One of the largest testing and research labs in North America, Powertech is home to a broad range of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists from around the world.
Our cross-departmental teams investigate, diagnose and solve complex problems within a variety of markets with highly technical specialization, and to exceptional standards.
MARKETS WE SERVE:
We provide specialized testing and investigation services to support electrical utilities’ capital assets: generation, transmission and distribution, OEMs, automotive manufacturers, government and research organizations.
Large, multi-disciplinary laboratory
15 primary labs over 11 acre site
30 years of specialized engineer experience
More than 200 employees
30% of our staff hold post-graduate degrees
55% of our staff hold technical and/or engineering degrees
Global customer base. 300+ customers including many fortune 500s
As an independent, third-party testing facility, we adhere to the highest laboratory (ISO 17025), quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management standards. Many of our scientists and engineers chair or participate in various standards committees within their fields of expertise. Additionally we have the capabilities to derive and develop non-standard testing methods and setups required to test product prototypes and perform forensic analysis.
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Our Quality Policy is to continually improve all products and services to satisfy customer needs and to do so efficiently while meeting or exceeding the requirements of good laboratory practice, sound engineering principles, applicable standards, statutes and regulations.
As employees, we are collectively responsible for implementing our policies and procedures.
Powertech’s quality management system has been registered to ISO 9001 since 1997. The registration covers all aspects of Powertech's products and services. Our registrar is SAI Global. View our certificate of registration.
Powertech is an accredited laboratory in the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Accreditation Program for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories. We continuously add tests to this program to elevate our high standard in the testing area. The current scope of accreditation is published and accessible directly at http://palcan.scc.ca/specs/pdf/612_e.pdf. View our certificate of accreditation.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC OQM
Powertech is a certified organization in Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Organization Quality Management Program (OQM). View our certificate.
Powertech is a certified participant in the UL Third Party Test Data program (TPTDP). View our certificate of participation.
BC MOE EDQA
Powertech is a qualified laboratory under the BC Ministry of Environment's Environmental Data Quality Assurance (EDQA) Regulation. We are registered with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) as participating in their proficiency testing program. Our current scope of proficiency testing is published in the EDQA directory at http://www.nrs.gov.bc.ca/qualified-labs/#3460.
IN MEMORY OF PRABHA KUNDUR
March 18, 1939 - October 9, 2018
Prabha Kundur served as the President and CEO of Powertech Labs Inc., the research and technology subsidiary of BC Hydro, from 1994 to 2006. His leadership and vision created much of what is Powertech today as well as making it a global respected brand.