School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Power Transformer Mineral and Ester Oils - Analysis and Management

Event host: 

Transformer Innovation Centre

11 February 2019 9:00am to 12 February 2019 5:00pm

Room 217, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane


Thursday, 1 February, 2018 - 17:00


Registrations close 1st February or earlier, if all places are filled.


During the course, there will be a group discussion where one can learn what other companies are doing in managing their oil assets. Participants are encouraged to contribute to these discussions or raise questions about the issues they face.

The aim of this course is to provide practical information on the analysis and management of transformer oils:

  • understanding the chemistry of mineral oils (paraffinic and naphthenic) and natural and synthetic esters.
  • learn the assessment of total cost of ownership, choosing the right type of transformer to suit your needs.
  • learn the importance of correct oil sampling techniques, and how to perform various oil tests in the field.
  • understand the key laboratory tests for transformers oils including DGA, oil quality, furans and particle analysis. Learn how to interpret the test results.
  • what steps should to take after performing oil analysis?
  • understand oil diagnostics for tap changers, circuit breakers, RMUs.
  • learn how a leading distribution utility manages their transformer oil assets in transformers, tap changers, and instrument transformers
  • participate in group sharing activities, and build your network of technical experts.

There is a great line up of industry oil experts with a wealth of knowledge to share.

  • Philippe Reboul General Manager Nynas Australia,
  • Chian Yaw  Head of Technical Development & Market Support for Asia Pacific, Nynas Singapore
  • Tony Tuong Ngo Manager Oil Testing Services, Powerlink Queensland,
  • Jayaram Baniya Engineer, Substation Asset Lifecycle Engineering, Energy Queensland
  • Dr Russell Martin Chief Scientist at M&I Materials, Manchester UK
  • Antony Giacomin Sales & Marketing Manager TJ|H2b Analytical Services Pty Ltd

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*Platinum members who wish to use their complimentary attendance, are requested to email