What Happens When Transformers Fail
TRANSFORMER: A transformer is an electrical device that transfers electricity between two or more circuits via electromagnetic induction and consisting of two or more coils.
- Its network is based on two ports.
- Its not an energy conversion device.
- It follows Faraday's laws of Electromagnetic Induction.
- A transformer converts high-voltage electricity into 120 volts that is usable in daily households.
Share this image on your site by copying the codes belowFACTORS OF FAILURE According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) there might be several factors that can trigger a transformer failure:
- The sudden surge when they’re burdened with more energy than their capacity.
- Lightning strikes can also cause the transformers to overload, resulting in an explosion.
- A faulty wire may also be a reason.
- The mineral oil that is used as a cooling agent may caught fire due to the melting of circuits which occurs as a result of overload.
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