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Principles of Transformer Oil Management

This two day course covers theoretical solutions for the analysis and management of transformer insulating oils

Who should attend?

Maintenance technicians and engineers

  • Operating personnel who have the delegated authority to return transformers to service
  • Personnel who are involved in condition monitoring and maintenance managers

Course prerequisites

  • Post matriculation technical electrical qualifications or an understanding of the operation and construction of a transformer
  • An operational knowledge of MS Excel (the interpretation of oil results involves calculations performed in MS Excel)
  • Each delegate must bring their own laptop with MS Excel installed

Course outline and expected outcomes

Overview – Day One

  • Researching various oil types
  • Transformer condition monitoring
  • Laboratory processes
  • Gas in oil interpretation
    • Breakdown of oil molecules
    • Calculations and ratios
    • Visualising data
    • Production rates
    • Oil quality

Overview - Day 2

  • Sample automation
  • Moisture management and removal
  • Life extension of the transformer
  • Degree of polymerisation
  • Analysis automation


  • Two days: 8:00 – 17:00
  • Breaks for tea and lunch

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