Guide for Diagnostic Field Testing of Fluid-Filled Power Transformers, Regulators, and Reactors
|Publication Date:||6 March 2013|
This guide describes diagnostic field tests and measurements that are performed on fluid-filled power transformers and regulators. Whenever possible, shunt reactors are treated in a similar manner to transformers. The tests are presented systematically in categories depending on the subsystem of the unit being examined. A diagnostic chart is included as an aid to identifying the various subsystems. Additional information is provided regarding specialized test and measuring techniques.
Interpretive discussions are also included in several areas to provide additional insight on the particular test or to provide guidance on acceptance criteria. These discussions are based on the authors' judgment of accepted practice. It should be noted that the results of several types of tests should be interpreted together to diagnose a problem. Manufacturers' acceptance criteria and other standards in the IEEE C57™ series take precedence over the content of this guide.