The Transformer Experience
Weidmann 18th Annual Technology Conference

November 5 – 7, 2019
Omni La Mansión del Rio on the River Walk, San Antonio, Texas

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The Transformer Experience  is a two and a half-day educational conference with welcome reception and vendor EXPO. This years conference will take a fresh look at the transformer lifecycle to encompass multiple aspects of the transformer experience. Topics include intelligent diagnostics, tips for solid insulation health, and insights on the transformer lifecycle.

Day 1 | Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00 AM Registration | Conference begins at 8:00 AM
Weidmann Introduction & Conference Welcome | Jurg Brunner, Weidmann Electrical Technology
Advancements in Transformer Design Tools | Bruce Forsyth, Weidmann Electrical Technology
Developing the Smart Transformer Factory of the Future | Alex Bertuzzi, LAE srl
Mobile Transformers – Advances in Design and Rating | Sergiy Razuvayev, Delta Star
Advanced Transformer Insulating Materials for a High Temperature Future | Casey Ballard, DuPont
Panel Discussion: Transformer of the Future
4:30 PM Conference Adjourns
6:00 to 9:00 PM Gala Dinner – Welcome Reception and Tour | The Alamo

Day 2 | Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:00 AM Registration | Conference begins at 8:00 AM
Benefits of Transformer Fleet Assessment | James Graham, Weidmann Electrical Technology
Advanced Techniques for Offline Testing | Charles Sweetser, Omicron
Exploring Narrow Band DFR | Robert Breazeal, Southern California Edison
The New IEEE DGA Guide – A New Approach | Nick Perjanik, Weidmann Electrical Technology
Panel Discussion: The Future of Offline Testing in a Digital World
Vendor Expo
Natural Ester Transformer Fluids | Alan Sbravati, Cargill
Synthetic Ester Transformer Fluids | Jinesh Malde, M&I
Panel Discussion: The Ester Debate
4:30 PM Conference Adjourns
4:30 to 7:00 PM Vendor Expo & Social Event

Day 3 | Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:00 AM Registration | Conference begins at 8:00 AM
The Use of Data Analytics to Manage Transformer Fleets | Randy Cox, GE Company
Distribution Network Monitoring | Marius Marinoiu, Weidmann Electrical Technology
Transformer Repair and Re-Manufacturing | Bruce Forsyth, Weidmann Electrical Technology
Using Data From Transformer Post Mortem Analysis | Thomas Prevost, Weidmann Electrical Technology
Sustainable Disposal of Transformers at End of Life | John Campbell, Solomon Corporation
Closing Statements
1:00 Conference Adjourns

Welcome Reception and Tour of The Alamo
To wrap up the first day of The Transformer Experience, a welcome reception and tour will be held at the historic Spanish mission, The Alamo. This is an excellent opportunity to socialize with your colleagues while enjoying San Antonio culture through regional food and beverages.

Weidmann EXPO, Vendor Tradeshow & Social Event
A multi-session Vendor EXPO and Social Event will be held at the Omni La Mansión del Rio’s Iberan Ballroom on Wednesday afternoon. The latest technologies and services tailored to meet the needs of utility and other power industry participants will be showcased. The EXPO is a great opportunity to speak with industry experts while enjoying a hosted lunch and evening cocktail reception. Vendor prizes will be provided during the social event.

Omni La Mansión del Rio
112 College Street | San Antonio, TX  78205

The conference is being held at the historic Omni La Mansión del Rio on the San Antonio Riverwalk.  A room block has been reserved from November 4, 2019 – Nov 8, 2019 at the rate of $209.00 (single/double occupancy). Rooms at the special course rate are limited. Please make your reservations before October 1, 2019. Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, Weidmann Annual Technical Conference, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate. Reservations received late will be confirmed on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.
Book your room by calling 1-800-843-6664 or reservations can be done online by using the Group Block link.

Registration fees include all conference materials, lunch and breaks for each registered day, in addition to attendance at the Welcome Reception, the Vendor EXPO, and Social Event.
Conference Registration: $500.00
Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees may register 1 FREE with each 3 paid registrations.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Download the Registration Form and follow the instructions to secure your registration.