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Republican platform calls for reviving the Keystone XL Canadian oil pipeline

Reviving the Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada has become an official policy of the Republican party in the 2016 election, with its inclusion in the platform that's just been approved at the national convention. >> Read full article

Higher prices from wildfires to boost Q2 energy company results

Analysts predict oil prices driven higher by production stoppages during the Fort McMurray, Alta., wildfires in May will bolster the bottom lines of Canadian oil and gas companies as they report financial results starting this week. >> Read full article

SaskPower not expecting penalties if carbon capture plant operating well

The head of SaskPower says the corporation expects revenue of $15million to $20 million a year from its carbon-capture plant if it keeps operating well. >> Read full article

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell in May

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.0 per cent to $49.9 billion in May. Economists had expected a drop of 0.7 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. >> Read full article

Mount Polley mine owner sues engineering firms over tailings dam failure

The owner of the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia's Interior has sued two engineering firms for damages over a disastrous dam collapse two years ago. >> Read full article

Nexen lays blame for January blast on workers, plans to cut 350 jobs

Nexen Energy is placing some of the blame for a fatal January explosion on the two workers who died in the blast, something at least one of the families has called a "disgrace." >> Read full article

Alberta names oilsands climate advisory panel

One of Canada's most prominent environmental activists has been named by the Alberta government to co-lead an advisory panel on how the oilsands can meet greenhouse gas reduction goals. >> Read full article

No insurance payout expected for oilsands companies following Fort McMurray fire

Oilsands producers are not expected to be among the recipients of a record insurance payout arising from the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., in May. >> Read full article

Companies urged to step up detection of pipeline leaks

The Alberta Energy Regulator is urging pipeline operators to do a better job of developing and maintaining programs to discover leaks after it examined nearly two-dozen spills over the last three years. >> Read full article

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Long-term pump reliability requires a planned maintenance scheme

Long-term pump reliability requires a planned maintenance scheme

The power generation sector, like many others, is under constant pressure to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. This means pump equipment is expected to run for longer periods with reduced maintenance intervals. When repairs are needed, they have to be completed within tight deadlines to comply with ever shorter and shorter maintenance windows. With such a wide variety of pumping processes on-site, it is challenging to find a repair provider that has the necessary skills and experience to deliver full turnkey service. >> Learn More…


Coxreels “exhaust” spring-driven reels provide necessary ventilation

Coxreels 300 Series “Exhaust” hose reels are designed to enable the extraction of exhaust fumes directly from the source of their emission and maintain the safest workplace air quality. >> Read full article

KSB mounting adapters for submersible pumps

KSB released a new family of mounting adapters that will make it simple to install KSB’s efficient and reliable Amarex N submersible pumps in facilities that were originally configured for pumps from other select manufacturers. >> Read full article

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SKF Shaft Alignment Tool

SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 51 performs with dedicated app

The new SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 51 performs with a dedicated and easily downloaded app to enable precise alignment of shafts in rotating machinery across industries. The tool – the first instrument of its kind designed for intuitive shaft alignments using tablets and smartphones – makes it quick and easy to set up motors, drives, fans, gearboxes, pulleys and couplings, regardless of an operator’s level of experience. The TKSA 51 consists of two compact and lightweight laser measuring units and shaft brackets to mount the tool. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MainTrain 2016

Date: September 19 – 22, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

Mines and Money Americas

Date: September 26-28, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

MINExpo 2016

Date: September 26-28, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada >> More Info

MEMO - Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability / Mine Operators Conference

Date: October 16 -18, 2016
Location: Sudbury, Ont. >> More Info