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New Red Seal Occupational Standard

The piloting of the Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) in the Construction Electrician and Steamfitter/Pipefitter trades has now been completed. » Read full article

FLIR Systems acquires Armasight, Inc.

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it has acquired Armasight, Inc., a leading developer of precision sporting, hunting and military optics products, for approximately $41 million in cash. » Read full article

CAPP annual oil forecast shows Canada needs new major oil pipelines

New major oil pipelines are urgently needed to deliver safe, secure and reliable energy to domestic and world markets, according to the 2016 Crude Oil Forecast, Markets and Transportation report. » Read full article

Fort McMurray Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference cancelled for 2016

The annual Fort McMurray Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference has been cancelled due to the overwhelming effects of the wildfires in May. » Read full article

AEM and MSHA issue ‘Distracted Driving’ safety alert

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Oniqua Intelligent MRO appoints new CEO

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Workers injured in steel mill steam explosion, company fined

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What’s Up Doug? What is the “right” clearance for an electric motor bearing?

Why is “C3” (greater than normal) the standard clearance for deep groove ball bearings in electric motors? That’s the question Doug wrestles with in this instalment of his popular column, “What’s Up Doug?” He says that today’s machines “run faster, smaller and more efficient,” and that clearances devised over a century ago have become obsolete. It’s unreasonable to expect that a deep groove ball bearing clearance set back then to be correct for an electric motor in 2016, says Doug, who then discusses when it is reasonable to use C3 in cylindrical roller bearings. » read more


Industrial Supply North America

Date: September 12 - 17, 2016
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MainTrain 2016

Date: September 19 - 22, 2016
Location: Toronto » more info

Mines and Money Americas

Date: September 26 - 28, 2016
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