Transformers News

Power transformers pose weakness in the electric grid

LPTs are custom-designed and cost millions of dollars to replace. Due to their weight between 100 and 400 tons apiece, they are extremely difficult to transport. According to a 2012 Energy Department report, the replacement of LPTs could take 20 months or more due to the complex procurement rules for the technology and the fluctuating price of copper and electrical steel in recent years.

ABB sells Baldor’s generator-set business to Generac Holdings Inc.

ABB announced they have signed an agreement to sell all assets of Baldor's generator-set business to Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC, “Generac”) - a leading producer of generators and other engine-powered products with the headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the US. The terms of the transaction, expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, were not disclosed.

Storm shuts down transformers in Parsippany

Due to downed wires in Parsippany, New Jersey, Route 46 is closed to all traffic between North Beverwyck Road and Baldwin Road. Apart from live lines, there are transformers down and snapped utility poles as announced by the police at 3:10 pm closure.

Power transformer explodes in Oklahoma City residential area

An electrical transformer exploded on Monday in a residential area near downtown Oklahoma City. The incident shocked the residents but caused no injuries or lengthy power failures according to the authorities. There were no reports of damage outside the substation.

Hyundai Power Transformers’ Montgomery organises job fair

The Hyundai Power Transformers held a job fair Saturday in Millbrook and Wetumpka, Alabama, the USA. Hundreds of applicants showed up to participate in the job fair which was in the morning at Stanhope High School and during the afternoon at Wetumpka High School.

Cook Plant’s Unit 2 to be upgraded

The Cook Nuclear Plant near Bridgman operated by Indiana Michigan Power, recently began an outage of Unit 2 for refueling, testing and equipment replacement. This is expected to bring in approximately 1,900 contract workers.

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. launches cast resin transformers

The new line of transformers are designed and constructed to maximize the transformer's performance in harsh environments. The cast resin transformers are CSA Certified and suitable for the most challenging commercial and industrial applications, generally found in data centers, marine, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries.

Alexander Kraetge appointed new head of sales at HIGHVOLT

Dr. Alexander Kraetge (45) has been appointed new head of sales at HIGHVOLT PrĂĽftechnik Dresden GmbH. He will start his new role on the 1st October taking over from Ralf Bergmann, who moved up into the management of HIGHVOLT.