Technical Tour of Powell Canada Inc.


The IEEE Northern Canada Section has organized a technical tour of Powell Canada Inc. in Acheson on March 9. A bus will leave the University of Alberta Thursday morning (at 8:30 am) taking participants to the facility for the tour and return to Edmonton in the afternoon (at 12:30).

The bus will depart from the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (DICE) building at University of Alberta. The address is 9211-116 Street NW, Edmonton, T6G1H9. We will meet in front of the DICE building on the 116 street. The bus will leave at 8:30 am sharp.

“Powell was founded in 1947 as a metal-working shop to support the local Houston, Texas petrochemical facilities. While they began small, the company has grown over the past six decades to become the strategic supplier of choice for highly complex and integrated systems for distribution and control of electrical energy and other critical processes.

Today, the firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Their customers include engineering-construction firms and end-users in the oil and gas, electric utility, transportation and other heavy industries. Their products and services include metal-clad switchgear, metal-enclosed switchgear, motor control, bus duct, utility switches, integrated electrical equipment enclosures, offshore modules, control and monitoring systems, energy management systems, and process control systems-- plus a very large variety of support services including installation and commissioning, spare parts, switchgear life extension, replacement circuit breakers, project management, and field support.”

Agenda for Shop Tour

9:00AM – 9:30AM Safety orientation

9:30AM – 10:30AM Presentation

10:30AM – 12:00PM Shop tour

For the shop tour Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. The PPE requirements are Safety Glasses, Safety Boots, and Hard hat. If you have some of these articles you can bring them or we can provide safety equipment for the tour. Please specify in the 'Special Request' box if you require PPE when you register for the event. A lunch will be offered.

Cost: Students - $10

Professionals - $20

Attendance is limited to available bus seating.

For further information or to register, please contact Sahar Pirooz Azad

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  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Canada T7X 5A5
  • Building: Depart from the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (DICE) building at University of Alberta

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