Andalusian government and Endesa to analyse nearly 32,000 transformers
The Minister of Employment, Enterprise, and Commerce, Javier Carnero, announced that the Andalusian government and the energy company Endesa will analyse roughly31,600 transformers to avoid fatal incidents.
The move was spurred after transformer explosion caused the death of two workers and injured several others at the ‘100% Fun’ hotel in Tarifa. Mr. Carnero has assured that ” from the Ministry we are working in the field of our competences to prevent and avoid that new episodes of these characteristics are repeated in the future “.
The inspections are scheduled to take about two years to complete and that they will be tested on their expected and simulated supported loads. In the event the transformer supports levels higher than 80%, the transformer will be replaced or re-adapted.
“Of the 31 transformers analysed by Endesa, only 4.31 percent of the transformers would have a saturation level above 80 percent, so today, has been reviewed the load of 350 transformers of the group whose expected load exceeded 80 percent, not finding any situation of real overload “, said Mr. Carnero when reviewing inspections made by Endesa a year ago.
Endesa analysed 2,361 of its electrical transformation centres in the province of Cádiz and identified 291 with characteristics similar to the one involved in the accident.