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The Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre delivers courses tailored to meet the needs of the industry.

  • Basic transformer courses include transformer theory and applications, procurement, design, operation, maintenance and condition monitoring techniques. 
  • Advanced courses include transformer ageing, failure analysis, specifying for requirements, dynamic loading, and condition-based maintenance.
  • Courses will be delivered by transformer experts from universities, transformer manufacturers and transmission and distribution companies.
  • Courses will be two to three days long with hands-on activities in the Centre's laboratory.
  • All members are entitled to send staff to attend the basic CPD course at discounted rates, in addition to:
    • Platinum members whose annual fees > $10k p.a. receive two complimentary CPD course attendances annually (i.e. 1 attendance at a basic CPD course and 1 attendance at any advanced course).
    • Platinum members with fees < $10k receive one complimentary CPD course attendance annually (at either a basic or an advanced course).
    • Platinum members can purchase additional tickets at the discounted rate of $650/day.
    • Gold membership provides a discounted fee of $800/day.
    • The standard course fee is $1000/day.

In these 2 day intensive courses the delegates will be given an overview on how to make the best use of their transformer assets. The course has been set up to be delivered jointly by industry and academic staff, where the delegates enjoy the best of both worlds in course relevance, depth and structure. In general, academic staff will discuss the fundamental background to the various concepts while industry staff show how to apply these concepts to real-life situations.

Power Transformer HV Bushings- Design, Maintenance & Risk Mitigation

The course is scheduled for the 12th and 13th February 2018 at the St. Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

  • Understand the basic principles of design of HV Bushings.
  • Learn the differences  in technology for SRBP, OIP, RIP, RIS bushings and how these differences  influence your maintenance and asset strategies.?
  • Be informed of the latest Australian HV bushing failure statistics.
  • Understand the mechanisms of HV bushing failure.
  • Learn how to detect bushing failures using offline techniques such as advantages of dissipation factor and capacitance over different frequencies. Learn practical methods to improve your bushing testing methodology.
  • Understand online bushing monitoring techniques, what they measure, and diagnostic tools in common use.
  • Learn what other electrical utilities  are doing in  bushing life cycle management, testing , replacement practices and issues, determining end of life and justification to mitigate risks.
  • Participate in group sharing activities and build your network of friends and technical experts.

Course to be delivered by:

Gary Russell (Powerlink Queensland), Dr. Dan Martin (UQ), Florian Predl (OMICRON Australia), Karl Haubner (Doble Australia), Brian D. Sparling (Dynamic Ratings), Dr. Thomas Smolka (Reinhausen Australia), Carlos Gamez (Western Power), Ross Kempnich (Essential Energy).

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To register for the Bushings course:

Platinum members are to contact us directly to claim your first complimentary attendance.

Registration closes on Monday 5th February.

Register for the course

 

Power Transformer Tap Changers- Design, Maintenance & Retrofit

The course is scheduled for the 14th and 15th February 2018 at the St. Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

  • Understand the basic principles of tap changers, including oil, vacuum.
  • Learn the basic arrangement of regulating windings, benefits and issues of oil and vacuum diverters. Tap changer considerations for renewables and grid integration.
  • Understand tap changer designs and applications, differences between diverter and selector type, Loading capability, the effects on transformer windings.
  • Become familiar with OLTC maintenance for oil and vacuum types. Witness live  of diverter maintenance, steps to take for high diverter moisture content.
  • Participate in a forum for OLTC fault investigation and supply restoration.
  • Understand MR & ABB retrofit options where oil diverters are replaced by vacuum.
  • Understand the benefits of dynamic resistance tests.
  • Be informed of innovative condition assessment of tap-changers using acoustic measurements, signal processing techniques used and results from field trials, case study.
  • Be exposed to how some utilities are implementing life cycle oriented maintenance of tap changers.
  • Moisture tolerance, Life extension.
  • Learn about OLTC failures due to silver sulphide formation.

Course to be delivered by:

Dr. Thomas Smolka (Reinhausen Australia), Alan Brown (Reinhausen Australia), Michael Elms (Western Power), Ross Kempnich (Essential Energy), Karl Haubner (Doble Australia), Dr. Wenyu Guo (OMICRON Australia), Dr. Hui Ma (UQ), Dr. Dan Russell (Energy Queensland).

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Download the brochure

To register for the tap changers course:

Platinum members are to contact us directly to claim your first complimentary attendance.

Registration closes on Monday 5th February.

Register for the course