Transformers and reactors research facility

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About the Transformers and reactors research facility

We have experience of testing medium voltage and current transformers and our impulse generators can be adapted to meet most test waveform requirements.

The preparation for testing of large and heavy equipment, such as transformers, can be time consuming and we will quote on a case-by-case basis.

If you are considering the testing of either a transformer, reactor or CT, contact us and include the following information:

  • The relevant section of a standard or details of the test schedule that you wish to have performed
  • If impulse testing, the winding impedances and required impulse parameters (peak voltage, rise and tail times)
  • The physical size and weight of the transformer/reactor
  • Is a report required?

This activity is provided by the Tony Davies High Voltage Lab.

Technical specification

Recently used standards

  • BS EN 60289 Reactors
  • BS EN 60076-3 Power transformers Part 3: Insulation levels, dielectric tests and external clearances in air
  • BS EN 60076-4 Power transformers — Part 4: Guide to the lightning impulse and switching impulse testing — Power transformers and reactors
  • BS EN 60044-1 IEC 60044-1 Instrument transformers — Part 1: Current transformers
  • BS EN 60044-2 IEC 60044-2 Instrument transformers — Part 2: Inductive voltage transformers

Contact Us

Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory

Building 20, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ 
We’re open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 UK time.