Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Power Transformers

Find out about the latest developments in power transformers.

You'll learn about:

  • power transformer technology and associated issues
  • the current state of the art in the design and development of power transformers
  • the standards that apply to cables and accessories

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Power Transformers

Course Objectives

You'll have a good understanding of:

  • how transformers and shunt and series reactors work in an electrical distribution system
  • transformer specifications and how they should be applied
  • the principles of transformer protection and failure modes
  • the requirements for surveillance and monitoring of transformers in service

You'll also have a good awareness of:

  • new technologies, including tapchanger topologies, oil-free transformers, and energy efficient transformers
  • the application of modern instruments and digital recording equipment to transformer testing

Course Outline

  • Basic transformer theory
  • Magnetic circuits
  • Transformer windings and insulation
  • Winding connections
  • Construction, drying and processing
  • Transformer testing
  • Transformer performance in service
  • Transformer failures and protection
  • Transformer surveillance and monitoring
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Power Transformers

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code EEE8054) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Power Transformers

Presenters

Academic Professionals
  • Dr Simon Blake (Course Leader)
  • Prof D Allan

Fees

Power Transformers

Fees

  • Power Transformers
    • £960 (duration 2 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.