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MainTrain 2018

Enbridge announces sale of Canadian natural gas gathering and processing businesses

Enbridge Inc. has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Canadian natural gas gathering and processing business in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basins in BC and Alberta to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners.

PEMAC selected to support municipalities across Canada

The Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) announced it will be working with municipalities in their efforts to improve infrastructure spending decisions through stronger asset management.

Sandvik acquires Inrock

Sandvik acquires privately-owned Houston, USA-based Inrock, a leading supplier of rock drilling tools and services for Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) in North America.

IBM acquires Oniquas

IBM announced it has acquired Oniqua Holdings Pty Ltd., a global innovator in Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) Inventory Optimization solutions and services focused on mining, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, manufacturing and other asset-intensive industries.

New report forecasts global mining equipment market size

The global mining equipment market size is expected to reach USD 128.39 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., registering a CAGR of 6.5 per cent during the forecast period.

New world standard for sustainable mining

To set a new world standard for sustainable mining at great depth, LKAB, ABB, Epiroc, Combitech and AB Volvo have joined forces in a partnership and are starting a unique testbed in the orefields of northern Sweden.

Take asset performance improvement services off the beaten path

Chi-Guhn Lee, director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering, is able to apply industrial engineering and machine learning tools in unusual ways. In a project with Barrick Gold, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, C-MORE researchers were given sensor readings for two major pumps at one of Barrick’s mine sites. C-MORE’s statistical analysis will provide guidance on when to intervene with preventive maintenance at an optimal time. » Read full article

Suspended pumps with the hydraulic system of standardized chemical pumps

The Estigia type series pump extends the KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Frankenthal, product portfolio for the chemical and petrochemical industries and other applications. The low-pressure suspended pumps are designed for vertical wet installation in a closed tank under atmospheric pressure. » Read full article

Orange-peel grapples for bulk-material handling

The new Cat GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples, replacing the GSH15B Series grapples, are designed for a wide range of applications, including handling shredded scrap, such as long structural beams; handling rocks at construction sites; and waste at recycling and transfer stations. The new Cat grapples help waste-handling operations, in particular, meet the challenges of increased environmental regulation, growing pressure to recycle a mix of materials, and stringent budgets. » Read full article
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Mounted spherical roller bearing features a patented built-in hydraulic mounting system

The Dodge Hydraulic ISAF (HISAF) mounted spherical roller bearing features a patented built-in hydraulic mounting system that makes this bearing simple to mount and dismount. Hydraulic pressure replaces physical labour, creating a safer and more accurate installation. » Read full article

MainTrain 2018

Date: September 24 - 27, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference

Date: October 15 - 18, 2018
Location: London, United Kingdom
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SMRP 26th Annual Conference

Date: October 22 - 25, 2018
Location: Orlando, Fla.
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