Powertech Labs Virtual Tour
Join the IEEE Young Professionals, Circuits and Systems Society, and SFU Student Branch in the virtual tour to one of the largest testing and research labs in North America, Powertech Labs.
Powertech, a wholly owned subsidary of BC Hydro, has cross-departmental teams dedicated to investigate, diagnose, and solve complex problems for various markets with highly technical specialization and to exceptional standards. The joint efforts and expertise of its scientists, technicians, engineers, and specialists provide support to electrical utilities, original equipment manufacturers, and the automotive industries.
Date and Time
- Date: 24 Nov 2020
- Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
- All times are (GMT-08:00) Canada/Pacific
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Philip Horacek, P.Eng. of Powertech Labs
Philip Horacek, P.Eng.
Director, Client Engagement
Mr. Philip Horacek is responsible for strategy and business development for Powertech’s Advanced Transportation business unit. Powertech’s Advanced Transportation group is a technical leader in supporting the electrification of the transportation sector through three departments: High Pressure Testing, Hydrogen Infrastructure, and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure. High Pressure Testing is the world leader in the testing and certification of high-pressure gas components, automotive fuel systems, and hydrogen fueling protocols.
He has more than 15 years of experience in the hydrogen and alternative fuels industry and serves as a technical expert for various CSA, SAE, UN ECE, ISO, and UN GTR committees. In addition to pressure vessel testing and certification programs, he has also overseen a significant number of hydrogen pressure vessel safety characterization studies including simulated crash testing, damage tolerance testing, pneumatic ruptures, localized and engulfing fire testing, and other highly specialized projects.
Mr. Horacek graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria and is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Address:British Columbia, Canada
Giuseppe Stanciulescu of Powertech Labs
Business Development Specialist,
Mr. Giuseppe Stanciulescu is the Business Development Specialist for the Client Engagement group at Powertech Labs. He is responsible for the customer engagement relation with BC Hydro, identifying customer needs, committing new services, as well as recognizing business opportunities to increase revenue. Giuseppe is a member of IEEE and is a registered engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Address:British Columbia, Canada
14:00 – 14:05 Welcoming and Corporate presentation
14:05 – 14:15 HVL
14:15 – 14:20 Presentation about Substation Studies
14:20 – 14:30 Microscopy Lab tour
14:30 – 14:35 Presentation about Power Systems
14:35 – 14:45 Mech Lab tour
14:45 – 14:50 Presentation about HPL
14:50 – 15:00 Vista Lab Tour
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