Wednesday

Seminar

Overall Transformer Insulations Diagnostics – Field and Laboratory Approach

3/13/19
8:00AM - 11:45AM
Diego Robalino, Megger and Nick Perjanik, WEDIMANN Electrical Technology Inc.
Description:

Transformer manufacturers working together with insulation material suppliers aim to deliver the most reliable and suitable product for the specific application where a power transformer will reside within the power system electrical infrastructure. In order to accomplish this complex task, a sequence of procedures have been put in place to assure quality of the manufacturing process and assembly of every single component.

In order to maintain a reliable operation, asset managers assign on-line and off-line testing procedures to evaluate the condition of power transformers in the field. It is so critical and important to understand the information that can be acquired in the field by off-line testing, and to correlate this information with laboratory analysis. The application of DC and AC diagnostic techniques in the field are well described in the first part of the seminar. Attendees will be able to review latest development in Power Factor Testing and Dielectric Frequency Response.
Because the opportunity to de-energize a power transformer is not a simple task and not often to happen, the second part of this seminar is focused on routine laboratory analysis of liquid insulation. Oil sampling practices, key laboratory tests performed by specialized personnel are used for overall condition assessment of the transformer. A brief but clear description of the importance of each of these laboratory tests in the context of this seminar.

The information is of great importance for asset managers, manufacturing OEM's, field operations staff, testing service companies and other interested parties. The seminar follows major national and international standards including ASTM, IEEE and NETA.

Seminar

Understanding Line Protection Relays

3/13/19
8:00AM - 11:45AM
J. Scott Cooper, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA
Description:

This seminar will cover the application and commissioning of modern line protection relays. Distance relaying fundamentals and commissioning strategies for line protection elements will be covered in detail. Line differential, backup protection, and traveling wave schemes will also be covered.

Seminar

Leading Generational Engagement: Learning to Flex in a Culture of Resistance

3/13/19
8:00AM - 11:45AM
Stacey Hefner, Practicing Perfection Institute
Description:

One of the loudest conversations currently taking place in Leadership and Performance Improvement space is how to deal with different generations in the workforce, especially Millennials. Thirteen years of PPI experience working with tens of thousands of workers and their leaders around the glove have validated that all human beings have a core set of intrinsic characteristics-whether born in 1925 or 2001 (or anywhere in between). In this seminar, participants will learn: how to leverage their individual performance/biases to maximize their personal ability to influence, be introduced to a simple model of influence, understand that the intrinsic needs and desires of all generations are essentially the same, learn how to positively leverage the two value where Millennials differ from the three earlier generations and be given tangible "how to" insight into how influence across all generations, melding personal IQ with the simple model of influence.

Seminar

Cable Testing and Diagnostics with a Focus on Practical Testing

3/13/19
8:00AM - 11:45AM
Jason Souchak and Robert Probst, Megger
Description:

This 4 hour seminar will cover all aspects of testing medium voltage power cables - from new cables to end of life. It will include a discussion for each type of cable testing technology, from basic VLF withstand testing, Tan Delta testing, to Partial Discharge testing. Each test technology will be covered in detail in theory, performing the test, applicable standards, and practical discussion of results obtained from field testing.

Seminar

Electrical Safety for the Technician

3/13/19
1:15PM - 5:00PM
Jim White, Shermco Industries Daryld Ray Crow, DRC Consulting Ltd. DaleepMohla, DCM Electrical Consulting Services
Description:

Electrical technicians are often called upon to perform seriously risky tasks any time of the day or night. This seminar talks about what technicians should be doing, or not doing while in the field. Real life examples are used to illustrate the issues involved. Presented by three members of the NFPA 70E committee.

Seminar

Understanding Partial Discharge Workshop

3/13/19
1:15PM - 5:00PM
Tom Sandri, Shermco Industries
Description:

Partial discharge testing plays a critical role in determining the health of your electrical assets and ensuring maximum up time. Partial discharge testing provides asset managers with the critical information to target maintenance resources to the areas that require the most attention. As with any diagnostic technology, however, an understanding of the technology and a logical approach to implementation is necessary to render an effective program. How effective is online testing versus offline testing? Are the techniques and strategies the same for all electrical equipment? Combining lecture along with hands-on demonstrations we will break down the available techniques for both online and offline testing. We will compare the effectiveness of each technique based on the equipment being tested, and finally we outline a program for effective predictive maintenance.

Seminar

Interpretation of Power Factor and Excitation Current Test Data

3/13/19
1:15PM - 5:00PM
Keith Hill, Doble Engineering Company
Description:

Once testing is complete the difficult task of interpreting the test data must take place. This seminar will review various case studies for the two winding transformer, three winding transformer, shielded transformer, potential transformers and circuit breakers. Interpretation of C1 and C2 busing tests along with excitation patterns will be covered.

Seminar

Battery Testing and Maintenance

3/13/19
1:15PM - 5:00PM
Volney Naranjo and Dinesh Chhajer, Megger
Description:

The state of health of a battery is of such importance that the procedures to determine if it will perform as expected are regulated and continuously audited. Maintenance requirements are included in the NERC regulations but depending on the type of battery, the procedures differ. It is of high importance for testing professionals to have a comprehensive understanding of the procedures and maintain a continuous training of the personnel to guarantee proper testing practices and documentation of the results.

During the seminar, it will be presented the recommendations and requirements from standards like IEEE, NETA and for the maintenance of VLA, VRLA, and NiCad batteries as well as its periodicity. The activities related to electrical testing will be fully described to explain comprehensive and efficient ways to perform and document each. Ohmic and capacity tests will be covered in detail focusing on best practices and troubleshooting during the test.

This seminar will provide attendees the necessary information to continue improving their battery maintenance and testing knowledge as well as their result analysis abilities.