If you're looking for the right transformers for your industrial facility, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the many advantages of encapsulated transformers.
Encapsulated transformers are great for industrial work in rugged environments because their design includes a protective layer over the coil and core area. This protective layer is typically constructed from epoxy resin or sand encapsulation.
The following are four of the major advantages encapsulated transformers offer over regular transformers:
Contaminants cannot get into the transformer.
It's important to protect the coil and core within the industrial transformer from debris and other contaminants. Excessive exposure to such contaminants will cause the the transformer to eventually malfunction. Regular exposure over time will cause wear and tear on the transformer and require that the transformer will need to be replaced sooner.
Encapsulated transformers avoid exposure to debris over time and tend to have a longer lifespan. They can, therefore, save money in an industrial operation and prevent inconvenient repair demands.
The core and coil of the transformer can be expected to stay dry.
It's very important to keep any type of electric equipment dry to ensure proper functioning and also prevent fire and electrical hazards.
An encapsulated transformer is protected from water and moisture exposure. This type of transformer is safer to use than a regular transformer that does not include the epoxy resin or sand encapsulation cover.
Protection from moisture using encapsulation doesn't just prevent electric issues. It can also prevent corrosion from wearing the coil and core away within the transformer.
It's possible to do work regardless of the weather conditions.
A regular transformer might not do well in very rugged conditions. If you cannot operate during periods of inclement weather, it's going to cut into your productivity and your bottom line.
With encapsulated transformers, your industrial operation can carry on regardless of the conditions and you can be productive at all times.
Transformers will last longer and experience less downtime.
One type of incident that cuts into productivity and profits severely at an industrial facility is downtime caused by equipment malfunctions.
Because an encapsulated transformer is less likely to suffer from wear and tear or malfunctions, it will experience less downtime and contribute to greater productivity at an industrial facility.
It's also important to note that encapsulated transformers won't need to be replaced as often. They can, therefore, help an industrial facility to save money when it comes to purchasing replacement parts.