Transformers for Power Systems


Course Description

  • This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of transformers in power systems, including a review of basic transformer theory, how to specify transformers, transformer asset management and failure risk reduction, protection, tap-changers, failures and condition monitoring.

Course Objectives

   To provide understanding the following aspects :

  • The critical elements of power transformers.
  • Types of electrical protections used in the power transformers.
  • The operation of power transformers.
  • The maintenance procedures and troubleshooting techniques of power transformers.

Who Should Attend?

  • Electrical Engineers/Technicians responsible for the purchase, installation, site commissioning, operation and maintenance of electrical power transformers.

Course Schedule

Day 1

Basic Transformer Theory:

  • Principles of design.
  • Main classes of equipment.
  • Rating principles.

Day 2


  • Principle of operation.
  • Development of designs.
  • Maintenance and service experience.

Day 3

  Protection for Power Transformers:

  • Abnormal conditions.
  • Main and back-up protection.
  • Protection applications.

Day 4

    Failures and Condition Monitoring of  Power Transformers:

  • Reliability.
  • Failure modes.
  • Conclusions.

Day 5

  • Test methods.
  • Commissioning, operation, maintenance and repair.

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