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Editor Andre Voshart goes over best practices when starting or reviewing an oil analysis program at your facility. WATCH NOW


Nexen Long Lake upgrader out of service for unplanned maintenance
Calgary-based Nexen Inc. is carrying out unplanned maintenance on the upgrader at its Long Lake oil sands project in northern Alberta.
Find out more about this shutdown...

Mining association sees economic, environmental benefits of new electricity proposal
The Ontario Mining Association supports the provincial government's new initiative to strengthen the economy by providing new tools for the mining industry to better manage electricity costs. Find out more about the new program...

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Take a survey to provide insight into Canadian manufacturing strategies
One of REM's sister publications, Manufacturing AUTOMATION, is conducting the fifth annual Canadian Manufacturing Study. Complete the 20-question survey and enter to win one of five $100 gas cards.

PTM named Western Canada distribution centre for Lafert N.A.
PTM Industries Inc. in Toronto and Lafert North America in Mississauga, Ont., have extended their existing partnership. PTM will now provide distribution and logistic services for Lafert in Western Canada. more...

Fort McMurray to host maintenance and reliability event for oil sands industry
For the first time, a national training event designed for maintenance and reliability professionals and practitioners will arrive in the heart of the oil sands when MainTrain arrives in Fort McMurray, Alta., Sept. 15 to 17, 2010. more...


Plan Ahead:
Lean safety means managing risks at all shutdown stages

By Joel Levitt
Lean safety is safety that is effective and adds the least possible overhead to the job. Joel writes about how to bring safety to your shutdowns at the planning stage.

Sizing Matters:
Generator-set sizing requires analysis of parameters and loads
By Jim Iverson
It is important to understand the factors that affect the operation of your generator set so you can be confident you have the right equipment for your application.
Get what you need with these steps.

PRODUCTS: Personal Protection

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...


Too Big to Fail: Predictive maintenance protects heavy-duty mobile assets

Plan Ahead: Lean safety means managing risks at all shutdown stages

Let's Work Together: Partnerships with outside providers key to resource sector's future


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.

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