Duty based maintenance for on-load transformer tap changers


Redfern, M. A. and Handley, W. R. C., 2001. Duty based maintenance for on-load transformer tap changers. In: Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, 2001. IEEE, 2001-01-01.

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This paper provides an insight into work involving new maintenance strategies to be used by a power distribution utility for on-load tap changers. Alternative strategies are examined and the advantages of condition based maintenance are outlined. A maintenance decision making algorithm is developed which considers the principal causes of tap changer failures and can advise maintenance personnel when a unit requires visiting. The benefits that this system has provided to the utility are an increase in the average period between maintenance visits and a reduction in possible disturbances to consumers as well as utility costs


Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
CreatorsRedfern, M. A.and Handley, W. R. C.
Uncontrolled Keywordsmaintenance personnel,duty based maintenance,maintenance engineering,power transformers,power distribution utility,maintenance decision making algorithm,condition based maintenance,on-load transformer tap changers,tap changer failures,maintenance visits
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering
ID Code6137


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