Electric Utility Filtration for Transmission & Distribution

Electric Utilities are finding that a highly efficient filtration element (one that removes all contaminates i.e. moisture, particulate, and most all Lubricant Degradation known as Filming/Varnish that will degrade the operating environment of an electrical apparatus) and a filtration system that can both monitor for an issue and can notify that system needs attention is a smart and valuable investment.

mobiletruckcloseMobil T & D Filtration System
Tiocco Inc. has developed a mobile filtration system. The Mobile T-3002-32 filtration system has a 2HP single-phase motor that pumps out 32 GPM. It also features a control manifold that enables you to control everything – no disconnecting hoses until the work is done. It also contains filtration housings to remove particulate, moisture and oxidized oil. The unit sits on a 16′ long, 8.5′ wide DOT approved trailer that has a 12″ ground clearance. The 4-ton single torsion axle is designed to transport oil to substation. The unit features DOT approved lighting, storage cabinets and is painted to the customers’ specifications.

Tiocco’s Mission

Assist electric utilities in increasing reliability & reduce O & M cost through a proactive fluid maintenance program utilizing a highly efficient filtration element that improves reliability and operational efficiencies.

Tiocco’s program is designed to supply Equipment and Depth Wound Filtration Elements that are a highly efficient. The filtration element is rated at 3μ micron at an efficiency of 99.27%, all the while removing water (both free & dissolved), and oxidized oil known in the electric utility industry as FILMING.

PRIMARY ENEMIES OF INSULATING OIL

  • HEAT FROM NORMAL & EXCESSIVE OPERATIONS
  • OXIDATION
  • COKING
  • MOISTURE
  • CARBON & OTHER FORMS OF PARTICULATE MATTER!

What contaminate pests are you concerned or burdened with in your Transmission & Distribution systems?

Four Types Of Fluid Maintenance Programs

  1. RUN TO FAILURE OR REACTIVE MAINTENANCE
  2. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
  3. PREDICTIVE/CONDITION-BASED MAINTENANCE
  4. PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE

What Fluid Maintenance Program have you implemented? Are you getting the results you want and need?

It has been widely documented that LUBRICANT DEGRADATION (I.e. filming/ varnish), is detrimental to the life of insulating oil and works to reduce the dielectric strength of the oil.

Thermal Breakdown

Lubricant temperature efficiency is another area of attention and concern. Besides separating the moving parts within a piece of machinery, a lubricant must also dissipate heat. This means the lubricant can and will be heated above its recommended stable temperature. For every increase of 18 degrees F for your oil, the life of the oil is cut in half. Keeping lubricant oil as cool as possible when in use will extend its life and reduce the reaction of thermal breakdown.

How Efficient Are Your Filters?

FILTER – A filter is defined as the removal of solid particles from a liquid process stream and can also include water with a second layer of the right media can remove some water from a liquid stream.

FILTRATION – Is defined as the removal of any thing not compatible with the parent fluid I.e. Liquid or deformable contaminants – FILMING oxidized oil, moisture (both free & dissolved), and particulate (down to 3μ Micron or larger).

BARRIER FILTER – The function of a barrier filter is to remove solids and also include water from a waste stream. Forcing the fluid to pass through a media barrier, which catches the dirt and absorbs water, does this. In theory, any solid larger that the largest pore size will be removed. In practice, a filter with an absolute rating of 15 micron will allow a particle 3 micron in diameter and 150 microns long to pass right through, and water that is absorbed can be flushed out of the because of the small amount of surface area (roughly 200-300 square feet). (Spaghetti strainer)

DEPTH WOUND FILTRATION – Is a uniformly wound filtration element with a patented positive sealing system that eliminates fluid bypassing the media. Unfiltered-fluid passes down through the layers of the filtration media. Hydraulic pressure enables the capturing of progressively smaller particulate contamination. At the same time, any liquid contaminant both free and dissolved is absorbed by the media and friction polymers (Filming/Varnish) adhere to the surface the filtration media and clean-dry fluid passes out of the housing leaving all contamination behind (roughly 2500 – 3000 square feet).

Benefits of On-Line Filtration System & Highly Efficient Filtration Elements

  • EXTENDED MAINTENANCE INTERVALS OF 3X -6X
  • LONGER COMPONENT & OIL LIFE
  • STABLE OPERATION ENVIRONMENT
  • CUTS MAINTENANCE CREWS WORK TIME TO SERVICE THE APPARATUS, WHEN YOUR PERSONNEL OPEN A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH CARBON OR ANY CONTAMINATION!
  • Electric Utility Filtration for Transmission & Distribution is serious business. A reactive maintenance program, wrong filter elements or filtration system can be disastrous. Electric Utility Filtration isn’t just theory to us, we wrote the book on it.

    To learn more about Electric Utility Filtration or to discuss your specific applications give us a call today.