Transformer oil is used as an insulator and a means to transfer heat generated in the windings and the core of a transformer towards the walls of the tank and the radiators. When a transformer leak occurs; the connections, bushings, and parts of the winding can become exposed to air. This can increase the temperature of the windings. Another danger is moisture infiltrating at the location of the leak, degrading the transformer oil which may lead to overheating. Even a slow weeping leak can lead to a serious amount of oil loss that can be catastrophic for the transformer.
The most expensive gasket on the market today is the gasket that fails; especially when the impact to the environment is so significant. American Biltrite’s safe solution for electrical transformers is TRANSEAL, Premium Nitrile. TRANSEAL is the ideal product for use in and around electrical equipment to maintain stability and prevent dangerous transformer explosions and fires. TRANSEAL products are available in rolls and slabs and are stamped “TRANSEAL” for easy identification.