Case Study

    Kwendin is a remote village in Nimba County in central Liberia. It has a population of about 2000 inhabitants, and no access to the very limited national electrical grid. With funding from a USAID grant, APL, in partnership with Stable Outcomes are building ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Digital Technology to Transform Oil, Gas Hiring Practices

    The oil and gas industry’s effort to adopt digital technology not only will impact its daily operations, but its hiring needs as well. The oil and gas industry must pursue digital technology for two reasons: an aging workforce and increased focus on safety, said Mike Weast, IT regional vice president with professional staffing firm Addison Group, in a statement to Rigzone. As the majority ...

  • Case Study - 30MW Single Flash Power Plant and 20 MW Expansion

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2005 In December 2003, Lihir Management Company awarded GDA a contract for supply and site supervision for a 30MW (net) geothermal power plant. In 2005, Lihir contracted with GDA for an additional 20 MW of plant equipment. The picture at the right shows the main power house and annex under construction. The power house is the larger open section which ...

  • Power Inverter Basics

    Basic knowledge of power inverter Power inverter mainly adopts the PWM at present, controller switch to DC rapidly in a pulse-period to ensure that the DC integral value is equal to the sampling values of AC sine wave at the same time. After filtered, more than 96% sine wave output can be realized. Pulse inverter is self-excited inverter that output voltage is pulse modulation. This kind ...


    By GoHz Inc

  • Small is beautiful

    The book Small is Beautiful by economist E F Schumacher was originally published at the time of the 1973 oil crisis. To quote Wikipedia “It is often used to champion small, appropriate technologies that are believed to empower people more, in contrast with phrases such as bigger is better”. I think these words could usefully be applied to the challenges facing the energy industry ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The Age of Renewable Power – New IRENA Guide to the Future of Energy

    A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to assist countries in their transition to renewable energy-based power systems. The Age of Renewable Power, released today on the sidelines of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum ...

  • Understanding Static Frequency Converter

    Static frequency converter means that's no rotary parts inside it - also called solid state - the definition is relative to rotary frequency converter which is using an electric motor to output adjustable frequency. Static frequency converter is changing fixed grid power through AC to DC to AC by inner electronic parts and components, the multifunctional inverter converts the mains (50 Hertz or ...


    By Frequency Converter

  • How to measure the direction of current harmonics?

    If the generation side of the point-of-common-coupling (PCC) is essentially an islanded setup consisting of a few specific generators, then the amount of harmonics resulting from the generation "source" can be readily identified in a mathematical fashion from the relative impedance on the generation side of the PCC compared to the combined impedance on the load side of the PCC. (The source of ...


    By GoHz Inc

  • Voltage Stabilizer - Buy Voltage Stabilizers Online at Lowest Prices in India

    All of us know what voltage fluctuations can do to electrical appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, televisions etc. Voltage Stabilizers are designed specifically for this purpose. Voltage Stabilizers regulate voltage and provide constant voltage to your expensive appliances. They prevent permanent damage to appliances caused because of high or low voltage. Choose from a wide ...


    By BatteryBhai.com

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