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MainTrain 2017 – last call for abstracts

The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) invites industry to submit presentation abstracts for this years conference.

MAC annual report unpacks facts and figures of Canadian mining

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has published its annual report highlighting the latest trends and industry figures.

What maintenance professionals should know about tribology

A tribology and lubrication expert shares insights on the future of Tribology and how it could impact industry.

Palmer & Planning: Plants should focus on future work

It’s usually the case that craftspersons interrupt planners so much that planners fail in their mission to provide enough job plans, says Doc Palmer. To succeed at planning, plants must actively help planners focus on future work.

Optimizing reliability centered maintenance

RCM methods compliant with the SAE standard JA-1011 (“Evaluation Criteria for RCM Processes”) all have common features – they must, or they won’t comply with the standard. Those requirements are “minimum” requirements, says James Reyes-Picknell, as they are with any standard. RCM-R complies. He explains what makes it different. » Read full article

Stainless steel pressure gauge with electrical contacts

Winters’ new PEC Premium Stainless Steel Gauge with electrical contacts is now available. The gauge has two adjustable contacts that make or break an electric control circuit depending on the position of the pointer. Both contacts are adjustable through the lens with a removable adjustment key. The gauge has a 4” dial, 1/2” NPT connection and is available in ranges from Vacuum to 10,000 psi/kPA. » Read full article

Fit-and-forget, four-gas, portable monitor

Honeywell’s BW Clip4, a new four-gas, portable monitor can operate continuously for two years without the need to change sensors or charge batteries, helping customers boost safety compliance and reduce maintenance costs. » Read full article

Surface array flex probe

Zetec’s new eddy-current Surface Array Flex Probe delivers fast, accurate inspections in complex NDT applications including oil and gas, mining and power generation. Its flexible surface design and proprietary X-Probe coil technology allow it to conform to a variety of surface variations. Covering up to two inches in a single pass, it can reduce inspection time by as much as 95 per cent compared to a handheld pencil probe while delivering a full record of inspection. » Read full article

CIM 2017 Convention

Date: April 30 – May 3, 2017
Location: Montreal, Que.
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Mines and Money New York

Date: May 3 - 4, 2017
Location: Double Tree by Hilton New York
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25 - 28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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