A one day workshop on “Transformer Design, Applications and Life Extension”, jointly organized by ERDA, IEEE-PES and IEEMA with GETCO as knowledge partner, was held at Hotel Sayaji, Vadodara on September 04, 2019.
The programme was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr. K.M. Bhuva, Director Technical, GUVNL and by the Chairman, Organizing Committee Mr. B. B. Chauhan, Managing Director GETCO. Welcome address was delivered by Mr. Hitesh Karandikar, Director – ERDA followed by an address from Mr. Rakesh Patel, Chair IEEE-PES, Gujarat Chapter.
The Chief Guest and Chairman, Organizing Committee emphasised the importance of transformer in the electrical power system and the requirement of a better designed and properly maintained transformer for better reliability and longevity of the transformers used by the users.
Mr. Vipul Ray, Vice President, IEEMA and MD, Elmex Controls Pvt. Ltd. proposed a vote of thanks to the dignitaries, speakers, organisers, co-hosts and participants.
The technical presentations were divided into five sessions. The workshop topics were Design Aspects of Transformer by Mr. Ronnie Minhaz, IEEE-PES; Health Index of Transformer by Dr. Satish Chetwani, Asst. Director and Head of R&D, ERDA; Inverter Duty Transformers for Solar Application by Mr. Prasenjit Paul Global Technical Manager (R&D), Scheider Electric; IEEE Specification by Mr. Ronnie Minhaz and Life Extension of Transformer by Mr. P. Ramachandran, Sr. Advisor, ABB.
The main objective of this Academia-Industry-Utility collaborative workshop is to share and discuss the transformer design aspects, specifications, special applications and life enhancement technologies, among the designers, manufactures, utilities, consultants, academia and R&D institutes professionals. More than 170 representatives of utilities, industries and academia from various engineering colleges participated in this workshop. The workshop was well appreciated by all the participants and they requested to arrange similar technical workshops in future also.
Glimpses of workshop on Transformer Design, Applications and Life Extension