Understanding The Construction, Protection, Operation And Maintenance Of Transformers

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INTRODUCTION

Transformers are vital components of electrical power systems. Their failure can affect, inter alia, the reliability, security and availability of electricity supply which could cause disruption to our daily life and impact on the economy. In addition, failure of a transformer can be costly because of the damage to the transformer itself and due to the consequence of such failure, it may lead to explosions, fire damage to property, personnel injury and fatality beside supply disruption as well as costly and time consuming legal proceedings in civil claims and regulatory action by the relevant authority. Therefore, it is important that transformers should be properly constructed, protected, operated and maintained to fulfill relevant requirements in order to withstand the electric, thermal and mechanical stresses during its service life.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This short course is structured to introduce participants to the basic principles on the construction, protection, operation and maintenance of transformers. The course is conducted through lectures and case studies to enable the participants to have a clear understanding of the principles and the associated utilisation issues. The course will also touch on legal and liability matters arising from transformer installation, operation and maintenance.

OUTLINE

Transformer Basic (1/2 day)
  • Transformer Theory
  • Transformer Material
  • Transformer Construction
  • Lighting Response of the Transformer
  • Various Types of the Transformers
Transformer Testing and Protection (1/2 day)
  • Transformer Cooling Systems
  • Protection and Monitoring Devices
  • Protection Relays
  • Transformer Testing
Transformer Operation and Maintenance (1/2 day)
  • Inrush Current & Energizing Procedure
  • Transformer Parallel Operation
  • Loading of the Transformers
  • Transformer Inspection and Maintenance
The laws and case study (1/2 day)
  • WSH Act and Electricity Act regulatory regimes
  • Who is liable for transformer failure?
  • Liability risk mitigation by insurance
  • Case study: Mr A v Company B and another and another suit [2014] SGHC

TRAINERS

Er. Nicholas Lee Poh Choo
PEng, BEng (Electrical), Consultant, Carlo Solutions

Er. Lee has had more than 40 yearsu2019 experience in the public utility sector holding several senior positions when he worked in SP Power Grid. He was involved in the predictive and condition-based maintenance to improve network reliability and power quality in the power distribution network. Er. Lee is experienced in the operation of power generators; as well as planning, development and management of electrical transmission and distribution networks. He had carried out consultancy works for utility companies in India, China, South Africa and the Middle East. Er. Lee obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Singapore.ore in 1972.

Mr. HC Lim

BEng, MSc (IE), LLB (Hons), BSc (Economics) Hons, P.Eng, C.Eng is Principal Consultant of Pinnacle Engineering and Management Consultancy. He also holds specialist diplomas and advanced diploma in Funds Management and administration, E-Commerce Technologies and Multimedia Development from the local polytechnics, a cer1ified diploma in Accounting and Finance from ACCA and a Graduate Certificate in Interna1ional Arbitration from the Faculty of Law, NUS. Mr Lim was Director (Contracts) of the Network Development Division, SP Power Grid before venturing into training and management consultancy services. He has had more than 30 yearsu2019 experience in the transmission and distribution network development, operations and maintenance, street lighting operations, management of safety and security units and support services for the companyu2019s operations. He is a SOP accredited adjudicator, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, an accredited mediator of SISV Panel of Mediators and a certified WSQ ACTA trainer and assessor.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The workshop will be useful to technical executives, supervisors, project and contract managers, project coordinators, contractors, company directors, developers, LEWs, safety practitioners, professional engineers and engineers who need to handle power transformer projects at worksites as well as operation and maintenance of power transformers after installation and commissioning.

CPD POINTS

PEB Points – Pending
Group discount: Sign up 2 pax and 3rd one to attend FREE

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