Virginia-Georgia Transformer Invites You to attend a Webinar on Transformer Gassing

Virginia-Georgia Transformer invites you to attend a Webinar on Transformer Gassing

Virginia-Georgia Transformer Corporation was founded in 1971 and we think an important part of our company’s development is to share what we have learned on how to properly design, engineer, and manufacture a transformer. We are in a constant pursuit to make the perfect transformer and are inviting all our customers to engage with us for an hour.

Why Transformers Gas and How to Interpret the Results

In this webinar, we will discuss how the design and construction of power transformers corollate with the gasses generated during operation and, most importantly, during faults. Understanding the causes for each specific gas, how to analyze the gas results, and decisions that should be made per the levels of the gasses will also be discussed. Related IEEE standards associated with these topics will be reviewed. Two sessions will be offered and presented by Hakan Sahin.

 

These Webinars DO qualify for Continuing Education Credits.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your local sales representative or VT-GT directly at: [email protected]

Previous Webinars are available here on our youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFJp8G9lyJpDfahvMiLuJw

About the presenter:

Hakan Sahin has been in the transformer industry for over 25 years with extensive experiences in testing, quality, design, operations, sales and marketing, and executive management for small, medium, large, distribution and special transformers, respectively. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with additional accredited degrees on Project Management, Lean Management Systems, 6-Sigma Black Belt. He has been the Chairman for the IEEE TF for C57.12.90, Test Code for Power and Distribution Transformers over 5 years. He started as Chairman for the IEEE WG for C57.125, Failure Investigation, Analysis and Reporting in 2021, and will be the Chairman for the IEEE TF for C57.138 Recommended Practice for Routine Impulse Tests for Distribution Transformers starting in 2022. He is currently the Corporate Director of Business Excellence for Virginia and Georgia Transformers.

 

Pocatello Plant Makes History With Its Largest Autotransformer Ever

We are proud to announce that we have completed the manufacturing and final assembly testing (passed on first attempt) of the largest autotransformer ever in the history of our Pocatello plant, located in Pocatello, ID.
The 168 MVA, 161/69/13.2 KV, 750/350/150 KV BIL, 55/65°C rise 3-phase autotransformer was built for the Paris Board of Public Utilities for its Eagle Creek Substation.
According to the customer’s website, the completion of the new substation will provide a redundant feed from TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) and a second delivery point to aid in having a loop transmission feed for parts of Henry County resulting in increased reliability for its customers.

Virginia Transformer Corp would like to thank the Paris Board of Public Utilities for partnering with us on this project and to congratulate the teams on both sides for a job well done!

VTC 50th Anniversary Press-Release

Major Player in U.S. Electrical Power Industry Celebrates Half Century of Service

Virginia manufacturer sees market leadership, global impact add to its success

 Roanoke, Va. (June 23, 2021) – In its 50-year history, Roanoke-based Virginia Transformer Corporation (VTC) has gone from producing small power transformers to become the largest United States-based power transformer OEM with the largest engineering team in the industry – a 1,500-person team – and five plants in North America. Its customers have included Fortune 500 companies such as Tesla, Chevron, Duke Energy, Edison International, and Siemens.

 In recognition of a half century of service and looking ahead toward the next 50 years, CEO Prabhat Jain announced two new corporate initiatives created to attract and retain top workforce talent as the company strives for continued growth.

  •  An employee financial aid fund to support workers experiencing temporary unexpected hardship such as illness.
  • A scholarship award for children of VTC employees to award funds for up to four years of college education.

 “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, I want to reflect back on the last 50 years and recognize how we have traversed obstacles and reached industry-leading milestones,” said CEO Prabhat K. Jain. “In my 39 years as CEO here, I’ve realized that it’s the people, the focus on the customer, and the technology that brings us continued success, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

 An American-owned, Minority Business Enterprise, Virginia Transformer Corporation has leveraged the technical background of its leaders and engineers, giving them the agility to react faster to changing market demands and to the needs of customers and employees. At 50 years, VTC has powered the U.S. and the world, providing transformers to the likes of Walt Disney, FermiLab, Washington Metro, and NASA. In 2003, VTC came to the aid of the Army Corps of Engineers by designing, building, and shipping six 15-MVA transformers in just six weeks for the Gulf War rebuilding projects.  

 “Going forward, transformers will continue to be at the heart and soul of transforming energy from sources of creation to sources of consumption,” said President Anoop Nanda. “The United States’ aging energy infrastructure requires many assets to be replaced to enhance grid reliability and security, and Virginia Transformer is a key player in getting that done with 50 years of expertise and innovation.”

 By 1982, when Mr. Jain joined the company as President, VTC was mired in debt and still a minor player in the industry. “I came with one expectation – to lead a business,” Jain said. Under Jain’s leadership, VTC began to broaden and diversify its customer base and product line, developing new technologies and delivering high-reliability transformers with a 60-year service life – the longest in the industry, eventually becoming the market leader that it is today.

 About Virginia Transformer Corporation

 Virginia Transformer Corporation is the largest U.S.-based power transformer OEM and provides custom-engineered power transformers for utility, renewable energy, industrial, mining, oil and gas, commercial, institutional, specialty, and export markets. Products range in power from 500-kVA to 1400-MVA and up to 525 kV. Its goal is to deliver the perfect transformer for any application.

For more information, please visit https://www.vatransformer.com or contact:

 

Rajiv Kumar

P. 540.682.5213

e. [email protected]

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The 50th Anniversary celebrations at Roanoke and Troutville facilities went very well.

Highlights:

  • Speech by Prabhat Jain capturing the significance and the journey to this milestone for VT-GT, stakeholders, and our nation
  • Proclamation by guest – Councilman Joe Cobb, on behalf of City – declaring 23rd June as Virginia Transformer Corporation day!
  • Talk by Roanoke Chamber of Commerce CEO – Joyce Waugh on the importance of VTC to the region and the partnership for the future
  • Broad participation and great engagement by salaried and shop employees. Plant Manager Tim Smith (VTCR) and Mark Spangler (VTCT) addressed the shop employees
  • 9 Displays – with write-ups and pictures – showcasing the 50- year journey – saw a lot of interest among employees, visiting dignitaries, and media
  • Food trucks with a variety of options – Pizza, Wings, Vegan, Gyros, Ice cream, etc. was well received
    • Cake Cutting Ceremony with visiting dignitaries
    • News media coverage and press release

50th Anniversary Celebrations at VTCR