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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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