Make the most of your time in Minneapolis by choosing from a variety of industry workshops. HYDROVISION International partners with some of the most innovative organizations and programs, designed to give our attendees an edge from every angle of the industry.

Waterpower Hydro Basics

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 8:00 AM—5:00 PM & Tuesday, November 17 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
cost to attend: $595

Here’s everything you need to know to get started in hydro…and a perfect refresher course for veterans! This intensive, highly practical training is designed to help persons new to hydro be more productive more quickly and to help persons with limited hydro experience expand their knowledge.

Who should attend?
Individuals new to hydro, both new hires and experienced professionals moving into hydro or those who want to expand their areas of expertise.

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Organized by HYDRO TRAINING INSTITUTE Institute Supporter: Kingsbury

 

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HCMS

Hydrogenerator Stator Winding Maintenance Course

Monday, November 16, 2020
9:00 AM—5:00 PM
cost to attend: $200
limited to 40 attendees

The course presented by Dr. Nicolas Dehlinger is intended to provide plant and engineering personnel with the importance design features of hydrogenerators stator windings that can affect maintenance and winding life. More specifically, the electrical, mechanical and thermal design of the windings is reviewed. The main failure mechanisms of the windings are then described (inadequate design/manufacturing, loose windings, thermal aging, load cycling, partial discharges and contamination) are outlined. Since most windings need maintenance or replacement due to insulation problems, the importance of the insulation condition in determining maintenance and life is stressed. Typical off-line tests such as insulation resistance, polarization index, dc ramp, partial discharge and high potential are discussed, followed by a presentation on proven online tests and monitors: thermal, partial discharge and magnetic flux.  The emphasis for each test and monitor will be on applicability to specific windings and practical interpretation. Finally, basic methods to repai the common stator winding problems will be presented.

Who should attend?
Engineering and maintenance personnel who purchase, test, maintain, and/or repair high voltage rotating machines. Consultants, manufacturers and repair shop personnel

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Presented by IRIS Power

Excitation Systems Technical Seminar

Monday, November 16, 2020
1:30 PM—5:30 PM
cost to attend: $0

L&S Electric’s Excitation Systems Technical Seminar is a 1/2 day technical training event designed for engineers and technicians. Taught by industry experts, the goal of the seminar is to enhance attendee’s knowledge of excitation system theory, various types of excitation applications, system functionality, upgrade considerations and specification development for excitation systems.

Who should attend?
Engineers and technicians interested in enhancing their knowledge of excitation system theory, various types of excitation applications, system functionality, upgrade considerations and specification development for excitation systems. 

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Presented by:

L&S Electric Inc.

New Developments in Excitation Systems

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
8:00 AM—12:00 PM
cost to attend: $0
limited to 50 attendees

The excitation system is a key component in the operation of a power plant. Today’s technology can help users set up and operate their systems more efficiently. Basler’s inventive approach to power systems controls combine technological advancements with easy to use tools for customers. The results provide a high level of protection and system management; while giving customers more control over their system operation and setup. The session will also present the full range of Basler excitation system options. Basler has been in business since 1942; and is a leader in the excitation retrofit market.

Who should attended?
Excitation subject matter experts; personnel responsible for managing power plant upgrades; Plant Managers, consulting engineers

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Presented by Basler

Hydro Turbine/Generator Bearing Fundamentals

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
8:30 AM—12:00 PM
cost to attend: $0
limited to 75 attendees

Designed and delivered by two of the most knowledgeable minds in the industry to provide a strong fundamental understanding of fluid film bearings while addressing the industry’s most common issues.

Who should attend?
Maintenance personnel, engineers

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Presented by Kingsbury

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