Experience the Future of Energy: An In-depth Tour at SAIT's MacPhail School of Energy

Join us for an exclusive guided tour of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's (SAIT) MacPhail School of Energy and experience the exciting, cutting-edge world of energy engineering.

Get ready to visualize the future of energy education at one of only a handful of schools in North America dedicated to the energy space. See how we shape next-generation energy while giving students the competencies and capabilities to empower future-ready energy.

Explore our state-of-the-art equipment and labs, innovative techniques and realistic simulations that enable applied learning with an immersive tour that will take you through four of our most innovative facilities.

The Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre and Cenovus Energy Centre on SAIT campus, home of the MacPhail School of Energy.

The Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre and Cenovus Energy Centre on SAIT Campus.

The Cenovus Energy Centre is the only power engineering training facility to feed a campus power plant!

The Centre's four levels are home to a different leading-edge lab, designed in collaboration with industry to ensure it could evolve alongside technological advances and energy sector requirements.

During the tour, we'll closely examine training equipment and techniques, including 40,000 square feet of boilers, turbines, and auxiliary equipment.

While touring the Centre, you will visit our High-Pressure Steam Lab, Water Treatment Lab, Natural Gas, Internal Combustion Engine, Air Compression Lab, and Heating and Cooling Lab.

Used by students in our Instrumentation Engineering Technology program, the Endress + Hauser Flow Lab teaches students to control common process variables and multiple control loops such as cascade, override, and multivariable control loops.

More advanced control strategies using ratio and feedforward control techniques are also introduced. Control schemes are applied to control compressors, boilers, and distillation columns.

The Virtual Reality Lab is a technological marvel within the Integrated Water Management and Environmental Technology program. This cutting-edge lab has high-end computing systems, further elevated by virtual and augmented reality headsets. On your tour, you'll get a glimpse of innovative data visualizations that represent water data for the modern era.

Used by students from several MacPhail School of Energy programs and many domestic and international industry clients, the Rance Fisher Wellsite Production Centre boasts an entirely functional oil battery and gas plant simulation with some exciting possibilities for the future.

Register for a tour

Our tours aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of how SAIT delivers applied education that prepares talent for the evolving energy landscape in a way that allows them to contribute to innovation and solving the challenges ahead.

All tours are approximately two and a half hours long, and transportation will be provided from the BMO Centre.

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