THE INEVITABLE THREAT OF AN EXPLOSIVE TRANSFORMER FIRE 

Transformers are aging at an alarming rate. According to Department of Commerce data, the electric utility industry reached a peak in new installations in the U.S. around 1973-1974. Today those transformers are over 40 years old. Inevitably these aging transformers will short circuit resulting in explosive fires shutting down entire grids. 

 

Many large oil-filled
transformers are lost each year in the United States. 

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Risks include the following

  • Large fires

  • Plant outage

  • Environmental pollution

  • Human life risks

  • Huge costs

  • Ruined company reputation

While these are necessary safety devices, they are not fast
enough to prevent explosions and fires during short circuit events.

  • Buchholz Relay

  • Gas Monitoring

  • Pressure Relief Valve

  • Circuit Breaker

  • Sudden Pressure Relay

Solution

THE SENTRY GSI SUPERIOR SOLUTION TO PREVENT TRANSFORMER FIRES

Our fast depressurization technology is the most affordable, smart solution available to the power industry. 

​Our system does not depend on electrical response signals from reactive devices. On the contrary, our system responds to a short circuit event directly.

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When winding insulators decay, internal faults can occur. Let our FDS take away the fear of an explosion. Always on guard, our passive mechanical system responds to these faults in milliseconds, safely and effectively disperse explosive gas that develops too quickly for other safeguards to respond to. We keep your tank intact, allowing oil and vapor passage to safe locations away from your valued assets; and avoiding costly collateral damage.​

RISK

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