Capabilities

State-of-the-art facilities include various advanced NDT equipment such as phased array, radiographic lab (lab and mobile), high-end videoscope, magnetic flux station, dye penetrant bench, soil thermal resistivity testing system, full-scale pole testing facility, lab and field dielectric testing facility for FIV (fibre-insulated vehicles) and hot-sticks.

Staff includes a team of certified NDT and welding inspectors.

The staff of the Asset Management & Inspections Department have 30 years of industrial experience, with backgrounds in structural, civil, electrical, materials, and mechanical engineering.

State-of-the-art facilities include various advanced NDT equipment such as phased array, radiographic lab (lab and mobile), high-end videoscope, magnetic flux station, dye penetrant bench, soil thermal resistivity testing system, full-scale pole testing facility, lab and field dielectric testing facility for FIV (fibre-insulated vehicles) and hot-sticks.

Staff includes a team of certified NDT and welding inspectors.

Asset Management staff is experienced with commercial software such as SolidWorks Simulation, PLS-Pole, PLS-Tower, and other in-house developed software to conduct finite element analysis of structures, components, and overhead lines. Powertech’s Wood Pole Selection and Analysis Tool allows direct determination of a pole class to meet specified structural design requirements, and also serviceability analysis of an existing wood pole.

Powertech also has the in-house capability to conduct structural safety and reliability analysis to quantify probability of failure of a structure or a component for a given period of time while taking into account uncertainties in materials, loads, and other intervening conditions and parameters.

Asset Management staff has expertise in consulting and data analysis for equipment end-of-life decisions and life management strategies through life data analysis. Access is also available to the capabilities of other in-house Powertech labs for additional analyses from mechanical, materials, and electrical testing.

The department has conducted many research programs for CEATI and has capabilities for designing and managing investigative R&D projects.