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Eaton Provides Flexibility and Reliability for Oil Extraction Operations with Latest Multi-tap Transformers
Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 01:54:36 PM


Date: January 13, 2015

WAUKESHA, WI — Power management company Eaton recently introduced its Cooper Power series multi-tap transformers that are readily equipped to provide a safe, flexible and reliable solution when running artificial lift operations in the oil field. The multi-tap transformer offers up to 25 different voltage settings, allowing the low voltage output from a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) to be properly stepped up to levels needed to power Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) motors in artificial lift applications.

“In the oil field, crews are often faced with feeding cable down a hole that can be anywhere from 2,000 to 20,000 feet deep as they work to provide voltage to ESPs,” said Adam Peterson, market manager – oil & gas, mining, Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems Division. “Our latest multi-tap transformers not only provide flexible voltage settings, but they also demonstrate safety, reliability, environmental responsibility and quality that our customers can always expect.”

Available in both standard and engineered-to-order designs, this latest transformer offering can be designed to meet all VSD and ESP manufacturer’s specifications. Moreover, users of these transformers can safely monitor fluid volume, top-oil temperature and pressure with provided gauges while a cover-mounted pressure relief device provides protection from fast pressure build up. Additionally, Eaton’s multi-tap transformers are the first in the industry to utilize Envirotemp™ FR3™ fluid, a vegetable oil-based, high-fire-point dielectric coolant that serves as an environmentally responsible and safer solution that can extend the coil insulation life of the transformer up to eight times that of an equivalent mineral oil design.

Unlike most current multi-tap transformers, Eaton offers its multi-tap transformers as Underwriters Laboratory® (UL) listed on the nameplate in the factory, helping avoid costly field certifications. The transformer system also meets short-circuit testing standards per Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard C57.12.90.

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Eaton offers a range of Cooper Power series solutions in power delivery and reliability, automation and control, advanced metering and demand response designed to increase efficiency and smart operations. These products serve customers in the utility, commercial, industrial, mining, renewable energy and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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