Transformers and Switchgears


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The overall performance of electrical distribution systems and their operations are significantly affected by critical components like switchgears (and circuit breakers) and transformers. This intensive 2-day program zooms in to the application, installation, maintenance and testing of switchgears and transformers. It covers low, medium and high voltage switchgears and participants can expect a thorough discussion on switchgear theory and standards.

Participants will also gain a solid understanding of the issues associated with the proper application, installation and maintenance of these critical items of equipment with an overriding emphasis on safety. Emphasising on medium voltage (referred today as high voltage) switchgear, which represents most of the switchgear installed on electrical distribution systems, the program also spotlights on air blast, oil, SF6 and vacuum circuit breakers.


Benefits of Attending

  • Learn to identify and select the appropriate types of switchgears and transformers
  • Understand the use of different transformers and switchgears and their respective applications
  • Appreciate the design principles and operational elements of transformers and switchgears
  • Detail the practical maintenance strategies for switchgear and transformers
  • Master the setup of transformer protection schemes and testing procedures
  • Manage transformers breakdowns effectively to minimize disruption


Why You Should Not Miss This Event

As the installation of high voltage distribution and transmission equipment increases due to the ever-growing global demand for power, there is increasing need to ensure the reliability of the operations of power systems. Power transformers are among the most important and most expensive components of power systems. Their failure can impose extraordinarily high costs on plants, factories and utilities of all descriptions. It is critical that all personnel operating and working with such equipment have a sound knowledge of their operational requirements and maintenance.

This intensive program focuses on the essential components of power systems; which are the transformers and switchgears, and provides deeper understanding of what is involved in the maintenance and asset management of these components. This is to ensure that the power systems are in tip-top condition and to prevent unexpected interruption.




Trainers’ Profile

Behrouz has completed degree courses in telecommunications and electrical engineering overseas. He also completed his studies in electrical Utility engineering at Curtin University in 2004.

Behrouz started his career in the oil and gas industry where his role got him involved in the maintenance and repair of electronic and navigational marine equipment (VHF and SSB radios, Sat Nav, engine control panels etc). He then moved to the power industry and was involved in the design, installation, and commissioning of substations mainly for consultancies and utilities. He has also established a good reputation in teaching power system protection over his long term services lecturing at Curtin University, and also over the period he worked as a Protection Engineer in New Zealand.

Over the past years, Behrouz has been involved in many major projects across Australia (Port Hedland, Barrow Island, Tamar Valley, Karratha, and Newman for example). His most recent experience is related to cost estimation and risk assessment of major substation projects with a special focus on the secondary systems (Protection, COMMS, SCADA).

He has also worked as an Engineering Manager and Senior Project Engineer on major copper mine projects overseas. Behrouz has also gained good knowledge in substation design, HV cables sizing and installation, transmission system design, earthing system design and applications, and power system protection design and applications.


Who Should Attend 

  • Project engineers 
  • Electrical engineers 
  • System operators 
  • Design engineers (junior & senior) 
  • Project managers 
  • Asset management engineers 
  • Planning engineers 
  • Transformer & switchgear maintenance staff 
  • Protection, instrumentation and control engineers 
  • Draftspersons in substation design sector 


Relevant personnel in power utilities, power generation, transmission companies, and consultant companies responsible for engineering, commissioning, operation and maintenance of substations.



In-House Training

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