Imperial Oil Resources’ Norman Wells facilities include producing wells drilled from natural and artificial islands, and a central processing facility, which also generates electricity and provides natural-gas service for the town of Norman Wells.
As a part of their electrical asset management plan, Imperial Oil engaged Magna IV Engineering to sample and analyze the insulating oil of more than fifty transformers, rated at 13.8 kV and 4160 V. Transformer insulating oil screening and dissolved gas analysis can reveal many internal problems well before transformer failure. Some of the variables analyzed and trended are DGA, moisture content, acid number, interfacial tension, and dielectric strength.
Magna IV Engineering’s scope of work included:
Norman Wells, Northwest Territories