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Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says capital falls in region in 2017

Capital spending on major projects in Atlantic Canada is expected to fall by seven per cent this year to $13 billion. The exception is in New Brunswick, where growing infrastructure, electricity and transportation investment will result in an 18 per cent surge.

Junior oil and gas players go missing, not seen recovering any time soon

Canada's publicly traded junior oil and gas sector has shrunk to a shadow of its former self and isn't seen recovering any time soon, hit by the combination of soft energy prices, disinterested investors and higher-cost projects that favour large companies.

MainTrain 2017 registration deadline extension

PEMAC has extended the early bird registration discount deadline for MainTrain 2017 until June 16.

Oilsands recovery to boost Alberta, Saskatchewan growth, Conference Board

The Conference Board of Canada says Alberta will have the fastest growing economy this year after two years of contractions.

Minimum disclosure standard on water reporting, new guidance

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), whose members include 23 of the world’s leading mining companies, published "A practical guide to consistent water reporting." The guide includes a new minimum disclosure standard for external water reporting that will be adopted by ICMM member companies.

New petrolithium method mitigates drilling risk for O&G producers

A newly released report from SigmaCubed Engineering detailing production rates in Utah’s Lisbon Valley examines what could mark an evolution in the oil and gas industry: Lithium from oil wells.

ID readers enable traceability of parts for oil and gas industry

Traceability can deliver important quality and cost benefits in many industries, but it can be challenging to implement in industries where parts are exposed to tough environmental conditions. One such industry is oil and gas drilling. Packers Plus is a Canadian company that decided to implement an automated traceability program for these parts and components. The program enables them to identify individual parts used and capture information on their manufacturing and shipping history both in the factory, and throughout their useful life. » Read full article

Motorized torque arm reducer

The rugged, dependable Dodge Motorized Torque-Arm II (MTA II) has expanded to use severe duty Baldor-Reliance motors, as well as standard duty motors, providing customers with heavy duty solutions for tough applications. » Read full article

AIB belt drive tubeaxial fans

Continental Fan's AIB Belt Drive Tubeaxial Fans provide aerodynamically efficient performance, with airflow capacities ranging to 54,000 cfm. The rugged fan housing is constructed of heavy-duty welded steel and angle ring flanges, and is available in diameters from 12" through 60". » Read full article

ArcSafe remote racking system

The CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) Application Specific Remote Racking System (RRS) line is designed for General Electric SecoVac VB2+ vacuum circuit breakers with current ratings from 1200A–3000A. Typical usage of the VB2+ breaker is for control and protection of medium-voltage transmission and distribution systems. The CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 system allows technicians to remotely rack in or out of low- and medium-voltage power circuit breakers while standing up to 300 feet away. » Read full article

Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

Date: June 8 – 9, 2017
Location: Chicago, Ill.
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MEMO 2017

Date: September 24 – 26, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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MainTrain 2017

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