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Inspection Checklist:

Upon delivery and prior to unloading:

1. Inspect equipment for any damage that may have
occurred during shipment or storage.

2. Verify that the tie rods and chains are undamaged

and tight and that all blocking and bracing is tight.
Check that there is no evidence of load shifting in

3.Check reading from impact recorder and compare

with manufacturers recommendation.
4. Check for indication of external damages, dents or
scratches in doors, tank walls, radiators and fins,
termination compartments.

5. Check for evidence of insulating liquid leaks on

transformer surfaces, at weld seams, on high and low
voltage bushing parts and at the transformer base.

6. Verify that there is positive pressure or vacuum on

the tank. Check pressure gauge. Gauge readings
other than zero indicate that the tank is properly
sealed. (Alternatively, pull the pressure relief valve
ring, if equipped and released instantly or loosen the
vent plug. The sound of rushing air indicates that the
unit has maintained an effective seal. The absence of
rushing air sounds may be evidence of a leak.

7. Compare transformer and accessories received

with the bill of material to verify that the shipment is
complete. Verify that transformer and accessories
conform with the 3 manufacturers quotation and
shop drawings. If the shipment is not complete or
does not comply with project requirements, notify the
manufacturer in writing immediately.

8. Unload transformers carefully, observing all

packing label warnings and handling in accordance
with manufacturers recommendation.

9. Open termination compartment doors and inspect

components for damaged or displace parts, loose or
broken connections, cracked or shipped insulators,
bent mounting flanges, dirt or foreign material and
water or moisture.

10 When condition indicates the likelihood of a

damage, file a damage claim with the transport
company and notify the manufacturer in writing
immediately. Consult the manufacturer for
recommendation before returning transformers to
the manufacturer for inspection and repairs, rejecting
transformers, repairing or replacing components, or
performing additional labor.
11. Check/verify PCB contents.


1. Handle transformers carefully, in accordance with

manufacturer recommendation, to damage to the
enclosure, termination compartments, base, frame,
tank and internal components. Avoid subjecting
transformers to impact, jolting, jarring, rough
handling, etc.

2. Protect transformer termination compartments

against the entrance of dust and rain when handling
outdoors during inclement weather.

3. Verify that transformers are transported in the

upright position to avoid initial stresses on the core
and coil mounting assembly and to prevent trapping
air in the windings. Do not tilt or tip transformers.

4. Verify that transformer weights are within the

rated capacity of the handling equipment to be used.

5. Ensure that personnel are kepy at a safe distance

from transformers while lifting and handling.

6. Use the manufacturer recommended points for

lifting, jacking and/or pulling transformers. Do not lift
or drag by placing a loop or sling around the
transformer. Do not use radiator fins for lifting or
jacking. Use all lifting lugs when lifting transformers.
(Lifting lugs or ears are designed for vertical strain
7. Use jacks at the corners of the tank base plate. Do
not place jacks under radiator pins, termination
compartments, drain valves, pipe connections or
other attachments.

8. Use nylon straps of the same length to balance

and distribute weight when handling transformer
with a crane.

9. Use spreader or lifting beam to obtain a vertical lift

and to protect the transformer from straps bearing
against the enclosure. (Lifting cable pull angles
should not be greater than 15 degrees from vertical.

10. Exercise care not to damage the tank base

structure when handling transformer using skids of
rollers. Use skids to distribute stresses over the tank
base when using rollers under large transformers.

Upon delivery and prior to unloading:

Syntegra Solar

Transformer Inspection:
Upon Delivery and prior to unloading:
1. Check transformer/accessories
received against bill of material
2. Visual Inspection:

Impact recorder reading

Tie rods /chains
Load shifting in transit
External damages
- dents or scratches
- in doors
- tank walls
- radiators/fins
- termination compartments
- low/high voltage bushings

e Insulating liquid leaks

- transformer surfaces
- weld seams
- high/low voltage bushing
- transformer base
3. Check Tank positive pressure or vacuum
4. Termination compartment
- damaged/displace parts
- loose/broken connections
- cracked or chipped insulators
- mounting flanges
- dirt/foreign material/moisture

Inspected by:

Syntegra Solar