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The scope

This four day course covers theory and practical solutions for the analysis and management of transformer insulating oils

Who should attend?

  • Maintenance technicians and engineers
  • Reliability engineers
  • Condition monitoring practitioners

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

Day 1

  • Insulating fluids
  • Specifications
  • Researching the market
  • Transformer design and materials
  • Dual operational transformer triangles
  • Transformer life management

Day 2

  • Oil sampling methodology
  • Transformer risk assessment (practical)
  • Laboratory process
  • Gas in oil interpretation

Day 3

  • Calculations and ratios (practical)
  • Trending data
  • Production rates (practical)

Day 4

  • Sample automation
  • Artificial intelligence and IIoT
  • Oil storage & Quality assurance
  • Moisture management and removal (practical)

Day 5

  • Oxidation and sludge management
  • Paper ageing, furans & DP
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
  • Course Assessment

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