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A High voltage test Facility

If your employees work around high voltage electrical equipment, their lives depend on the integrity of your safety equipment. Since the inception of the EPCOR High Voltage Testing Facility in 1987, our commitment to customer care and quality product testing has kept our internal and external clients safe and coming back.

Our lab's high voltage testing services are used by groups such as small electrical contractors to large electricity providers and mining companies. We service customers from all over Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. In addition to high voltage equipment testing, we also inspect, clean, repair and carry some replacement products which saves you time and money.

The advantages of our high voltage equipment testing

Customers use our high voltage testing facility for their high voltage equipment testing because we offer:

  • High quality and efficient testing services
  • Tests conducted by qualified power system electricians
  • Our leading-edge high voltage test facility
  • We clean and repair equipment

 

High voltage safety

As a trusted utility provider, the EPCOR High Voltage Test Facility makes keeping employees safe a priority.

Safety is always the number one concern for anyone who works around high voltage equipment.

We recommend annual high voltage equipment testing of all insulating and protective equipment except for gloves, which should be tested every 6 months or more frequently if used heavily.  

About our high voltage testing facility

Learn more about our DC high voltage test lab in Edmonton and how we test your equipment.

Our high voltage test lab

High voltage testing standards

Discover the standards we follow at the high voltage test facility and the role your business plays in keeping electrical equipment safe.

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High voltage equipment testing & services

We offer safety testing on high voltage electrical equipment as well as maintenance, inspection, repair services and product sales.

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About the High Voltage Testing Facility

Our comprehensive High Voltage Testing Facility (formerly known as the High Voltage Test Lab) in Edmonton is industry compliant and set up to clean, inspect and test just about any piece of safety equipment that you might need. Our test system for high voltage electrical gloves minimizes the potential for a life-threatening mistake. Cover-up equipment, live-line tools and other protective equipment are all Direct Current (DC) tested in accordance with the most stringent standards.

Cost effective testing

Because we operate a DC high voltage test facility, you can expect to pay less and get faster results for your high voltage test services. DC test methods are less damaging to equipment than AC, so less of your equipment is destroyed during testing, allowing for proper repair of the equipment instead of replacement.

Quick and efficient repairs

We know you need your equipment out in the field, not in the shop. Our repair facilities, including a machine shop and paint booth, can accommodate most live line fiberglass insulated tools and equipment repairs quickly and efficiently. Full compliance testing of repaired equipment is done before that equipment is put back into service.

Skilled personnel

Along with our leading-edge test facility, our highly skilled personnel have a depth of experience unmatched in the industry. They have hands-on knowledge of high voltage power lines including high voltage overhead power lines, transmission lines and distribution lines. At EPCOR, we understand the need for reliable, safe equipment better than anyone.

All testing is completed by Journeyman power systems electricians that certify and test to ASTM, IEEE and CSA standards, ensuring quality service and products.

Industry standard compliance

All protective equipment is required by law to be tested at least once a year for compliance with manufacturer specifications and industry standards. Ensuring your high voltage safety equipment meets or exceeds the highest standards reduces the costs of lost-time incidents.

Safety certification

Our certification stamp or label shows that your high voltage electrical equipment meets or exceeds the appropriate standards, ensuring that your workers are using properly tested and compliant equipment. On aerial devices, we inspect the liner, boom, basket, jib and the hydraulic fluid in the lines.

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Book high voltage equipment testing

 

Contact the High Voltage Test Facility to book or to inquire about services and products available. Ensure your high voltage equipment meets or exceeds safety standards.  

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​High voltage testing standards

Your business plays a role in maintaining the safety of your electrical equipment. Our high voltage electrical equipment tests are conducted according to the relevant standards set out by the American Standard Test Method (ASTM) International and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Ensuring your high voltage safety equipment meets or exceeds the highest standards reduces the cost of lost time incidents.

​Product ​Standard Number ​Standard Recommended Test Cycle ​EPCOR Recommended Test Cycle
​Fiberglass hot sticks ASTM F 711, F 3121, IEEE 978 ​2 years ​12 months
​Rubber gloves ​ASTM F 496, ASTM F 1236 ​6 months ​6 months or more often with heavy use
​Grounds & Bypass jumpers CSA Z462 (5.11.2, 5.11.3),
ASTM 2321
​12 months ​12 months
​Temporary protective grounds ​ASTM F 2249, ASTM F 855 ​2 months

​2 months

​Insulating blankets

​ASTM F479, ASTM F 1236

​12 months ​12 months
​Rubber line hoses, covers and plastic guards ASTM F 478, ASTM F 712,
CSA Z462 (5.11.2)
​Inspect before each use. The user determines testing cycle or if there is a reason to suspect the integrity. ​12 months or more frequently if used heavily

 

 

 

High voltage equipment testing and products

When the safety of your workers is on the line, you want to be sure your equipment is operating as it should. We offer competitive pricing on quality high voltage testing services. At our high voltage test facility we offer:

  • High voltage testing on insulated rubber gloves, rubber and plastic cover-up equipment, insulated boom trucks, plus protective ground/grounding jumper testing and assembly.
  • Utility Solutions load break and S&C Loadbuster tool repair and testing
  • Products for sale throughout the year, such as Salisbury lineman gloves, Chance and Hastings hotsticks, insulated blankets and misc. lineman equipment
  • We will custom build fiberglass hotsticks and protective grounds to customer needs.

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Where to find us

Address:
EPCOR High Voltage Testing Facility
12116 - 107 Street NW
Garage 1, Building 1, Room 1.18
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2S7

Facility Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 3:30pm

Directions to the test lab:

  1. Go through garage door #1 on the north-east side of the building.
  2. Drive towards the end of the garage.
  3. Go to the door on the right marked EPCOR HVTF 1.180.