• Transformer Concepts & Applications Seminars
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Transformer Concepts & Applications Seminars

Dharam Vir
Dharam Vir
Vice President of Engineering, SPX Transformer Solutions

As a service to the industry, SPX Transformer Solutions offers advanced training seminars focusing on the design and application of electric power transformers for engineers and operators of utility and industrial power systems. All seminars are non-commercial, and instructors are among the most experienced engineers and executives in the power transmission and distribution field.

Dharam Vir, Vice President of Engineering, SPX Transformer Solutions, directs all Transformer Concepts and Application Seminars. He is a member of the IEEE Transformers Committee and has been active in various working groups.

Who Should Attend

  • Standards Engineers
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Operations Technicians
  • Managers for all of the above


2016 Seminar Dates

Location Date
Waukesha, WI May 18-20

Goldsboro, NC September 28-30

Seminar Description

The Transformer Concepts & Applications seminar is scheduled twice each year. The spring seminar is conducted at our Waukesha, WI manufacturing facility and the fall seminar is conducted at our Goldsboro, NC facility. The seminar includes a detailed plant tour as well as CAD/CAM and FEA demonstrations. Topics covered over the three days include the following:

Topics Covered

  • Transformer Specification & Economics of Transformer Design
  • Electrical Design Process
  • Mechanical Design Process
  • Transformer Magnetic Circuit
  • Stray Losses
  • Fundamentals of Insulation Design
  • Short Circuit Design
  • Tap Changers
  • Transformer Components and Accessories
  • Thermal Design Considerations
  • Dissolved Gas Analysis
  • Testing of Transformers
  • Installation and Field Testing


Successful seminar completion earns 1.7 CEU credits or 17 PDH (Professional Development Hours)*. A certificate will be awarded.

* PDH credits are awarded for participation in this seminar and are normally accepted by state boards of professional registration in the United States. However, you must determine that this seminar is appropriate to your license and needs — the final responsibility rests on your judgment. Please contact your state board for their rules, sponsor/provider status and specific course/session approval.

Logistics and Fees

Local maps, hotel information etc. will be provided with your registration confirmation. The $750 seminar fee includes the three-day seminar and certificate; a course manual; lunches and breaks all three days; and one group dinner. Hotel and travel arrangements are your responsibility.


Space is limited, so please register early using the On-Line Registration & Payment Form.
Call 800-835-2732, if you have questions or need assistance. A confirmation will be e-mailed to you.

Hotel Information

For hotel information, click here for more information and reserve a room at your earliest convenience.

Cancellation Policy

Seminar registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and will close 10 business days prior to the seminar start date. If your plans change, course registration may be cancelled at no charge up to 10 business days prior to the seminar start date. After that, no refunds will be available.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 800-835-2732. You may also download a copy of our Transformer Concepts & Applications seminar flyer here.



For SPX Transformer Solutions' Employees Only:

If seats are available and as a benefit to SPX Transformer Solutions employees, seminar registration will be available on-line beginning 10 business days prior to the seminar start date. Your employee I.D. number will be required. To register during the employee registration period, select the appropriate seminar and proceed to the Employee Registration Form. All employee registrations must be done on-line and must be completed no later than two business days prior to the start of a seminar.


Regional Technical Seminars

In addition to our technical Transformer Concepts & Application seminars for Power Engineers (held in Waukesha, WI and Goldsboro, NC), SPX Transformer Solutions offers local 1-Day Regional Technical Seminars (RTS) in each of five regional territories throughout the year.

Each RTS is organized in conjunction with our nationwide Channel Partner organization. Industry experts present all topics.

2016 Seminar Dates

Location Date
Iowa City, IA June 21

Boise, ID July 28

Ann Arbor, MI September 13

Tysons, VA October 4

Chattanooga, TN October 19

To meet specific customer needs, we develop a focused agenda for each RTS based on participant feedback to their SPX Waukesha Sales Representative. A customer-centered agenda means that your time is wisely spent on information that you can utilize right away. Prospective attendees can also select from an extensive menu of potential topics.

Click on the links below to view a list of topics and a sample agenda:
Topic definitions
Sample Agenda

Upon completion, participants receive a signed PDH Certificate for the Professional Development Hours earned.

How to Sign Up for a Seminar

Since seminars fill up fast, prospective attendees are urged to contact their local SPX Waukesha Sales Representative as early as possible, if interested in attending.

Whether it's training seminars, transformers, components , or service support — SPX Transformer Solutions will be there for you.





Transformer Concepts & Applications Seminar Forms

On-line Seminar Registration & Payment Form

SPX Waukesha Employee Only Registration Form

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