MASTER CLASS – Power Transformer Insulation
The Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Queensland, will be hosting its first Master Class.
Brisbane 17-18 October 2019 Christoph Krause Weidmann, Michael O’Brien GE
Sydney 21-22 October 2019 Christoph Krause Weidmann, Rob Milledge ABB
Melbourne 24-25 October 2019 Christoph Krause Weidmann, Deepak Maini/Arun Mathur/Bijay Lal WTC
All prices are inclusive of GST PLATINUM MEMBERS…………… $1,454.20 pp.
NON TIC MEMBERS
One attendee ……..……………….$1,845.80 pp.
Three or more non TIC Members 10% DISCOUNT
Registrations close 10thth Oct 2019 or earlier if all places are filled.
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The course will deliver theoretical background information with “hands on” practical experiences suited to procurement, asset strategies, operations and maintenance managers, and engineers in generation,
transmission and distribution, renewables, manufacturing, mining industrial and infrastructure organisations.
This master class will be presented by experts in both cellulosic manufacture and power transformer design and test.
To understand the function(s) of pressboard and paper in power transformers
To become acquainted with the key insulation components of power transformers
To get to know the characteristics and challenges of cellulosic insulation with regard to ...
(i) cellulosic insulation manufacturing
(ii) insulation electric design principles
(iii) transformer windings sizing (drying), static winding clamping and oil impregnation
(iv) operation: aging phenomena
Learn about transformer secret killers
To know and assess the key parameters which determine the end-of-life of transformers.
To be exposed to:
- Alternatives to paper and oil
- Understanding design impacts of the specified connection symbol and non-uniform insulation, if used
- Understanding designer choices of winding geometry including use of centre-entry
- Understanding how the test requirements set what insulation is needed
To be acquainted with dielectric withstand, partial discharge inception and breakdown in transformers including:
(i) Breakdown Behaviour – Initiation, Propagation, Breakdown
(ii) Insulation Co-ordination and Waveshape (BIL, SIL vs AC)
(iii) Puncture and Creep Breakdown
Understand winding types and their application
Learn about dielectric dimensioning
- Major Insulation (between windings and to earth)
- Minor Insulation (within windings)
Understand the differences between mineral oil and esters:
- Implications for power transformer insulation design
- Thermal behaviour
- Moisture interaction
- Benefits and risks
Be acquainted with dynamic short circuit behaviour in transformers and insulation response.
The Melbourne course includes a factory tour* of Wilsons world class manufacturing facilities.
This tour will demonstrate the key aspects of transformer designs, construction, testing and
quality pertaining to transformer insulation. *Restrictions may apply to the factory tour.