No-load versus load loss

Stanley Y. Merritt, Stuart D. Chaitkin

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The theory of transformer losses expressed as no-load loss and load loss is reviewed. The mathematical expressions for per-unit loss as a function of load are developed based on rated and actual load. The three methods for expressing the cost of losses in forms that can be used to evaluate bids are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Industry Applications Magazine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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