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Revista Tecnología en Marcha

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GOMEZ-RAMIREZ, Gustavo Adolfo. Methodology for the analysis and retirement of assets: Power transformers. Tecnología en Marcha [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.3, pp.116-126. ISSN 0379-3982.

The following article consists of the development of a methodology of the area of the engineering of high voltage for the analysis and retirement of repaired power transformers, based on engineering criteria, in order to establish a correlation between the conditions of the transformer from several points of view: electrical, mechanical, dielectrics and thermal. Realizing an analysis of the condition of the question, there are two situations of great transcendency, first one, the international procedure are a "guide" for the acceptance of new transformers, by what they cannot be applied to the letter for repaired transformers, due to the process itself of degradation that the transformer has suffered with to happen of the years and all the factors that they were carrying to a possible repair. Second one, with base in the most recent technical literature, there have been analyzed articles, which analyze the oil dielectrics and the paper, which correlations are established between the quality of the insulating paper and the furan concentrations in the oils. To finish, great part of the investigation till now realized, it has focused in the analysis of the transformer, from the condition of the dielectric oil, so in most cases, there is not had the possibility of realizing a forensic engineering inside the transformer in operation and of being able this way, of analyzing the components of design who can compromise the integrity and operability of the same one.

Keywords : Indexes of condition; retirement of assets; power transformers.

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