Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
WEG launches cast coil transformers for commercial-industrial markets
By Anthony Capkun
May 30, 2013 – WEG Electric has released a complete line of cast coil transformers for the commercial and industrial (C&I) markets, which promise to work under harsh operating conditions while reducing installation and maintenance costs. The cast resin design allows for higher short-circuit strength and overload capacity, says WEG, coupled with a “safe and environmentally friendly design”. These new transformers are available in ratings through 3000kVA with thermal insulation ratings up to class C (220C). Lead times for WEG cast coil transformers are about 12 weeks after order, ex-works, or better, say the company. Key features include: a high resistance to short circuits and a high capacity to support overload; lower partial discharges; and fire safe design. Because the transformers are cast dry-type, oil containment is not required. All winding leads are mechanically anchored, making them easily accessible for field maintenance adds WEG. The company says the new cast coil transformer line is ideal for applications such as oil & gas plants, pulp & paper mills, food & beverage processing, wastewater treatment plants, wind farms, hospitals, airports, business centres and skyscrapers.