College of Architecture and Environmental Design


Construction Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Construction Management




L. Sinonian, Philip Barlow


Ferroresonance is an issue often overlooked in the high voltage powerline industry. Ferroresonance is a complex nonlinear electrical phenomenon that can cause dielectric and thermal problems to transformers. It is a very complex topic that is not completely understood and requires a large amount of work in order to comprehend. It can cause injury to Lineman that work around it and damage equipment. The proper training and a safety device could make the industry safer and save money. Through interviews and research I have studied the need for a safety device that applies load to a transformer during installation in order to eliminate the risk of Ferroresonance. I have also developed a prototype that can be used to apply 20 amps of load at 120V to the secondary side of a transformer. A product like this could be very valuable to have in the industry.