5,000KVA Transformer Failure

An Iron and Metal Recycling Facility, Located in Dayton, Ohio called and had a transformer fail and was asking for help. I contacted Don Morris to asked for his assistance. Between Don and Mike Butler, we decided to get Springfield Field Service involved. Jim Delawder and I were to make a site visit, collect photos and information to feed back to Don for evaluation. Dan Sneary showed up on site and did a temporary repair to get the transformer back on-line. In the meanwhile, Matt Velandingham was able to source a replacement transformer. The new transformer had a 50 working day [...]

5,000KVA Transformer Failure2021-01-10T17:16:22+00:00

Yoder Transformer

You think motors are tough? Motors ain’t nothing compared to the Yoder. Consider the Yoder Tube Welding Transformer. This baby packs a 150 kVA punch with its 480 Volt Primary and 4 Volt secondary. It produces about 21,739 Amps of welding current. The Yoder Transformer is part of a steel tube making machine, AKA Tube Mill. If you have steel tubular fence posts, a metal play set for your kids or a tailpipe on your car, this Yoder Transformer probably welded the seams. Tube is formed from flat steel through a series of dies over several feet. The round tube seam [...]

Yoder Transformer2020-03-12T15:27:18+00:00

Always Unique At Transformer

If you have city water you probably have some of the brass, stainless or cast iron products this Wabash Indiana company manufacturers. Their piping and valve products are mostly used from the “Main to the Meter”. In the pictures, Kevin Burdette and Don Morris are making the coil that electrically melts the No-Lead brass for these products. The Induction Coil was re-designed from the original coil to be stronger by Don Morris. All the fixturing and jigs were hand-made specifically for this process as they are on any custom coil the shop builds. The induction heating coil is wound out of [...]

Always Unique At Transformer2020-03-12T13:59:15+00:00

Power Loss At Foundry Results in Only One Shift of Downtime

On August 14 while at a forging plant in Portland In, Horner technicians were already onsite for arc flash data collection. During this time the entire plant experienced a power loss as one of their eight padmount transformers failing. Mike Croft and Ryan Haffenden were already onsite and were immediately called upon to assess the situation. Upon inspection, the far south compressor room transformer had experienced a catastrophic event on one of the load break elbows and cutout fuses of the 15 KV line feeding the transformer. After initial testing of the transformer it was quickly realized that the transformer was [...]

Power Loss At Foundry Results in Only One Shift of Downtime2019-09-09T17:40:49+00:00

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