Event Profile

Lineworker Skills Series: AC Transformers, Advanced Theory, and Practical Application

November 2, 2023
Centralia City Light - Borst Park Kitchen #1

Who Should Attend:

Journeyman lineworkers, foremen, supervisors, engineers, and those involved in planning, scheduling, and engineering operations for a utility.

Course Overview:

This advanced post-journeyman training will enhance your expertise with transformer connections, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Through classwork and interactive exercises, you will gain a clear understanding of the theory and operational characteristics of transformers and learn how to interpret observable indicators of transformer operations. To ensure you receive the maximum benefits of this course, vectoring conventions can be modified to suit your local needs and specific transformer scenarios can be utilized.

Course Topics:

  • Transformer connections
  • Issues for delta-delta, delta-wye, wye-delta, and wye-wye transformer banks
  • Vectoring conventions
  • Performing under real-life conditions
  • Building intuition about correct connections and possible errors by using paired teams to play “Bank of Knowledge Poker”
  • Virtual evaluations
  • Troubleshooting checks
  • Rotation exercises
  • Paralleling exercises
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Pad-mounted transformer polarity checks and troubleshooting
  • Global connections

Course Instructor:

Gary Zevenbergen, PE, Written in Red

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on day one; the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Course Location:

City of Centralia
Borst Park Kitchen #1
2020 Borst Avenue
Centralia, WA 98531

Suggested Hotels:

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Grand Mound Centralia
Best Western Plus Park Place Inn and Suites
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chehalis-Centralia
McMenamins Olympic Club

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/2/2023): $580
Utility Member Standard: $655

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/2/2023): $870
Associate Member Standard: $945

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 10/2/2023): $1,160
Non-Member Standard: $1,235

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact registration@nwppa.org or (360) 254-0109.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 6 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

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