Silica Gel For Breather Transformer

Breather For Transformer

Breathing is a phenomenon in which a transformer Breathe-In or Breathe-out the air from its body due to thermal tightening; or extension of oil mass.

This air contains moisture and hence the proper working of the transformer can get affected because this humidity can change the dielectric strength of the oil. So use of silica gel blue comes in handy for the proper functioning of the transformer.

Silica gel blue is available in beads or granules form and is of light pink colour when fully absorbing moisture while silica gel orange beads are also used for effective moisture drying in breather transformer applications when it is free from moisture its colour change to dark green. When it comes in contact with moisture its colour gradually changes from dark blue to light blue and then finally pink and hence indicates the absorption of moisture. This change in the colour of silica gel blue indicates and alerts the user that it needs to be replaced or regenerated. It is basically used in the breathing process of the Transformer.

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