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Alaska Pre-Conference Class: Substation Series: Substation Transformers & LTC Diagnostics

November 14, 2017
William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501 
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The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Line and substation personnel, distribution engineers, and supervisors who have responsibility for transmission and distribution substations.

Related Events:

NWPPA/APA Alaska Electric Utility Conference, November 15-16, 2017

Substation Series: Substation Overview & Inspections, November 13, 2017

Electric Utility System Operations for Medium to Small Utilities, November 13-14, 2017

Lineman Skills Series - AC Transformers, Advanced Theory and Practical Application, November 13-14, 2017

Staking Certification Program - Underground Line Design and Subdivision Layout, November 13-14, 2017

Course Overview:

This one-day class is intended to provide an overview of the latest industry techniques in substation transformer and single-phase/three-phase load tap changer (LTC) maintenance. The implementation of simple, cost-effective predictive maintenance techniques will be emphasized. Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Equipment oil sampling: correct oil sampling technique, understanding and interpretation of oil test results. Review of portable testing devices.
  • Infrared thermography: basic theory, application and interpretation as applicable to substation equipment.
  • Other techniques include acoustic surveys, headspace gas analysis, basic review of online monitoring systems and other condition assessment techniques.

Course Instructor:

Scott Girard

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, along with morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK  99501

Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue 
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411

Room rate: $109 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than October 13, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

NWPPA Hotel Reservation & Cancellation Policy:

All reservations require a non-refundable room deposit equal to one night's stay that will be charged to your credit card at the time your reservation is made. If you cancel or reduce your reservation within seven days of your date of arrival, your credit card will be charged a minimum of a two nights' stay (one night in addition to the first night's deposit).

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/14/2017): $375
Utility Member Standard: $450

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/14/2017): $565
Associate Member Standard: $640

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/14/2017): $1,110
Non-member Standard: $1,185
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William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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Scott Girard, P.E.
Organization: Chugach Electric Association, Inc.