Our transformer training course discusses how units are used to reduce voltage for various day-to-day electrical applications. More than 50 million electrical distribution transformers are located on utility poles and cement pads across the United States and Canada. Electrical Transformers serve the crucial function of transforming voltage potential to a higher or lower values to meet the appliances and machinery voltage level requirements. Improper use, maintenance and neglect can cause heavy losses to businesses as well as to the environment. This electrical transformer training course introduces basic safe operational and field diagnostics of transformers with the focus on safe operation, testing and maintenance of the distribution transformers normally installed in substations and on poles.
Students will learn Electrical Transformer Basics - transformer design and operation, as well as safe and proper maintenance and testing procedures on power transformers. The course covers transformers used in commercial and industrial power distribution systems, including oil and dry-type units. Larger power transformers used in utility applications are also covered.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Field and shop technicians, field engineers, supervisors and others responsible for the testing and maintenance of power transformers rated 750kVA to 500MVA and 4.16kV to 500kV.
Part 1. Transformer Design and Construction
Students will be introduced to the different types of single- and three-phase transformer construction, various types of core material, windings layout, connection, tap changers, voltage classifications and transformer applications, with an emphasis on explaining recent innovations in transformer design.
Transformer Construction and Main Parts
Oil Preservation Systems
Components and Accessories
Part 2. Transformer Operation and Application
Transformer Applications and Types
Transformer Operation and Theory
Three-Phase Theory/Transformer Types
Installation, Testing and Maintenance
Installation and safety operation
Transformer failure statistics
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.