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Enerplus Centre for Innovation

Enerplus Centre for Innovation

The Enerplus Centre for Innovation opened in September 2012 as part of SAIT’s three-building, 740-000-square-foot Trades and Technology Complex.

Aldred Centre, the building which fronts an entire block of 16th Avenue NW, contains the Enerplus Centre for Innovation and the majority of Applied Research and Innovation Services' other research and technology development facilities.

Research area and purpose

The Enerplus Centre is Applied Research and Innovation Services' main industrial-scale prototype fabrication and testing space. The facility supports the development, fabrication, testing and commercialization of innovative technology solutions.

Facility highlights

The Enerplus Centre’s main prototype fabrication and testing laboratory space is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art capabilities ranging from environmental control enclosures for the testing of clean energy technologies to metals preparation and joining.

Metals preparation and joining

  • Full complement of welding capabilities
  • Plasma cutter
  • Blasting cabinet
  • Waterjet table
  • Bending and forming equipment
  • Positioning and layup tables

Metals machining

  • Computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathe
  • CNC 5-axis mill
  • Manual mill and lathe

Frac- and produced-water treatment systems

  • Bench-scale prototype testing and automation
  • Membranes
  • Pilot-scale field testing and verification
  • Environmental control enclosure
  • Water analysis station

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