As the transformer heats up in extreme heat, the power department has come up with a unique formula to cool it down.

The transformer is being submerged in water.

Extreme heat and heat waves have created desolation all around. Similarly, there is a lot of difficulty in running the electricity system smoothly. It has become difficult to leave the house after eight o’clock in the morning. There are many incidents of fire in transformers installed in electrical power houses or other places. A transformer is being cooled like a cooler in Dildarnagar Power House, Ghazipur.

Transformers are overheating due to overheating and overloading. The employees of the power department are risking their lives to uproot these transformers. The electricity department has now found a unique way to cool the transformer of the Dildarnagar power substation. Water coolers are installed to cool the transformer. The temperature of the transformer should not exceed 60 to 70 degrees. So water is being poured to reduce the temperature of the transformer.

Tapas Kumar, junior engineer at Dildarnagar power substation, says that if the transformer is kept cool, the problem of faults is reduced. For this reason, fewer defects occur in cold weather. Transformers are tripping due to load and heat. A cooler will help keep them cool. For this reason a cooler is installed in front of the transformer.


Water had to be poured for hours

A similar scene was witnessed in Ma Kamakhya and Bara sub stations. The transformer installed here had to be shut down due to overheating. Then they had to be cooled in water for hours. Regarding this, JE Ram Pravesh Chauhan of Ma Kamakhya Dham sub station said that due to extreme heat and overload, the 5 MV transformer of the sub station overheated at 10.30 am due to which the supply had to be stopped immediately. Our employees Shambhu Yadav, Pawan Singh, Yogendra Srivastava, Guddu Gupta, Birbal, Sandeep, Ajit and Dinesh poured water and kept it cool for hours. The supply was resumed at 12.15 pm after everything became normal. Similar was the situation at Bara sub station.


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