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Huge fan refurbishment maintains operating quality on power station’s auxiliary transformers

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article image Proper cooling measures will extend the life of transformers

Leading Australian air movement specialist Fanquip has successfully completed fan refurbishment work for more than 200 auxiliary transformers at the Eraring Power Station in NSW’s Hunter Valley.

Eraring Energy is a state owned corporation that manages a diverse set of electricity generating assets located throughout New South Wales, Australia.

Executed as part of a subcontracted supply agreement through The Downer Group, Fanquip was required to locate existing aged fans and replace them with its heavy duty fans as part of an integrated cooling system.

The main generators of the power plant reach very high temperatures; the auxiliary transformers therefore maintain running efficiency of all the services ahead of operation.

Fanquip installation specialists fitted their heavy duty fans onto these auxiliary transformers to blow hot air across a pipe network containing cooling oils. Air movement across the pipes cools the oil while it is being channelled through the transformers, preventing over-heating of the system.

Fanquip’s installation included PA fans (primary air fans), ID fans (induced draft fans) and FD fans (force draft fans for boiler).

Fanquip is one of Australia’s fastest growing suppliers of air movement technology as well as turnkey design and fitout services. The company meets the needs of diverse markets including mining, engineering and manufacturing, food processing and handling, third party logistics, agricultural business and transport and shipping.

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