ATL Transformers Academy

 

ATL design and deploy leading magnetics to the rail network and its principle contractors. We offer the highest specifications on the market while maintaining competitive pricing against alternative legacy technology. Our magnetics are approved for use by Network rail, Crossrail, London underground and are widely used to support Designers, Route asset manager, maintainers & Installers. As the preffered solution in rail ATL’s New generation of magnetics, eco-rail® is raising the bar on quality and performance, delivering unprecedented levels of weight/size reduction, ergonomics, Carbon reduction and safety.

Innovation in transformer design and manufacturing technologies is one of the key reasons for ATL’s success in industry and sustained growth. The innovative approach in ATL’s design and manufacturing techniques have positioned ATL in a strong position within industry, providing a competitive edge over alternative manufactures. Furthermore, ATL’s innovative solutions have benefited our clients networks for over four decades, providing means for achieving technically superior products to their customers and within their respective fields.

Ongoing research and development taking place at ATL provides the platform for the innovation process. ATL with its experienced internal researchers carry out ongoing R&D activities to provide innovative and creative solutions. We are proud to announce that many leading universities and industry leading companies have established collaborations with ATL to develop solutions for historical & long-standing problems in the field of transformers and magnetics in general.

A considerable amount of magnetics application knowledge, practical experience and  theoretical enhancements within ATL is largely undocumented in the public domain. ATL have chosen to share this knowledge with the engineering and scientific community and to take the social responsibility of educating industry with our non commercially sensitive advancements in magnetics. It is as a means of fulfilling our objective of being a strong contributor to the scientific and engineering community that ATL came up with the concept of “ATL academy.”  In addition to providing the technical knowledge on magnetic products and their applications ATL provides practical environment for young engineers to get the industry exposure to complete their studies with a wealth of knowledge on the industry and its requirements.

  

 

 

Transformer Safety Standards

Low voltage Low power Transformer Standards EN61558-1

The old VDE 0550 and VDE 0551 transformer standards do not exist anymore. The previous EN 60742 (VDE 0551) transformer standards is outdated now also.
The up-to-date standards for transformers are now BS EN 61558 IEC 60076 (VDE 0570). Part 1 of the standard explains general requirements and tests. Part 2 lists special transformer types like safety isolating transformers (part 2-6) or SMPS transformers (part2-17) a separate standard, which still has a connection to part 1, for general requirements.

For larger power and voltage ranges IEC 60076 is consulted. Consisting of many parts this standard covers an array of transformer products from Dry type, Oil filled & Cast resin transformers.

UL5085 is typically adopted for UL approved transformers.

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Transformer Temperature & Insulation

ATL Transformer Design

Our transformers are designed in a way that does not allow impermissible temperatures. The insulating materials have at least class E conforming to IEC 85, mostly class F (155 deg C) & class H (180 deg C) and on request even higher temperature classes. For the technical calculation, the temperature is calculated at 1,06 times the primary voltage in rated operation and in short-circuit case.

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Transformer Screening

Definitions of ATL screens

Safety isolating earth screen

A metallic material (typically copper foil) between the primary and secondary windings offering isolation to ground between the two windings sometimes referred to as: Separation of dangerous active components by use of a conductive shield, which is located between the two parts and is connected to an external earth terminal.

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Transformer Voltages

Low voltage

Low voltages are rated voltages that are not higher than 1000 V AC.

High voltage

High voltage is defined as a voltage, that is higher than a low voltage of 1000 V. The maximum we are able to produce at the moment is at 50 kV AC.

The AC high voltage output has the following special characteristics: One terminal is connected to earth (minus pole, green/yellow connector) and the other terminal is connected to the high voltage side (plus pole or “hot side”).

Current is calculated with the power I = P/U and is usually given in [mA].

The frequency is at 50 Hz sinusoidal. For special fields of application, frequencies can be higher. We already built transformers with 20 kV and 1000 Hz.

The insulation test primary – secondary is done with 120% of the high voltage value..

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Line Reactors

TL Transformers Line Reactors conform to EN 61558, EN 5008-1 and -2, EN 50082-1 and -2

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Transformer Frequency
Effect of frequency
Transformer universal EMF equation

If the flux in the core is purely sinusoidal, the relationship for either winding between its rmsvoltage Erms of the winding , and the supply frequency f, number of turns N, core cross-sectional area a and peak magnetic flux densityB is given by the universal EMF equation.
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