Transformers - Liquid Filled Transformer Design and Construction & Factory Acceptance Tests


PES / IAS / LM Joint Meeting

Liquid Filled Transformer Design and Construction

Winding types

Core types

Loss Optimization

Impedance Considerations

Load Tap Changing designs

Liquid filled transformer cooling

High temperature insulation systems

Special Applications


Factory Acceptance Tests

What tests are performed and what to expect in a factory test report

Standard factory tests

Special factory tests

Test setups and instrumentation

  Date and Time




  • Date: 11 Nov 2022
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 4000 Hadley Road
  • South Plainfield, New Jersey
  • United States 07080
  • Building: PSE&G - Hadley Road Facility
  • Room Number: Auditorium
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  • Starts 28 October 2022 06:00 AM
  • Ends 11 November 2022 08:55 AM
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Sheldon Kennedy Sheldon Kennedy of Niagara Power Transformer


Transformers - Liquid Filled Transformer Design and Construction & Factory Acceptance Tests


Sheldon P. Kennedy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975. As part of his co-op program at Penn State, Sheldon worked for the U. S.  Steel Corporation in the Coal Mining Division in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and the West Penn Power Corporation in utility distribution engineering in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation he worked for the Allegheny Power Service Corporation in Greensburg, Pennsylvania as a Transmission Substation Engineer and as a Rate Engineer. In 1982 he joined the R. E. Uptegraff Manufacturing Company, a transformer manufacturer, in Scottdale, Pennsylvania as Chief Electrical Engineering 1985 he joined Niagara Transformer Corporation in Buffalo, New York as Engineering Manager, and became Vice President – Engineering in 1988. Sheldon is the Chairman of the Rectifier Transformers Working Group in the IEEE PES Transformer Committee, and chaired IEEE C57.18.10-1998, 2003, 2008, and 2021 IEEE Practices and Requirements for Semiconductor Power Rectifier Transformers. He is the Chairman of the Sealed Dry Type Transformer Working Group, C57.12.52 and chaired C57.12.52-2012 IEEE Standard for Sealed Dry-Type Power Transformers, 501 kVA and Higher, Three-Phase, with High-Voltage 601 to 34500 Volts, Low-Voltage 208Y/120 to 4160 Volts- General Requirements, and also the Neutral Grounding Devices Working Group, C57.32 and chaired C57.32-2015 Standard for Requirements and Testing of Neutral Grounding Devices in the IEEE Transformers Committee.  He is the past chair of the IEEE Transformers Committee Insulation Life Subcommittee. He received the “Outstanding Contributor” award in 2015 “Outstanding Service” award: in 2021 from the IEEE PES Transformers Committee. He was elevated to an IEEE Fellow in 2016 “for leadership in the technology and standards for rectifier, inverter and harmonic-mitigating transformers”. He is the United States industrial convertor transformers representative to IEC from the ANSI United States National Committee Technical Advisory Group. He was the NEMA Transformer Section Chairman from 2000 to 2003. He is the past Chairman of the Accredited Standards Committee C57 – Transformers, Regulators, and Reactors, 2002 - 2005. He is also a member of the Industry Applications Society and past Chairman of the Electrochemical Subcommittee of the PCIC 2007 -2010. He is a registered Professional Engineer. He is the author of Doble, IEEE PCIC and IEEE PPIC papers. Sheldon is also the author of the Rectifier Transformer chapter in the CRC book, “Electric Power Transformer Engineering”.


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The seminar fee includes lunch, refreshments and handouts.  Non-members joining IEEE within 30 days of the seminar will be rebated 50% of the IEEE registration charge.

Four hours of instruction will be provided.  If desired, IEEE Continuing Education Units (0.4 CEUs) will be offered for this course - a small fee of $55 will be required for processing.

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