THE RAILROAD SHIPPING ENVIRONMENT OF POWER TRANSFORMERS
An effective program to help prevent damage during shipment is essential to electrical equipment reliability, particularly to power transformers. The use of the most modern and cushioned equipped railroad cars is extremely important. Similarly, rail carriers that are to transport the equipment must be carefully selected on the basis of previous performance in the specific areas of train control, track conditions and yard handling procedures. The transformer itself must be loaded and braced effectively. All of these factors are indeed important. The real target, however, must be the continuing effort on the part of the electrical manufacturer to improve the transformer's ability to simply withstand the rail shipment problem.
- Presented to Edison Electrical Institute, Electrical Systems and Equipment Committee, Grand Rapids, Mich., May 23, 1973.
Westinghouse Electric Corporation469 Sharpsville Avenue
Sharon, PA United States 16146
- Gadrix, V E
- Patton, W G
- Stephenson, J G
- White, D
- Publication Date: 1973-5
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment; Flat cars; Freight cars; Freight handling; Loss and damage; Oversize loads; Railroad cars; Transformers
- Old TRIS Terms: Depressed center flat cars; Power transformers; Special equipment; Special handling
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00051530
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: M7252
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM