When transformers no longer can sustain optimal working conditions around your industrial site, phasing them out is necessary for clearing up room for new transformers. Recycling them is important to do in particular, which you'll have success with if you remember these key protocols.
Get Familiar with Transformer Scrap Values
Transformers have a lot of important components, including connecting terminals, metal cores, mounting brackets, and outer casing units. Some of these parts may still be in good condition despite the fact that your site's transformer is no longer usable.
When you go to recycle these types of transformers, knowing scrap values for said components will help you make a decent profit if you find a company that accepts them for money. You'll know the going rates and can thus determine what type of deal you're getting when working with a recycling facility or company.
Handle the Logistical Side
Once you work out values with a transformer recycling company, you're ready to approach the logistical side and that's shipping. You need to figure out how you're going to approach the large size and weight of said transformers to where you're not exposing yourself to hazards or future liabilities.
If you don't have the appropriate equipment to facilitate shipping like well-powered trucks, then you can hire a transformer recycling company. You'll still need to make sure there's room around the pickup point for the transformer so that the company can quickly access it and take it to the nearest recycling center.
Review Potential Safety Hazards
In order to remain completely safe the entire time that a transformer is recycled around your site, review all potential safety hazards that are involved with this particular task. Then you and others can be hyper-vigilant with certain things as to not get injured.
For instance, if your transformer has potential contaminants, you would need to identify them and see what handling protocols can keep them from causing issues around your work site. Or maybe a transformer has potentially sharp components because of wear, which you'll want to make a note of before moving said equipment.
Transformer recycling may be needed at some point around your work site and if it is, take this process very seriously each time it's necessary. Then you can do what's needed from a regulatory, safety, and efficiency standpoint. There won't be a bunch of hurdles you have to overcome as a result.