Power management company Eaton recently expanded its Experience Center in Houston. The center now features six new interactive applications for commercial, oil and gas, data center, and utility markets. The applications, which include a full-scale downstream petrochemical plant, will supplement the experience center’s hands-on safety, application, product and monitoring training opportunities in a true-to-life industrial environment. 

“This expansion gives attendees the opportunity to experience a range of live applications in one setting,” said Allan Clark, manager of the Houston Experience Center. “Each new area provides novel learning opportunities — from supporting data center uptime to advanced training within design and build engineering, plant operations, and innovative automated control systems within hazardous environments.”

In the data center area attendees will interact with hot isle containment, electrical distribution, and emergency backup schemes while learning about solutions for maintaining uptime.

The power quality lab offers real-time surge events, harmonics, and voltage sags. Attendees will learn power distribution, surge protection, motor control systems, and energy correction capabilities.

In the utility and power distribution area of the center, attendees step through smart grid power distribution technology and medium voltage switchgear to learn about energy regulations and smart grid technology.

To learn more about the Eaton Experience Center in Houston, visit www.eaton.com/eechouston