Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Low-cost amorphous-metal rolled-up-core distribution transformer

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Francoeur, B. ; Hydro-Quebec Inst. of Res., Varennes, QC, Canada ; Couture, P.

The technology of an amorphous-metal rolled-up-core distribution transformer is under development at Hydro-Québec. This transformer, a core-type configuration, comprises a magnetic core made of a flexible annealed amorphous-metal ribbon rolled up around the coils. The coils and core are mounted on a molded skeleton fulfilling multiple functions, namely a winding frame, coil and core support, coil cooling, and anchoring to the tank. This topology provides efficient cooling of the coils, comprises non-bulky interlacing connections, and incorporates preformed secondary lead terminals ready to connect with the tank bushings. The technology allows automated manufacturing processes and mass production of generic designs of transformer kernels (core and coil only) at the DOE baseline efficiency level for transformer power ratings up to 100 kVA. Flexible annealed amorphous-metal ribbon could be supplied from the casting plant to a few component manufacturers which would mass-produce transformer kernels that would then be shipped to transformer assemblers for final tanking according to local utility specifications. These generic transformer kernels would be cost competitive with foreign production.

Published in:

Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), 2012 IEEE PES

Date of Conference:

7-10 May 2012

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.