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March 19, 2019

U.S. demand for plush toilet paper wiping out Canada’s old boreal forests

The voracious use of toilet paper in the United States — with the average American using almost three rolls each week and major manufacturers spurning alternative fibres — is destroying Canada’s forests and causing widespread environmental damage, two international environmental groups say.

Upgrade facility gets boost from energy diversification strategy

Alberta is throwing its support behind Inter Pipeline Ltd’s new $600 million petrochemical upgrading facility that would produce valuable consumer products derived from propane like acrylic acid, that is used in many everyday consumer products.

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Forestry community mourns loss of Peter deMarsh

Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor said the forestry community lost “an incredible man” after learning that Peter deMarsh, a life-long advocate of the Canadian forest sector and woodlot owners, was among those who perished in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.

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Frontier oil sands mine deal includes vote on future development for Mikisew

The industry relations director for the Mikisew Cree First Nation says the community’s support of the massive Frontier oil sands open pit mining project includes an ongoing voice in how future development unfolds.
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New Niche TV segment…

In this episode of Process News Now, we look at new disinfecting technologies that are driving growth in the food processing equipment market; how artificial intelligence is keeping a watchful eye on Alberta’s remote oil wells; and a water contamination tester that Mr. Spock would be proud of. » Read More
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Maximize Your ROI with a Better Sensor Match for Your Application

Understand how beam patterns, frequency, and other performance characteristics can help you with your sensor selection. There are many misconceptions about ultrasonics that can lead you down a costly path of disappointment. Learn what features best compliment your application.
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Shaft collars, couplings can be matched from a variety of materials

Special shaft collars and couplings that can be machined from wide range of materials to meet strict OEM design requirements are being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. » Learn More

HD handheld cooled optical gas imaging camera

Designed for oil and gas industry professionals, the GF620 camera sets a new standard for detecting and visualizing invisible leaks of hydrocarbons, such as methane, and common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). » Learn More

Recapture heat during water treatment process

The DTR Series of double tube heat exchangers from HRS is designed to maximize direct (product-to-product) energy recovery from such low viscosity materials, allowing valuable heat to be recaptured before the effluent enters final treatment or is discharged to the environment. » Learn More

Vacuums ideal for hazardous environments

VAC-U-MAX compressed-air-powered industrial vacuum cleaners are ATEX Tested and Certified, including the CD Series for Combustible Dusts, FL Series for Flammable Liquids and the SR Series Submerged Recovery Systems for applications such as reactive metal powders used in AM /3D printing and explosives used in ordnance production. » Learn More

19th Annual Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium

The Canadian Institute
Calgary, Alta.
March 20-21, 2019
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ISA Calgary Show

Stampede Park
Calgary, Alta.
April 9-10, 2019
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Canadian Well Site Automation 2019

Calgary Stampede
Calgary, Alta.
May 7-8, 2019
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Peace Region Petroleum Show

Evergreen Park
Grande Prairie, Sask.
May 15-16, 2019
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Energy Connect Digital Conference & Expo

virtual conference and exposition
May 21-22, 2019
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Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference

Vancouver Convention Centre East
Vancouver, B.C.
May 21-23, 2019
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