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Mining operations recognized with TSM Leadership Awards

For their outstanding performance in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative and commitments to corporate responsibility, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has recognized eight mining facilities operated by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, First Quantum Minerals Ltd., IAMGOLD Corporation and Teck Resources Limited with TSM Leadership Awards. >> Read full article

Independent Task Force on Towards Sustainable Mining’s Tailings Management System – Report

The Mining Association of Canada has received the final report of the independent Task Force it commissioned to review its tailings management requirements and guidance under its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. The report includes 29 recommendations. >> Read full article

Alberta climate strategy expected to help build more market access

Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan provides direction that will allow the oil and natural gas industry to grow, further enhance its environmental performance through technological innovation, and is expected to improve market access to allow Canadian oil to reach more markets, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) reported on November 22. >> Read full article

Des-Case acquires OilMiser product line

Des-Case Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life for companies around the world, today announced its acquisition of JLM Systems Limited, most popularly known in the industry for their OilMiser products. >> Read full article

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Planning & Scheduling Tip

Planning & Scheduling Tip: Break the weekly schedule as appropriate

Provide weekly schedules to crew supervisors, but give them free rein to work with operations on a daily basis to move things around and break the weekly schedule as appropriate. The weekly schedule goal focuses the supervisors beyond simply keeping everyone busy, but there exists in real life a lot of daily churn needing on the spot supervisor decisions. Jobs run over and under estimated times and new emergency and urgent work that cannot wait arises. >> Learn More…


CBS ArcSafe Introduces RSS-3 PB II For General Electric Type PowerBreak II

CBS ArcSafe introduces its single-application remote racking system (RRS-3) for General Electric (GE) Type PowerBreak II circuit breaker. The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 PB II allows technicians to remotely install and remove the circuit breaker from a safe distance of up to 300 feet while remaining stationed outside the arc-flash boundary. >> Read full article

Cooper Quick-Change bearing pedestals further reduce downtime

Cooper Bearings, an SKF Group company, has introduced new angled pedestals for Cooper split-to-the-shaft bearings that further reduce installation cost and time. Like other Cooper bearings and pedestals, Cooper Quick-Change pedestals are split into two halves for easy assembly around a fixed shaft. But the bottom half of this pedestal slides easily under the shaft. >> Read full article

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Coxreels 1125 Series Motor-Driven Gear Drive

Coxreels 1125 Series Motor-Driven Gear Drive

Coxreels 1125 Series motorized hose reels have all the features demanded by industry professionals. The industry preferred design features a sturdy, one-piece, all-welded “A” frame base as well as a low profile outlet riser and an open drum slot design providing for a non-crimping, smooth hose wrap. The 1125 Series motor-driven hose reel is operated by a reliable, direct gear drive providing for a quiet and smooth retraction. The gear drive requires no maintenance, lubrication, or chain adjustment. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

PEMAC Metro Vancouver Chapter Event

Date: December 21, 2015
Location: Vancouver >> More Info

PEMAC Webcast: Condition-based Maintenance Strategy

Date: December 26, 2015
Location: Webcast >> More Info

Equipment Reliability and Lubrication seminar

Date: January 28, 2016
Location: Calgary >> More Info