Join Us At Our Upcoming Asset Management Webinar Series

As Australia’s leading industrial electrical specialists, we provide continuity of technical support and a commitment to making sure your equipment delivers required outcomes, doesn’t breakdown, and is statutory compliant; which is why we’ve launched the Ampcontrol Group Asset Management webinar series. Running throughout May and June, we are offering a range of free, technical presentations designed for industry.

Transformer Oil Analysis: Identification & Management of Abnormal Condition – Philip Reilly | Ampcontrol

Kicking off on May 12, Philip Reilly, Ampcontrol Oil Services Consultant, will deliver his webinar titled ‘Transformer Oil Analysis: Identification & Management of Abnormal Conditions’. Transformer oil analysis is widely used for detecting abnormal conditions in insulating fluid-filled, high voltage electrical equipment in service. This presentation will outline information and recent Australian case studies concerning:

  • Application of DGA to mineral and non-mineral oil filled transformers.
  • Importance of correct sampling methodology
  • Testing and interpretation of results to evaluate the condition of the liquid and solid insulation
  • Appropriate actions available to further investigate & manage problems
  • Accessing, analysing and gaining insights from large amounts of condition monitoring data

Modelling Fault Scenarios to Minimise Asset Downtime – Dr Peter Stepien | ResTech

On May 18, ResTech’s Dr Peter Stepien will share insights through his webinar titled ‘Modelling Fault Scenarios to Minimise Asset Downtime’. Various methods are available to identify potential faults in assets used for production. Attempting to interpret symptoms without any prior experience of a fault can be challenging and time consuming. However, fault scenarios can be modelled beforehand to give expected symptoms. These can then be compared to SCADA information to quickly locate the fault and minimise asset downtime. This presentation describes the modelling process with the use of practical examples.

Visibility and Understanding of the Condition of Critical Spares – Hossein Rahimpour | Verico Asset Integrity Services

On May 25, Verico Asset Integrity Services Senior Electrical Engineer, Hossein Rahimpour, will deliver his webinar titled ‘Visibility and Understanding of the Condition of Critical Spares’. Often after the lights have gone out, there is urgent inquiry into where the spares are and what condition they are in. Whether the spare being sought is a transformer, bushing, motor or cable, its condition at that time can either avert or lead to significant costs.This presentation will outline why having visibility and an understanding of the condition of critical spares is an important element of good HV asset management practice.

Online Condition Monitoring of Coal Handling Plant (CHP) Machinery – Kaine Rathbone | Verico Asset Integrity Services

On June 2, Verico Asset Integrity Services Mechanical Testing Manager, Kaine Rathbone, will deliver his webinar titled ‘Online Condition Monitoring of Coal Handling Plant (CHP) Machinery’ Coal Handling Plants (CHP) are typically difficult to condition monitor for a variety of reasons, including the physical distance (geographic sparseness) between equipment, the inconsistent run times and variable speed/load during operation, as well as the slow speed machinery and the need for high resolution data to identify problems with the equipment.

Verico has developed a solution to these problems through the implementation of an Online Condition Monitoring system specifically tailored to CHPs. The system is able to capture the high resolution data required on low speed equipment, then undertake customised analysis and diagnostics by utilising the proprietary monitoring software. The reporting system provides the customer with a condition snapshot, outcomes-of-analysis, engineering commentary and remediation recommendations for action tracking. This presentation will describe the challenges of condition monitoring of CHPs and the solution Verico has developed to address these issues.

Making the Most of Your HV Asset Maintenance Program – Paul Karpathy | Ampcontrol

Finally, on June 8, we’ll be welcoming Ampcontrol HV Field Serivce Technical Officer, Paul Karpathy, who will deliver his webinar titled ‘Making the Most of Your HV Asset Maintenance Program’. Managing a large fleet of assets across an operation can often be challenging. This presentation will cover some of the common issues encountered with HV assets in the field and how to best manage equipment and infrastructure via scheduled maintenance programs. The presentation will also outline details of recent service experiences and how to get the most out of your scheduled maintenance on site.

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We’re committed to connecting industry contacts across Australia with practical insights into real world issues being faced onsite. Attendance is free, secure your space today at one or all of the webinars in the series.

Join us in June for our ‘Safety In Mining’ Webinar Series

As an industry leader offering integrated electrical protection, integrated power distribution systems, monitoring and control solutions and communication systems for coal and hard rock mining, we’ve launched the Ampcontrol Group ‘Safety in Mining’ webinar series. Running throughout June, we are offering a range of free, technical presentations designed for industry.

Kicking off on June 9, we’ll be welcoming ResTech Principal Engineer, Dr Peter Stepien, who will share insights from his ACARP research project around the ‘Control of Touch Potential Transients During Switching’. During a number of investigations into electric shock incidences in the past, machine frames measured touch potential transients when switchgear closed or opened. There were no faults present in the equipment or the earth fault limited supply, yet touch potentials occurred. This webinar will step participants through Peter’s current research that aims to understand the method by which these touch potentials occur and determine a method to eliminate them to improve mine safety.

On June 16, Philip Reilly, Ampcontrol’s Oil Service Manager, will deliver his webinar titled ‘Oil Analysis: Testing OLTC & Managing Corrosive Sulphur in Transformers’. Managing a large fleet of ageing transformers is a technical challenge faced by many Australian mines and reliability surveys show that the On Load Tap Changer (OLTC) can account for up to 30% of all transformer failures. This webinar will address failure modes & available condition monitoring techniques and will also outline the role of oil analysis.  The webinar will also provide insights into the mechanism of copper sulphide formation in transformers, failure modes, details of service experiences, and what assessment and mitigation techniques are available. 

Finally, Ampcontrol Group Engineering Manager, Dr Ian Webster, will deliver his webinar titled ‘Arc Faults (and Flashes) and the Hierarchy of Controls’ on June 23. This webinar will look at the application of the hierarchy of controls to the hazards associated with arcing faults in high powered electrical equipment in general, and in confined spaces such as mines and tunnels. 

We’re committed to connecting industry contacts across Australia with practical insights into real world issues being faced onsite. Attendance is free, secure your space today at one or all of the webinars in the series.