Transformers are an important part of many industries across the globe. Transformers of all sizes can be found in a range from electronic device chargers, TV’s, and even expansive power grids. As products that typically contain many metals themselves, they are often encased in heavy steel, offering protection. This steel often helps protect a variety of copper and aluminum wiring that is tucked away inside. For whatever reason, if you find yourself in the possession of one of these, you have a great opportunity to make a good yield on your scrap metal.
Scrapping large transformers from power grids will require much more work. For small transformers found in electrical devices and such, simply bring them into our facility. For larger transformers.
To scrap a large transformer, we begin by removing them from secured locations. If you have been given access to do so, you can use screwdrivers to loosen the transformer from where it is currently positioned. If wiring is already exposed, you can file at the insulation until you unveil the metal inside, determining if it is aluminum or copper based on coloration. To reach wires hidden behind steel casing, you will need to cut off the steel, using a hammer and chisel. This process is much more tedious, but with the help of our professionals, it will still be better than junking the transformer for nothing. For large pieces of metal, we offer container services that can come to your site and haul away for recycling at our facility.
There are several elements of transformers that can be scrapped. The steel casing, aluminum wires and copper wires within. If you just have transformers in their whole form, you can bring them to a scrapping facility to be weighed and taken apart by the team on-site. Or, you can arrange for a container service to come and haul the transformer away from your site to our facility. However, pieced out, you can bring sorted parts which come at different price points. To have the most accurate estimate, call Harry's Metals for updated pricing. We can also help you determine if scrap container services would help you to safely and economically bring your scrap to our facility.