Alan Ross

About the Author

Alan M Ross CRL, Vice President of Reliability Alan Ross is the Vice President of Reliability at SD Myers, Inc. in Tallmadge, Ohio.  He is responsible for developing and executing long-term reliability strategies and next generation leadership for all operating units, both domestically and internationally. He often presents at industry conferences and has authored several trade publication articles on transformer maintenance and reliability, including articles featured … Continue reading About the Author

Risk & Reliability of Transformers

Getting experts to agree on most things is challenging at best, and often, downright impossible. Getting transformer experts to agree might be even more challenging. Despite the fact that transformers have been around for nearly a century—and with varying opinions on transformer design and maintenance—most experts agree that not all transformer failures are alike. Also widely recognized is that the life of the insulation or … Continue reading Risk & Reliability of Transformers

Hype or Happening…will the Internet of Things (IoT) change anything?

Back in August of 1987, there was a “convergence” that supposedly marked the movement from one age to a new age, the Age of Aquarius. And for those who are too young to remember, just Google the song. Oh, darn…now it’s in my head! But I digress. (Which you should get used to when reading this blog because I love digression for context.) What does that … Continue reading Hype or Happening…will the Internet of Things (IoT) change anything?

Alan Ross

About the Author

Alan M Ross CRL, Vice President of Reliability Alan Ross is the Vice President of Reliability at SD Myers, Inc. in Tallmadge, Ohio.  He is responsible for developing and executing long-term reliability strategies and next generation leadership for all operating units, both domestically and internationally. He often presents at industry conferences and has authored several trade publication articles on transformer maintenance and reliability, including articles featured … Continue reading About the Author

Risk & Reliability of Transformers

Getting experts to agree on most things is challenging at best, and often, downright impossible. Getting transformer experts to agree might be even more challenging. Despite the fact that transformers have been around for nearly a century—and with varying opinions on transformer design and maintenance—most experts agree that not all transformer failures are alike. Also widely recognized is that the life of the insulation or … Continue reading Risk & Reliability of Transformers

The 7 Myths of Transformer Reliability

A title like this is supposed to make you curious about two things: First is whether you are aware of these myths and second is if you are aware of them but wrongly believe them. They are myths after all. Working in the reliability field with a focus on electrical systems, I have become increasingly aware of how many people believe in one or more … Continue reading The 7 Myths of Transformer Reliability