AIPE Edmonton & Calgary Branch Upcoming Events

Meetings and tours are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month between September and June. This excludes planned field trips, June Picnic and the Christmas dinner meeting.

October Plant Tour

posted Sept 11, 2017

Location: U of A Heating Plant, limit 20 participants
116 Streets & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB (South of the Jubilee Auditorium)

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Parking: Parking on the west side of the heating plant and pay parking in K Zone along the roadway on the north side of the plant. As there is no “free parking” at the University of Alberta, parking without paying is done at your own risk! The Heating Plant is easily accessible via the Capital line LRT stopping at the Health Sciences Jubilee Station.


  • Safety glasses
  • Hard hats if you have them
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirts
  • Close toed shoes (no sandals or high heels)

For many years the University of Alberta provided a home for the Institute of Power Engineers, and is well known by past and present members.

For the October tour, we will be visiting the University of Alberta heating plant. The plant consists of (2) - 2800 kPa gas fired and (3) - 6200 kPa gas and oil-fired power boilers, (1) - 13.3 Mw backpressure steam turbo-generator, (1) - 26.4 MW condensing steam turbo-generator with Air Cooled Condenser, (3) - 1.5 Mw diesel generators, (5) - air compressors and (3) - desiccant air-dryers, demineralizer trains and polisher plant. Closed looped chilled water systems and related plant auxiliaries. UCMS network of Emmerson Delta -V process control and UPS systems, etc.

The U of A Plant is well known for its one of a kind underground service corridor that extends an excess of 12 km serving the North Campus, Cross Cancer Institute, Walter C Makenzie Health Center, and the Royal Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Anyone with interest is welcome to attend, including students and nonmembers. Bring a friend for an educational and entertaining evening. Please let us know with a short email if you are free to attend as the tour is limited to 20 Visitors.

We look forward to seeing everyone for our second tour of the year!

September Plant Tour

posted Sept 11, 2017

Location: Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital
9401 86 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Parking: Please use the main parking lot (map below)

Hello everyone, we are back from summer vacation and ready for another school year. For the September tour, we will be visiting the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital and mechanical area. This building was completed in 2012 and replaced the former Fort Saskatchewan Health Centre. This modern facility includes a cafeteria as well as a child health clinic and respiratory rehabilitation.

Anyone with interest is welcome to attend, including students and nonmembers. RSVP please if you are planning to attend as the space is limited to 16 Visitors. Also for security and you are getting used to this by now, we will be sending a list of visitors’ names to the hospital supervisor.

We look forward to seeing you all again in just less than two weeks’ time!

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