eNews Vol. 16 No. 13
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Shuttered sawmill site to produce pellets from pine beetled forests

A sawmill in McBride, B.C., that shutdown 13 years ago is getting a new life as a wood pellet plant. Boreal BioEnergy, under an exclusive technology license, can produce torrefied (black) pellets from almost any kind of available wood fibre. Read More

Ottawa earmarks $275 million for Kitimat LNG project

The federal government has earmarked $275 million into LNG Canada's $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, BC. Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement last month in Kitimat, announcing the $220 million will be directed toward buying energy-efficient gas turbines. Read More

Schneider Electric Foundation partners with the Solar Impulse Foundation

The Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, has entered a four-year partnership with the Solar Impulse Foundation, which is selecting 1,000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label. Read More

Canadian students compete at international tractor engineering design competition

Thomson Industries, a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, sponsored the 22nd year of the International ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition (IQS) of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), donating US$15,000 worth of motion control products. Read More

CORTEC named a licensed API 6D manufacturer

CORTEC, a manufacturer of API valves based in Houma, LA, has been audited and approved as an API 6D licensed manufacturer. The specification defines the requirements for ball, check gate and plug valves for pipelines… Read More

Process Products

ISA100 wireless device manager earns cybersecurity certification

exida, LLC announced that it has assessed the Honeywell ISA100 Wireless Device Manager model WDMY version R320 and certified that it meets requirements for the ISASecure EDSA certification level 1. Read More

Infrared camera measures heat signatures from -20 to 650C

The LaserSharp Auto Focus in the Fluke Ti401-PRO Infrared Camera available from ITM Instruments uses the built-in laser distance meter to calculate and display the distance from your designated target. Read More

Gauge glass suitable for mil spec applications

L. J. Star MAXOS gauge glass is said to provide better visual clarity, required tolerances and greater chemical/thermal shock resistance and is manufactured exclusively to MIL G 16356-D standards - said to be the only gauge glass on the market to do so. Read More

Triple offset butterfly valve suitable for cryogenic applications

The Type LTR 43 triple offset butterfly valve from Samson Controls is specially machined with a polished shaft to reduce friction, hysteresis, and torque requirement. Read More

High performance door for clean rooms

The Hörmann Speed-Commander 1400 Clean-Master high performance door for clean rooms is available in Canada from TNR Industrial Doors. Read More

Feature Articles

NRCan sets $150k plastics challenge to develop new bio-based foam insulation

The vast majority of foam insulation (rigid foam board and spray foam) are largely produced using petrochemical feedstocks, according to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Read More

Process engineering trends and outlook 2019

Challenges abound for the process engineering sector as a result of North America's sustained petrochemical and energy growth. A decade or so ago, refining was the big dog and petrochemicals was the tail of the dog. Read More

Tugboats in the Great Lakes motor with marine hybrid power and propulsion systems

For almost a half a century Canal Marine & Industrial of St. Catharines, ON, has provided electrical design, engineering and services around the clock to the merchant marine, naval and coastguard fleets in Canada and the rest of the World. Read More
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