Webinar | Power transformers and their insulating oils

Power transformers are vital components of the power supply infrastructure. Their reliability, availability, life cycle cost and residual life expectancy depend, to a great extent, on how they are operated and maintained. This technical seminar addresses, head-on, a compilation of the real and frequently asked questions on condition monitoring of power transformers that we regularly receive from operators, such as:

Thursday 26 March

Mexico City 9 am
Chile 12 pm

  • “We can see gassing in our insulating oils, but how can we be sure if it’s stray gassing or a real internal transformer problem?”

  • “Can we easily switch from uninhibited oil to inhibited grade or GTL oils, or do we need to take compatibility aspects into consideration?”

  • “Are there better ways to identify insulation paper degradation than the classic furanic analysis?”

  • “Does our oil analysis program need to be optimized for each transformer in our fleet, according to its type and current condition? If yes, how do we do this?”

Answers to these and many other burning FAQs will be shared in our two-day technical seminar: “Power transformers and their insulating oils: recent developments and best practices in condition monitoring”.


Steve Eeckhoudt

Steve Eeckhoudt is currently a senior expert at ENGIE Laborelec. A specialist in insulating fluids, lubricating oils and power transformer and turbine condition monitoring. He is the author of a number of publications and has participated in international research projects on corrosive sulphur, oil additives, stray gassing, transformer ageing and condition assessment. Steve is a member of several IEC TC10 working groups (MT21, MT38) and CIGRE working groups (JWG D1/A2.47, D1.70) and is the current chairman of the Belgian NC IEC TC10.

Bring your own case!

You are most welcome to bring cases and experience for discussion during the seminar. Our experts will offer their opinions, and you’ll also benefit from hearing from peers in other companies who may have had the same experiences.

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