Transforming Energy for America

Sizing / Isostatic Compression

Coils need careful handling through the drying, pressing, and sizing operations. All coils are dried and oil-sprayed using the vapor-phase drying (VPD) process under isostatic pressure. Isostatic compression stabilizes the actual height during the drying process. Windings are kept compressed until nesting to avoid axial spring-back.

To make sure this process is flawless, we use a specialized device we call the “winding mushroom.” The mushroom ensures that isostatic compression is uniform and continuous throughout the VPD process. It is crucial in meeting the design parameters for the short circuit.