OLTC Function, Selection & Operation


About The Course

This course will aid participants in the understanding of on-load tap changers (OLTC) and provide the utility world with greater appreciation and knowledge of OLTC’s selection and function.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 3-day seminar the participants have learned:

  • How an OLTC works
  • To make decisions concerning OLTC with regards to operation, maintenance, troubleshooting
  • How the mechanical part in your power transformer works.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for middle to senior asset engineers, asset managers and engineers dealing with specification, operation, maintenance and protection engineers.

Course Faculty - Max Philipp

Max Philipp has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Transformers, Substations and Management. With a record of directing business strategy, managing start up situations and negotiating business agreements.  Extensive experience gained in international operations, strategic management and marketing and a technical expertise in the field of High Voltage Regulation, Transformers and Substations. From Hands on to managing teams in the Asset Management of Substations and especially Power Transformers give him the right background to pass on his wealth of experience. His customer base includes Power Utilities, High & Medium Voltage Substations, Transformer Manufacturers and Industrial customers in the Asia Pacific region. As a Consultant and Trainer, his technical expertise includes:

*Voltage regulation, *Commissioning of OLTC, *Selection Criterias for Power Transformers, *Technical Understanding & Evaluation of Products and *Fault Prevention & Damage Investigation.

In his previous engagements Max Philipp has worked for Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH of Germany. In his career he has founded and run 2 subsidiaries from scratch. The first one is in Australia and his last engagement was as Managing Director to set up Reinhausen Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur. Due to his previous engagement’s he has established deep contacts all over Asia Pacific Power Industry.

Max Philipp is a CIGRE member and is the chairman for the Transformer Working Group A2.


 “It helped to improve my knowledge of OLTC “

 “To have a better appreciation of the design and operation of transformer and OLTC”

 “This course is very informative as it is related to our daily work”

 “It is a very informative course that can help increase the competency of the substation engineers”

 “Good technical OLTC exposure”

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan