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Electrical Transformer Disposal Service

Transformers are electrical devices that are used to convert alternating current (AC) electrical energy from one voltage level to another. This is typically done by using the principles of electromagnetic induction, where a changing magnetic field is used to generate an electrical current in a coil of wire. Transformers are commonly used in power distribution systems, where they are used to step up the voltage of the electrical energy from a power plant before it is transmitted over long distances, and then step down the voltage before it is delivered to homes and businesses.


The lifespan of a transformer can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of transformer, its operating conditions, and the quality of its maintenance. In general, however, transformers can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Some transformers are designed to operate for more than 50 years, while others may last for even longer.


Transformers are typically made of a variety of metals, including copper, aluminum, and steel. These metals are used in the transformer's windings, core, and other components, and transformer recycling can be very lucrative. When a transformer reaches the end of its operational lifespan, the metal parts can be recycled by melting them down and using the recovered materials to make new transformer parts or other products. Transformer recycling helps to conserve natural resources and reduce the amount of waste generated. Transformer recycling can produce particularly valuable metals like copper and aluminum.

Certified Surplus Metals will come to you anywhere in the US and pick up and dispose of electrical scrap and transformers. Open 7 days a week we’ll work around your schedule.

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