Codes and Standards

Codes and standards for transformers

Several codes, standards and guidelines must be considered when specifying transformers
By Zia Salami, Ph.D., CDM Smith, Charlotte, N.C.; Lilly Vang, CDM Smith, Raleigh, N.C.; and Adrian Hendels, CDM Smith, Boca Raton, Fla. December 24, 2019
Figure 2: The three-phase electrical distribution system ETAP model for a typical industrial facility, such as a water treatment plant, is shown. Courtesy: CDM Smith

The following technical codes and standards are applicable to and should be considered when selecting and evaluating the overall performance of a transformer, specifically dry-type power transformers:


Zia Salami, Ph.D., CDM Smith, Charlotte, N.C.; Lilly Vang, CDM Smith, Raleigh, N.C.; and Adrian Hendels, CDM Smith, Boca Raton, Fla.
Author Bio: Zia Salami is a subject matter expert in electrical power systems at CDM Smith. Salami has more than 20 years of industry and academic experience in electrical power systems and has served in several roles as an advisory engineer, consultant and academic professor. Lilly Vang is a junior electrical engineer at CDM Smith, where she focuses on electrical power system design and analysis. Adrian Hendels is a junior electrical engineer at CDM Smith, where he focuses on electrical power system design and analysis.