An Analysis of International Transformer Failures, Part 2

William H. Bartley, P.E., Hartford Steam Boiler

[Editor’s Note: In the last issue, Part 1 of this article examined five-year loss trends of transformer breakdowns as reported by international equipment breakdown insurers. In Part 2, the author discusses the aging of the worldwide transformer fleet and shares a global perspective as seen by those in the transformer industry.]  In Part 2 of this article on international transformer failures, the author addresses the issue of transformer age and offers an updated model for transformer failure predictions in the coming decade. He also shares the observations of industry executives and HSB about the condition of the transformer marketplace. »more

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