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October 23, 2018

Carbon taxes costing $100,000 per well head: Encana CEO

Doug Suttles says it costs his company about $100,000 in carbon taxes on the diesel required to drill and complete each well in northeastern British Columbia, a cost his competitors in similar plays in the United States do not pay.

Two drilling heavyweights come together in billion-dollar deal

Under a friendly deal reached by the two Calgary-based companies, Precision Drilling Corp. will buy Trinidad Drilling Ltd. in exchange for shares, with Precision also assuming $477 million in debt.

John Brooks acquires Innovation Process Control

John Brooks Company Limited has acquired Innovation Process Control Inc., an Oakville, Ont., company focused on serving the industrial markets with valve and instrumentation equipment.

Paper Excellence acquires Catalyst

Paper Excellence Canada (PEC) has entered into an agreement to acquire Catalyst Paper Corporation, including its three facilities located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey distribution centre and headquarters in Richmond, B.C.
Sponosred Spotlight 

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Process News Now 

New Niche TV segment…

In this episode of Process News Now, we look at those running under the Green Party banner in Alberta; Canada’s agricultural manufacturers applauding the passage of Bill C-79 at second reading, paving the way to ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership; and the story of how one major Canadian asphalt company installed an automation system to substantially better reconcile the amount of product that was coming in and out of its facility. » Read More
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Yokogawa EJK Series Pressure transmitters maximize safe-availability while optimizing operations

The Yokogawa EJX series of pressure transmitters with DPharp® technology deliver high-level safety and performance with an industry leading stability guarantee. TÜV certification to IEC61508 and IEC61511 is standard, and all DP transmitters provide a static pressure measurement of 0.2%, providing greater insights into your process with fewer devices and ensured reliability. Multi-variable DPharp® multi-sensing capability integrates an onboard flow computer and can be configured for multi variable (DP,SP,T) or dynamically compensated mass flow outputs. >> Learn more

Can digital technology solve the bust/boom cycle for the oil sands?

The economics of production have been overturned in recent years, and chances are they will never be the same. If current economics become the norm, those same owner-operators will face the very real challenge of losing future investments if investors feel they can achieve better returns in other global regions. » Read More

New capabilities added to Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector

United Electric Controls has expanded the capabilities of its Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector. Highlights include an expanded temperature operating range, enhanced stability across temperature ranges, improved handling of WirelessHART commands, and capability for interchangeable sensors. » Learn More

New high flow capacity volume booster

ControlAir Inc. announced the introduction of the new Type 6100 High Flow Capacity Volume Booster. The Type 6100 is designed to significantly increase the stroking speed in valve actuation system applications that require high forward flow and exhaust capacities. » Learn More

Inductive positioning system provides precise position detection

PMI inductive positioning technology combines the ruggedness of an inductive proximity sensor with the precision of a position measurement and angular positioning system. The patented technology ensures highly accurate measurements, and the ability to use simple steel actuators is designed to maximize the flexibility of your application. » Learn More

Multipoint flow meters support continuous air flow HVAC systems

Wherever toxic and combustible gases are a potential hazardous threat to employees and facilities, those responsible for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will find the MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) helps them accurately measure and control continuous or positive air flow. » Learn More

Downstream Engineering & Construction

Hotel Arts Calgary
Calgary, Alta.
Oct. 22-23
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CanWEA Annual Conference

BMO Centre
Calgary, Alta.
October 23-25
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CPCA Industry 4.0 Process Symposium

Pearson Convention Centre
Brampton, Ont.
October 23
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Well Site Automation 2018 and the Internet of Things

The Westin Galleria
Houston, Texas
October 30-31
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