Condition Assessment Through Laboratory Diagnostics
Learn to identify and assess rapidly emerging transformer conditions with dissolved gas analysis, oil quality analysis and other diagnostic tools. This interactive seminar combines theoretical background with practical experience to provide engineers, chemists and others who review oil test data with the vital knowledge and hands-on examples – including case studies – needed to interpret laboratory results to detect and identify problems with oil-filled transformers, load tap changers, and circuit breakers.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Understand how to determine the condition of electrical apparatus using laboratory tests.
- Discover how knowing about aging characteristics of insulating materials can help extend asset life.
- Learn how to take oil samples, avoid common pitfalls and save time and money by sampling only once.
- Detect the presence of incipient-fault conditions and categorize them.
- Find out how to assess the condition of the paper insulation.
- Establish the correct method of analyzing moisture-in-oil results.
- Study the significance of dissolved and particulate metals and other particle contamination.
- Learn about the quality of new and service aged oils.
- Learn how to identify and mitigate issues with corrosive oils.
Electrical engineers, managers and chemists working in operations, maintenance, engineering, or other service field in which knowledge of asset design, insulating liquid analysis or electrical testing methods and evaluation is required part of job responsibility.
The course is broken down into modules:
- Module 1: Dissolved Gas in Oil
- Module 2: Analysis of Explosive Gasses
- Module 3: Water & Relative Saturation
- Module 4: Assessment of Paper & Other Cellulosic Materials
- Module 5: Metals in Oil
- Module 6: In-service Oil Quality & Diagnostics
- Module 7: New Oil Criteria & Evaluation
- Module 8: Load Tap Changer and Oil Circuit Breaker Oil Diagnostics
- Module 9: Sampling of Insulating Oils
Join us for one of Doble’s interactive lab seminars held in various locations throughout the year.
- Self-paced eLearning Course: $345 per person
This 8-hour course is based on the instructor-led course that Doble has offered for decades. This course can be completed at a pace that is right for you. You will have access to this course for 180 days to complete your learning. You can take the course in modules or all in one session. The system will remember where you left off for a break, and you can repeat your learning as often as you like. And within each module, there are knowledge checks to test your comprehension as you progress.
- Online Instructor Led Course: $395 USD per person
- One Day Instructor Led Seminar: $495 USD per person
- Scheduled Course at Customer Location: contact sales
Accepted forms of payment: cash, check (payable in U.S. dollars to Doble Engineering Co.), Mastercard, Visa or American Express.
If you have registered for a lab seminar and cannot attend, please notify Doble at least seven days in advance of the course to receive a refund. Cancellations received later than seven days before the course are not eligible for a refund. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course begins.
Need More Information?
For information on scheduling a course at your location or for other questions, please contact sales.
About the Presenters
Doble seminars are presented by one or more of the following experienced staff members:
Lance Lewand – Technical Director, Doble Material Laboratories
Mr. Lewand received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland. He is actively involved in professional organizations including the American Chemical Society. He is a representative of the U.S. National Committee for TC10 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and ISO TC28, ASTM D-27 since 1989, Chair of ASTM Committee D-27, sub-committee chair 06 on Chemical Tests, secretary of the Doble Committee on Insulating Materials, and a recipient of the ASTM Award of Merit for Committee D-27. Mr. Lewand is the Technical Director for the Doble Insulating Materials Laboratory. Since joining Doble in 1992, he has published over 75 technical papers pertaining to testing and sampling of electrical insulating materials and laboratory diagnostics.
Eileen Finnan – Senior Director, Doble Professional Services
As part of the Global Professional Services Group at Doble Engineering Company, She is responsible for operational management of transformer consulting, field testing and insulating and high voltage laboratory services in the US. Ms. Finnan has participated for many years in cross-functional teams that deliver in-depth condition assessments of critical electrical assets and large-scale fleet assessment services. Her previous roles include Manager at Doble Engineering Material Laboratory which specializes in routine and specialized testing on insulating fluids from electric power equipment. She currently has responsibility for issuing the Doble Annual Survey which evaluates commercially available domestic and international transformer oils. Ms. Finnan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Chemistry from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Melissa Carmine-Zajac – Director, Laboratory Services
Melissa Carmine-Zajac is Director of Laboratory Services for Doble Engineering Company. She has nearly 15 years of experience in chemical analysis, process engineering, and management of analytical laboratories. She is also an experienced Hazmat responder and industrial safety professional. Melissa is a member of the American Chemical Society, ASTM D-27 Technical Committee on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases, and is assistant secretary of the Doble Insulating Materials Committee.
David Koehler – Technical Manager, Doble Material Laboratories
Mr. Koehler has 20 years of experience in the testing of insulating liquids and management of analytical laboratories. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University and obtained his M.B.A. He has provided numerous technical presentations and published technical articles within the power industry. Mr. Koehler is the Director for IEEE Region 4, while also serving on the Board of Directors for IEEE. He is a member of the ASTM D-27 Technical Committee on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases.
Title: Condition Assessment Through Laboratory Diagnostics
Duration: 8 Hours
Credits: Up to 0.8 CEUs or 8 Professional Development Hours
Self-paced eLearning course: