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EXTRA: Half-Day Seminar

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Duke Energy and the IEEE Cincinnati Section are pleased to offer a half-day technical presentation:

Transformer Design & Manufacturing

 Speaker: Ronnie Minhaz, P.E.

 Thursday February 19, 2015

 February 19th  11:15am – 4pm  Presentation begins promptly at Noon.

Duke Energy  139 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202, James E. Rogers Auditorium

Cost is $20   Lunch is included.  4 Continuing Education Credits will be granted.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, seating is limited

 Part 1:      Transformer Design and Design Parameters

This presentation will be on the Basic of Transformer Design. The presentation will explain how a transformer designer interprets parameters such as MVA, lightning Impulse, Switching impulse, Percentage Impedance supplied by a customer. It will touch on Power rating[MVA], Core, Rated voltages, Insulation Coordination, Short-circuit Impedance, Short-circuit Forces, Loss evaluation, Temperature limits, Cooling, Sound Level .. etc. It will also explain overload and life expectancy of a transformer as well when Delta winding is needed in Wye-Wye connection.  The presentation will answer why in North America we like to regulate from low voltage side whereas in Europe regulates from high voltage side.

 Part 2:     Transformer Manufacturing Processes

This presentation will be on the Industry wide manufacturing process to build a transformer in the shop floor. Processes will cover Core Construction, Insulation, Windings, Core and Coil, Processing, Tanking, Testing and Shipping.  Some of the hold-points during the processes will be explained as well what a customer should look into while doing factory inspection.  The presentation will also cover reconnection both in LV and HV, LTC Tap changer both in tank and separate tank, Lead works.

 Ronnie Minhaz’s Biography

Ronnie holds B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Manitoba, Canada.  Before founding his own company “Transformer Consulting Services Inc (”, Ronnie worked as Transformer Designer at Pauwels Canada(Manufacturer), as Equipment Engineer at SNC Lava Lin(EPCM) and Enmax Power(Utility), as Substation Lead Engineer at McGregor Construction(Substation Construction).  He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta, Canada and an IEEE member. Ronnie held various leadership positions at IEEE Section level and a regular member of IEEE PES society.


Registration is open to IEEE Members only:  (registration begins @ 1pm 1/21/2015)

Please leave sufficient time for parking and security.

January 20th, 2015




Thursday, January 22, 2015 


Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road


5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner


7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Presentation


$10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:   Cloud Computing has gained popularity as a term encompassing many technologies, growing mainly from industry and technology companies.  Cloud Computing promises lower costs and allows businesses to get to market incredibly quickly.  Paul will be discussing some of the core technologies of Cloud Computing, their history, the largest players, and discuss how Cloud Computing could benefit a wide range of industries.

SPEAKER:  Prof. Paul Talaga has been involved with computing technology since the mid 1990s.  He started an IT and web design business in 1999, Fuzzpault Tech. LLC, and did consulting work for numerous businesses in north-eastern Pennsylvania.  Paul completed his PhD at Syracuse University in 2012 with research publications in web security, web scalability, and CS pedagogy.  Paul now teaches numerous computer science courses at the University of Cincinnati, including programming, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing.

 MENU SELECTIONS:   Buffet Menu:  Spinach Stuffed Tomato, Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Lemon Caper Sauce, Beef Stroganoff, White Rice, Steamed Fresh Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.   You may attend the meeting without dinner- reservations are still requested.

Reservations close at midnight on Tuesday January 20, 2014.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight Tuesday January 20, 2014

 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

January 12th, 2015

2015 Section Officers

Congratulation to our newly elected IEEE Cincinnati Section Officers:


Stephen Fridrick – Chair

Steve Olenick- Vice Chair

Marwan Nusair – Secretary

Fred Nadeau – Treasurer

Ralph Campbell – Member-At-Large

Thank you to all of the local officers and committee members for their volunteer service!

January 12th, 2015


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