The performance of oil-filled power transformers degrades over time as moisture becomes trapped in the insulating oil. ABB's mobile transformer oil processing service will restore the performance and extend the service life of any make of oil-filled transformer.
A transformer with <1% moisture content could last 40 years, whereas moisture content of 4% or higher will reduce the anticipated service lifetime to 10 – 15 years.
As major assets with significant capital cost and a long lead-time, transformers must deliver long-term reliable operation. Mobile transformer oil processing helps to achieve this, both when installing new transformers and during maintenance of existing units to reverse the effects of moisture ingress.
Mobile transformer oil processing avoids the need to remove a transformer from site and transfer it to a remote oil processing unit, thereby significantly reducing the down-time required