Tallmadge, OH | August 13-17, 2018

Bundled Courses
Advanced DGA Diagnostics Transformer Management Essentials Applied Maintenance
Dates
August 13 - 17, 2018
Registration Cost
$3,500.00 USD
Register
Group Discounts Available.
Call 330.630.7000 x3485 for group pricing
Bundled Courses
Inspection & Sampling of Fluid-Filled Transformers Transformer Management Essentials Applied Maintenance
Dates
August 13 - 17, 2018
Registration Cost
$3,500.00 USD
Register
Group Discounts Available.
Call 330.630.7000 x3485 for group pricing

Individual Training Options

Transformer Management Essentials Applied Maintenance

Transformer Management Essentials Applied Maintenance

Certification Courses

Days: August 13 - 16, 2018

Credits: 2.8 CEU / 28 PDH / 28 NETA CTD

Cost:$3,000.00 USD

Advanced DGA Diagnostics

Advanced DGA Diagnostics

Scheduled Location

Day: August 17, 2018

Credits: 0.7 CEU / 7 PDH / 7 NETA CTD

Cost:$800.00 USD

Inspection & Sampling of Fluid-Filled Transformers

Inspection & Sampling of Fluid-Filled Transformers

Scheduled Location

Day: August 17, 2018

Credits: 0.7 CEU / 7 PDH / 7 NETA CTD

Cost:$800.00 USD

Day 1 - Day 4

Transformer Management Essentials Applied Maintenance

This course provides a foundational understanding of the internal and external elements of the transformer, the essentials of transformer operation and maintenance implementation and related industry standards.  It covers the chemical, mechanical and electrical components of the transformer, the purpose and operating characteristics of these components, the significant requirements and methods for maintenance, and the major testing involved in maintenance. 

This course experience at our Tallmadge facility includes lab and equipment tours, rewind facility tour, case studies, break-out groups, expert panel discussion, practical exercises, and interactive activities.

What You'll Learn

  • The role of transformers in power transmission and distribution
  • Transformer design and assembly
  • The transformer aging process
  • Common dielectric fluid tests
  • Interpreting test results (mineral oils)
  • Common field electrical tests and their purpose
  • Predictive, preventative and reactive maintenance
  • Chemical, mechanical and electrical maintenance procedures
  • Equipment condition assessments
  • and more…

Topics Covered

SESSION ONE: TRANSFORMER BASICS

  • Why do we use transformers?
  • War of the Currents
  • Power Delivery System
  • Transforming Voltage by Induction
  • Materials and Construction

SESSION TWO: SOLID INSULATION LIFE AND AGING

  • Mechanical Forces on the Core and Coils
  • Insulation Aging and Mechanical Strength
  • Conditions that Age Solid Insulation

SESSION THREE: INSULATING LIQUIDS

  • The Four Functions of Insulating Liquids
  • Oil Aging Process
  • What Accelerates the Aging Rate?
  • Inhibitor
  • New Oil Issues
  • Alternate Fluids

SESSION FOUR: STANDARDS, REGULATIONS, & NEW TECHNOLOGIES

  • Standards & Standards Organizations
  • Regulation of the Utility Industry
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Grid
  • Case Studies

SESSION FIVE: TESTING INSULATING LIQUIDS

  • Transformer Failure Modes
  • Visual Inspection and Sampling
  • What Tests and When
  • Test Methods

SESSION SIX: MOISTURE IN TRANSFORMERS

  • What are the Basic Issues?
  • What Is Important to Know?
  • Percent Saturation
  • Percent Moisture by Dry Weight

SESSION SEVEN: DISSOLVED GAS ANALYSIS

  • Basic Issues
  • Sampling for DGA
  • Test Method for DGA
  • DGA Interpretation
  • Qualitative Method – Key Gas Analysis
  • Interpretations Guidance Standards
  • Key Gas Example
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Case Studies

SESSION EIGHT: ANALYSIS FOR FURANIC COMPOUNDS

  • Breakdown of Cellulose
  • Test Methods
  • Interpreting Results
  • Using Furan Content to Calculate DP and Life Remaining

SESSION NINE: ELECTRICAL TESTING

  • Factory Electrical Testing
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Routine and Diagnostic Field Electrical Testing
  • Field Electrical Testing Safety
  • Infrared Thermography

SESSION TEN: INTERPRETING OIL TEST RESULTS & SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS IN MINERAL-OIL-FILLED TRANSFORMERS

  • Early Attempts at Industry Guidance
  • SD Myers, Inc. and IEEE Efforts
  • Color Guide
  • IEEE Standards
  • Development of Current SD Myers System
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Photomicrographs
  • Transformer Oil Testing Criteria
  • Case Studies
  • Interpretation Reports and Case Studies

SESSION ELEVEN: APPLIED TRANSFORMER MAINTENANCE

  • Transformer Maintenance Overview
  • Maintenance Priorities
  • Issues and Procedures for Mechanical Maintenance
  • Issues and Procedures for Electrical Maintenance Needs
  • Issues and Procedures for Chemical Maintenance Needs
  • Reconditioning
  • Factory Dry Out
  • Field Dry Out Options
  • Maintenance Practices for Oil Aging
  • Field Equipment
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Service Contractors

SESSION TWELVE: TRANSFORMER ASSESSMENT AND WRAP-UP

  • Introduction to Asset Management
  • Managing the Asset Lifecycle
  • Risk Based Asset Management
  • Wrap-up

Day 5

Advanced DGA Diagnostics

Learn to identify fault gases and what causes their formation. We will explain and provide examples of qualitative and quantitative interpretation of dissolved gases and how to evaluate the condition of cellulose insulation. This class will also examine the role DGA plays in new oil testing and discuss procedures to obtain a representative sample from transformers.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn to identify fault gases and what causes their formation.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods for interpretation of dissolved gas concentrations.
  • Identifying other combustible gases within transformers.
  • Learn what to do in the event of a fault and for the generation of combustible gases.
  • Examine the role DGA plays in new oil testing.
  • Discuss procedures to obtain a representative sample from transformers.

 This course is also available as customer on-site training.

Inspection & Sampling of Fluid-Filled Transformers

Learn the proper and safe procedures needed to obtain a representative sample of dielectric fluid. Features a sampling demonstration and practical exercises to obtain accurate oils samples for use in lab analysis.

What You'll Learn

  • Safety hazards and PPE requirements.
  • Identify transformers that require extraordinary procedures to obtain samples.
  • Gain knowledge of transformers, auxiliary equipment, accessories and other equipment.
  • Learn proper oil sampling procedures.
  • Learn how proper samples lead to a more accurate trending history.

This course is also available as customer on-site training.

Topics Covered

  • Safety
  • Special Care Transformers
  • Transformer Part & Visual Inspection
  • Inspection Forms/Nameplates/Gauges
  • Sampling Containers
  • Proper Sampling
  • Nitrogen Blanket
  • Packaging
  • Why Oil Test
  • The importance of monitoring the insulation
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