SPX Waukesha
Upcoming Special Courses


Joint LTC Training

Two of the most prominent companies meeting the needs of the power industry are joining forces to provide an exceptional learning opportunity. Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions and Waukesha Service & Components, a division of SPX Transformer Solutions, offer a valuable technical training course:

  • Load Tap Changer (LTC) Principles, Maintenance and Diagnostics

Instructors representing the technical expertise of both companies are presenting this one-day course. Join us for an exciting educational experience. Enrollment will be strictly limited to 25 attendees to assure maximum student-instructor communication.

When: March 21, 2011
Where: Waukesha Training Center, 9011 Governors Row, Dallas, Texas
Time: 8:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Program Agenda

Time Details Speaker
7:30 - 8:00 am Breakfast Snack and Beverages Available  

8:00 - 8:15 am Introduction Fredi Jakob

8:15 - 9:15 am LTC Design Theory and Sequence of Operation John Pruente

9:15 - 9:30 am Break & Refreshments John Pruente

9:30 - 10:30 am LTC Contact Design - Understanding Metallurgy Arcing vs. Non-Arcing (Typical Metals Used)  

10:30 - 10:45 am Break & Refreshments  

10:45 - 12:00 pm LTC DGA Fredi Jakob

12:00 - 12:45 pm Lunch Break  

12:45 - 1:45 pm Shop Tour Perry Reeder

1:45 - 2:00 pm Break & Refreshments  

2:00 - 3:30 pm LTC DGA - Case Studies John Pruente

3:30 - 3:45 pm Break & Refreshments  

3:45 - 4:45 pm LTC Maintenance Practices John Pruente

4:45 - 5:00 pm Closing & Summary Fredi Jakob

5:00 - 5:30 pm Questions & Answers Fredi Jakob & John Pruente

Comments made by previous course participants

  • Very good course, and facility tour was excellent.
  • Excellent presentations.
  • Superb pictures and graphs made the subject much easier to understand.
  • Case studies were particularly helpful by relating potential problems/causes to actual events.
  • It was very valuable to actually see the LTCs operate.

About the Instructors
Fredi Jakob, Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions Inc. - Dr. Fredi Jakob is a Technical Consultant for Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions Inc., a long-term member of ASTM and IEEE and author of over 50 published articles. He is a traveling lecturer to private and governmental agencies and has been invited to speak at Doble and AVO conferences, NETA, EPRI and American Public Power meetings and ASTM symposia. Dr. Jakob was the founder of Analytical ChemTech International, Inc. (ACTI) and served as Professor of Analytical Chemistry at California State University, Sacramento for 36 years.

John Pruente, SPX Transformer Solutions Inc. - John Pruente is the Director of Engineering Support for both Waukesha Service & Components. Before that, John was Director of Engineering & Sales for High Voltage Supply (former components division of Waukesha Electric Systems now known as Waukesha Components). He worked for Duke Energy from 1987-1999 with responsibility for all aspects of transformer maintenance, including determining maintenance criteria for transformers; developing new maintenance methods and standards; failure analysis and reporting; technical support to transformer maintenance crews; troubleshooting load tap changer problems in the field; review and interpretation of Doble & DGA test results; writing field maintenance procedures. He received his BSEE degree from Oakland University, MI.

A Reference Manual of papers and materials on the course subjects will be distributed to each registrant at the seminar.

Course Location
SPX Transformer Solutions/ Waukesha Training Center, 9011 Governors Row, Dallas, TX 75247

Registration Information
$995 - Includes all Course Materials, Lunch and Breaks.

Lisa Richter at 800-338-5526 Ext. 4216 or Sybil Jakob at 916-455-2284
Click on the "Register Now" button below and fax form to 214-637-1157.





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