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Recent Trends in Transformer Technology

In recent times, rapid changes and developments are being witnessed in design, manufacturing and condition monitoring technologies of transformers. The technological leap is likely to continue in the forthcoming years along with increasing power and voltage ratings of transformers deployed in transmission systems. Advanced computational tools are being used at the design stage to meet increasing complexities of power systems on one hand and to optimize the material cost on the other hand for competitiveness. High quality and automated manufacturing processes are essential to supplement design improvements. Hybrid insulation systems are being employed for enhancing the life expectancy of transformers. ...

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