Distribution Transformer (DTR) plays a crucial role in the power distribution network. Failure of distribution transformer results into interruption of power supply to consumers (major concern), and this disruption affects the Company in the form of loss of revenue and material, apart from incurring heavy repairing charges etc.
Following are the causes of failures of DTRs, prevention, timely attention & checks on a daily basis.
IMPROPER INSTALLATION/SHIFTING OF DTRs TO LOAD CENTER
The Distribution Transformers, in the first place, should be erected at a place where loads can be evenly distributed i.e., a place where no. of LT feeders can be connected. If the already existing DTR is not in a convenient place to do so, the transformer should be shifted to a load center. Same time over loaded and under loaded DTRs may be identified and shifted to the appropriate locations.