Doble Engineering Company to Host Premier Training Seminar on Large Power Transformers

  Doble Engineering Company to Host Premier Training Seminar on Large Power

Life of a Transformer Seminar Will Provide Attendees with Practical
Information from Industry Experts For Immediate, Measurable Impact

PR Newswire

WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 3, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb.3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Confirming its status as the
go-to resource on best practices, methods and tools to maintain electric power
transformers, Doble Engineering Company will host its twelfth annual Life of a
Transformer (LOAT) Seminar, which will begin today, February 3, and run
through February 7, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This year, participants from
over 150 utility, power-generating and industrial organizations will come
together to share their transformer knowledge with each other, working to
improve the industry as a community. Since the seminar's inception 12 years
ago, Doble Engineering Company has trained over 5,500 professionals in the
electric power industry.

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As electric power professionals experience the constant pressure to maintain
uninterrupted power, there is also an increase in the demand put on assets
such as transformers which must perform under extreme conditions. Adding to
the pressure is the shrinking workforce, with over 50% of electric power
professionals set to retire within the next five years. As these professionals
leave, they take with them years of experience, creating a very real knowledge
gap in the workforce. Given the state of the industry, teaching the new
generation of electric power professionals how transformers work, how to
manage critical health risks and how to effectively analyze data becomes
critically important to delivering safe, reliable power.

"Transformers are complex pieces of equipment and electric power professionals
have to understand how to work with these critical assets from specifications
through failure analysis. Each step in the lifecycle of a transformer requires
careful management," said David Zabetakis, president of Doble Engineering
Company. "We think in-depth training, supported by practical information, is
the best way to help professionals to do their jobs effectively. That's why we
work to provide tangible knowledge at every event we put on, including the
Life of a Transformer Seminar."

"We're pleased to partner with Doble Engineering as the host utility for the
Life of a Transformer Seminar," said Steven Brennan, substation supervisor at
Orlando Utilities Commission. "Doble provides the entire power engineering
industry with incredible training and knowledge sharing opportunities. This
kind of event is what moves the entire industry forward – and we participate
in full force."

Integrating improved safety for electric power professionals throughout the
program, the agenda focuses on:

  oImproving network performance and system reliability
  oActionable, intelligent transformer management – how to understand the
  oTransformer condition assessment with laboratory diagnostics
  oHow to adopt and deploy new, innovative technologies

The training tracks are designed and taught in cooperation with many of the
leading power transformer manufacturers such as GE Power, ABB and SPX
Waukesha. Seminar attendees are able to go straight to these manufacturers
when it comes to their questions about commissioning transformers and how to
implement replacements.

In addition to the main agenda, Doble will host a day-long laboratory
diagnostics seminar for power professionals who review oil analysis data to
assess transformer conditions. Through this interactive seminar, participants
learn how to better identify and assess rapidly emerging transformer

With nearly a century of providing industry-leading diagnostic and testing
innovation and intelligence, Doble Engineering Company is the trusted and
experienced third-party authority in the electric power industry. Doble
Engineering Company's solutions are backed by the broadest and most
comprehensive database of historical test data, and give energy providers
unprecedented access to the tools, data and information needed to make
educated decisions about the reliability and efficiency of the power grid.

About Doble Engineering Company
Now in 110 countries, Doble Engineering Company has been helping clients in
the electric power industry improve operations and optimize system performance
for nearly a century. Doble offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the
world's premier library of statistically significant apparatus test results
for the benefit of energy generation, transmission, delivery companies and
industrial power users worldwide. Doble is part of the Utility Solutions Group
of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis. For more information, visit:

SOURCE Doble Engineering Company

Contact: Rachel Adam, Corporate Ink for Doble Engineering Company,, 617-969-9192
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