Transformer Concepts & Applications Seminar

Seminar Overview

In response to an industry need, Prolec GE Waukesha developed an advanced training seminar which focuses on all design and manufacturing aspects of electric power transformers. Geared to those with engineering knowledge of industrial power systems, all seminars seek to educate or refresh skills already present around specification and design, magnetic circuit, stray losses, DGA and transformer factory testing, to name a few. Seminars are non-commercial and often qualify for Professional Development Hours/CEU credits.

Dharam Vir, Vice President of Engineering, directs all Transformer Concepts and Applications Seminars. During his 35+ year career in the transformer industry, he has gained experience in all areas, from design and development of power transformers up to 765kV, shunt reactors and HVDC transformers to marketing and sales, testing, production and plant operations. Dharam is an active member of the IEEE Transformers Committee and frequent contributor to industry training programs.

Who Should Attend?
  • Standards Engineers
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Operations Technicians
  • Managers for all of the above

Successful seminar completion earns 1.7 CEU credits or 17 PDH (Professional Development Hours)*. A certificate will be awarded.

* PDH credits are awarded for participation in this seminar and are normally accepted by state boards of professional registration in the United States. However, you must determine that this seminar is appropriate to your license and needs — the final responsibility rests on your judgment.

Please contact your state board for its rules, sponsor/provider status and specific course/session approval.

Logistics and Fees

Local maps, hotel information, etc. will be provided with your registration confirmation. The $795 seminar fee includes the three-day seminar and certificate; all presentations on a memory stick for future reference; lunches and breaks all three days and one group dinner. Hotel and travel arrangements are your responsibility.


Space is limited, so please register early using the On-Line Registration & Payment Form. Call 800-835-2732, if you have questions or need assistance. A confirmation or further instructions will be e-mailed to you with 2 business days.

Hotel Information

For attendees looking to book a hotel room, below are some of our recommendations.

Hotels for Spring Seminar – Waukesha, WI

Hotels for Fall Seminar –  Goldsboro, NC

Cancellation Policy

Seminar registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will close 10 business days prior to the seminar start date. If your plans change, course registration may be cancelled at no charge up to 10 business days prior to the seminar start date. After that, no refunds will be available.


Additional Information

The Transformer Concepts & Applications seminar includes a detailed plant tour as well as optional CAD/CAM and FEA demonstrations. Topics covered over the three days include the following:

  • Transformer Specification & Economics of Transformer Design
  • Electrical Design Process
  • Mechanical Design Process
  • Transformer Magnetic Circuit
  • Stray Losses
  • Fundamentals of Insulation Design
  • Short Circuit Design
  • Tap Changers
  • Transformer Components and Accessories
  • Thermal Design Considerations
  • Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA)
  • Factory Testing
  • Installation and Field Testing

Seminar Schedule

 Date  Time  Address
April 16–18, 2024 Begins at 7:30 am 400 S. Prairie Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
September 17–19, 2024 Begins at 7:30 am 2701 US Highway 117
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Registration Form

Prolec Employees

If seats are available and as a benefit to Prolec’s employees, seminar registration is available on-line up to two business days prior to seminar start date. Your employee I.D. number will be required. To register during the employee registration period, select the appropriate seminar and proceed to the Employee Registration Form. All employee registrations must be done on-line and must be completed no later than two business days prior to the start of a seminar.

Employee Registration Form


If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 800-835-2732. Copies of our Transformer Concepts & Applications seminar flyer and sample agenda are available for download.