By Ts. Dr. Mohd Shahril Ahmad Khiar (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka)

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter collaborated with FKE UTeM and TNBR Labs to organize a Webinar entitled “Transformer: Application, Research & Opportunities”. The talk was held online via Cisco Webex and was attended by around 150 participants.

During the talk, Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Aizam Talik (Head of Advanced Diagnostic Services TNBR) started by explaining the basics of power transformer and why it is needed in various fields. Next, he explained the challenges faced in transformer operation and discussed the potential research opportunities that can be done. Among the research opportunities suggested were, ageing assessment using data analytic for effective asset management, developing new insulation oil type using palm oil, develop new insulation material, develop a new sensor to detect corrosion, DGA interpretation using AI, modelling and processing of FRA response, PD classification using AI and improve PD sensitivity and interpretation.

It is hoped that the experience and knowledge shared during the webinar are beneficial to all participants.