To meet the needs of electrical testing professionals seeking technologies that will help to enhance their company’s efficiency, effectiveness and reliability, Megger is presenting a series of free one-day seminars around the country. The seminars address some of the most important and costly issues relating to substation maintenance, and includes extensive practical presentations.

The key focus of the “Best Practices Substation Seminar and Product Showcase” is HV circuit breaker testing and condition analysis, and the assessment of power transformers. All sessions include show-and-tell demonstrations of practical techniques for maximizing reliability, including the most commonly used methods and practices.

Among the topics covered in detail for circuit breakers are basic testing techniques, first trip testing, static and dynamic resistance measurements, vibration analysis, the formulation of test plans and reporting. Special considerations relating to HV, EHV, GIS and GCB applications are also discussed.

For power transformers, recent advances in condition analysis and assessment are presented, complemented by discussion and demonstration of the most useful and convenient test techniques. These include power factor testing, sweep frequency response analysis (SFRA) and insulation diagnostic analyzer (IDAX) applications.

Invaluable information is also provided on data collection, trending and analysis, as well as insights into how companies are coping with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data collection and management requirements.

Dates and locations for Megger’s Best Practices Substation Seminars, all of which run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., are:

  • May 4 – Hampton Inn Downtown, Indianapolis
  • May 11 – Embassy Suites Dallas, Irving, Texas
  • May 11 – Holiday Inn Syracuse, Liverpool, N.Y.
  • May 13 – Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham, Mass.
  • May 13 – Hilton Garden Hill Hotel Oklahoma City Airport, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • May 20 – Sheraton Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
  • May 21 – Sheraton Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

For further information or to register for any of these seminars, call Elsa Cantu on 214-330-3539, or contact her by e-mail at elsa.cantu@megger.com