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May 15, 2018

Big bank CEO slams Canada’s lack of competitiveness

Canada faces a competitiveness challenge that the nation must address with “tremendous urgency” or get left behind countries like the U.S. and China, warns Royal Bank of Canada’s chief executive officer.

Temporary exemption on aluminum tariff remains temporary

The U.S. administration announced that Canada’s exemption from a 10 per cent aluminum tariff will be extended until June 1 – yet anxiety remains high for aluminum exporters.

Are you among the Best Workplaces in Canada?

Two industrial process manufacturers made the grade to be among the Best Workplaces in Canada list – did your company make it to the top?

CN buys 350 rail cars to satisfy rising demand

Canadian National Railway Co. is buying 350 boxcars to satisfy rising demand for transporting commodities across North America, as part of its $3.2 billion capital program.
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ConocoPhillips, Veolia, BP, SaskPower, Enbridge, Toronto Hydro, Suncor, and Shell set to share their operational excellence journeys in Calgary this June

Join over 250 Operations, HSE, OE and Asset Leaders in Calgary this June 4-6 at the 2018 Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit. This is your best chance this year to learn how to maximize operational efficiency while maintaining high safety and environmental protection standards. Confirmed speakers include ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell, Cenovus, Veolia, BP, Enbridge, Keyera, Irving Oil, Toronto Hydro, Suncor, Henkel and many more. Download the 2018 agenda to see the full event line-up. Don't forget! IPP&T subscribers are entitled to receive a 15% discount on their conference pass, simply quote the discount code IPPT15 when registering online here.
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Getting Safety Critical O2 Measurements Every 2 Seconds
Probe-type TDL Oxygen Analyzers in Critical Applications

Safety monitoring in flare systems, vapour recycling and other processes is vital for preventing explosions.
In-situ monitoring with tunable diode laser (TDL) analyzers is fast and accurate, with a T90 response time of only two seconds, allowing for a quick reaction to oxygen excursions. Other technologies take four- to 10 times as long to get an accurate response. Our white paper explores benefits of TDL analyzers in safety-critical applications.
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What’s the point?

Choosing the point level sensor that is right for your application is crucial. In a recent issue of IPP&T magazine, BinMaster looks at what you should consider when trying to balance cost with quality. » Read More

Relay system with screw connection offers reliable switching of loads

You can execute all of your standard relay applications using the RIFLINE complete industrial relay system, and benefit from high availability through pluggable relays and function modules. » Learn More
Larson Electronics

Security camera is explosion-proof, rechargeable

Larson Electronics’ 1080p HD camera features a 2 MP lens, 6x digital zoom and remote access capability – an ideal solution for indoor/outdoor security in harsh environments. » Learn More

CryoTel DS30 offers compact, efficient cooling

Sunpower, Inc.’s DS30 cryocooler is an option for many applications that need reliable, efficient and compact cryogenic cooling. » Learn More

Swartwout series added to damper and louver line

Ruskin has recently added the Swartwout Series industrial fiberglass damper and louver lines to its product offering. » Learn More

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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Global Petroleum Show

Stampede Park Calgary
June 12-14
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Oil Sands Trade Show

Suncor Community Leisure Centre Fort McMurray
September 11-12
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