Authors: K V Gopalachary
Abstract: This paper defines about alloyed (Amorphous) core of a distribution transformer. Traditionally transformer cores have been constructed of grain orientated steel alloys, but a new material which has an amorphous structure is being used increasingly in distribution transformers. The material offers advantages over traditional materials and transformers using the core material are being used in a wide range of applications. According to the measured results, the lowest core loss occurs with an annealing temperature 360℃ under a dc magnetic field density 800A/m. Besides, no load test, sudden short circuit test, and lightning impulse test are performed to ensure the transformer performance. Finally, at the same specifications and rated power, experimental results are presented for the amorphous alloy SA1 core transformer and traditional silicon steel core transformer.