A distribution transformer or service transformer is a transformer that provides the final voltage transformation in the electric power distribution system, stepping down the voltage used in the distribution lines to the level used by the customer.
Based on power rating, the distribution transformer market has been segmented into power ratings ranging up to 500 kVA, 501 kV–2,500 kVA, 2,501 kVA–10,000 kVA, and above 10,000 kVA. The distribution transformers ranging from 2,501 kVA–10,000 kVA are widely used in industrial and commercial sectors due to high power consumption as compared to residential power consumption.
Liquid immersed type transformer the largest transformer type under insulation type segment in the distribution transformer market
The liquid immersed type transformer under insulation type segment is expected to have the largest share in 2016. They are widely used in utility, industrial, and commercial applications due to their advantages such as energy efficiency, lower sound level, and much longer operating life. They can also be used in outdoor as well as indoor applications and are manufactured in accordance with the most demanding industry and international standards.
Pad-mounted transformer the largest transformer type under mounting type segment in the distribution transformer market
The pad-mounted transformer under mounting type segment occupied the largest market share in the distribution transformer market in 2015. The demand for pad-mounted transformers is expected to increase during the forecast period, due to their usage in a wide range of applications in ground distribution loads as well as their utilization for application in renewable energy installation.