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New program intended to enhance regulation of the engineering profession

Under the Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program, launched by the Professional Engineers Ontario, practising licence holders will be asked to complete both a practice evaluation questionnaire and an online ethics module prior to their licence renewal date.

Energy Efficiency Regulations boost performance standards for electric motors

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced an amendment to the Energy Efficiency Regulations that will increase energy performance standards for 20 products, including commercial equipment such as ice makers and electric motors.

Oil prices expected to grow slightly in 2017

Production cuts by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other non-OPEC countries are expected to provide a short-term boost to world oil prices, but the effects will be offset to some extent by increases in production in Canada and the United States.

New order growth hits two-year high in December, PMI

December data highlighted a positive end to 2016 for the Canadian manufacturing sector, led by the fastest upturn in incoming new work for two years, according to the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.
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Chain lubrication tips and methods

There are several leading factors that contribute to accelerated chain wear, including incorrect chain selection and installation, inadequate chain tension, environmental exposure and, of course, improper lubrication, writes Mike Deckert, Vice President, Flo Components. In fact, according to chain OEMs, 70 per cent of all chain failures are a direct result of some form of improper lubrication. Different lubrication methods are used to apply oils and greases to machinery. If you want to be efficient, consider the following tips… » read more

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling with Doc Palmer

Date: January 17-18, 2017
Location: St. Catharines, ON » more info

Maintenance and Inspection Training

Date: January 23-26, 2017
Location: Chester, OH » more info