Transformer School Pre-Conference

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Transformer School Pre-Conference

Transformer School Pre-Conference

Date: December 12-13, 2017
Time:
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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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. This pre-conference course will cover Basic Single-Phase Transformer Connection & Theory and can be a segue into the Three-Phase Transformer Connections the remainder of the week.

Scott Meinecke, an instructor from Northwest Iowa Community College, will again be the instructor for this course. 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.

Basic Single-Phase Transformer Connection and Theory

The pre-conference is intended to serve as a basic or refresher course on the basics of single-phase transformer connections and theory. The course includes classroom and hands-on instruction on topics such as safe work practices, transformer theory, basic calculations, connections, sizing, and troubleshooting.

This course would be helpful for anyone that is involved with the electric line crew—from the apprentice to employees from other departments that may assist as a ground person. This pre-conference course would also be beneficial for the apprentice/journeyman lineworker who desires to strengthen their basic transformer knowledge prior to attending the Three-Phase Transformer Connections course the remainder of the week!

Schedule

Tuesday, December 12
12:00-1:00  Registration
1:00-4:00  Basic Transformer Connections (classroom training)

Wednesday, December 13
8:30-11:30  Basic Transformer Connections (hands-on training)

Lunch will be served at the Training Center for those staying for the conference.

What to Bring

Class attendees will be required to bring their own personal protective equipment, including:

  • Arc Flash Shield and Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Secondary Rubber Gloves
  • FR Clothing
  • Appropriate Footwear
  • Volt/Amp Meter
  • Calculator
  • 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.

Registration Fees

$115 per person for members; $265 per person for non-members.
All fees increase $50 on November 27, 2017.

Registration fee includes course tuition, materials, Wednesday lunch (for those attending both Pre-Conference and Conference), 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.

Photographs

By registering for this event I/we, the registered attendee(s), authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing materials (both electronic and print). I understand that I will not be paid for giving this consent.

Questions?

Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email tneddermeyer@mmua.org or phone 763.551.1230.

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