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Non-destructive testing: Maintenance as crime scene investigators
At Toronto's MainTrain Nov. 19, 2012, Shane Turcott from Steel Image introduced attendees to non-destructive testing. He talked about how metallurgical failure analysis needs more attention in the maintenance community — and why it's important.


Calgary MainTrain to build on success of last month's Toronto event
After closing a very successful MainTrain 2012 last month in Toronto, PEMAC has announced that the next MainTrain will be held next November in Calgary.
Get dates and details on the success...

Canadian labour relations expected to face another tumultuous year in 2013
While the creation of Canada's largest private sector union is intended to strengthen the position of labour in 2013, observers — including union officials — say it will still be a challenging year given economic conditions. Learn why many Canadians are heading west...

Responsible Energy Development Act passes; Albertans gain new energy regulator
The Government of Alberta is protecting the participation rights of landowners, while ensuring that industry has a more efficient and effective regulatory process. The Responsible Energy Development Act will create a single regulator for oil, gas, oil sands and coal development in the province.
Learn more...

ERCB seeks feedback on a draft hydraulic fracturing directive
The Energy Resources Conservation Board is accepting feedback on proposed requirements for hydraulic fracturing activities. Albertans are encouraged to provide feedback on the directive and to help shape the ERCB's regulations. To learn how, click here...

Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil Canada acquires Celtic Exploration
Imperial Oil will participate as a 50-per-cent owner with ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. in Celtic Exploration Ltd. This will allow Imperial ''to diversify its strong resource base in Canada with an attractive liquids-rich natural gas play.'' Read more...

Blitz planned for underground mines in Ontario
In November and December, Ministry of Labour mining inspectors will check on hazards involving two specific types of systems used to transfer ore inside underground mines. Get full details...

Alberta shares leading energy approach with U.S. states
Alberta's responsible energy will highlight the message that Len Webber, MLA for Calgary Foothills, will take to the Energy Council's 2012 Global Energy and Environmental Issues Conference in New Orleans, December 6 to 9. More...

FEATURE: Continuous Improvement

Steps Canadian miners can take to improve prospects around skills, technology, safety — and more

According to the Deloitte report, miners need to set a solid strategic direction and hold the course amidst shifting industry realities in order to prosper when global demand for commodities rebounds in the longer term. Among many issues, they need to expand their use of information technology and data analytics to enhance safety, improve operations and reduce costs. Get full recommendations...


Fluke's 190 Series II ScopeMeter Test Tool
Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke 190 Series II 500 MHz ScopeMeter Test Tool, the first to achieve a 500 MHz at 5 GS/s real time sample rate in a handheld, sealed, rugged oscilloscope. More...

Honeywell Eyelation makes prescription safety eyewear benefits management easy
Honeywell Safety Products launched the Honeywell Eyelation program, a solution that makes enterprisewide prescription safety eyewear management easy. More...

Electronic Motor Manager improves predictive maintenance
Phoenix Contact's new Contactron Electronic Motor Manager precisely monitors the effective power consumed by motors. More...


Under Stress: Latest advancements in mining
tire condition monitoring technologies

Free Wheeling: B.C. tire health monitor maker keeps mining trucks moving

Staying Clean: Nine ways to control lubrication contamination

Going Wireless: Test shows monitoring mines from remote locations possible with little delay

Power Needs: What to consider when buying a portable generator

Surveying Offshore: Independent report says minor failures most common cause of downtime

Fall Digital Edition


May 5 - 8, 2013 CIM Conference & Exhibition 2013 Metro Toronto Convention Centre

June 11 - 13, 2013
Gas & Oil Expo and Conference 2013 Calgary

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