Join us for our training track which offers you the opportunity to get the training you need. You do not have to preregister for any of these training courses though we do recommend you arrive early to guarantee a seat.

Revised February 5, 2020


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

This presentation will deal with the various aspects of wind power generation. As we have seen, this form of generation is gaining a larger percentage of total generation with each passing year. Wind power, which is a clean source of energy, is very attractive these days with gaining focus of global warming. However, this excellent form of energy generation poses several issues that need to be addressed. There are several solutions in place to ensure the viability of this source of power generation.

This presentation will present the basic information and then discuss the following issues:

  1. Integration into the grid
  2. Harmonics
  3. Impact on Protection
  4. Effect on transformers

This training provides the audience with good background information along with issues and solutions. We recommend all electrical engineers dealing with renewable and non-renewable power generation and engineers of all disciplines, technicians, managers, and supervisors to attend this session.


Monday, March 9th | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ed Khan; Doble Engineering Company

This presentation will deal with all aspects of transformer protection along with a detailed discussion on differential protection and current transformers. Different elements of protection that are applied on transformers will be explored in this training.

Electrical engineers, protection engineers, managers, supervisors, technicians, and insurance personnel will all benefit from this training. You will take away a very good understanding of differential protection, current transformer saturation, and the details of all elements of transformer protection. Some testing aspects and relay setting guidelines will be provided.


Tuesday, March 10th | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Dom Corsi; Doble Engineering Company

This presentation will deal with interpreting transformer nameplates (rating plates) including a discussion on how to obtain pertinent transformer operating ratings and conditions from the nameplate data. Connection diagrams representing various phasor displacements, with corresponding winding construction and arrangements, will also be reviewed.

The intended audience are electrical engineers, managers, supervisors, test engineers, technicians, and insurance personnel.


Tuesday, March 10th | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Carl Pankratz; Doble Engineering Company

DTA Pro is a tool that allows the client to collect high voltage apparatus test results. The DTA Users Group will immediately follow this training session in the same room.

This training is to be provided as a webinar. Watch for e-mail invitations.

The DTA Users Group will follow immediately after this training in the same room.


Tuesday, March 10th | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Michelle Ward; Doble Engineering Company

DTAWeb is a powerful tool that allows the client safe secure storage of high voltage apparatus test results and associated documentation, including but not limited to Doble tests. DTAWeb includes asset management support functions, results data management and statistical analysis for bushing results.

This training will provide basic information on DTAWeb as well as examples for test scheduling, data comparison to benchmarks, highlighting apparatus and sub-systems with poor test results and identifying apparatus based on industry service advisories.


Tuesday, March 10th | 3:15 PM – 5:15 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.

The presentation will build on the principles discussed during the Power Factor Theory and Transformer Testing Training sessions, by applying apply the theory and test methods discussed previously to real world case studies. Through the review of test results, the topic will cover items to consider during testing, such as reasons for testing, impact of environmental conditions on measurements, typical test setup errors, grounding schemes, evaluation of expected vs. measured results, relationships between different transformer tests, and the impact of various fault conditions on apparatus measurements.


Wednesday, March 11th | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Daniel Vaughan; 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.


Wednesday, March 11th | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Ronald Hernandez; Doble Engineering Company

Historically, the limits employed in diagnostic analysis of high-voltage bushings rely on general rules and limits. A data analysis tool that uses statistics for bushing diagnostics has been developed. It opens the door for a significant enhancement of existing methods. The tool is used to tailor limits by determining what is statistically normal for a specific type, manufacturer and voltage rating of a bushing. Several case studies applying the tool to bushing analysis are presented.


Wednesday March 11th | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Marina III & IV

Protection Suite Overview
Mario Perez, Doble Engineering Company

Learn about the different test types, features, and tools in Protection Suite as well as new features from Protection Suite 5.

Distance Protection Configuration and Testing
Jose Ruiz, Doble Engineering Company

Learn to set up and test an impedance protection element using the classic steady state test method, ZPXBOI, and the new dynamic test, Z-Char, available on Protection Suite 5. Different impedance zones and fault types will be covered during this presentation.

Managing Protection Data with Protection Suite Data
John Drozynski, Doble Engineering Company

Learn about applications and advantages of PB Lite, a test plan and results management database for Doble’s Protection Suite software. It is also an F-series equipment management system. It is ideal for use by the Protection operation field groups/organizations.

Protection Suite Reports
John Drozynski, Doble Engineering Company

This segment will demonstrate the reporting functionality in Protection Suite. The differences between those options will be discussed, as well as the various report output options.


Wednesday, March 11th | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Long Pong; Doble Engineering Company

This training is to be provided as a webinar. Watch for e-mail invitations.


Wednesday, March 11th | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Simon Sutton; Doble Engineering Company

This training will review the manufacture of modern XLPE cables, from the raw materials through to the cable leaving the factory. The key stages of manufacture will be discussed along with the types of testing performed by the manufacturer to ensure delivery of a high-quality product.


Thursday, March 12th | 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Linda Nowak; Doble Engineering Company

This training will discuss the role of frequency response analysis in a transformer condition assessment program. Included will be a review of theory, test procedures and expected results.  The Swept Frequency Response Analysis User Group will immediately follow this training in the same room.

This training is to be provided as a webinar.  Watch for e-mail invitations.

The SFRA Users Group will follow immediate after this training in the same room.

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