Zensol introduce a new instrument, the TAP-4 totally dedicated to Vibro-Acoustic measurements on On-Load Tap Changers.
Faults associated with On-Load Tap Changers accounts for 40% of the transformer failures.
This new instrument allows the maintenance crew to detect most of the common OLTC malfunctions such as contact wear, arcing in diverter, arcing in selector, synchronism problem, drive mechanism problem, brake failure.
The TAP-4 technology has been validated on many types of transformers including :
- MR Reinhausen
- Federal Pioneer
The Tap-4 is used in conjunction with accelerometers (maximum 3) and a current sensor clamp. Its High Sampling Frequency of around 100 kHz allows to record a large variety of mechanical and arcing problems.
The Tap-4 comes with a powerful and user-friendly software,
, to record and analyze the OLTC events.
The software integrates many calculation and graphic functions to be able to build tests references and tests recordings for comparison analysis.