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Understanding Moisture Dynamics in Power Transformers

Understanding Moisture Dynamics in Power Transformers
While the need to measure moisture in power transformers has been well documented and is universally accepted, the understanding of how moisture moves within a transformer under various conditions is less understood.

​Transformers are among the most expensive assets in a power transmission network representing on average 60% of substation capital costs. With an increasing emphasis on predictive maintenance practices to extend the life of these assets, there’s no shortage of diagnostic measurements and tools available to help provide a clearer picture of the overall health of a transformer.

While the need to measure moisture in power transformers has been well documented and is universally accepted, the understanding of how moisture moves within a transformer under various conditions is less understood.

Presented by: Steve Jiroutek, 
Regional Segment Manager, Industrial Applications, Vaisala


Webcast was held: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

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Speaker:​​
Steve Jiroutek is the Regional Segment Manager for Industrial Applications at Vaisala, Americas. With more than 10 years of experience at Vaisala, he oversees the business and strategy development for targeted industrial applications with specific focus on condition based monitoring of high voltage assets. He is responsible for identifying strategic partnerships and defining the measurement, technology and product needs of the markets. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

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