Join us for our training track which offers you the opportunity to get the training you need. The Training Track classes will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in the Commonwealth Ballroom. You do not have to preregister for any of these training courses though we do recommend you arrive early to guarantee a seat.

Revised January 26, 2018

TRAINING: Protecting Your Critical Assets – Transformers
Transformer Protection

Monday, April 9th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Ed Khan; Doble Engineering Company

Transformers are critical assets that are very expensive so they need to be well protected. This three hour course is geared towards providing a complete description of the following protection schemes that are applied to transformers:

  • Differential
  • Volts/Hertz
  • Harmonic blocking/restraint
  • Restricted earth fault protection
  • Through fault protection

This training will describe in a simple and concise manner, the theory behind these protection schemes. These schemes need to be set appropriately to ensure that, when called upon, they will perform correctly and ensure the last line of defense works to minimize damage. The settings should also ensure that nuisance trips do not occur since they have a big impact on the reliability of the grid. In addition, we will describe the impacts of renewable power plants on transformers.

The intended audience for this training includes:

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Insurance personnel
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

TRAINING: Protecting Your Critical Assets – Generators & Motors
Generator & Motor Protection

Monday, April 9th
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM 
Ed Khan; Doble Engineering Company

Generators and motors in power plants are very critical assets that need to be well protected. This four hour course is geared towards providing a complete description of all relay protective elements that are applied to generators and motors.

The training will describe, in a very simple and concise manner, the theory behind these protection schemes. These schemes need to be set appropriately to ensure that when called upon, they will perform correctly and ensure the last line of defense works to minimize damage. The settings should also ensure that nuisance trips do not occur since they have a big impact on the reliability of the grid.

The intended audience for this training include:

• Engineers
• Technicians
• Insurance personnel
• Managers
• Supervisors



POWER FACTOR AND APPARATUS TESTING

To begin this series of popular training classes, the fundamentals of why the power factor tests are so valuable will be covered in the theory portion. The application of the theory will be explained for electrical apparatus including case studies to show how problems have been found by applying the fundamentals of the theory.

Power Factor Theory Training

Tuesday, April 10th | 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Jeff Short; Doble Engineering Company

This training will review dielectric theory and its role in power apparatus. The topic will define the information that is captured as part of the measurement, such as capacitance, watts and power factor, and the role of each in insulation assessment. The various test circuits used with the test set will be explained.


Transformer Testing Training

Tuesday, April 10th | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mike Anderson; Doble Engineering Company

The training will discuss several transformer field test procedures used to determine the health and condition of various aspects of the transformer. Topics covered will include dielectric (power factor and capacitance) system testing, excitation current and losses, leakage reactance, and turns-ratio.


Bushing Power Factor Training

Wednesday, April 11th | 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Carl Pankratz; Doble Engineering Company

The presentation will discuss basic bushing construction and design. Various recommended bushing tests including C1 and C2, as well as the role of each test in determining the health and condition of a bushing will be covered.


Instrument Transformer Power Factor Testing Training

Wednesday, April 11th | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Long Pong; Doble Engineering Company


Circuit Breaker Power Factor Testing Training

Wednesday, April 11th | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Mike Wolf; Doble Engineering Company


Power Factor Case Studies

Thursday, April 12th | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Robert Brusetti; Doble Engineering Company



Enterprise Asset Management (EAM): Modern Information, Data, and Integration Architectures to Enable Comprehensive EAM Training

Tuesday, April 10th | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Michael Covarrubias; Xtensible Solutions, a Doble Engineering Company

Comprehensive enterprise asset management has been severely hampered by legacy IT architectures. This training will describe to you how organizations can transition their existing EAM solutions and applications to modern IT architectures, providing capabilities such as providing users a 360 degree view of data whether in the office or the field, and provision data for asset analytics (health, performance, tracking) to a growing group of data-savvy business users for performing analysis to gain new insights to assets. Topics such as Big Data, Data Lake, Service Orientated Architecture, Loosely Coupled Architecture, Master Data Management will be covered.


Partial Discharge Basics Training

Wednesday, April 11th | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Falk Werner; Doble Engineering Company

This training will teach you the dynamics of partial discharge and various forms it can be manifested. It will review the various approaches to detect partial discharge, weighing their strengths and weaknesses, as well as obstacles that need to be addressed to ensure representative results.


Circuit Breaker Controls Training

Wednesday, April 11th | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Jay Garnett; Doble Engineering Company


Geo-magnetically Induced Current Training

Thursday, April 12th | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Dom Corsi; Doble Engineering Company


Transformer Load Tap Changer Dissolved Gas Analysis Training

Thursday, April 12th | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Lance Lewand; Doble Engineering Company


Transformer Design Review & Manufacturing Training

Thursday, April 12th | 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Bill Griesacker: Doble Engineering Company

Learn what is most important about transformer design reviews. This training is an experience-based introduction on how to conduct a design review to help facilitate the transformer procurement process. A general methodology on conducting a design review will be established and explained.

Find out the real reasons you should do factory visits. Different stages of manufacture will be discussed, including core and coil, post vapor phase and pre-tanking inspections. You will learn the general details of each of these critical manufacturing milestones, and more importantly, what you should be looking for when you conduct an inspection, including how to assess a manufacturer’s Quality Assurance program.


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