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NEWS:

Suncor updates planned maintenance activities at oil sands facilities
Suncor Energy Inc. reports planned maintenance has begun on one of its two oil sands upgraders (U2) at its oil sands operations near Fort McMurray.
Get updated on current planned and unplanned maintenance work...

VIDEO: Oil sands mining, from birth to rebirth
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has released an animation that speeds us through the virtual life of an oil sands mine from beginning to end – from shovels excavating bitumen to the first signs of growth as plants reclaim the land.
Take four minutes to watch the video...

Oil and gas extraction expenditures see big decline in 2009
Capital expenditures by the conventional oil and gas extraction industry totalled $21.9 billion in 2009, down 38.5 percent from 2008, according to StatsCan.
Find out the expectations for 2011...

Fluke Canada kicks off thermal imaging seminar series in Calgary
Fluke Corp. has kicked off a seminar series designed to help contractors, building inspectors and energy auditors gain a basic understanding of thermal imaging.
Get further event information...

Sandvik to launch next-gen haul trucks in 2011
Sandvik will be launching the next generation haul trucks in 2011 to replace the well known T40D and the T50D. Learn the new truck's improvements...


FEATURES:

5 considerations when choosing an asset management solution
By Brian Sallade
Everyone understands the benefits of organizing crucial engineering and design data electronically for universal access and control across the enterprise — but what do the strongest solutions have in common? Below are five considerations for picking out an effective ECM/AIM solution.
Get the top 5 considerations...

Under Control:
Best practices in contractor cost management during turnarounds
By Bob Harrell
In today's economic environment, there is increased pressure on turnaround project teams to get plants back in full operation as scheduled, on time and on budget. The best practices and discipline of world-class refineries, chemical plants and other large-scale manufacturing plants are the basis of their success. Technology, combined with best practices, provides an effective approach for companies to achieve world-class status in process and execution.
Following are several key industry best practices...


PRODUCTS:

Diamond-coated seal extends pump life
EagleBurgmann has developed its DiamondFaces seal-face coating to reduce seal breakdown. more...

Data collector and signal analyzer
PRÜFTECHNIK Canada introduces the next generation of the VIBXPERT two-channel data collector and FFT signal analyzer. more...

Direct-groove, two-piece coupling for large-diameter pipes
Victaulic has extension of its line of patented Advanced Groove System couplings for pipe sizes up to 60 inches in diameter. more...


DIGITAL EDITION:

Power Down: Cut costs with field-ready energy management tips

Bridging the Gap: Five considerations when choosing an asset management solution

Take it the Distance: Proper lubrication techniques extend the life of gering equipment


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

MainTrain Ft. McMurray, Sept 15-17, Ft. McMurray, Alta.

MEMO 2010 — Maintenance Engineering / Mine Operators Conference, October 25-27, 2010, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Check out the Calendar of Events on the REM website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

Got an event you want us to include on the website? Please send an e-mail to editor André Voshart: avoshart@clbmedia.ca.


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