Scheduled Courses

SDMyers' instructors are on the road several times a year, teaching transformer management to professionals across the globe. We offer our core courses in cities across North America, South America, Europe, and Australia and Asia. These courses feature the same team of expert instructors, teaching in English and Spanish.

Available Scheduled Courses


Transformer Management 1 (3-DAY COURSE)

Transformer Management 1 is intended to lay a strong foundation for those who are in any way responsible for transformer maintenance. Participants will gain a basic understanding of transformers, oil and electrical tests, maintenance principles, and the importance of a reliable electrical power system.

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Fundamentals of Reliability (1- DAY COURSE)

Terry O’Hanlon, CEO/Publisher of Uptime Magazine and Reliabilityweb.com​ will present an overview of Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System with an emphasis on the Four Fundamentals of Reliability Leadership.  Terry’s presentation will include interactive exercises that will help develop your Reliability plan. 

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Transformer Management Essentials (3-DAY COURSE)

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. *Onsite custom pricing available

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Inspection & Sampling of Fluid-Filled Transformers (1/2 DAY COURSE)

In this 1/2-day course, you will 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. *Onsite custom pricing available

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Load Tap Changer Principles & Maintenance (1-DAY COURSE)

This class explains the theory of load tap changing and identifies the various types and styles of tap changers, their components, and sequences of operation. Additionally, this class discusses monitoring, inspections, and testing required for developing an intelligent preventative load tap changer (LTC) maintenance program. *Onsite custom pricing available

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Electrical Testing - Power Factor Testing (1-Day Course)

This is a one-day class that gives an in depth understanding of Power Factor Testing in the field. The Power Factor is a measurement of the efficiency of the transformer's insulation system and therefore a reliable electrical test to detect deterioration that may cause significant issues with the operation of the transformer. *Onsite custom pricing available

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LatAm360 (3-DAY COURSE)

Únase a nosotros y sea parte del cambio hacia la extensión de vida útil de sus transformadores y las mejores practicas de la industria de potencia. Un simposio de 4 días en donde lideres de la industria compartirán sus experiencias y conocimientos para ayudarles a desarrollar programas que sean efectivos, exitosos y duraderos. Este simposio le ofrecerá el conocimiento necesario para la extensión de la vida confiable de sus equipos. No se pierda este gran acontecimiento y sea parte de la revolución!

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Principios de Mantenimiento de Transformadores (2-Días Curso)

Este curso introduce al alumno en una serie de temas que resumen los fundamentos básicos de los transformadores y de mantenimiento del transformador.  *PreciosEspecializados para Entrenamientos En Sitio

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Inspección y Muestreo de Transformadores (1-DAY COURSE)

En este curso le enseñará los procedimientos adecuados y seguros necesarios para obtener una muestra representativa del fluido dieléctrico.  *PreciosEspecializados para Entrenamientos En Sitio

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Gestión de Transformadores 1 (3-DAY COURSE)

Gestión de Transformadores 1 proporciona una comprensión esencial para aquellos que tienen bajo su responsabilidad el mantenimiento de transformadores. Los estudiantes van a obtener un conocimiento fundamental de transformadores, pruebas al aceite, pruebas eléctricas, principios de mantenimiento y la importancia de un sistema eléctrico confiable.  *Precios Especializados para Entrenamientos En Sitio

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Gestión Avanzada de Transformadores (3-Días Curso)

SDMyers es el principal propulsor de entrenamientos en pruebas de transformadores, en mantenimiento y en confiabilidad con una amplia oferta para todos los roles asociados con la gestión de transformadores. Si bien es cierto que la profundidad de formación continuará ofreciéndose, nos damos cuenta de que hay una nueva generación de profesionales de mantenimiento y confiabilidad que necesitan una visión más inmediata de todas las áreas que podrían afectar la confiabilidad de su sistema eléctrico en relación con los transformadores.

 

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Risk and Reliability Fundamentals (1-DAY COURSE)

This seminar will provide training and education to those responsible for identifying, assessing and mitigating risks associated with distribution and power transformers.

Transformers and other electrical equipment are assets that have ongoing maintenance needs or are at risk for failure. The seminar assists participants in developing an intelligent maintenance program that will evaluate risks and consequences of failure and prioritize maintenance needs according to our data and standards, industry standards and best engineering practices. 

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Advanced DGA Diagnostics (1-DAY COURSE)

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. *Onsite custom pricing available

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Complete Transformer Maintenance (4-DAY COURSE)

This is a 4-day course presented at the Electric Power Training Center operated by WAPA in Golden, CO.  During the four days, the student will be introduced to important concepts in the effective maintenance and management of one of the most critical components of the electrical system, the transformer. It covers chemical, mechanical and electrical components of the transformer, significant requirements and methods for maintenance, provides the fundamentals to calculate key factors of transformer dry out procedures, provides understanding of the operation and application of processing equipment (i.e. reclamation rigs) and the regasketing and selection of all key gasket materials on a transformer.

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Transformer Management 1 Plus (3.5-DAY COURSE)

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.

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Transformer Management 2 (3-DAY COURSE)

After a brief review, this course builds on the foundational concepts taught in the Transformer Management 1 Plus (and Transformer Management 1 Course). Students will dive deeper into the concepts of reactive, predictive, and preventative maintenance of transformers and be able to develop a cost-effective testing and maintenance plan to prolong the reliable life of their transformers.

Transformer Management 2 is for the person who is responsible for decisions relating to the management of transformers and goes deeper into the design and operation of the transformer. Moving beyond just understanding DGA results or electrical tests to forecasting and knowing what it takes to change the current forecasted result. This course is good for those whose primary responsibilities include transformer and substation maintenance.

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Transformer Management 3 (3-DAY COURSE)

Transformer Management 3 examines the lifecycle of the transformer, including new equipment, specifications and management of the process. This includes the key process of managing each step of transportation. We go into detail on the process, from factory testing to final energization. Most important, this final course will take everything we have learned and run a full, one-day case study on a plant and series of transformers. This is the summation of the technical training process. Level 3 is for the person who is the lead or manager of transformers and substations.

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Gestión de Transformadores 2 (4-DAY COURSE)

Después de un repaso breve, este curso se basa en los conceptos fundamentales que se enseñan en Gestión de Transformadores 1 Plus (y en el curso Gestión de Transformadores 1). Los estudiantes profundizarán en los conceptos de mantenimiento reactivo, predictivo y preventivo de transformadores y podrán desarrollar un plan de mantenimiento y prueba rentable de extender la vida confiable de sus transformadores.

Este curso va a familiarizar el estudiante con una subestación y el equipo de sistema, así como también con conocimientos adicionales sobre el diseño y la construcción del transformador. Este curso proporciona conocimiento avanzado y desarrolla las habilidades para identificar y analizar, interpretar los resultados de pruebas químicas, identificar recomendaciones de mantenimiento basadas en pruebas químicas y eléctricas, gestionar especificaciones de servicios y tomar decisiones críticas de mantenimiento y planificación. Además, desarrollamos y trabajamos en la aplicación de esta educación avanzada a través de ejercicios, actividades interactivas, etc. lo que aumenta la retención del aprendizaje, la aplicabilidad de los conceptos y la experiencia en general.

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Gestión Inteligente de Transformadores (3-DAY COURSE)

PCM ha invitado a SDMyers a presentar un programa exhaustivo que abarque de manera profunda la cromatografía de gases y su correcta interpretación. Del mismo modo, tratar el tema cómo determinar la expectativa de vida de sus equipos y qué hacer para extenderle la vida confiable a sus activos más importantes de la subestación. Se tratará también el tema de Azufre Corrosivo y las diferentes pruebas que se tienen para diagnosticar este problema. Hemos invitado a Dr. Diego Robalino (MEGGER) para darnos una presentación detallada sobre las diferentes pruebas eléctricas a realizarse y la importancia de las mismas. Por último se presentarán casos prácticos que PCM ha resuelto junto con SDMyers, se atenderán preguntas y respuestas. Serán tres días totalmente inmersos en la evaluación de las condiciones del transformador de potencia.

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Load Tap Changer Maintenance & Inspection (1/2-DAY COURSE)

This 1/2-day course is dedicated to Load Tap Changer (LTC) maintenance and inspection. Our experiences recently have shown that this often-neglected area, while unique to certain types and uses of transformers, is one that needs a foundational knowledge for anyone who is or will be responsible for electrical equipment.

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