Event Profile

Substation Series: Substation Transformers & LTC Diagnostics

March 27, 2019
Northwest Public Power Association
9817 NE 54th St, Ste 200
Vancouver, WA 98662 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

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

Related Course:

Substation Series: Substation Battery Maintenance and Testing, March 28, 2019

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.

Course Topics:

  • 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 class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments, will be provided.

Course Location:

Northwest Public Power Association
9817 NE 54th Street, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-0109

Suggested Hotels:

Best Western (.5 miles from training location)
9420 NE Vancouver Mall Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
(800) 528-1234

No rooms have been blocked for this meeting. Please call the hotel or go online to get the best available rate for sleeping rooms.

Heathman Lodge (1.2 miles from training location)
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-3100

No rooms have been blocked for this meeting. Please call the hotel and mention NWPPA to receive our corporate rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/24/2019): $250
Utility Member Standard: $325

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/24/2019): $375
Associate Member Standard: $450

Non-member Early Bird (ends 2/24/2019): $750
Non-member Standard: $825

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

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

  • Register Self

For More Information:

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

No session information available at this time.

Track information is not available at this time.

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