Press Releases

  • Pressure Vessel and Fuel System Pneumatic Testing
    Powertech Labs includes a pneumatic testing lab, fully automated to run 24 hours a day. …

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  • Pressure Vessel Hydraulic and Fire Testing
    Powertech Labs includes a hydraulic testing lab, fully automated to run 24 hours a day, …

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  • CURRENT REQUIREMENT TESTING FOR CATHODIC PROTECTION
    Powertech is offering a new service for current measurement of cathodic protection systems on buried metallic structures. The service will help utilities ensure their cathodic protection meets industry standards prior to installation.
  • POLYMER AND MATERIALS TESTING AND INVESTIGATIONS
    Powertech’s polymer and materials testing lab offers over 20 years of experience in non-metallic materials testing and services for OEM clients, utilities, oil & gas, and transportation industries. The polymer and materials lab provides physical and chemical characterization and failure analysis of plastics, elastomers, composites, resins, coatings, additives, and fillers according to standard testing procedures (ISO and ASTM) or custom developed/designed methods according to client requirements.
  • VOLATILE MARKERS IN TRANSFORMER OIL
    Powertech Labs is offering a new sample testing service for analysis of volatile compounds in the mineral oil of in-service power transformers. Analysis results provide insights into fault occurrence, identify and quantify degradation compounds, and help guide the most effective mitigation measures.
  • RESPIRABLE DUST AND CRYSTALLINE SILICA TESTING
    Powertech now offers respirable dust and crystalline silica testing to evaluate air filter samples collected from industrial worksites. Test results enable assessment of the exposure levels of silica containing dust so suitable controls can be put in place to protect field workers.
  • Safety Code 6 Testing

    The focus of Public Safety Networks has traditionally been that of private voice communications networks, the wide scale adoption of LTE technology has created opportunities for Public Safety organizations to leverage the capabilities of broadband communications.

  • Public Safety Broadband Network

    The focus of Public Safety Networks has traditionally been that of private voice communications networks, the wide scale adoption of LTE technology has created opportunities for Public Safety organizations to leverage the capabilities of broadband communications.

  • NEW WALK-IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBER AVAILABLE
    Powertech is offering a new walk-in environmental chamber, with improved capabilities for environmental stress testing, such as: thermal cycling, artificial aging, and service condition exposure testing. The chamber will help OEMs and electric utilities determine the properties and limits of their devices and materials.
  • Overhead Conductor Condition Assessment
    Powertech offers a service for determining the present condition of overhead conductors. This service will assist utilities to understand the health of in-service conductors and prioritize maintenance or replacement programs. Further, this will benefit conductor OEMs by providing information to better understand in-service conductor aging.

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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.

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