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IET#SG presents: Power and Energy Section networking seminar

Substation & switchgear in-service testing best practices and Intelligent transformer condition monitoring & risk management – challenges & methods

Substation & switchgear in-service testing best practices - Michal Slodkiewicz

With energy demand increasing, the reliability of power generation, transmission and distribution assets is of utmost importance. In-service testing techniques have been developed which provide cost effective health assessment methods while HV assets remain in operation. In-service testing forms an important part of a condition-based maintenance strategy to reduce outages, managing risk exposure and to optimize labour costs. The speaker will provide an overview of non-intrusive, in-service testing techniques such as partial discharge testing and their practical applications for different HV asset types. Case studies where early detection of developing failures prevented unexpected outages will be presented.

Intelligent transformer condition monitoring & risk management – challenges & methods - Brian Snyder

Staying on top of the condition of a transformer - or fleet of transformers, can be a challenge. More and more generating plants and transmission operators are implementing comprehensive transformer condition monitoring and risk management programs aligned with the new asset management standards such as ISO 55000.

Has the condition of the unit changed significantly since the last maintenance period?  Are there any signs of deterioration or a possible inability to perform a function that will require me to take action?  Can I put this unit back in service? Can I load this unit above nameplate for some period of time? Will this unit last another year or two, or do I need to consider replacing it?

The speaker will discuss aspects of transformer condition monitoring, from the need to set goals and defining relevant monitoring parameters to communicating of data/information and the need to have a predefined and agreed action plan. The presentation will highlight Doble’s operational experience with generation, transmission and distribution companies world-wide.



Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


28 Aug 2019

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Add to Calendar 08/28/2019 18:30 08/28/2019 21:30 IET#SG presents: Power and Energy Section networking seminar A networking seminar with presentations by two speakers. 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879


Singapore Local Network


Michal Slodkiewicz

Michal Slodkiewicz

Senior Product Support Engineer - Doble Engineering

Michal Slodkiewicz has a Masters degree in Electrotechnics from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. After graduation he worked as a commissioning engineer where he participated in projects including commissioning of power plants.  Michal joined the Doble Engineering Company in 2011. He currently holds the position of Senior Product Support Engineer, responsible for worldwide support of Doble PD instruments, training and PD diagnostic services. 

Brian Snyder

Brian Snyder

Solutions Director - Professional Services - Doble Engineering

Brian Snyder is the Solutions Director, Professional Services, for Doble Engineering Company, where he is responsible for service strategy for consulting services, laboratory services, condition monitoring service programs, and training and education courses. He has extensive global experience working with power generation, transmission and distribution and industrial clients to develop client-specific service strategies. Brian earned an MBA at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.


Orchard Hotel Singapore

448 Orchard Road


This event is being held in the Lavender Room, Level 3. Nearest MRT is Orchard.



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