Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, along with our partners, Minnesota Rural Electric Association and American Public Power Association, is pleased to offer the 2017 Transformer School. As in the past, two courses will be offered: Three-Phase Connections and, back by popular demand, our pre-conference course, Basic Single-Phase Transformer Connection & Theory.
Scott Meinecke, an instructor from Northwest Iowa Community College, will again be the instructor for these courses. Through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning opportunities, participants will be exposed to situations that are as “real world” as possible, without the real world risk/danger.
Did you know—MMUA’s Training Center is an APPA Academy? It’s the perfect setting to gain valuable experience, enhance knowledge, increase confidence and learn from other professionals in the public power industry.
Three-Phase Transformer Connections
The three-phase course will start with the basics of transformers, including turns ratios, polarities, calculations, connections, and troubleshooting.
Participants will learn about the basic three-phase systems with some basic phasor diagrams and explain the relationship of the phasor to the transformer itself.
In the hands-on portion of the course, participants will work with miniature transformers that are energized and will blow fuses, in order to experience what happens when something is wired incorrectly.
The class will continue to build on the miniature transformer banks and work on troubleshooting. Additionally, they will discuss motor rotation as it relates to three-phase systems; as well as ways to prevent voltage surge when switching a three-phase bank.
Upon completion of the Three-Phase Transformer Connections class, participants should have a good understanding of the following topics, related to transformers:
Basic Three-Phase Connections
Open Delta Connection
Wednesday, December 13 12:00-1:00 Registration 1:00-4:00 Classroom Three-Phase Transformer Connections
Thursday, December 14 8:30-12:00 Classroom and Hands-On Training 12:00-1:00 Lunch Served at Training Center 1:00-4:00 Classroom and Hands-On Training
Friday, December 15 8:30-12:00 Classroom and Hands-On Training 12:00 Conference Ends
What to Bring
Class attendees will be required to bring their own personal protective equipment. including:
Arc Flash Shield and Hard Hat
Secondary Rubber Gloves
Notebook and Pen/Pencil
Certificate of Achievement
A certificate of achievement will be provided showing the hours of attendance acquired. Certificates will be emailed after the course.
$440 per person for members; $690 per person for non-members. All fees increase $50 on November 27, 2017.
Registration fee includes course tuition, materials, Thursday lunch, refreshment breaks and a certificate of achievement.
Cancellations / Refunds
MMUA charges a $25 processing fee/person for registrations cancelled on/by November 27, 2017. MMUA must be notified by 4:30 pm on November 27 to qualify.
Hotel / Motel Information - Marshall, MN
For a map of hotels in Marshall, click HERE. The AmericInn and Ramada offer special pricing for participants. Just ask for MMUA's reduced rate when making your reservation.
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