Refurbished Transformers – Delivering More Than Just A Reduced Price

Refurbished transformers and other electrical equipment offer benefits far beyond a lower initial acquisition cost. They also offer increased availability and flexibility, as well as being more reliable and serviceable than their new counterparts.

Refurbished transformers also have obvious sustainability benefits, reducing waste and minimizing resource usage.

Lower Cost for an As-New Product

A refurbished transformer can offer a 30-70% initial cost savings over new equipment. When it comes from a leading supplier of refurbished transformers, it will be in like-new condition, with all worn parts and oil replaced. It may also be backed by a more extensive warranty than a comparable new unit. Emerald Transformer’s refurbished units, for example, include an industry-leading three-year warranty period that outpaces most OEM coverage.

Reduced Ongoing Cost and Ancillary Expenses

In addition to a lower initial acquisition cost, using a like-new refurbished transformer instead of a new model can reduce the need for new poles, cement pads, or vaults at the time of installation, as new equipment is larger and heavier than ever before.

Readily Available

Unlike new transformers, which can take 3-6 months to fabricate and deliver, a wide variety of refurbished transformers are readily available in common voltages. This availability allows you to get a replacement transformer up and running faster, with minimum downtime. Refurbished transformers can also be customized quickly for specific applications.

Increased Operational Flexibility

The wider availability of refurbished transformers can also lessen the need to keep spare transformers on hand. This simplifies Transformer Asset Management (TAM) and reduces the amount of capital tied up in replacement inventory.

More Sustainable

Deploying a refurbished transformer is an excellent way to minimize waste and reuse valuable resources. Refurbishing a transformer is more efficient than recycling its component materials and also reduces the demand for energy and materials needed to manufacture new transformers from scratch.

Contact Us

To see how you can purchase refurbished transformers and initiate your cost savings, contact one of our experts today by calling 800.908.8800.

How to Prevent Strains and Sprains on Your Worksites

Did you know according to the National Safety Council, strains and sprains are among the nation’s leading causes of worker’s compensation claims?

Strains and sprains can occur anywhere, any time:

What is a strain?

Strains are stretched ligaments and tendons. A strain usually occurs whenever a muscle is stretched beyond its limit.

What is a sprain?

Sprains occur when a muscle is stretched too much, and ligaments pull, sometimes tear.

Causes of strain and sprain:

Prevention for strains and sprains:

Lifting tips:

Benefits Across the Transformer Lifecycle

Benefits Across the Transformer Lifecycle

Transformer refurbishment and recycling don’t deliver benefits only at the beginning or end of a transformer’s life. In fact, they yield value throughout the entire transformer lifecycle, including for years after it has been removed from service.

Initial Acquisition

Ongoing Operations



Benefits of FR3 Oil vs Mineral Oil

Benefits of FR3 Oil vs Mineral Oil

Low Cost With High Return

When was the last time you assessed your current transformer oil’s status? Did you know that compared to mineral oil, FR3 oil will help protect your transformer’s insulating paper up to 8 times longer than mineral oil at the same operating temperature?

Your transformer operates at high temperatures – so this capability when utilizing FR3 oil will enable you to see up to a 20% increased loadability.

When using FR3 oil, a natural ester derived from renewal vegetable oils, you are providing:

The environmental benefits that you gain with utilizing FR3 oil are far greater to mineral oil and unsurpassed by any other dielectric coolant on the market.

It is a new year – your transformers deserve an upgrade! Help improve your transformer’s reliability and performance by upgrading from mineral oil to FR3 oil – the cost is low but the value is high. Click here to learn more about Emerald Transformer’s oil services.

If you are ready to begin utilizing FR3 oil – call one of our Emerald Transformer industry experts today at 800.908.8800.

New Year New Partner


Emerald Transformer is the premier national single-source solution for oil-filled electrical equipment with services including repair, re-manufacturing, field technical services, recycling and disposal. In addition, we provide oil processing, laboratory services and parts distribution.

It is the start of a new year, hello 2019! Around this time of year, companies are finalizing their annual budgets to see how they can implement cost saving initiatives and remove unnecessary headaches that were experienced in the previous year. It is important to choose the right partner when dealing with oil-filled electrical equipment and like services. All provider companies are not created equal, and a qualified partner can offer compelling advantages for your bottom line, the environment, and even the future of your organization.

When you begin to assess your current provider, you can use some of the below tips to ensure your current provider is meeting your company’s expectations.


Why choose Emerald Transformer? Here are some of our key advantages:

    Since the 1970s, we have been committed to delivering the industry’s highest quality repair services and refurbished equipment. Emerald Transformer’s technical expertise and commitment to continuous improvement have resulted in one of the industry’s lowest failure rates, according to our customers. The rigorous repair process performed on Emerald’s products includes new oil, the replacement of worn or broken parts, and comprehensive QA/QC testing before it leaves our facility. All Emerald equipment is backed by a three-year warranty that rivals most original manufacturers’ warranty periods.
    Our safety and environmental policy is centered on being a responsible corporate citizen by protecting the environment, our customers, our employees, and business partners. We are committed to complying with the best safety and environmental practices, including meeting or exceeding applicable requirements and striving for continual improvement in related corporate management systems. Emerald Transformer manages our processes, materials, and personnel to create healthy and safe work conditions and reduce the risks associated with our work. Additionally, our environmental objective is to ensure a limited footprint, eliminating long-term liability and being a sustainable partner to our customers.
    With eight full-service facilities across the country, Emerald Transformer has the footprint to serve our customers across all product lines. Through our nationwide transportation network and highly mobile teams of on-site repair and decommissioning professionals, we provide comprehensive services to investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, commercial and industrial sites, and municipalities across the country. We deliver single-source convenience and accountability and put state-of-the-art transformer services within easy reach of every electric utility provider and industrial customer, regardless of size or geography.
    Along with convenience and efficiency, our vertically integrated approach delivers the piece-of-mind and security that comes from working with a single provider. For equipment that is not a candidate for refurbishment, we provide comprehensive decommissioning and disposal services with a particular emphasis on safely detecting, analyzing, handling and disposing of PCBs. Expertise in every phase of the transformer life cycle contributes to our cradle-to-grave promise.