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Seattle IEEE PES Utility Scale Transformer Training Workshop

March 23 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Topic: Utility Scale Transformer Training Workshop at Tacoma Power

Date: March 23rd, 2017

Time: 7:30am – 4:30 PM

Place: Tacoma Power, 3628 S 35th Street, Tacoma WA

Class is in the Tacoma Public Utilities building, Administration Building South Ground Floor, ABS G5

See attached for parking and building access requirements.

 

UTILITY-SCALE TRANSFORMER WORKSHOP Schedule:

07:30am – 08:00am Registration, Breakfast, Coffee, Networking

08:00am – 08:15am Opening, Instructor Introduction

08:15am – 10:00am Part 1, Transformer Design and Design Parameters

10:00am – 10:30am Morning Break

10:30am – 12:00pm Part 2, Transformer Design and Design Parameters/ Transformer Manufacturing Process

12:00pm – 01:00 pm Lunch – Provided

01:00pm – 02:15pm Part 3, Transformer Manufacturing Process

02:15pm – 02:45pm Afternoon Break

02:45pm – 04:30pm Part 4, Preparation of Transformer Specification

 

Workshop:

Utility-scale transformers are custom-built for specific transmission and distribution system requirements. There are many different design approaches, materials and manufacturing processes that can be used to produce utility-scale transformers. These differences can result in varying levels of system performance, power transfer efficiency, fault tolerance, equipment life, cost and the like.

This one-day workshop will provide instruction on the many options available for the design and manufacture of utility-scale transformers, including how to write transformers specification to purchase reliable, economic and least life cycle cost transformer. It will provide insight into specifying the design and manufacture of transformers that are most appropriate for specific system requirements. A sampling of subject matter to be covered in this workshop is provided at the end of this announcement.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate for eight PDHs.

Instructor: Ronnie Minhaz

Mr. Minhaz is the president and founder of Transformer Consulting Services, Inc. He has more than ten years’ experience in the specification and design of utility-scale transformers. Prior to forming his own company, he worked as a Transformer Design Engineer at Pauwels Canada (manufacturer), an Equipment Engineer at SNC Lava Lin (ECPM), an Equipment Engineer at Enmax Power (utility), and a Lead Substation Engineer at McGregor Construction (substation construction). Mr. Minhaz holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta, Canada. He is an active member of IEEE and IEEE Power & Energy Society. He has held various IEEE section-level leadership positions. www.tc-servicesinc.com

Cost and Registration

There is a fee for this class. It covers the cost of the instructor, refreshments and lunch. This class is open to all.  You do not need to be an IEEE member to attend.  It requires a credit card or PayPal account to register. The fee is $175 for IEEE members per person and $225 per person non-members.  Each person will need to register individually.  There is no group registration.

This event qualifies for * PDH’s withIEEE. The registration for PDH’s will be provided at the class.

The Workshop will cover items such as:

Transformer Design and Design Parameters

  • Basics of Transformer Design

  • How a Transformer Designer Interprets Parameters

  • MVA

  • Lightning Impulse

  • Switching impulse

  • Percentage Impedance Supplied by a Customer

  • Power Rating [MVA]

  • Core

  • Rated Voltages

  • Insulation Coordination

  • Short-Circuit Impedance

  • Short-Circuit Forces

  • Loss Evaluation

  • Temperature Limits

  • Cooling

  • Sound Level

  • Overload and Life Expectancy of a Transformer

  • When a Delta Winding Is Needed in a Wye-Wye Connection

  • Why North America Regulates from Low Voltage Side

  • Why Europe Regulates from High Voltage Side

 

Transformer Manufacturing Processes

  • Industry-Wide Transformer Manufacturing Process

  • Core Construction

  • Insulation

  • Windings

  • Core and Coil

  • Processing

  • Tanking

  • Testing

  • Shipping

  • Process Hold-Points

  • Factory Inspection

  • LV and HV Reconnection

  • LTC Tap Changer (in tank and separate tank), design and maintenance

Preparation of Transformer Specification

  • Ratings

  • Single phase vs Three phase

  • Winding Connections

  • Vector Group

  • Insulation Levels

  • Terminals

  • Accessories

  • Types of Cooling

  • Sound Levels

  • Tap Range and location

  • Taps in Auto-Transformer

  • Items to consider for Taps

  • Tap Changer Application

  • Tap Changer Types

  • Impedance

  • Loss Evaluation

  • Over-Excitation

  • Short-Circuit Requirement

  • Short-Circuit Withstand

  • Special requirements

  • Overloads

  • Implications of Overloads

  • Parallel Operation

  • Rating Plate/Name Plate

  • Alternatives

  • Ambiguity in specification

  • Over specifying

  • Data Sheets

  • Tests

  • Tender Review

  • Design Review

  • Transportation

  • Globalization

 

Car Pooling is encouraged

Parking: Park in Lot C or G.  Registered attendees will receive additional parking instructions before the event.

Address: 3628 South 35th Street

Map is located here: Tacoma Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After parking in Lot C or G, please use the main entrance of the Tacoma Public Utilities Building located on 35th Street. Upon entering the building, a Security Guard will greet you, ask the purpose of your visit, request your driver’s license, and issue a Visitor Badge.

Speaker(s): Ronnie Minhaz,

Agenda:

Seattle IEEE PES UTILITY-SCALE TRANSFORMER WORKSHOP at Tacoma Power March 23, 2017

Schedule:

07:30am – 08:00am Registration, Breakfast, Coffee, Networking

08:00am – 08:15am Opening, Instructor Introduction

08:15am – 10:00am Part 1, Transformer Design and Design Parameters

10:00am – 10:30am Morning Break

10:30am – 12:00pm Part 2, Transformer Design and Design Parameters/ Transformer Manufacturing Process

12:00pm – 01:00 pm Lunch – Provided

01:00pm – 02:15pm Part 3, Transformer Manufacturing Process

02:15pm – 02:45pm Afternoon Break

02:45pm – 04:30pm Part 4, Preparation of Transformer Specification

Location:
Room: G5
Bldg: Tacoma Public Utilities, Administration Building South, Ground Floor, ABS-G5
3628 S. 35th Street
Tacoma, Washington
98409

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Website:
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Organizer

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