Introduction to Distribution and Power Transformers


1-day course

CPD Credit: 7 hours, C1

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of:

• fundamental engineering concepts

• requirements of IEC and IEEE Standards

• criteria for selection and purchase specification

• power rating, voltage ratio and vector group

• routine, type and special tests

• site installation, testing and commissioning

• maintenance and operation of Distribution and Power Transformers.

It will also outline a framework within which, transformers can be designed, installed, maintained and operated in accordance with Part 3 of the 2007 Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations and other relevant legislation.

Learning Objectives

To understand:

- fundamental design and operation concepts 

- legal requirements and duties 

- criteria for selection 

- purchase specification parameters

- power rating, voltage ratio and vector group

- IEC 60076 series 

- Factory Acceptance Testing (routine, type and special tests)

- site installation methods

- Site Acceptance Testing

- maintenance and operation

- transport methods

- training and O&M documentation

Course Outline

The course is set out in 10 modules:

1. Fundamental principles 

2. Power Transformers  

3. Distribution Transformers

4. Legal duties and requirements

5. Design and Specification

6. Factory Acceptance Testing

7. Transport and Installation

8. Site Acceptance Testing 

9. Transformer Maintenance 

10. O&M Manual, training and handover

Who should attend

Developers, Independent Power Producers, HV Installation Owners and Managers, Consultants and Contractors involved in design, construction and commissioning of HV installations.

Engineers, Technicians, Project Managers, Safety Professionals and Graduates.

Trainer Profile 

Padraig Plunkett BE C.Eng M.IEI P2 is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Prince 2 project manager with over 35 years of international experience in HV Power Systems and is a member of:

• NSAI/ETC/TC 03: I.S.EN 61936 & I.S.EN 50110

• IEC TC99/MT4: IEC 61936-1 Power installations exceeding 1kV (1.5kV dc)

• CENELEC CLC / BTTF 62-3: EN 50110 Operation of electrical installations

• IEC PC 128: Safe management and operation of electrical installations

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email