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Reclaim the potential of your transformer technical library

Reclaim the potential of your transformer technical library

01 September 2016

Most engineers amass a collection of invaluable reference materials throughout their careers. Most have also dealt with the angst resulting when a valued reference piece goes M.I.A., which fuels subsequent reluctance to loosen a tight grip on these libraries. Since in most cases, personal financial investment has grown these libraries, which typically include university textbooks and the like, often when these valued employees move on, these treasure troves follow.

This highlights an interesting aspect to succession planning; that is, the advantages of establishing and maintaining a protected corporate library, accessible to all. A corporate library serves important roles, including: (1) spreading valued knowledge much further within the organization and (2) aiding with succession planning as an additional way to pass knowledge.

What you can do:

• Build: While most companies have employees who know a lot, it is unlikely that they have time to write it all down. A better solution may be to build a library and have these internal subject matter experts validate the collection you assimilate and supply what is missing. Annotating key materials as they relate specifically to the company is another invaluable service these employees may provide.

• Grow: Materials are all around though they do need to be collected,  thoughtfully selected, and organized

• Maintain: While some material may be timeless, the most recent understanding of a subject must also be housed within the library. Electrical testing, for example, has advanced – if you have material, when was the last time you updated it?

Introducing Megger Transformer Life Management (TLM) Bulletins – how they can help:

To aid in the building, growth, maintenance and organization of a library (corporate or personal), Megger is introducing a comprehensive series of Transformer Life Management (TLM) bulletins that broadly cover the fundamentals of managing the life of a transformer. The bulletins span topics from moisture in transformers to each of the many electrical tests available to assess the condition of a transformer or instrument transformer. Moisture in transformers, for example, is a huge subject so there is value in overview summary publications that introduce the topic. If you collect all publications you can find on a topic, Megger TLM bulletins would be suitable to place at the front of each collection to introduce and frame that subject.

Megger TLM bulletins include recent and significant developments in the electrical test domain, assuring that students subscribing to your library are informed of the latest, including:

• Dynamic winding resistance (the variations of and differences in dynamic measurements)
• Individual temperature correction (ITC)
• Dielectric frequency response (DFR) for transformers and bushings
• How to increase the efficiency of testing through test lead management solutions like “One-time Connection” and a true transformer test van
• Demagnetizing procedures – different approaches

Accessing Transformer Life Management (TLM) Bulletins
In appreciation for your support through the years and because a more informed individual is our best customer, Megger invites you to download a newly featured TLM bulletin each month at no charge to you – every month you will receive an alert as soon as the latest bulletin becomes available. Visit to learn more and start reclaiming the potential of your library today.

Tags: bulletins, library, life, management, technical, transformer