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Increasing the life of a transformer – How important is cooling?

May 26th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Power quality
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If you’ve been following this blog for a long time, you know that we dealt with transformers a lot. This topic is interesting and much requested so we did our possible to add more publications about it.

Steven Mill, one of our active members, chose to talk about the role of cooling in the life of a transformer. You can check his essay below…


Copper loss or I2R is the main reason for the heat generated in an electrical power transformer. Though there are other losses such as hysteresis and eddy current losses which are also responsible for the heat generation, I2R is considered as the main factor.

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