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April 10, 2018
News 
 

New lithium extraction process promises much

A new method of lithium hard rock processing is creating a stir, with the promise of being faster, more economical, and removing the need for sulphuric acid.


Ignore intelligent manufacturing at your risk, says industry chairman

XCMG is building up the industry’s first intelligent production line for crane turntables with a daily production capacity of 40, the largest in the world – and that company’s chairman warns that companies need to invest in IM now or risk their very future.


Above-the-neck PPE sales expected to boom

The demand for above the neck Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in high-risk industries is expected to climb within the next five years.


Can magnesium breathe new life into Asbestos?

Quebec once produced half the world’s asbestos before finally shutting down in 2012. But now it turns out that the future of Asbestos may actually be in discarded residue from asbestos mining.
 
Sponsored Spotlight 
 
Turck Canada

IM12 Cabinet Condition Monitor for Non-Hazardous Areas

Turck announces the IM12-CCM (Cabinet Condition Monitor) cabinet guard, a device capable of monitoring moisture and temperature limits while also detecting incorrectly closed doors. As an added benefit, the device monitors unauthorized access to switch cabinets, providing protection against manipulation in compliance with IT security regulations. The slim 12.5 mm DIN-rail cabinet guard can be easily installed in existing switch cabinets due to its compact design
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WHITE PAPER 
 
White Papre Xchange

New Coriolis Mass Flow Meter Technology Meets Oil and Gas Industry Measurement Challenges

One critical need for this industry is accurate metering flow from individual wellheads, where the oil flows into a separator that separates the water, gas, and oil. During this operation, gas can be entrained in the fluid coming out of the separator, which can disturb the sensitivity of mass flow measurement of liquids, decreasing accuracy or even stopping measurement completely. Now, new Coriolis flow meter technology has been developed that can handle entrained gas and other wellhead measurement challenges. What’s more, the entrained gas management feature enables density and flow measurement at any flow regime, thereby considerably improving process control and efficiency. » Read More
 
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IQPC

Leveraging Data to Mitigate Asset Risk at Suncor

In this exclusive interview, Leigh Mork, Director of Maintenance and Reliability Integration at Suncor Energy, shares Suncor’s approach to mitigating asset risk and how to use asset information to enable safe, reliable and cost effective operations. Read the full interview to find out more about Suncor’s asset management framework and how they’re leveraging new technologies to consolidate information and improve asset visibility, tracking and monitoring across the company. Read the full interview
 
MAGAZINE 
 

Innovation in instrumentation also comes from basic measurement technology

Victor Outrebon explains in a recent issue of IPP&T magazine how manufacturers have had to adapt to new requirements from the process industry. » Read More
 
PRODUCTS 
 
FEEDER

Feeder designed to meter strand-type materials

Acrison, Inc. now offers an enhanced version of the Model 905-14 Feeder that is specifically designed to meter “strand-type” materials that contain small amounts of moisture, such as fiberglass, in lengths ranging from 0.4 to 0.75 inches. » Learn More
Brooks

Fieldbus transmitter added to MT3809 series variable area flow meters

The MT3809 metal tube VA flow meter is designed for extreme conditions in chemicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, and LP gas applications. » Learn More
ralston

Innovative solutions for connecting tube fittings

Tube fittings are used in many industries because they are excellent for long term connections. One of the challenges for technicians to connect to devices that use tube fittings is that the can be easily over-tightened. » Learn More
sterling

Total traceability and validation

Sterling Systems & Controls has lot tracking available with all of its batching control systems and, like all other aspects of the Sterling Systems & Controls offering, can be customized to meet the needs of the customer. » Learn More
 
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference

Edmonton Expo Centre
April 25-26
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2018 Canadian LEAN Conference

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
June 4-7
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CERI 2018 Petrochemical Conference

Delta Lodge Kananaskis
June 10-12
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