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MAC Speech – Finding Solid Ground in a Shifting Environment for Mining

British Colombia’s current carbon tax is causing “carbon leakage” and it is why BC’s new Climate Leadership Plan should fix it, said Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, addressing the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 21, 2016. Download his speech. >> Read full article

Approval for LNG signals stronger energy future for Canada and world

The Government of Canada’s approval of the Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas (PNW LNG) project will open Canadian energy to new global markets, striking a balance between growing the national prosperity generated by Canada’s energy sector while delivering on government’s commitment to lower global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. >> Read full article

Saskatchewan, B.C., toughen deposit requirements for cleanup of oil and gas wells

Companies buying energy assets in Saskatchewan and British Columbia are facing higher deposit costs for environmental remediation after a precedent-setting court case in Alberta that dealt with abandoned oil and gas wells. >> Read full article

Maintenance test tools company grows with CMMS solutions acquisition

Fluke Corporation, the world leader in electronic test tools and software, has acquired eMaint Enterprises, LLC, a global leader in computerized maintenance management software (CMMS). >> Read full article

Implications for workplace safety from legalization of marijuana use

Mark Salkeld, President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), released a copy of the letter that Enform, the industry’s Safety and Training arm funded by the six Canadian upstream oil and gas industry trade Associations, submitted to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization, Regulation and Restriction. >> Read full article

Minimize lubrication risk in operations

One way to ensure a safe environment is to reduce human-machine-interaction (HMI). This effort should be supported by best practices that enhance safety in a lubrication program. Download the webinar. >> Read full article

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Lovejoy / Sier-Bath Gear Type Couplings

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 Featured News 
Complimentary Webinar

Complimentary Webinar: What is the lubricant’s role in energy efficiency?

This complimentary webinar considers the various ways energy savings can be measured directly or indirectly. Learn tactics from industry experts. Panellists answer questions: How do you determine the oil/lubricant’s energy efficiency in industrial plants? What is the lubricant’s role in energy efficiency? How does the efficiency relate to the machine used? November 17, 2016 at 2 P.M. EST. Free registration. >> Learn More…


Lightweight handheld thermal imaging camera

Seek Thermal’s most advanced handheld thermal imaging camera yet, the RevealPRO combines a high-performance 320 x 240 thermal sensor, intuitive software, and a powerful 300-lumen LED light into one highly durable, handheld, and easy to use point-and-shoot device. >> Read full article

Game-changing turbine fluid prevents varnish and sludge build-up

Petro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, has launched Turboflo LV, a new turbine fluid proven to resist varnish and sludge build-up. By minimizing harmful accumulation, Turboflo LV optimizes equipment performance and reliability, while also preventing costly downtime for removal. >> Read full article

Monitor your weld purge at a low cost

Monitor your weld purge at a low cost

Weld Purge Monitors help obtain non-oxidised, zero colour welds. By measuring the oxygen content before, during and after welding, high quality welds are achieved. Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT’s market leading PurgEye 100 can help to eliminate the significant post weld cleaning costs that occur when the oxygen level has not been monitored correctly during welding. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MEMO - Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability / Mine Operators Conference

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

2016 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference

Date: November 13-15, 2016
Location: Chicago, Illinois >> More Info

Webinar: What is the lubricant’s role in energy efficiency?

Date: November 17, 2016 at 2 P.M. EST
Location: Webinar >> More Info

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling with Doc Palmer

Date: January 17 – 18, 2017
Location: St. Catharines, Ont. >> More Info