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Transformer School for Electric Line Workers

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, January 22, 2020

February 25-27, 2020 – IAMU Training & Office Complex

 

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities is pleased to offer our Transformer School for Electric Lineworkers.  This Transformer School will focus on single-phase and three-phase transformer connections and theory. This workshop will be a combination of classroom & hands-on training. Participants will be exposed to situations that are as “real-world” as possible, without the real-world risk or danger.

 

The course will start with the basics of transformers, including turns ratios, polarities, calculations, connections, and troubleshooting. Additionally, participants will learn about three-phase systems with phasor diagrams and the relationship of the phasor to the transformer itself.  In the hands-on portion of the course, participants will work with miniature transformers that are energized and will blow fuses, in order to experience what happens when something is wired incorrectly. The class will continue to build on the miniature transformer banks and work on troubleshooting. Additionally, they will discuss motor rotation as it relates to three-phase systems.

 

This workshop is beneficial for anyone that is involved with the electric line crew including apprentices, journeyman lineworkers, and employees from other departments that may assist as a ground person. It is also applicable to those who desire to strengthen their basic transformer knowledge.

 

*Apprentices will receive 16 OJT hours for attendance (OH & URD hours)*


Course Schedule:


Tuesday, February 25

  • 12:30-1:00 Registration
    • IAMU Shop Building
  • 1:00-4:00 Classroom Training:
    • Theory and basics of transformers
    • Transformer parts and operation
    • Nameplates
    • Windings, ratios, and polarity
    • Making connections
    • Fusing
    • Parallel Transformers

Wednesday, February 26

  • 8:30-12:00 Classroom and Hands-On Training:
    • Review from day 1
    • Building and removing parallel transformers
    • 3 phase banks and applications
    • Open vs closed bank
    • Wye vs delta bank
    • Pole mount vs pad mounted
    • 3 tub bank vs pad mount
    • Connecting and Parallel operation
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00-4:00 Classroom and Hands-On Training:
    • Connecting and banking practice on models

Thursday, February 27

  • 8:30-12:00 Classroom and Hands-On Training:
    • Guest speaker Jim Thompson, Chairperson for IEEE transformer committee discussing topics including:
      • Power transformers
      • Sampling and oil testing
      • Protecting your assets and understanding oil tests
      • Troubleshooting
      • Practicing banks
  • 12:00 Class Dismissed - attendees are welcome to stay and cover any questions or areas where additional help is needed

Cost:

$500 per IAMU Member participant

$575 per Non-Member participant

*THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 REGISTRATIONS*

For registration and more information, please click HERE.

Questions?  Please contact:  Jared Masker, IAMU Electric Services Coordinator (jmasker@iamu.org).

Tags:  Electric  OJT Hours  Transformer School 

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Electric Members: Vandalism Alert

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, January 8, 2020

There have been recent reports of vandalism – in the form of graffiti and physical damage – at several wind turbine sites in south central Iowa (not IAMU member sites). The vandalism occurred in December. It is unknown if the incidents are connected; there is an ongoing investigation. The graffiti is a combination of statements, unusual symbols, and various drawings of male genitalia. If you have had any vandalism incidents recently, please contact Russell Saffell, IAMU Director of Member Security & Critical Infrastructure Protection. You can reach Russ at 515.289.1999 (office), 515.988.8686 (cell), or by email at rsaffell@iamu.org.

Tags:  Electric  Security 

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IAMU Electric Superintendent & Foreman's Meeting - Jan. 2020

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 2020 IAMU Electric Superintendent and Foreman’s Meeting.  The workshop is scheduled for January 15 – 17, 2020, at the IAMU Training and Office Complex.  This workshop is specifically designed to cover topics of interest to electric superintendents and foremen.

The 2020 meeting highlights include:

  1. Breaking the Cycle of At-Risk Behavior
  2. Tree Trimming Best Practices & Invasive Species
  3. Employee Safety
  4. Electric Vehicle, Solar Purchase & Power Agreements
  5. Energy Resilience Assessments
  6. IUB Electric Inspections
  7. Testing Meters & Verifying Meter Multipliers
  8. Billing Adjustments

Also returning is the Product Show & Reception.  Come socialize with fellow utility personnel and meet with exhibitors to see their latest products, technology, and services.  The reception will take place at the Holiday Inn Des Moines–Northwest.


Hotel Information

The Holiday Inn Des Moines–Northwest is the designated hotel for accommodations at this upcoming meeting.  The product show and reception will also take place here.  Please mention the Group Name - “IAMU Electric”, Group Code – “ARC” when booking.

The room rate is $87+tax per night.  Book early!  Reservation block deadline is January 1, 2020.

Holiday Inn Des Moines-Northwest
4800 Merle Hay Road
Urbandale, IA  50322
Reservations:
Call (515) 278-4755


Registration & Cost

IAMU Members - $425
Non-Members - $480

Registration is open.  The registration deadline for the meeting is January 13, 2020.  For additional information in regards to the meeting, including full agenda and registration, please click HERE.

For questions about the workshop, please contact Jared Masker, IAMU Electric Services Coordinator at (800) 810-4268 or jmasker@iamu.org.

Tags:  Electric  Superintendent and Foreman's Meeting 

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ELECTRIC MEMBERS: Don’t Forget to Register for ‘Establishing & Effectively Managing an Electric Apprenticeship’ Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, November 6, 2019

IAMU will host a free apprenticeship workshop during National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 11-17). The “Establishing & Effectively Managing an Electric Apprenticeship” Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the IAMU Office.

The workshop is designed for managers, journey workers, apprentices, and utility administrative staff involved in apprenticeship programs or would like to start a program. 

  • The morning session is geared toward those interested in establishing an electric apprenticeship program at their city/utility. 
  • The afternoon session is geared toward those already in a program OR the morning people to go over their responsibilities as set out by the DOL Standard. 

IAMU will host an Appreciation Lunch for everyone that day, complete with door prizes and other giveaways.

To register, click here.

Tags:  Apprenticeship  Electric  National Apprenticeship Week 

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Be Sure to Register for ‘Establishing & Effectively Managing an Electric Apprenticeship’ Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, October 17, 2019

IAMU will host a free apprenticeship workshop during National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 11-17). The “Establishing & Effectively Managing an Electric Apprenticeship” Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the IAMU Office.

The workshop is designed for managers, journey workers, apprentices, and utility administrative staff involved in apprenticeship programs or would like to start a program. 

  • The morning session is geared toward those interested in establishing an electric apprenticeship program at their city/utility. 
  • The afternoon session is geared toward those already in a program OR the morning people to go over their responsibilities as set out by the DOL Standard. 

IAMU will host an Appreciation Lunch for everyone that day, complete with door prizes and other giveaways.

To register, click here.

Tags:  Apprenticeship  Electric 

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