The distribution transformers play a vital role in stepping down the voltage at the consumer end in an electric power distribution circuitry, providing the required amount of voltage that suits the machines or devices. It is also known as a service transformer in several areas. It is therefore much important to know about these transformers and how to make them useful. Since stepping down of the voltage is a high desire function that finds its applications not only in the industrial areas but also in the domestic areas. This is the reason we find the distribution transformer tenders being opened every other day by the companies on large scale.
Depending on the budget of the firm looking forward to getting the transformer, the tender could comprise of either one of the many types of the transformer or a combination of all or few. There are five major types of the distribution transformer namely one phase transformer, three phase transformer, underground transformer, pole mounted transformer and pad mounted transformer.
The purpose of insulating a certain part of the circuit or the whole circuit is also achieved via these distribution transformers. These transformers are generally small in size and are available in a number of efficiencies.
What do the companies look for in the distribution transformer tenders?
When a certain group or firm opens a tender for these transformers, they usually look for these features as stated below:
- The amount of load that the transformer could bear
- The tolerance of the stepping voltage of the transformer
- The satisfactory attachment to the energy meter at the user end
- The figure of insulation provided by the transformer
- The efficiency of the stepping down voltage
- The ratio of the output power to input power at full load condition
Once the tender is been opened, a number of companies manufacturing and distributing these transformers will start approaching the firm. The procedure they follow is to fill in the necessary details for the products that they can deliver and their efficiency as required by the buyer. The buyer then closes the tender on the announced date and usually calls for the meeting with the representatives of the manufacturers. The meeting is based on the short listing of the distributors according to their details in the tender. Once the meetings are over, the buyer then decides which company he would prefer to hire. The decision largely depends upon the services, efficiency, and rates of the manufacturers.
If you are a manufacturing company and you wish to win a tender, you need to focus on the following points while filling a tender:
- Stay truthful and honest about your product
- Do not exaggerate, stick to the facts
- Provide every possible detail regarding the transformer and components
- Check if you can deliver in time
- If you doubt to deliver the project in time, do not risk to sign it
- If you have to purchase some raw material, would your budget make you comfortable