Technological Innovation

Testing, calibration and repair laboratories

The testing, calibration and repair laboratories of Hydro-Québec’s world-renowned research institute, IREQ, are equipped to carry out a wide range of tests and measurements.

High-voltage testing

A world-class facility for testing and optimizing a wide range of power-grid equipment.

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Certification:

ISO-17025 certified

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IREQ high-voltage laboratory test area.

Electrical testing using low- or medium-capacity sources

Our facilities specialize in diagnosing, testing and certifying most power industry equipment.

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IREQ electrical laboratory test area.

Mechanical and environmental testing

Our mechanical and environmental testing facilities meet industry standards and include climate chambers where various types of equipment can be performance-tested under a wide range of conditions.

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Test in a climate chamber at IREQ’s high-voltage laboratory.

Full-scale tests on an overhead line or on underground cables

Outdoor facilities for carrying out studies and tests on the mechanical behavior of high-voltage transmission lines.

Hydro-Québec testing laboratories: The solution for your full-scale overhead line testing needs [PDF]

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High-voltage transmission line test area at IREQ.

Underground cable testing

Our facilities for certifying underground cables according to applicable standards are include a test area for validating the thermomechanical behavior of underground high-voltage cables.

Hydro-Québec testing laboratories: The solution for your underground cable testing needs [PDF]

Certification:

ISO-17025 certified

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High-voltage underground cable test area at IREQ.

Calibration and repair of electrical measuring instruments

A leader in calibrating electrical measuring instruments, our calibration and repair laboratory ensures that your instruments provide precise and reliable measurements and minimizes equipment downtime while maximizing service life.

Hydro-Québec Testing Laboratories: The solution for calibrating your electrical measuring instruments [PDF]

Certification:

ISO-17025 certified

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Calibration and repair laboratory test area at IREQ.

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