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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the October edition of the REM Resource Engineering and Maintenance e-newsletter. September was a busy month for our team, with MainTrain Edmonton 2009 taking place late in the month. REM Editor Robert Robertson was on hand to capture the event — read his feature article on the event here.

The REM editorial team was also lucky enough to sit down with Shell executives recently to discuss the company's newest lubricant, Tellus EE, which is designed to save energy and operate in harsh environments. To watch the video, click here or on the link below.

As always, we welcome your feedback on what you read here. You can contact me at


Rob Colman
Online Editor, REM


MainTrain 2009 makes a stop in Edmonton
Written by Robert Robertson
EDMONTON, AB — At the MainTrain 2009 conference held recently here, maintenance professionals rolled up their sleeves and didn't pull any punches during a special "bear-pit" session. It was all about peer-to-peer interactivity, while striving to establish and debate effective reliability strategies. more...

Monitoring control valves in the North Sea
AUSTIN, TX — Emerson Process Management announced more than 1,000 control valves on North Sea installations are being remotely monitored by the Solberg & Andersen and Emerson diagnostics centre in Norway. The capability to remotely diagnose and identify problems has saved costly and time-consuming offshore travel, and eliminated potential plant shutdowns and the resultant consequential losses. more...

PRODUCTS: Special Hand Tools Focus


Toolbox Tips

Women in Mining

Lean Shutdowns

Satellite Messaging Protects Workers

Profile: NLC's Cindy Snedden


FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show 2009, November 15-18, Chicago, IL

MainTrain 2009, Toronto, ON, November 23-26

CIM Conference and Exhibition, May 9-12, 2010, Vancouver, B.C.

Global Petroleum Show, June 8-10, 2010, Calgary, Alberta

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 Rob Colman:

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