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Listen to Qualitrol’s Podcast Series – Free Insight into the latest information around Monitoring Solutions for the Power Grid

The Qualitrol Podcast is a behind the scenes look into the inner workings of Qualitrol products, new trends in the power grid industry, and Qualitrol as a whole. With a wide range of experts providing different insight, the Qualitrol podcast is a great way to learn new information and  stay up to date on the latest happenings.

If you’re looking for a more accelerated learning process, Qualitrol offers a variety of Field Services and Training that includes factory tours, product training and more. Courses are available both virtually and in-person with fully equipped facilities.

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Whether you are a maintenance engineer for a substation, an asset or grid reliability director or a plant manager at a generation site – the Qualitrol podcast is for you. Episodes are led by experts in their fields surrounding transformer monitoring, motor and generator maintenance and much more!

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Episode 1: Transformer Sudden Pressure and Why It’s Important to Monitor

In Episode 1, Qualitrol discusses what is sudden pressure in a transformer and why it is important to monitor on transformers. Within the transformer market, the terms ‘sudden pressure’ and ‘rapid pressure’ are used synonymous. In addition, we cover the features and benefits of using an electronic rapid pressure rise relay, as well as discuss the Qualitrol 930. This rapid pressure rise relay device offers many benefits over the mechanical version and includes a built in seal-in relay as opposed to other rapid pressure rise relays that require a separate seal-in relay. The Qualitrol 930 rapid pressure rise relay is capable of mounting to any retrofit or energized transformer, making the switch to the Qualitrol 930 seamless.  LISTEN HERE

Episode 2: How to Remove Moisture in Transformers

In Episode 2, Qualitrol goes in-depth on the in’s and out’s on how to remove moisture in transformers. We discuss what is a transformer smart breather and what is the difference between a traditional transformer breather and a  smart breather. Lastly, our expert discusses the universal dehydrating breather Qualitrol Smart Breather (featured in T&D World) and how you can reduce transformer maintenance costs with regenerating silica gel.  LISTEN HERE

Episode 3: Retrofitting Transformer Liquid Level Gauges

In Episode 3, Qualitrol discusses how to retrofit liquid level gauges onto an existing transformer. We also cover what you need to order and install liquid level gauges on your transformer. Hear directly from our Application Engineers as they discuss emergency transformer liquid level gauges and how they can help when you least expect it. LISTEN HERE

Episode 4: Upgrade Your Old Transformer Monitor to an Intelligent Transformer Monitor

In Episode 4, Qualitrol discusses the retrofit process for replacing an old, outdated transformer monitor with an easy to install, intelligent transformer monitor like  the Qualitrol 509 ITM. Adding a transformer monitor in your substation that can scale and add additional outputs is important. In addition to security concerns, substation maintenance engineers look for ease of install. We answer questions common questions from utility customers and get more in depth on how to retrofit an energized transformer with a new monitor in the field using a recent install in the United States. LISTEN HERE

Episode 5: Enhanced Bushing Monitoring System for Substations

In Episode 5, we talk about the Qualitrol Enhanced Bushing Monitoring System for electrical substations. We answers some questions from our recent webinar on the subject and shares some of his knowledge on the system. LISTEN HERE

Episode 6: Common Questions on Fiber Optics and How They’re Used in Transformer Monitoring

In Episode 6, we are joined by Alex Montanarello who answers some common questions Qualitrol receives on our Neoptix, fiber optic product line. Alex gives some great insight into those products and highlights some uses such as fiber optics in laboratories – applications that you may not immediately think of outside of transformer monitoringLISTEN HERE

Episode 7: Gas Cylinders and Hydrogen in Dissolved Gas Analyzers

In Episode 7, we talk with Donal Skelly, Qualitrol’s Serveron product line specialist who discusses all of the new changes to the carrier gases used in the Qualitrol Serveron product TM8, the leader in dissolved gas analysis monitor (DGA) used to protect electrical assets in the energy industry. Donal goes in depth on how these changes can help extend the life of the transformers and make the Qualitrol Serveron TM8 the most cost-effective dissolved gas analyzer in its class.  LISTEN HERE

Episode 8: Field Service for the Energy Grid – Commissioning Power Grid Equipment During a Lockdown

In Episode 8, Qualitrol’s Field Service team discusses how creativity plays a crucial role in commissioning solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic when servicing utility and other energy providers. Our team covers power grid security and utility SCADA concerns, commonly asked questions and more. LISTEN HERE

Episode 9: Xpert Services – Report Analysis for Rotating Machines for Power Generation

In Episode 9, Qualitrol’s Xpert Service tackles how rotating machine data is collected by Power Generation customers and analyzed by Qualitrol’s Xpert Service team for a variety of services including rotating machine maintenance, training, and actionable advice. LISTEN HERE

Episode 10: Xpert Services – Transformer & Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) UHF Partial Discharge – How to get the most out of your partial discharge monitoring system?

In Episode 10, Qualitrol’s Xpert Service team explains common pitfalls of partial discharge monitoring systems including real scenarios encountered in the field. Our experts discuss capturing major transformer faults with partial discharge monitoring, as well as how when contained partial discharge disturbances can give you a good picture into transformer health.

Qualtirol’s Xpert Services discuss how to interpret partial discharge data and important questions to ask: do you have transformer operators on your team to analyze partial discharge, do you have the time and experience required to review partial discharge signals? With decades of experience, Qualitrol’s team of experts interpret partial discharge data all day, every day. We see signals from different countries, different voltage classes and can provide partial discharge reporting quickly. Since we are not equipment manufacturers, Qualitrol offers unbiased opinions on the questions you need answered. LISTEN HERE


Episode 11: Qualitrol Updates – Adding Communications to Transformer Monitors and Recent updates to the Qualitrol Sudden Pressure Device

In Episode 11, our discussion turns from general Qualitrol updates to Transformer Asset Protection tips for working remotely. LISTEN HERE