Design of Distribution Transformers course - e-lesson #2

E-lesson: Design of Distribution Transformers course – e-lesson #2 – Line Frequency Oil Transformer & Design Approaches

Course: | Free Basic level

This is the second e-lesson on the basic level of the Design of Distribution Transformers course, authored and conducted by Mario Salano. Here you can get the room link.

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The constructive elements of a distribution transformer are presented with the design concepts for a first link between design and physical items.

The main constraints (losses, temperature, insulation, space) will be introduced to sharpen the final transformer stuff outlining the fundamental design processes.

A short hint will be provided at the end to genetic algorithms, an advanced approach inspired by the process of natural selection to generate high-quality solutions to optimization.

Keywords: construction, design constraints, components, optimization

Mario Salano

Mr. Salano’s expertise in the field of power transformers comes from a well established engineering skills acquired in “Salano transformers”, renowned Italian company that manufactured line-frequency power transformers for Italian power utilities. While inheriting the company from his father, Sig. Mario Salano used his vast engineering skills and he managed to maintain the company in rough period of seventies, adding new technologies and novel approaches to traditional values and products of “Salano transformers”.

His current interests include high-efficiency distribution transformers, the impact of nonlinear loads on power transformers, novel materials for transformer cores and also high-frequency power transformers for the use in conjunction with power electronics topologies.

Mario Salano