Provisional agenda

Estimated percentage of completion: 80% - Update to the November 16, 2018

the subdivision of the interventions between the first and the second day with the final timetable will be done a couple of weeks before the Event

Solid and liquid insulating materials for high temperature, applications and case histories
▪ Richard Marek – Dupont (USA)

Key design parameters for test cells used in dielectric analysis of solid materials
▪ Britta Pfeiffer/ Markus Pfitscher – Omicron (Austria)

Increasead Loadability of Transformers Immersed in Natural Esters
▪ Fabio Scatiggio – Terna (Italy)

Round Table on “Natural esters” with
▪ Giorgio Campi – A&A FRATELLI PARODI SPA (Italy)
▪ Kevin Rapp – Cargill (USA)
▪ to be defined
▪ Russel Martin – M&I (UK)
Moderated by Fabio Scatiggio* – Terna (Italy)

Degradation phenomena of natural esters
▪ Riccardo Maina – Sea Marconi (Italy)

Qualification of Insulating Liquids for Tap-Changers
▪ Rainer Frotscher – MR (Germany)

Predictive and maintenance free tools and accessories for transformer and OLTC (or similar)
▪ Stefano Vignali – MR (Italy)

Round Table on “DGA Online monitoring, techniques and devices” with
▪ Donald Skelly – Qualitrol (Ireland)
▪ Marcos Perèz – General Electric (Spain)
▪ Tony McGrail – Morgan shaffer – Doble  (USA)
▪ Karsten Schroeder – MTE (Germany)
▪ Marco Tozzi – Camlin (Ireland)
Moderated by Luc Paulhiac* – EDF (France)

Condition monitoring on asset health indices and probability of failure with lessons learned updates from the field
▪ Tony McGrail – Doble (USA)

Functional Properties of Insulating Liquids – From chemical structure to performance
▪ Edward Casserly – Ergon (USA)

Expanding Transformer Loading Capacity with Natural Ester and TUK Paper Insulation System
▪ Kevin Rapp – Cargill (USA)

Fire Behaviour of Natural Ester Transformers
▪ M.Pompili, L. Calcara, M. Mazzaro and D. De Bartolomeo – Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

To be defined
▪ Shubhender Kapila – Missouri University (USA)

Insulating fluids for Power Transformers – key aspects today and future landscape
▪ Bruce Pahlavanpour, Carl Wolmarans – Nynas Naphtenics (UK)

Transformers and HV bushings fleet assessment tool, mostly based on DGA
▪ Jean Sanchez, Michel Mauger – EDF (France)

ENEL Group Pilot project, predictive maintenance of OLTCs based on oil analysis
▪ Inmaculada Guerrero Ruiz – ENEL (Spain)

Ecodesign – impact of the directive on materials used and the construction techniques of power transformers
▪ Ferrari Fabrizio (Italy)

Tamini’s experience in manufactoring and design of large power trasformers insulated with natural ester oil
▪ Dario Rogora – TAMINI (Italy)

Application of Dielectric Frequency Response during the Dry-Out Process of Power and Distribution Transformers (sponsored)
▪ Denis Denisov – Megger-Powermisure

Optimized power transformer testing for maximum efficiency (sponsored)
▪ Thomas Renaudin, Till Welfonder – Omicron (Austria)

Applications of on-load tap changers for voltage control in low voltage grids
▪ Gianfranco Chicco – Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

General program of the event

18th December 2018

  First day conference (about 9.00 to 18.00)
  Business dinner and leisure activity (about 19.30 to 22.30)


19th December 2018

  Second day conference (about 9.00 to 17.30)
  Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Sea Marconi (about 20.00 to 23.00)


20th December 2018

  Visit to the headquarters of the Sea Marconi (Collegno – Turin) (starting to 9.30)