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Showing posts with label Transformer. Show all posts

Auto Transformer Principle of Operation,Working & Applications

An auto transformer is a electrical transformer having only single winding which acts as both primary and secondary,so in input and output connected to shared single winding.

Why we need to go for Auto Transformer ?

We have some advantages of auto-transformer over normal two winding transformer.
1.Auto transformers usually smaller in size,because one winding is eliminated.
2.as size is small cost also low(so cheap in cost)
3.as the winding is same so leakage reactance will be less.
4.increased kVA rating.

Auto Transformer

Construction, Principle of Operation Of Auto Transformer: 

In Auto Transformer, one single winding is shared as primary winding as well as secondary winding.as in transformer copper wire wound on silicon steel.as shown in the figure input connected at fixed positions.but on other side we employ some tapping to get variable output voltages.Variable turns ratio at secondary can be obtained by changing the tappings of the winding.

Auto Transformer

Copper Savings in Auto Transformer:

If we compare conventional two winding transformer and  auto transformer the amount of copper needed for auto transformer is less.weight of copper of any winding depends upon its length and cross - sectional area.and length depends on no.of turns,cross - sectional area varies with rated current.

Auto Transformer

copper in the section AC proportional to, 

(N1-N2)I1

weight of copper in the section BC proportional to

(I1-I2)N2

Hence, total weight of copper in the winding of auto transformer proportional to,



In similar way it can be proved, the weight of copper in two winding transformer is proportional to,


N1I1+N2I2
=2N1I1(Since, in a transformer N1I1=N2I2)

Let's assume, Wa and Wtw are weight of copper in auto transformer and two winding transformer respectively,



∴ Saving of copper in auto transformer compared to two winding transformer,
∴ Wtw -Wa=kWtw 
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Current Transformer,Potential Transformer Working | Instrument Transformers

Instrument Transformers

Definition of Instrument Transformer

In heavy currents and high voltage a.c. circuits, the measurement can not be done by using the method of extension of ranges of low range meters by providing suitable shunts. In such conditions, specially constructed accurate ratio transformers called instrument transformers. These can he used, irrespective of the voltage and current ratings of the a.c. circuits. These transformers not only extend the range of the low range instruments but also isolate them from high current and high voltage a.c. circuits. This makes their handling very safe. These are generally classified as

(i) current transformers and (ii) potential transformers.

Current Transformers (C.T.) Construction: 

The large alternating currents which can not be sensed or passed through normal ammeters and current coils of watt meters, energy meters can easily be measured by use of current transformers along with normal low range instruments.

A transformer is a device which consists of two winding's called primary and secondary. It transfers energy from one side to another with suitable change in the level of current or voltage. A current transformer basically has a primary coil of one or more turns of heavy cross-sectional area. In some, the bar carrying high current may act as a primary. This is connected in series with the line carrying high current.

The secondary of the transformer is made up of a large number of turns of fine wire having small cross-sectional area. This is usually rated for 5 A. This is connected to the coil of normal range ammeter. Through this ammeter we can note down the value of current flowing through the secondary winding of current transformer. Symbolic representation of a current transformer is as shown in the figure.

Working of a current transformer and C.T Ratio:

A combination of current transformer and ammeter helps us to find out the higher values of current flowing through line. As discussed we step down the value of line current by increasing the turns in secondary winding. This shows that there is inverse relation between between primary and secondary current and the number of turns of primary and secondary. We connect an ammeter to the secondary winding of current transformer to get secondary current which is shown in the following figure.


So now we can calculate the value of current through line or primary current from the C.T ratio. 

Where,
 Np is number turns of primary winding.
 Ns is number turns of secondary winding.
 Ip is current through primary winding.
 Is is current through secondary winding.

Potential Transformers (P.T) Construction:


The large alternating currents which can not be sensed or passed through normal voltmeters and voltage coils of watt meters, energy meters can easily be measured by use of potential transformers along with normal low range instruments.

A potential transformer has two winding's namely primary and secondary. Primary winding has large number of turns and it is connected in parallel to the line(between line and ground) whose voltage is to be measured. Now the secondary has less number of turns. This is usually rated to 110 V and is connected directly to voltmeter. Through this voltmeter we can note down the value of voltage across the secondary winding of potential transformer.Symbolic representation of a potential transformer is as shown in the figure.

Working of a potential transformer and P.T Ratio:

A combination of potential transformer and voltmeter helps us to find out the higher values of potential across the line. As discussed we step down the value of primary voltage by decreasing the turns in secondary winding. This shows that primary and secondary voltage and the number of turns of primary and secondary are directly proportional.We connect an voltmeter across the secondary winding of potential transformer to get secondary voltage which is shown in the following figure.


So we can calculate the value of line voltage or voltage across the primary of potential transformer from the P.T ratio
Where,
 Np is number turns of primary winding.
 Ns is number turns of secondary winding.
 Ip is current through primary winding.
 Is is current through secondary winding.

In this post we have learnt about instrument transformers namely current transformer and potential transformer.

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Welding Transformer Working Principle and Applications

Welding Transformer Working Principle and Applications &characteristics of welding transformer

Now a days we have many ac power supplies. So the usage of welding transformer has significant role in welding compared to a motor generator set. When we need to use a motor generator set for welding we need to run it continuously which produces a lot of noise. With the help of welding transformer weld is done with a less noise. Now let us see in detail about welding transformer.

Construction of welding transformer:

1. Welding transformer is a step down transformer.

2. It has a magnetic core with primary winding which is thin and has large number of turns on one arm.

3. A secondary winding with less number of turns and high cross-sectional area on the other arm.

4. Due to this type of windings in primary and secondary it behaves as step down transformer.

5. So we get less voltage and high current from the secondary winding output. This is the construction of ac welding transformer. 

6.A dc welding transformer also has same type of winding the only difference is that we connect a rectifier(which converts ac to dc) at the secondary to get dc output. 

7.We also connect a inductor or filter to smooth the dc current. This will be construction of dc welding transformer. The diagrams are shown below.


Fig 1.DC welding transformer




Fig 2.AC welding transformer
Note:
Many people have a doubt which is primary winding and which is secondary winding. The winding which is connected to power supply is called primary winding and the winding to which load is connected is called secondary winding.

Working of welding transformer:

1.As it is a step down transformer we have less voltage at secondary which is nearly 15 to 45 volts and has high current values which is nearly 200 A to 600 A it can also be higher than this value.

2. For adjusting the voltage on secondary side there are tappings on secondary winding by this we can get required amount of secondary current for welding.

3. These tappings are connected to several high current switches.

4. Now one end of secondary winding is connected to the welding electrode and the other end is connected to the welding pieces as shown in fig 2. 

5.When a high current flows a large amount of  I2R heat is produced due to contact resistance between welding pieces and electrode. 

6.Because of this high heat the tip of electrode melts and fills the gap between the welding pieces.

This is how a welding transformer works.

Volt - ampere characteristics of welding transformer:

Figure given below shows the volt - ampere characteristics of welding transformer.

Arc control of welding transformer:

The impedance of welding transformer must be higher than the normal transformer to control arc and also to control current. 

We can use different reactors for controlling the arc. They are

1.Tapped reactor.

2.Moving coil reactor.

3.Magnetic shunt reactor.

4. Continuously variable reactor.

5. Saturable Reactor.

Now let us see each of this methods for arc control of welding transformer in detail.

1.Tapped reactor:

Below is the circuit for arc control using tapped reactor is given below.

  
With the help of taps we control the current. It has limited current control.

2. Moving coil reactor:

Below is the circuit for arc control using moving coil reactor.





The distance between primary and secondary decides the amount of current. If the distance between the primary and secondary is high then the current is less.

3. Magnetic shunt reactor:

Below is the circuit for arc control using magnetic shunt reactor.
By adjusting the central magnetic shunt flux is changed. By changing the flux current can be changed.

4. Continuously variable reactor:

Below is the circuit for arc control using continuously variable reactor.



By varying the height of reactor core insertion is changed. If core insertion is greater reactance is higher so output current will be less.

5. Saturable reactor:

Below is the circuit for arc control using saturable reactor.

The reactance of the reactor in this is adjusted by changing the value of d.c. excitation which is obtained from d.c. controlled transducer. Higher the d.c. currents, reactor approaches to saturation. This changes the reactance of reactor. By changing the reactance current can be changed.

By using above reactors current can be controlled which helps to control the arc.

In this post we have learnt about welding transformers.

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Voltage Regulation of Transformer

Voltage Regulation Of Transformer

Hello everyone,
In this post we are going to discuss about Voltage regulation of a transformer.

Read here : Differences Between Core And Shell Type Transformers

What is meant my Voltage regulation of transformer?
Voltage regulation of a transformer may be defined as the difference between no load voltage of the secondary terminal of a transformer and full load voltage of the secondary terminal of that transformer at a certain power factor. Voltage regulation of a transformer is expressed in percentage of either no load secondary terminal voltage or full load secondary terminal voltage.

Read here : EMF Equation of Transformer & Voltage Transformation Ratio

Objective to calculate voltage regulation of transformer:

Calculating voltage regulation of transformer gives how much efficiently the transformer is resisting the voltage changes from no load to full load. If there is no change in value of secondary voltage from no load to full load then the transformer is ideal and has voltage regulation 0%. So the lower the value of voltage regulation the higher is the performance of the transformer. 

 Procedure to calculate voltage regulation of transformer:

Consider a transformer which is at no load which means the secondary of the transformer is open circuited. In this case the secondary voltage of the transformer and induced emf are same let it be E2 . Now full load is connected to the secondary of a transformer. In this case current I2 passes in the secondary which will lead to voltage drop and is given by I2Z2. Where Z2 is called secondary impedance of transformer. During this situation primary winding will draw equivalent full load current. Because of the voltage drop the secondary voltage cannot be E2 anymore so secondary induced emf will be V2.

Equivalent circuit for calculating voltage regulation of transformer:



Equation for calculating voltage regulation of a transformer:


Voltage regulation of transformer in percentage can be represented as:

Voltage regulation % = (E2-V2/V2)×100%. This is called regulation down. Power factor is specific.

Calculating voltage regulation of transformer for lagging power factor:

Now lets derive the expression for calculating voltage regulation of transformer for lagging power factor.

Phasor diagram:



here cos𝚹2 is lagging power factor

From diagram,

                       OC = OA + AB + BC
                       
                       OA = V2
                       
                       AB = AEcos𝚹=  I2R2cos𝚹2
          
                       BC=DEsin𝚹2=I2R2sin𝚹2

Angle between OC and OD is very less so OC is approximately equal to OD.

                 E2 = OC = OA + AB + BC.

                 E= OC = V2 + I2R2cos𝚹2 + I2R2sin𝚹2

Now voltage regulation of transformer at lagging power factor is,
Voltage regulation% = (E2-V2/V2) × 100%

Voltage regulation%=( I2R2cos𝚹2I2R2sin𝚹2V2 ) ×100%.

Calculating voltage regulation of transformer for leading power factor:

Now lets derive the expression for calculating voltage regulation of transformer for leading power factor.

Phasor diagram:




here cos𝚹is leading power factor
From diagram,

                         OC = OA + AB - BC

                          OA = V2
                       
                         AB = AEcos𝚹2 = I2R2cos𝚹2
          
                         BC = DEsin𝚹2 = I2R2sin𝚹2  

Angle between OC and OD is very less so OC is approximately equal to OD.

                         E2  = OC = OA +AB - BC.

                          E= OC = V2 + I2R2cos𝚹2 - I2R2sin𝚹2

Now voltage regulation of transformer at leading power factor is,
Voltage regulation% = (E2-V2/V2) × 100%

Voltage regulation%=(I2 R2cos𝚹2 - I2R2sin𝚹2 /V2 ) ×100%.

Thus we have learnt what is voltage regulation of transformer and derived expressions for voltage regulation of transformer for lagging and leading power factors. 
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All Day Efficiency of Transformer/ Distribution Transformer All Day Efficiency

All Day Efficiency of Transformer/ Distribution Transformer All Day Efficiency

In our previous articles we have discussed transformer working,construction etc.Today we discuss one of the important parameter of distribution transformer I.e, "all day efficiency of a distribution transformer".We know for a transformer, the efficiency is defined as the ratio of output power to input power.

Transformer Efficiency= Output Power /Input Power 

The above equation is efficiency of any transformer. But for some special types of transformers such as distribution transformers power efficiency is not the true measure of the performance.For that purpose distribution transformer we calculate all day efficiency.Distribution transformer serve residential and commercial loads.


The load on distribution transformers vary considerably during the period of the day. For most period of the day these transformers are working at 30 to 40 % of full load only or even less than that. But the primary of such transformers is energised at its rated voltage for 24 hours, to provide continuous supply to the consumer.

The core loss which depends on voltage, takes place continuously for all the loads. But copper loss depends on the load condition. For no load, copper loss is negligibly small while on full load it is at its rated value. Hence power efficiency can not give the measure of true efficiency of distribution transformers. in such transformers, the energy output is calculated in kilo watt hour (kWh). Then ratio of total energy output to total energy input (output + losses) is calculated. Such ratio is called energy efficiency or All Day Efficiency of a transformer.

Based on this efficiency, the performance of various distribution transformers is compared. All day efficiency is defined as,


While calculating energies, all energies can be expressed in watt hour (Wh) instead of kilo watt hour (kWh). Such distribution transformers are designed to have very low core losses. This is achieved by limiting the core flux density to lower value by using a relative higher core cross-section i.e. larger iron to copper weight ratio.

The maximum efficiency in distribution transformers occurs at about 60-70 % of the full load. So by proper designing, high energy efficiencies can be achieved for distribution transformers. Numerical problems on all day efficiency of a transformer will be posted soon.

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Cooling Methods of Transformers

 Power Transformer Cooling Methods 

The transformers get heated due to iron and copper looses occurring in them. It is necessary to dissipate this heat so that the temperature of the windings is kept below the value at which the insulation begins to deteriorate. The cooling of transformer is more difficult than that of rotating machines because the rotating machines create a turbulent airflow which assists in removing the heat generated due to losses. Luckily the losses in transformers are comparatively small. Nevertheless the elaborate cooling arrangements have been devised to deal with the whole range of sizes.

Types of transformer cooling methods:

As far as cooling methods are concerned. the transformers are of following two types

1. Dry type. 2. Oil immersed type.

Dry Type Transformers. Small transformers up to 25 KVA size are of the dry type and have the following cooling arrangements:

(i) Air natural. In this method the natural circulation of surrounding air is utilized to carry away the heat generated by losses. A sheet metal enclosure protects the winding from mechanical injury.

(ii) Air blast. Here the transformer is cooled by a continuous blast of cool air forced through the core and windings . The blast is produced by a fan. The air supply must be filtered to prevent accumulation of dust in ventilating ducts.

Oil Immersed Transformers. In general most transformers are of oil immersed types. The oil provides better insulation than air and it is a better conductor of heat than air. Mineral oil is used for this purpose.Oil immersed transformers are classified as follows:

i) Oil immersed self-cooled transformer. The transformer is immersed in oil and heat generated in cores and windings is passed to oil by conduction. Oil in contact with heated parts rises and its place is taken by cool oil from the bottom. The natural oil transfer: its heat to the tank walls from where heat is taken away by the ambient air. The oil gets cooler and falls to the bottom from where it is dissipated into the surroundings. The tank mince is the best dissipate of heat but a plain tank will have to be excessively large, if used without any auxiliary means for high rating transformers. As both space and oil are costly, these auxiliary means should not increase the cubic capacity of the tank. 
The heat dissipating capacity can be increased by providing (i) corrugations. (ii) fins (iii) tubes and (iv) radiator tanks.


The advantages of ‘oil natural' cooling is that it does not clog the ducts and the windings are fire from effect of moisture.

(ii) Oil immersed forced air-cooled transformers. In this type of cooling, air is directed over the outer surfaces of the tank of the transformer immersed in oil.

(iii) Oil immersed water-cooled transformers. Heat is extracted from the oil by means of a stream of water pumped through a metallic coil immersed in the oil just below the top of the tank.The heated water is in turn cooled in a spray pond or a cooling tower.

(iv) Oil immersed forced oil cooled transformers. In such transformers heat is extracted from the oil by pumping the oil itself upward through the winding and then back by way of external radiators which may themselves be cooled by fans. The extra cost of oil pumping equipment must of course economically justified but it has incidentally the advantage of reducing the temperature difference between top and bottom of enclosing tank. 

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Differences Between Core And Shell Type Transformers - Types of Transformers

What Are The Differences Between Core  And Shell Type Transformers 

In our previous articles we have discusses about differences between lap,wave winding this tutorial we are sharing major differences between core type transformer and shell type transformer. In this tutorial comparisons between shell type and core type transformers are discussed.There are two major types of transformers based on construction.
They are,
1.Core Type Transformers
2.Shell Type Transformers

Types of Transformers

Difference Between Shell And Core Type Transformers

Core Type TransformersShell Type Transformers
1. In core type transformer winding is placed on
two core limbs.
1. In shell type transformer winding is placed on mid arm
of the core.It is installed on mid-limb of the core.
Other limbs will be used as mechanical supporting
2. Core type transformers have only one magnetic flux path.2. Shell type transformers have two magnetic flux path.
3. It has better cooling since more surface is exposed to
atmosphere.
3. Cooling is not effective in shell type when compared
to core type transformer.
4. It is very useful when we need large size low voltage.4. It is very useful when we need small size high voltage.
5. In core type transformer output is less. Because of losses.
So efficiency will be less than shell type transformer.
5. In core type transformer output is high. Because of
less losses.So efficiency will be more.
6. The winding is surrounded considerable part of core.6. Core is surrounded considerable part of winding of
transformer.
7. It has less mechanical protection to coil.7. It has better mechanical protection to coil.
8. Core has two limbs.8. Core has three limbs.
9. This transformer is easy to repair,Easy to maintain.9. This transformer is not easy to repair.We need a
skilled technician to maintain this type of transformer.
10. In this type transformer concentric cylindrical
winding are used
10. In this type transformer sandwiched winding are used.

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