Transformer Management 1 Plus

  • Cost: $1,800.00
  • 3.5-DAY COURSE
  • 2.5 CEU / 25 PDH / 25 NETA CTD
  • Fundamental Course

Upcoming Training Dates

Transformer Management 1 Plus
November 18 - 21, 2019 Tallmadge, OH

For more information, please call 330.630.7000 x4018 or email tara.tisevich@sdmyers.com. Para español, llame al 330.630.7000 x3485 o envíe un correo electrónico a traci.hopkins@sdmyers.com.

CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE

This course may qualify for SDMyers Certification. For more information, please call 330.630.7000 x4018 or email tara.tisevich@sdmyers.com. Para español, llame al 330.630.7000 x3485 o envíe un correo electrónico a traci.hopkins@sdmyers.com.

Course Summary

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
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