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Transformer Engineering, 2nd Edition by S.A. Khaparde, S.V. Kulkarni

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11

Special Transformers

11.1  Rectifier Transformers

Duties of rectifier transformers serving special industrial loads are more stringent than conventional transformers. Electrical energy in the form of direct current is required in electrolytic processes used in aluminum smelters and chemical plants (producing chlorine, soda, etc.). Various methods used for converting AC into DC in earlier days included use of motor-generator sets, rotary converters, and mercury arc rectifiers. Due to rapid developments in power electronic converters and switching devices, transformers with modern static converters (rectifiers) are being widely used for current ratings as high as hundreds of kilo-amperes. Design and manufacture of transformers for the rectifier ...

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