Postponed: New Date Oct 2022

Condition Monitoring Transformer Assets Through Oil Analysis

Presented By: TelLab in partnership with Kevin Deville - ENGIE Laborelec
Location: Tullow, County Carlow

Condition monitoring through oil analysis is key to maximising the lifetime, reliability and availability of transformer assets. Oil analysis provides critical information about the condition and remaining lifetime of the transformer oil and insulating paper as well as an early warning of internal transformer problems.

Recognising this, T.E.Laboratories (TelLab) has teamed up with our training partner, Kevin Deville of ENGIE Laborelec in Belgium, to provide this one-day training course on at our new training facilities in Tullow, Co Carlow. This course will now take place in October 2022.

Download the course brochure  here

Course Content

The course begins with a half-day theoretical session addressing various aspects of transformer condition assessment, including

  • Transformer Health Index, Transformer Fleet Condition Assessment, Risk Matrix
  • Why perform transformer oil analyses
  • The  main oil and paper degradation mechanisms
  • Which analyses apply to which types of transformers
  • Why perform different kinds of analyses at different frequencies
  • The best frequency for conducting analyses?
  • How to interpret test results: trending, comparison with international standards, etc.
  • Why and when to perform electrical measurements
  • How to use the analysis results to create and implement a maintenance action plan.

In the afternoon,

  • Participants will be taken on a guided tour of TelLab Transformer Oil Analysis Laboratory, with opportunities to ask questions and interact with laboratory staff.
  • Real-life case studies will be discussed to help participants interpret results and formulate recommendations in practice.

Target Audience

This training is relevant to maintenance professionals, electrical engineers and asset managers responsible for transformers in conventional and renewable energy  powerplants, high voltage grids and large industrial sites.

Our Training Partner

Kevin Deville is a Transformer Condition Monitoring  Expert at the leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology – ENGIE Laborelec in Belgium. A chemist by profession, Kevin’s specialist technical expertise is in transformer and lubricating oils, particularly dissolved gas analysis, furanic compounds and PCB analysis. He is a member of IEC TC10 PT62701 Interfacial Tension, IEC Project Team 63012 and CIGRE JWG D1/A2.47.

Cost & Bookings

€975.00 per person ex VAT, including all course notes, teas/coffees and lunch.

Group discounts available: 3 or more attendees 10% discount

For bookings, contact  Mary Sweetman msweetman@tellab.ie or call +353 (0)59 9152881