Our growing library of articles written by Southwest Electric Co’s team of experts provide information on various subjects including transformers, motors, switchgear, field services, and more. Scroll down or choose a category below to see what our experts can help you learn.
September 14, 2022
On-Demand Monitoring: Cost-effective Alternatives to Online Monitoring
The Uptime Conundrum Continually increasing demand for production uptime (and consequent decrease in available system outages for maintenance) continues to […]Read More
September 6, 2022
How Often Should I Pull Transformer Oil Samples?
A common question we get from our customers is “How often should I pull transformer oil samples?” Our training manager […]Read More
August 25, 2022
3 Avoidable Electric Motor Issues
The following article was previously published by Utilities Tech Outlook. Read the original article here. Electric motor owners often ask how […]Read More
August 17, 2022
Jeff Weingarten Speaks on the Current Power Industry Marketplace
Southwest Electric Co. President, Jeff Weingarten, spoke with Transformer Technology’s Editor in chief, Alan Ross, at the 2022 edition of […]Read More
July 21, 2022
Why Are IR Windows So Important?
A common question we get regarding our custom switchgear is “Why are IR windows so important”? This video shows what […]Read More
July 7, 2022
Why Are Key Locks on Our Switch Enclosures?
A common question we get regarding our switchgear is “Why are key locks so common on our switch enclosures?” Key […]Read More
June 1, 2022
The Right Way to Sample a Transformer
Transformer sampling is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to determine what is going on in our transformers, but […]Read More
May 6, 2022
The Importance of Dyno Testing
What is Dyno Testing? Dynamometer testing, more commonly known as dyno testing, is a type of motor load test. It […]Read More
March 30, 2022
The Basics of Synchronous Motors
At Southwest Electric, we work with synchronous motors daily in our shops. These motors are distinct in that they prevent […]Read More
February 25, 2022
The Difference Between Metal-enclosed & Metal-clad Switchgear
Metal-clad switchgear is typically considered top-of-the-line equipment, offering the most safety features, higher current interrupting, and more voltage options. All […]Read More