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Kelman DGA 900 TAPTRANS
9 Gas on-line monitor for measuring DGA on OLTC transformers

The Kelman DGA 900 TAPTRANS is the next generation 9-gas on-line transformer multi gas DGA (Diagnostic Gas Analyzer) monitor. Built from the DGA 900 platform, the TAPTRANS extends the capability beyond measuring a single transformer main oil tank.

Knowledge of the condition of transformers is essential for all electrical networks and on-line monitoring of transformers is an increasingly vital component of successful asset management programs. The comprehensive information provided by the Kelman™ DGA 900 TAPTRANS not only allows expensive failures to be avoided but enables asset capabilities to be maximized. The Kelman DGA 900 TAPTRANS is a patented designed specifically for transformers with an On-Load Tap Changer (OLTC), which is recognised as one of the most vulnerable parts of the transformer and which accounts for a large portion of unplanned outages. It offers discrete multigas on-line DGA and moisture monitoring, separating the main and selector tanks from the diverter tank to avoid any risk of contamination. Utilizing photo-acoustic spectroscopy (PAS) measurement technology, well suited to field application, it provides laboratory challenging levels of precision and repeatability. Full 9 gas oil sampling and analysis can be performed as often as every hour on a single tank and up to once every three hours if all three possible oil tanks are connected.

 

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TAPTRANS

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Benefiting from over 15 years of multigas DGA vendor experience and over 15,000 devices in the field, the DGA 900 encapsulates learnings and improvements derived from its predecessors to bring improved performance, innovative new features, enhanced user experience and increased field reliability and robustness.

While on-line DGA is now widely accepted as the most effective method of assessing the condition of a transformer, it does not cover all the possible sources of issues. Subsystems like the tap changer, the cooling system or the bushings can generate their own problems if they are left unmonitored. The DGA 900 Multitank product line are a monitoring system which integrates DGA measurement, additional sensors, analysis models and data handling features to address the majority of prevalent failure modes. This cost-effective package provides the condition assessment tools essential for the effective management and optimal utilization of this critical sub-station asset. It is most suited for monitoring large, mission critical transformers or compromised transformers with a view to extending their life and preventing any unexpected failure:

Key Benefits

  • Modular and retrofittable architecture using selectable standard add-on cards
  • Provides extensive remote insight into transformer condition and safe operation
  • Enables correlation of data for validation and in-depth fault analysis
  • Graphical presentation using built-in web-page based HMI and local color screen
  • Full integration with GE’s acclaimed Perception™ Fleet asset management software
  • From the only vendor with 15 years PAS experience and installed base of >15,000 units

While on-line DGA is now widely accepted as the most effective method of assessing the condition of a transformer, it does not cover all the possible sources of issues. Subsystems like the tap changer, the cooling system or the bushings can generate their own problems if they are left unmonitored.

It is most suited for monitoring large, mission critical transformers or compromised transformers with a view to extending their life and preventing any unexpected failure.

Industrial processes where an OLTC Transformer is seen as a manufacturing tool, often dependent on an uninterruptible power supply as part of the process.

Preventing unplanned outages is vital to maintain the manufacturing process output, where failure would result in costly downtime or waste. The OLTC transformer is often used within renewable power generation where varying output needs to be compensated.

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