EXTREN®, A Smart Solution to Sinking Transformers

Problems caused by sinking transformers have plagued the power industry with increased maintenance costs and safety issues. The innovators at Anderson Technologies have designed the SUPPORT-A-PAD to prevent movement and hold the transformer in place.

To construct the SUPPORT-A-PAD, Anderson Technologies selected Strongwell’s EXTREN® Series 500 structural shapes and plate. EXTREN® was selected because the SUPPORT-A-PADneeded to resist corrosion and had to be non-conductive due to the exposed electrical wires supported by the device.

The final product resulted in a lightweight, fiberglass construction that was easy to fabricate, corrosion resistant, and strong enough to support up to a 100 kVA transformer.