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About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

Electrical machines, mainly power transformers and electric motors are critical equipment that run production, and it must operate without any abnormalities. A wide variety of tests and standards have been developed to assist manufacturers and users of motors and transformer winding, assess the condition of the electrical insulation.

The objective of this training course is to provide an understanding of power transformers and electric motors, their materials, components, and how they operate. It will also emphasize the importance of transformer life management, especially for those transformers and electric motors which have been in operation for than 10 years. The course will address in detail all aspects related to transformer principles, calculations, operation, testing and maintenance.

This course aims to provide participants with the understanding of the fundamentals and constructional features of power transformers and electric motors, with particular reference to the design, testing, operation and maintenance of transformers in power systems.

Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of the following:

  • Practical solutions for specifying, operating and maintaining power transformers and electric motors in a utility or plant environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of principles, protection, maintenance and troubleshooting of power transformers and electric motors
  • The necessary safe procedures relating to transformer operation and related circuitry
  • Understand the principles of operation of the transformer and electric motors
  • Identify the different features of power transformers and electric motors
  • Appreciate the principles of transformer design, ratings, winding, core structure and materials, insulation and cooling methods, insulation and lifetime
  • Utilize thermal limits and loading guides of transformers
  • Analyze transformer and electric motors failure modes
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

The VILT will be delivered online in 4 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 1 x 10 minutes break per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Additionally, some self-study will be requested. Participants are invited but not obliged to bring a short presentation (10 mins max) on a practical problem they encountered in their work. This will then be explained and discussed during the VILT. A short test or quiz will be held at the end the course.

Our key expert is actively involved in electrical inspections, energy audits, energy efficiency and technical consultation for M&E activities for industrial and commercial sectors.

He is involved in testing and commissioning works of factory substations of up to 132kV system. He previously worked for Jimah coal-fired power plant in Port Dickson for 9 years with his last position being Electrical Maintenance Section Head. He was involved in the commissioning of coal-fired power plant mainly with 500kV generator transformer, 934 MVA generator, and up to 33kV MV motors and switchgear panels.

Our key expert has managed the maintenance team to perform routine maintenance activities (together with supporting tools such as motor lube oil analysis, infrared thermography analysis, transformer oil analysis) & electrical troubleshooting and plant outages for critical and non-critical equipment.

Besides that, our key expert has published several IEEE conference papers and journals such as:

  • (2009). Effectiveness of auxiliary system monitoring & continuous hydrogen scavenging operation on hydrogen-cooled generator at power plant. In Energy and Environment, 2009. ICEE 2009. 3rd International Conference on (pp. 151-160). IEEE.
  • (2010). Study on electric motor mass unbalance based on vibration monitoring analysis technique. In Mechanical and Electrical Technology (ICMET), 2010 2nd International Conference on (pp. 539-542). IEEE.
  • (2012). Re-Design of AC Excitation Busduct based on Infrared (IR) Thermography: Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM) data analysis. eMaintenance, 101.
  • (2016). Energy Saving Studies for a University Campus: An Educational-Based Approach, 3rd International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation 2016.
  • “Grid-tied photovoltaic and battery storage systems with Malaysian electrcity tariff – A review on maximum demand shaving.” Energies 10.11 (2017): 1884
  • “Techno-Economic Optimization of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (PV) and Battery Systems Based on Maximum Demand Reduction (MDRed) Modelling in Malaysia.” Energies 12.18 (2019): 3531