Pacific Crest Transformers to launch small power transformers

The new line of small power transformers is customized especially for use in municipal power substation transformers.

Medford, Ore., January 29, 2010—Pacific Crest Transformers, a company that designs and constructs liquid-filled distribution transformers, will launch its new line of rugged small power transformers for the utility market in booth 622 at the 2010 Northwest Power Association’s Engineering and Operations Conference and Tradeshow, from March 29th to April 2nd, Hotel Murano/Marriott Courtyard in Tacoma, Wash. The new line of small power transformers is customized especially for use in municipal power substation transformers.

The utility-focused smaller power transformers are rated from 5 to 15 MVA of power. They are ruggedly built, using disk-wound coils with cruciform miter-cut cores and proprietary 360-degree cooling ducts. This design significantly improves reliability because it increases the transformer’s capability to handle the axial and radial forces exerted on the transformer during periods of short circuits and heavy loads.

According to Tom Steeber, Pacific Crest Transformer’s vice president of marketing and sales, “The new line of small power transformers stands up to the extreme duty expected of a substation, where reliability makes the difference between a neighborhood that has power and one in the dark.” He added, “With our design, each and every turn in the windings are directly in contact with the insulating fluid, improving the transformer’s cooling characteristics, reliability and reducing its total cost of ownership.”

PCT is the only liquid-filled transformer company in the Northwest, with more than 90 years of service in the customization, design and manufacture of transformers. The company’s Medford, Ore. location offers a local point of service for Northwest customers, reduced transportation costs, and less chance of shipping damage. The company welcomes plant visits for those with power station transformer requirements.

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