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TCM Air-Cell

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Built specifically for the electrical transformer industry


About the TCM Air-Cell The Transformer Conservator Membrane (TCM) Air-Cell flexible separator is specifically engineered for the electrical transformer industry. SEI designs TCM Air-Cells to be used inside cylindrical, elliptical, octagonal or rectangular-shaped conservator tanks. The TCM Air-Cell floats in oil inside the conservator and expands/contracts by breathing through a flange placed in a customer-specified location, thus allowing the TCM Air-Cell to compensate for oil displacement due to temperature variations in the transformer. The TCM Air-cell also acts as a barrier to separate undesirable elements in the atmosphere, such as water vapor, nitrogen, ozone and oxygen, from transformer oil within a conservator. This barrier also reduces condensation and oxidation inside the transformer and suppresses gas bubble formation in the transformer oil. SEI custom fabricates each TCM Air-Cell to fit a client's specific conservator tank. All SEI TCM AirCells are designed to meet ANSI/IEEE C-57.12.80-1978. Sec: 6.5.5 standard. [2]

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TCM Air-Cell

SEI specializes in quick delivery for custom TCM Air-Cells to meet the demands of field service operators. When required, SEI can engineer and manufacture a new Air-Cell in as little as 24 hours from an approved drawing or damaged tank. Comparison Chart Fabric Conservator Air-Cell Lower annual maintenance Lower operational costs. More reliable for remote or unmanned locations. Better operational temperature ranges Fungicide can be added More labor intensive to install Less likelihood of oil contamination Custom Construction TCM Air-Cells are constructed from Temp-Shield 30 oz. (1017 g) urethane elastomer-coated nylon fabric that has been specifically designed to be compatible with transformer oils, silicon fluids and biodegradable transformer oils. The fabric is highly abrasion-resistant and is extremely flexible, ensuring a long-term airtight barrier. Temp-Shield has a high temperature resistance (up to 130 degrees Celsius) and can be used in extreme low temperature settings up to -50 degrees Celsius. Temp-Shield's nylon substrate also stretches, offering protection against over pressurization or vacuum during installation. Features SEI offers a selection of standard sizes to meet a variety of conservator oil volume levels. SEI can also design and manufacture TCM Air-Cells to exact conservator tank size specifications and oil volume levels. All seams are radio frequency welded and seam sealed then tested to insure seam strength and a long-term airtight barrier. A flange is inserted into each TCM Air-Cell. The flange provides a point of entry allowing the TCM to act as a breather. Flanges can be located anywhere on the Air-Cell to match conservator tank design and SEI offers a variety of standard aluminum flanges. Each TCM Air-Cell comes complete with hoops or handles that are used during deployment. These handles are also used to secure the Air-Cell to the conservator tank. SEI will place the handles according to the conservator tank design. Reinforced patches are placed around the flange, handles and at the point of contact with the level indicator to provide extra wear protection. Each TCM Air-Cell is individually marked for identification to enable easy inventory tracking. SEI can design and fabricate custom flanges to meet specific conservator tank designs.
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Oil-Filled, Inert Gas Preservation System must be monitored more closely. System must be topped up each year. If no monitoring, must be manually inspected. More temperature sensitive No need for fungicide Usually comes fully assembled Higher likelihood of oil contamination

TCM Air-Cell

SEI can offer alternate handles or securing tabs to meet bar or hook conservator tank attachment points.

Product Information
TCM Brochure [3]

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R O t L A L V E R -C E S IR N A CO M) ER (TC M E R N O A F R S B N A EM R T M

SEI designs TCM Air-Cells to be used inside cylindrical, elliptical, octagonal or rectangular shaped conservator tanks. The TCM AirCell floats in oil inside the conservator and expands/contracts by breathing through a flange placed in a customer-specified location, thus allowing the TCM Air-Cell to compensate for oil displacement due to temperature variations in the transformer. The TCM Air-cell also acts as a barrier to separate undesirable elements in the atmosphere, such as water vapour, nitrogen, ozone and oxygen, from transformer oil within a conservator. This barrier also reduces condensation and oxidation inside the transformer and suppresses gas bubble formation in the transformer oil. SEI custom fabricates each TCM Air-Cell to fit a clients specific conservator tank. All SEI TCM Air-Cells are designed to meet ANSI/IEEE C-57.12.80-1978. Sec: 6.5.5 standard. SEI specializes in quick delivery for custom TCM Air-Cells to meet the demands of field service operators.

FABRIc

TCM Air-Cells are constructed from Temp-Shield 30 oz. (1017 g) urethane elastomer-coated nylon fabric that has been specifically designed to be compatible with transformer oils, silicon fluids and bio-degradable transformer oils. The fabric is highly abrasionresistant and is extremely flexible, ensuring a long-term airtight barrier. Temp-Shield has a high temperature resistance (up to 130 degrees Celsius) and can be used in extreme low temperature settings up to -50 degrees Celsius. Temp-Shields nylon substrate also stretches, offering protection against over pressurization or vacuum during installation.

DESIGN

SEI offers a selection of standard TCM sizes. All seams are radio frequency welded and seam sealed then tested to insure seam strength and a long-term airtight barrier. A flange is inserted into each TCM Air-Cell. This flange provides a point of entry allowing the TCM to act as a breather. Flanges can be located anywhere on the Air-Cell to match conservator tank design. SEI offers a variety of standard aluminum flanges. Each TCM Air-Cell comes complete with hoops or handles that are used during deployment. These loops are also used to secure the Air-Cell to the conservator tank. SEI will place the handles according to your conservator tank design. Each TCM Air-Cell is individually marked for identification to enable easy inventory tracking.

SEI Industries Ltd. 7400 Wilson Ave, Delta, BC Canada V4G 1H3 604.946.3131 seisales@sei-ind.com www.sei-ind.com

Transformer Conservator Membrane Air-cell


STANDARD BASE FABRIC Base Fabric Weight Fabric / Style COATED FABRIC Total Weight Coat Type 30.03.0 oz/yd2 32 Mil 1017100 g/m2 Polyester Polyurethane 13.0 oz/yd2 Nylon 440 g/m2 METRIC ASTM TEST METHODS

TCM OIL

Thickness MATERIAL PROPERTIES Max. Operating Temperature Min. Operating Temperature Tensile Strength, Peel Adhesion Tongue Tear Warp/Fill 248 F -58 F 696/616 lbs/in 107 lbs/in 44/36 lbs

120 C -50 C 600/540 DaN/5 cm 93 DaN/5 cm 195/160 N 44%/25% D751 9.9 x 10 g


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D751

TCM

Elongation TCM Abrasion (per 100 cycles) Hydrostatic Resistance Pressure Rating Seam Strength Permeability to N2 Permeability to O2 3.5 x 10 oz
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D3389 D751 D751 D751 D1434

12.7 psig 5.8 psig 640/667 lbs/in 4.14 x 10 5.74 x 10


-17 -17

87 kPa 40 kPa 560/580 DaN/5 cm (cc/cm s cm HG)


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When oil inside the conservator is at a high temperature, the TCM deflates. Likewise, when the oil is at low temperature, the TCM inflates with air.

(cc/cm2s cm HG)

OPtIONS

StANdARd FLANGES

HANdLE

SEI can design and manufacture TCM Air-Cells to exact

conservator tank size specifications and oil volume levels. conservator tank designs.

SEI can design and fabricate custom flanges to meet specific SEI can offer alternate handles or securing tabs to meet bar or

hook conservator tank attachment points.

SEI specializes in quick delivery of custom TCM Air-Cells to

meet the demands of field service operators. When required, SEI can engineer and manufacture a new Air-Cell in as little of 24 hours from an approved drawing or from a damaged tank.

CYLINDRICAL

RECTANGULAR

ELLIPtIcAL

OCTAGONAL

Please include the dimensions of your TCM when placing your order.

Printed in Canada v01.02

SEI Industries Ltd. 7400 Wilson Ave, Delta, BC Canada V4G 1H3 604.946.3131 seisales@sei-ind.com www.sei-ind.com