Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a dozen logistics teams before they are installed. With an impact threshold of about 2.5g, damage isn’t always evident. Hidden damage may trigger an event cascade that causes catastrophic failure long after installation. Impact monitors reduce that potential by recording the impact and duration of potentially damaging events. Prior to transformer installation, this data can be compared to the transformer damage boundary to determine the extent of potential damage. This data enables improvements in risk management practices that, by properly ascribing liability, can identify where and when damage occurred and ultimately reduce warranty costs and transformer downtime.
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