TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB/GROUP
HIGH VOLTAGE LAB
Mr. Logan Connaughton manages Powertech’s High Power Lab under the Substation Technology & Testing group. He is responsible for providing electrical testing services, failure analysis, and consultation to power equipment manufacturers and utilities with custom test programs or in accordance with international standards, including: IEEE, IEC, CSA, ANSI, and UL. He has extensive experience performing temperature rise testing, thermal cycling, and accelerated aging, short-circuit testing, instrument accuracy and power quality measurements. Mr. Connaughton has also been responsible for the machine insulation testing services at Powertech since 2012 and has experience performing quality assurance testing on stator bars and coils since 2007.
Dr. Linfeng Cao is an Engineer with Powertech’s High Voltage Laboratory. He has worked extensively in field testing on underground cables with an emphasis on partial discharge measurements. In addition, he conducts a full range of qualification and certification tests in accordance with all relevant industry standards, as well as custom testing solutions.
Dr. Hamed Janani is an Engineer in the Transmission and Distribution Technology and Testing group at Powertech Labs. His area of expertise include condition assessment and monitoring of high voltage insulators, statistical machine learning, deep learning and application of advanced statistical methods in high voltage engineering, computational electromagnetics and optimization.
Hamed is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.