Medford, OR (PRWEB) May 16, 2011
Pacific Crest Transformers (PCT), a leader in the design and construction of liquid-filled distribution transformers, announces that it offers a transformer design ideal for retrofitting existing steel industry transformers. PCT meets the steel industry’s need for a turnkey retrofit solution that fits into an existing space and easily connects to high and low voltage equipment already in place.
The company offers a unique partnership, in which PCT conducts an audit of steel plants’ existing transformers and provides complete engineering drawings for replacement transformers at a cost of 10 percent of the purchase price. This engineering cost is deducted from the transformer price when purchased. This proactive approach minimizes lead time and reduces additional manufacturing delays.
Steel mills now experiencing increased demand as the economy recovers are faced with the growing need to replace aging transformers. PCT’s retrofit transformers are custom-designed for each installation, so the retrofit design and mechanical components can be matched with the existing application.
With Pacific Crest’s turnkey solution, facility managers can quickly and easily replace transformers during a planned outage.
The company’s leading edge design offers an extremely high efficiency transformer, which meets the needs of facilities responding to Department of Energy requirements stipulating that replacement transformers incorporate new high efficiency standards.
Large multi-facility steel companies seeking to anticipate and plan for future transformer replacement can use PCT’s specialty engineering expertise to develop proactive transformer replacement programs. PCT conducts inventories of installed transformers and develops a library of conceptual designs ahead of time. This enables customers to anticipate costs and avoid lag time for design work. Companies can order replacements from the bank of designs as needed, before a costly outage.
“Literally thousands of transformers in the steel industry are coming to the end of their natural life and must be replaced,” said Curt Collins, Pacific Crest Transformer’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Pacific Crest offers a leading edge replacement transformer and can partner with our steel industry customers to give them a strategy for planning their retrofit programs.”
PCT’s transformers feature circular windings that spread the radial forces evenly over their circumference and have cooling ducts throughout the coils, eliminating hot spots that lead to premature breakdown and ultimately to transformer failure. Coil end blocking with heavy duty 3 gauge steel bracing and proprietary pressure plates contains the axial forces exerted during a fault condition. These forces can cause telescoping of the coils, shortening transformer life. The innovative design includes round coils, a cruciform, mitered core with heavy-duty clamping and a proprietary pressure plate design, as well as a premium no-load tap changer.
Pacific Crest Transformers
Pacific Crest Transformers is a leader in the design, construction, and retrofitting of liquid-filled distribution transformers for the utility, mining, steel, petrochemical, and renewable (wind, solar) energy markets. Offering flexible custom designs for pad mount, substation and specialty transformers, Pacific Crest meets the demands of a fast paced and ever changing marketplace. Headquartered in Medford, Oregon, Pacific Crest provides transformers to large and small customers around the United States, and serves the Canadian and Mexican markets through our network of representatives. For more information, please contact http://www.pacificcresttrans.com.