TechCon® South East Asia (SEA) 2017 Conference and Exhibition & Cigre Workshop

hosted by TJ|H2b and Wilson Transformer Company

Le Meridien Hotel, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

Start: 10 Apr 2017

End: 12 Apr 2017

  • Conference Program


    TechCon SEA 2017 - Program (20 Jan 17)



    Paper Topic



    Monday 10 April 2017

    8:45 AM

    Tutorial - Condition Monitoring of Metal Clad Switchgear and GIS 

    Karl Haubner

    Doble Engineering Company
    9:45 AM Transformer Health Assessment Michael Kruger Omicron
    10:45 AM Coffee Break
    11:00 AM Duval Triangle Masterclass Claude Beauchemin TJH2b

    12:00 PM

    Transformer Fire Safety Tutorial

    Arne Peterson

    AP Consulting - Transformer Technology

    1:30PM Lunch

    2:30 PM

    Corrosive Sulphur and Silver Corrosion

    Jelena Lukic

    Electrical Eng Institute Nikola Tesla.

    4:00 PM

    A2:55 Transformer Life Extension

    Facilitated by Pascal Mueller

    Cigre A2:55 Convenor

    6:00 PM

    Session Close

    6:30 PM

    Sponsored Poolside Drinks - Level 8

    Tuesday 11 April 2017

    8:00 AM

    Exhibition Open

    9:00 AM

    Conference Start

    9:00 AM

    Conference Open

    9:10 AM

    TechCon SEA Launch

    Robert Wilson


    9:20 AM

    Keynote Address - Country Specific Challenges - Malaysia

    Dato Ir. Hj. Azman bin Mohd (TBC)


    9:50 AM

    Asset Management & Cigre Reliability Surveys

    Hiroki Ito

    Chairman of CIGRE Study Committee A3

    10:30 AM

    Coffee Break

    11:00 AM

    Current situation and Recent Challenges in Asset Management of Aging T&D Substation facilities in Japan

    Dr Takayuki Kobayashi

    TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.

    11:30 AM

    Countermeasures in substation for large renewable energy adoption in Japan

    Kyoichi Uehara


    12:00 PM

    170kV pilot installation with Airplus first experience from operation in the grid (Alternative SF6)

    Pascal Mueller

    EWZ / ABB

    12:30 PM

    Transformer Failure investigations – what can be learnt?

    Arne Petersen

    AP Consulting - Transformer Technology

    1:15 PM Lunch

    2:15 PM

    Transformer Investments: losses and environmental considerations

    Elisa J Figueroa

    BC Hydro

    3:00 PM

    Asean Transformer Bushing Reliability

    Gobi Kannan & Chitapon Jedwanna

    TNB / EGAT / PLN

    3:40 PM

    Corrosive sulphur mitigation - solutions for extension of transformer life

    Jelena Lukic

    Electrical Engineering Institute Nikola Tesla

    4:20 PM TBA TBA TBA

    4:50 PM

    Word from our Sponsors

    5:15 PM

    Day 1 Close

    6:00 PM

    Buses organised to and from Hotel

    6:45 PM

    Dinner booked at KL Tower from 6:30 to 11:00pm (7:20pm sunset)

    Wednesday 12 April 2016

    8:00 AM

    Exhibition Open

    8:45 AM

    Conference Start

    8:45 AM

    Day 2 open

    Ed Wilson


    9:00 AM

    Lessons Learnt when Introducing & Applying Continuous Condition Monitoring Systems

    Brian Sparling

    Dynamic Ratings

    9:45 AM

    Data Visualisation and Analytics – Driving Reliability Improvement of HV Assets

    Kevin Chong & Stuart Nell

    Rio Tinto

    10:15 AM

    Asset Management - Australian Utility perspective and experiences

    Kerry Williams

    K-BIK Power Pty Ltd​

    10:45 AM

    Coffee Break

    11:15 AM

    Experiences with Localization of Partial Discharge in Power Transformers Using Acoustic Emission Measurement

    Mohd Aizam Talib, Abu Suffian Abu Bakar

    TNB Research Sdn Bhd

    11:45 AM

    The Review of DGA Threshold Value through Internal Inspection Results of Power Transformers

    Dong jin Kweon

    KEPCO & Mokpo National Maritime University

    12:15 PM

    Asset Management - ASEAN Utility perspective and experiences



    12:45 PM New Experience with Diagnostic Measurements and Fault Finding on Power Transformers Michael Kruger Omicron
    1:15 PM Lunch

    2:15 PM

    Introduction to Transformer Tap Changer Panel



    2:30 PM

    Retrofitting and Monitoring of Tap Changers



    3:15 PM

    Introduction to the Oil Panel topic

    Antony Giacomin


    3:30 PM

    Panel Session - Life Extension - Better with Mineral or Ester Oil?



    4:15 PM

    Conference close

    Dave Hanson


    4:25 PM


    Note - Items in Italic are draft proposal only.  Non-Italic items are fixed events.


    The program is correct at time of going to press.  The organisers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspects of the conference timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice.  The organisers will not accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.

Short event description

This year’s theme for TechCon® SEA Conference of “Condition-based maintenance and life-management of HV & MV power equipment” provides the centrepiece idea from which the conference will be built.


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