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# What is the normal or average life expectancy of a Transformer ?

When a Transformer is operated under ANSI / IEEE basic loading conditions (ANSI C57.96), its normal life

expectancy is about 20 years. The ANSI / IEEE basic loading conditions for Transformer are:

expectancy is about 20 years. The ANSI / IEEE basic loading conditions for Transformer are:

**i. The Transformer is continuously loaded at rated kVA (kilo Volt Ampere) and rated Voltages (Transformer must be operated at the rated Voltage and kVA)**

**ii. The average temperature of the ambient air during any 24-hour period is equal to 30°C (86 °F) and at no time exceeds 40°C (104 °F).**

**iii. The height where the transformer is installed,**

does not above 3300 feet or 1000 meters.does not above 3300 feet or 1000 meters.

is only these three is everthing given in ansi c56.96?

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i need the formula for calculating transformer life expectancy ratio.

if we continuously use transformer …..how long will it work?