Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) recently donated an on-load tap-changer (OLTC), including the motor-drive unit, to the technical faculty at Istanbul University.
The on-load tap-changer is being used for testing and simulations in the Electrical Engineering department, the company said in a press statement.
For three years, scientists at Istanbul University have been researching new possibilities in condition monitoring for tap changers. They have since worked out a variety of online and offline methods for condition-based maintenance.
The donated unit allows the researchers to review their theoretical results under real-world conditions.