Transformer Oil Gas Analyzer (TOGA) GC System
  •  8610-0031 8610-0031
  • 8610-0032 8610-0032
Transformer Oil Gas Analyzer (TOGA) GC System
Transformer Oil Gas Analyzer (TOGA) GC System - DISCONTINUED
  • HID, FID and/or TCD Detectors
  • Built-in PeakSimple Data System
  • Built-in Standards Preparation Module—Make Your Own Standards
  • Dual 10-port Gas Sampling Valves
  • Gas Extraction Loop on the compact 8610C chassis

By analyzing the gases dissolved in transformer oil, potential transformer faults can be avoided. ASTM D3612 provides for identification and quantification of dissolved gases intransformer oil by GC. The SRI TOGA GC uses the version referred to as D3612B, the direct injection technique where the dissolved gas extraction takes place inside the GC. This means that other than collecting the transformer oil in a glass airtight syringe, no sample preparation is necessary prior to injection into the TOGA GC. This helps to avoid contamination made possible by transferring the sample between various containers.

The presence and quantities of certain gases in the transformer oil indicate four broad types of possible general fault conditions:
 
1-Transformer oil overheating: methane, ethane, ethylene, and small quantities of acetylene
2-Partial Discharge: hydrogen, methane, and small quantities of acetylene and ethane
3-Sustained Arcing: hydrogen, acetylene, and ethylene
4-Insulating Paper Overheating: carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
 
To achieve these chromatograms, a transformer oil standard was pumped through the gas extraction loop of a TOGA GC equipped with HID and TCD detectors. The TCD was used to quantify the oxygen and nitrogen because the HID is too sensitive for the large quantities typically found dissolved in transformer oil.

In the TOGA GC, the transformer oil sample is injected by peristaltic pump through a unique gas extraction loop. The gas extraction loop consists of permeation membrane tubing encapsulated in a trap-heated glass tube. The permeation tubing is plumbed to the sample inlet, the dual 10-port valves, and the waste/sample outlet. Solenoid valves are included for purging the gas extraction chamber with helium between runs.
 

While the transformer oil is being pumped through the gas extraction loop, the 10-port electrically actuated valves are in the LOAD position. During this time, the dissolved gases in the transformer oil permeate through the membrane, into the extraction chamber. When the valves are switched to the INJECT position, the contents of the loop are swept into the Silica Gel and Molecular Sieve 13X columns.

By reconnecting a few tubing lines, the TOGA GC can be used to create dissolved gas standards. A Tedlar bag (or other container) filled with gas standard is connected to the standard pump. The standards preparation vessel is filled with sample liquid. The standard pump bubbles gas standard through the standards preparation vessel, equilibrating the liquid over time to a known concentration.
 

8610-0031 TOGA GC System with HID detector and 1 channel data system DISCONTINUED

8610-0032 TOGA GC System with TCD & HID detectors and 4 channel data system DISCONTINUED

(VOLTAGE: for 110VAC, use "part number-1" [ex: 8610-0032-1] for 220VAC, use "part number-2")