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  • 1) Tests insulation, current resistance, loss of current, and performance of transformers and tests insulating strength of transformer oil, using electrical testing mechanisms: Attaches transformer wires to terminal board mounting various testing meters and to live wire for energizing transformer.

  • 2) Adjusts testing-meter indicators at settings governed by test to be made and volt specifications on transformer tested, employing extensive knowledge of transformers.

  • 3) Successively turns switches which control transmission of current through transformer to testing meters, such as voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter, for testing insulation, resistance, and loss of current.

  • 4) Notes action of circuit breaker which automatically stops flow of current if transformer does not react correctly to test applied.

  • 5) Tests insulating strength of transformer oil by passing current through oil sample placed in box containing two electrodes.

  • 6) Notes whether current will break down oil, causing arc between electrodes, actuating dielectric meter and indicating oil is of insufficient insulating strength.

  • 7) Tests fuse strength by regulating switch and sending excessive current through transformer.

  • 8) Diagnoses transformer defects and routes rejected transformers for repairs.




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DOT:   724.281-010

Job Number: 11406