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The Kinectrics GRIDSIM Power Laboratory is a state of the art, world-class independent commercial lab in Toronto, Canada. The lab is aimed at testing multi-megawatt distributed generation equipment from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind and all types of medium power systems over a wide range of voltages and frequencies. 

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Inverters
Utilities
Rail
Specialized Applications

Are you prepared for the changing certification and testing requirements for your inverter?

Kinectrics' new GRIDSIM Power Lab, coupled with subject matter experts who are intimately familiar with the new standards, make it possible to get your inverter to market faster, more cost efficiently and with a turnkey approach even in the megawatt power class. 

Our GRIDSIM lab will be able to perform testing to UL 1741 SA and associated source requirement documents, CSA C22.2 No. 107.1 and IEC 62109. This capability suits original equipment manufacturers like you to research, develop, test, and certify your new technologies in support of safe renewable power integration with the grid.

The lab is uniquely geared toward performing tests to IEEE 1547.1 and UL1741SA for inverters, converters, controllers and interconnection system equipment for accurate testing and compliance at real power in the multi-megawatt class. Kinectrics will work closely with the inverter manufacturer or NRTL as needed. The battery of tests range from short circuit to heat runs, abnormal frequency and voltage (L/HFRT & L/HVRT), synchronization and harmonics amongst many others.

Key Benefits:

  • Testing capability up to and > 1 MW
  • Independent commercial lab with world class project management services
  • On site subject matter experts in equipment tested
  • Balance of plant available as part of our turn key offering

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Did you know Kinectrics is launching a world class multi-megawatt research and test laboratory designed to replicate the actual grid right here in Canada?

The power grid is changing. We know this. And with change comes unfamiliar dynamics and events which raise questions that utilities must answer to ensure the grid remains robust yet flexible for decades to come. Our lab will help you address these questions as they relate to distributed generation, microgrids and others.

Our GRIDSIM Power Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility in Toronto, Canada with built in capabilities for testing state of the art and next generation grid connected control equipment. The grid simulator has functionality to communicate with the Kinectrics Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) supercomputer to be able to perform power study type analysis at real power in the multi megawatt class also known as PHIL (Powered-Hardware-In-Loop) testing.

Key Benefits:

  • Provides a controlled environment for utility staff to experiment with and receive training on new technologies before implementation 
  • Several years of real world experience
  • Subject matter experts in systems (substations, transformers, cables)
  • State of the art data acquisition systems
  • Best in class QA programs (ISO9001, ISO17025) for some labs

Did you know there is a world-class test facility in Canada geared towards rail industry power converters, and substation transformers for use internationally?

Kinectrics' new GRIDSIM Power Lab, coupled with subject matter experts and experienced technical staff help every step of the way in getting your product tested against  internal or industry wide  specifications such as EN50327, EN50328, EN50329 and others.

Our GRIDSIM Power Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility in Toronto, Canada. We have a highly trained workforce of engineers and technicians with years of experience doing qualification type testing of light rail transit power systems such those used at substations and feeder systems over a wide range of voltages and frequencies (50Hz and 60Hz application).

Kinectrics has been performing rail specific testing for a number of years for an international customer base for projects around the world. Our team is well versed with working with high power AC and DC systems including medium voltage cabling and terminations and balance of plant systems such as load banks.

Key Benefits:

  • Several years of proven, real world experience servicing the rail industry 
  • Subject matter experts in systems (substations, transformers, cables)
  • State of the art data acquisition systems
  • Best in class QA programs (ISO9001, ISO17025 for some labs)

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Kinectrics is presently (and historically for decades) been involved in specialized testing and research areas. This extends to newer areas as well with the intent to grow into type testing of generators, motors, Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and others. Our team is well versed with working with high power AC and DC systems and the lab is uniquely designed to be flexible for a wide range of equipment types.

Key Benefits:

  • Provide Manufacturers with a R&D facility where they can test and experiment with new higher power products and systems
  • State of the art data acquisition systems
  • Best in class QA programs (ISO9001, ISO17025 for some labs)
  • Wide frequency range allows for certification to interconnection standards worldwide
  • Large lab space to accommodate equipment (74’ overhead space, 6000 sq.ft., 75 ton crane)

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Why Kinectrics?

State-of-the-Art Facilities

State-of-the-Art Facilities

We are constantly investing in new facilities within our over 400,000       sq. ft. campus offering testing and certification for OEMs, global                       utilities, and standards organizations. 

Unrivaled Technical Experience

Unrivalled Technical Experience

Within our 1000+ member team, 37% hold doctorate or masters degrees, and 70% have technical, science or engineering degrees. We also offer over 25 independent test facilities and labs, complemented by field inspection services. 

Around-the-Clock Service

Around-the-Clock Service

24/7 customer service is ingrained in Kinectrics’ culture. Our strength is our dedication to our customers, so rest assured that your technical issue, need or project timeline is our first priority.

Superior QA/QC Programs

Superior QA/QC Programs

Our  Quality Management System  is registered to ISO 9001 by QMI, a division of SAI Global and North America's leading QMS registrar. Our adherence to this standard provides one of the strongest assurances of service quality available.

Get over 100 years of experience working for you

Kinectrics is a leading testing, inspection, certification and engineering consulting company with expertise built on over 100 years of experience.  Our award-winning team of over 1,000 engineers and technical experts is recognized worldwide. We bring together multi-disciplinary teams and dedicated laboratories and field inspection equipment to develop high value solutions for our client’s toughest problems. Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire lifecycle.

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