This book will present some aspects of the design of large power transformers. It has been written at an introductory level, which should suit first or second year students, who are studying power engineering. It will also supplement the training of young graduates who intend to specialize in transformer engineering. The content has been restricted in order to keep the costs down and students who wish to extend their knowledge can refer to other more complete and detailed transformer books of which there are many.
I have made use of sketches and illustrations in order to give some visualization of the design parameters. I have also inserted some photographs showing large transformers, to give an indication of the size of these units. The transformers shown were manufactured in Peebles Power Transformers in Edinburgh, which unfortunately was destroyed by a major fire in 1999.
I would like to thank the management for their permission to use these photographs, and the staff and workforce who built these excellent units.