IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2017-2018

HiDry - Providing Sub-Transmission with Dry Type Transformers

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Kevin Eaton


About the Topic

Dry type transformers have a common stigma as only being used for providing power in low voltage (600V class) general purpose installations and relegated to indoor usage. However, this is far from the reality of what applications and installations are achievable when utilizing dry type transformers. With the continued product developments in the dry type transformer realm and the continued pressure placed on our infrastructure to be more environmentally sensitive and safer, customers are seeking alternatives to the traditional outdoor liquid filled transformers.

This presentation will cover the different dry type transformer uses and applications and how the product has evolved allowing installations with power ratings in excess of 63MVA and voltage ratings of up to 72.5kV. The presentation will highlight different dry type sub-transmission installation examples from around the world and show how a dry type transformer could potentially save the installation from a total ownership costs perspective in certain applications.

About the Speaker

Kevin Eaton is the Business Development Leader for ABB's North American Dry Type Transformer division. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology and over 20 years experience in the electrical field between his time as a certified electrician (journeyman / wireman) and the manufacturing side of the electrical industry. His experience within the electrical field includes Elec-Tech Electrical Services, Square D / Schneider Electric and presently ABB.

His area of expertise includes NEC codes and standards, quality assurance, supply chain management, product application, sales, product development and production, marketing and commercial operations.

Location       Time  
ComEd Commercial Center - Auditorium   5:30 PM   Social
1919 Swift Drive (park behind building)   6:00 PM   Dinner (optional)
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1850   6:45 PM   Presentation
(near I-290 & I-294 interchange)   8:00 PM   Adjourn


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 12 Mar 2018 via the Online Reservation Form.

The cost of the optional family style dinner is $15 for IEEE members, $20 for non-members, payable at the event. Sorry, we are unable to process credit cards. Checks payable to "IEEE-PES Chicago Chapter" and cash are accepted, and receipts will be provided.

Security Procedure

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