Transformer Comparison Model
From the generating station, electric power is transmitted at high voltages along power lines. Various stages of power and distribution transformers are then needed to “step down” the voltage to usable levels, e.g. 120-480 volts, for residential and industrial users. It is estimated that 2% of all electricity generated is lost due to distribution transformer inefficiency.
The Metglas® Transformer Comparison Model tool compares a standard silicon steel distribution transformer core and an amorphous distribution transformer core based on the performance characteristics. This tool does not design a transformer or create transformer performance parameters. The model will evaluate energy and economic savings under alternative load conditions. The benefits of amorphous core distribution transformers are the greatest the lower the load; and provide substantial savings for typical utilities with load factors of 35% or less.
* Please note, this tool does not design a transformer or create transformer performance parameters.