Enhanced Learning Series

SDMYERS HAS BEEN A PIONEER IN TRANSFORMER MAINTENANCE TRAINING SINCE 1975


In 2009, we developed an Enhanced Learning program to provide our customers with improved learning concepts, better problem-solving skills, and on-the-job knowledge tools. In response to your feedback throughout the years, we have made great improvements to our Enhanced courses here at Tallmadge that are allowing us to meet your requests and suggestions.

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BENEFITS

  • Course progressions for students to build knowledge from fundamental concepts through advanced and managerial competency.
  • Course options (electives) that are job-specific to expand your particular area of expertise.
  • Better analytical skills through the use of practical application exercises, case studies, and group breakout sessions.
  • Better understanding of transformer operation with tours of our transformer equipment lab.
  • Interactive learning through electrical test demonstrations in our equipment lab as well as a rig demonstration.

FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES

  • State-of-the-art Lecture Hall with comfortable tiered seating, laptop power at every seat, professional sound, lighting, and multimedia presentation equipment.
  • Tour of a transformer remanufacturing facility where you will see the rewind and repair process of failed transformers.
  • Interaction with multiple transformer experts including our instructors, engineers, and lab technicians.
  • Information resources and reference materials such as our Transformer Maintenance Guide, course textbooks, and online resources.

OUTCOMES

You will be able to verify your understanding and retention at the end of the four-day required learning by taking a knowledge assessment. You will be provided with practical on-the-job reference tools designed to aid in test result analysis, ordering additional tests, failure analysis, and advanced maintenance planning and prevention.

Access to online resources such as technical articles, videos, standards information, and peer & expert networking, will be available at the completion of the course to assist you with further independent learning.

Half-Century Transformer Applied - Spanish

This course provides a foundational understanding of the internal and external elements of the transformer, the essentials of transformer operation and maintenance implementation and related industry standards.  It covers the chemical, mechanical and electrical components of the transformer, the purpose and operating characteristics of these components, the significant requirements and methods for maintenance, and the major testing involved in maintenance. 

This course experience at our Tallmadge facility includes lab and equipment tours, rewind facility tour, case studies, break-out groups, expert panel discussion, practical exercises, and interactive activities.

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Half-Century Transformer Applied

This course provides a foundational understanding of the internal and external elements of the transformer, the essentials of transformer operation and maintenance implementation and related industry standards.  It covers the chemical, mechanical and electrical components of the transformer, the purpose and operating characteristics of these components, the significant requirements and methods for maintenance, and the major testing involved in maintenance. 

This course experience at our Tallmadge facility includes lab and equipment tours, rewind facility tour, case studies, break-out groups, expert panel discussion, practical exercises, and interactive activities.

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Adv Transformer Maintenance

After a brief review, this course builds on the foundational concepts taught in the Half Century Transformer - Applied Maintenance (and The Half Century Transformer Course). Students will dive deeper into the concepts of reactive, predictive, and preventative maintenance of transformers and be able to develop a cost-effective testing and maintenance plan to prolong the reliable life of their transformers.

This course will get the student familiar with the substation and system equipment, as well as additional understanding of transformer design and construction. This course provides the advanced knowledge and develops the skills to identify and analyze / interpret chemical test results, identify maintenance recommendations based on chemical and electrical tests, manage service specifications, and make critical maintenance / planning decisions. We further build and work on the application of this advanced education through practical exercise, interactive activities, etc. thus increasing the learning retention, applicability of concepts and overall experience.

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Transformer Lifecycle Management

This course provides the knowledge to successfully plan and manage in the lifecycle of the transformer:  from specification and purchasing; to transportation, assembly and start-up; to field and shop repair options, including end-of-life options; to overall risk and asset management.  Develop and manage a maintenance program and/or lead the overall delivery of that program.  Create purchase and repair specifications, coordinate factory inspections, understand acceptance testing, adhere to transportation and installation requirements, create risk assessments, and make proper field or shop repair decisions.

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