Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre

The Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre (TIC) focuses on the asset management of power transformers in the modern electrical network.

We apply innovative research and industry experience together with professional training to help members operate their transformer fleets sustainably and efficiently. Our group includes industry experts in transformer asset management, as well as researchers and educators from leading Australian universities.

 

Get in touch

For more information about working with us, please contact us or meet our team.

e: transformer@itee.uq.edu.au.

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Working with industry to develop the technologies that will significantly reduce transformer life cycle costs.

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Our facilities

The Centre's refurbished laboratory is located at Long Pocket Precinct, a 10-minute journey from the UQ St Lucia campus.

The laboratory houses:

  • Research-grade power transformer donated by Wilson Transformer Company
  • Sensory technology, provided by Dynamic Ratings

Other commercial grade equipment to carry out testing and research include:

  • Omicron DIRANA (FDS and PDC combined)
  • Frequency response analysis equipment
  • Partial discharge monitoring (IEC60270, HFCT, UHF)
  • Ageing facilities
  • Polarisation/depolarisation currents and return voltage measurement
  • Frequency domain spectroscopy
  • Vaisala water activity measurement probes
  • Fibre optic equipment to measure temperature and water content of insulation
  • Thermal infrared camera for studying heating and temperature rise