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Safe Performance – Minimize lubrication risk in operations

One way to ensure a safe environment is to reduce human-machine-interaction. This effort should be supported by best practices that enhance safety in a lubrication program. An expert panel answers questions on what maintenance personnel should consider. Oct. 5, 2016 at 2 P.M. EST. Registration is free. » Read full article

Eyes Underground: the cutting edge technology at the heart of mine safety

From August 19 to 26 2016, mine rescue teams and mine executives from around the world met in Sudbury, Ont. for the 10th annual International Mine Rescue Competition (IMRC). This year’s event, hosted by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue, featured 27 crack teams from various countries. » Read full article

Actuators and valves market to expand, report

The opportunity in the global actuators and valves market stood at US$74.37 billion in 2015 and is anticipated to be worth US$124.30 billion by 2024. » Read full article

NEB to require companies to publish emergency management programs

The National Energy Board says it plans to require companies to publish their emergency management programs by the end of March 2017 as part of a push for increased transparency. » Read full article

Engineering licensing body clarifies use of the term “engineer”

In Canada, the titles “engineer” and “professional engineer” are restricted by law. In Ontario, individuals who have demonstrated that they possess the necessary qualifications and are currently licensed by PEO can use these titles. » Read full article
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What’s Up Doug? How are hydraulics used with bearings?

Bearings are precision components that need to be handled with care during installation or removal (mounting and dismounting). The method of using hydraulics with bearings for installation and removal is applied only when provided for in the design of the mounting. There are two main processes that can be used: Apply force on the ring that needs to be moved; or create a “cushion” or film to overcome the friction force to move the bearing. » read more
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MainTrain 2016

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

2016 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference

Date: November 13 - 15, 2016
Location: Chicago IL » more info