Part of Teck Global’s core design for packaged kiosk substations is to reduce commissioning and testing required on site. A key part of this is the use of Remote Telemetry Units (RTUs) in our Remote Operator Panels (ROPs).

The Iron core and windings play a key role in defining the characteristics of a transformer. There are a number of different transformer shapes available. Circular, oblong (oval) and rectangular shapes are the most commonly used. In this post we will investigate the difference between these shapes, and which shape offers the most benefits.

The use of kiosk substations allows for a modular, demand based approach to satisfying power needs across a site. Compact, modular design kiosks allow for primary supply power to be distributed much closer to where energy is needed while reducing both installation costs and project schedules. Cost savings are across the board, from civil construction works, trenching, cables and opportunity costs from reduced downtime on existing systems.

Traditionally, kiosk substations have been built and assembled on site, which has its disadvantages. In this post I will look at the advantages of transportable kiosk substations built off site, and the significant benefits obtained from using this type of kiosk.

We are happy to announce that we have appointed a new Business Development Manager to join the Teck Global team, Rick Sinnott.

In May I headed off to Northern China for a week to do QA inspections on a large transformer project. The weather was definitely warming up and I noticed a lot of changes since my last visit only a few months previous.

Many people familiar with HV protection schematics and wiring will be aware of the different wire numbering on CTs but may not know why it is used or what guidelines are followed for labelling. They are often simply copied from sheet to sheet without proper checks or understanding.

Amorphous core transformers are manufactured using ferromagnetic amorphous metal formed into thin foils. Their higher resistance and thinner foils have been proven to lead to low losses and better resistance to harmonic wave. The use of amorphous metal transformers gradually gained popularity, particularly throughout India and China who have been using them since about 2005. Europe and the USA have been slightly more cautious to use this type of transformer, due in part to the higher labour costs of production.