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New Deal Improves Labour Mobility For Apprentices

Premier Hancock signs labour mobility agreement-in-principle with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil
Premier Hancock signs labour mobility agreement-in-principle with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil

Alberta and Nova Scotia have signed an agreement in principle to ensure apprenticeship training is transferable between both provinces.This agreement will improve the recognition of in-province training, allow for the recognition of apprenticeship work experience hours and enhance labour mobility for apprentices in both provinces. 

Marc MacNeil, a third year pipe fitter apprentice from Nova Scotia said the new agreement will help to eliminate barriers and make it easier for apprentices to achieve certification. “This is great news. I know a lot of people apprenticing who aren’t being recognized for their qualifications even though they’ve completed their program. It’s been tough for them to find an employer to take them on, and some have had to retake courses or work additional hours to get their journeyman status.”

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Hazloc Heaters Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Hazloc Heaters, a manufacturer of industrial unit heaters for hazardous and severe-duty locations, HAS announced that September 2014 marks the company's 10th year anniversary of its founding.

Ten years ago Hazloc Heaters co-founders, Clinton Lewis and Darren Ochosky, set out to develop high-quality and innovative industrial heating products with on-time delivery performance. In order to achieve accelerated growth Ouellet Canada Group Inc. was approached and a joint venture was established. In addition to selling products in Canada and the USA, Hazloc Heaters has also achieved international certification markings on its explosion proof electric air heaters, including ATEX, IECEx and EAC Ex. This gives Hazloc Heaters market access to sell its products into the European Union, Australia, Singapore, Russia, and Kazakhstan.

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Sonic Drilling Technology Nominated For A Fourth Award

Ray Roussy
Ray Roussy

The Northern Ontario Institute of Technology (NOIT) has nominated Ray Roussy, developer of modern day sonic drilling technology and the president of the Sonic Drill Corporation (SDC) and Sonic Drilling Ltd., for an Ontario Premier's award.

Roussy is an alumni of NOIT where he was first introduced to mechanical engineering before continuing onto Lakehead University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1974. Today, 40 years later, Roussy holds dozens of patents involving sonic drilling technology and is solely responsible for the successful commercialization of it when others failed to make it work. If Roussy wins the Ontario Premier's award, it will be the fourth award since 2008 for his technology. Previous awards include:

  • 2012 – Technology Award from the National Ground Water Association (USA)
  • 2010 – Manning Innovation Award (Canada)
  • 2008 – Best New Drilling Technology award from the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (Canada)

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Sanjel Adds Horsepower To North American Fracturing Fleet

Sanjel has announced the addition of 120,000 hydraulic fracturing horsepower (HHP) to its North American operations by May 2015. Due to increasing client demand and high utilization of the Company's current fracturing fleets, Sanjel is expecting to exit the 2014 calendar year with 531,000 HHP and with this new commitment, Sanjel's total North American fracturing fleet will be approximately 650,000 HHP by the end of May 2015.

"Sanjel's proven execution in fracturing intensive resource plays has led to an increased demand for our services," explains Warren Zemlak, Chief Operating Officer. "In order to increase our horsepower, we have accelerated our planned capital expenditures timeline for fracturing horsepower."

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Emerson Releases Injection Controller For Their Flow Computer And Remote Terminal Units

Emerson Process Management has introduced a new Injection Control Application designed for the FloBoss 107 flow computer and ROC800-Series remote operations controller to accurately measure and control water or steam delivered to injection wells. The Injection Controller Application replaces PLC programming with a simple, configurable interface, helping to reduce commissioning effort and cost. 

When flow is measured and controlled at an injection manifold, the ROC800 can support multiple injection streams. An integral wireless gateway allows remote wellhead pressure measurements to be easily incorporated in the control scheme. Alternatively, the FloBoss 107 measures and controls flow at the wellhead. 

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Universal Parts For Progressing Cavity Pumps Available Worldwide

Universal Parts for progressing cavity pumps are now available worldwide from the Process and Flow Technologies division of NOV. With a company focus on quality products, proven reliability and off-the-shelf availability, the Universal Parts range contains a wide variety of parts suitable for other brands of PC pumps. Universal Parts are manufactured in-house to exacting standards and offer a competitive alternative when you need spares quickly.

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Earth-Rite OMEGA II

The Earth-Rite OMEGA II measures 3.5” x 4.1” x 2.3”
The Earth-Rite OMEGA II measures 3.5” x 4.1” x 2.3”

Newson Gale has launched its next generation static grounding relay, the Earth-Rite OMEGA II. Featuring a HAZLOC approved Intrinsically Safe certified circuit for use in the highest gas, vapor and dust groups the Earth-Rite OMEGA II monitors the resistance of circuits designed to ground equipment that are subjected to electrostatic charging.

The new DIN rail mountable relay caters for installations where dedicated grounding systems like the Earth-Rite RTR or Earth-Rite PLUS would not normally form part of an electrical contractor’s turnkey control panel project for a HAZLOC installation. 

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Magid Launches “Think Pink” Campaign In Conjunction With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Magid, a manufacturer and distributor of safety solutions and personal protective equipment (PPE), and the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) have united in the fight against breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Magid is encouraging its customers to select from an assortment of pink PPE, including gloves, eye protection and hard hats, to wear throughout the month of October. Magid will donate 10 percent of the pink PPE sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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POSITAL Introduces Modbus RTU Interface For TILTIX Inclinometers

POSITAL has added support for the Modbus RTU communications protocols to its popular TILTIX family of inclinometers (tilt sensors). Modbus RTU protocols, which are openly published and royalty-free, have emerged as a de-facto standard for simple, robust and cost-efficient data acquisition and control systems built around standard PLCs. Modbus RTU nodes can be connected together through RS-485 serial connections with up to 32 devices connected to the bus.

The new Modbus RTU models, like other TILTIX inclinometers based on micro-electronic mechanical systems (MEMS) technology, are available in single-axis (0 – 360°) or dual axis (+/- 80°) versions. Measurement accuracy is to within +/- 0.1°. Durable fiber-reinforced plastic housings meet the needs of most applications, with extra heavy-duty cast aluminum housings available for super-harsh working environments. Measurement resolution, zero setting and direction can be set in the device’s firmware through an application programming interface (API). This makes it possible to pre-condition the output signal so that position values are directly useable by a PLC without any further conversion or scaling. The API can also be used to add a built-in termination resistor to the interface whenever this is required by the wiring layout.

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New Analog Interface For POSITAL’s Explosion-Proof Rotary Sensors

POSITAL has added an optional analog electronic interface to its range of explosion-proof IXARC rotary encoders. These devices have been designed to comply with ATEX directives for Category 3 electrical products and are suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 21 conditions (i.e. potential exposure to hazardous levels of explosive gases and dust concentrations). Available housing materials include aluminum and Types 303 or 316 stainless steel. The housings are designed to contain any electrical sparking and to prevent dust from entering the devices.

The new interfaces make these devices suitable for use in analog control systems. Both voltage and current outputs are available, with support for several voltage ranges (0-5 V, 0-10 V, 0.5-4.5 V or 0.5-9.5 V) and current ranges (0-20 mA or 4-20 mA). In all cases, the outputs from these sensors can be ‘scaled’ so that a predetermined range of mechanical motion (anything from a fraction of a turn to several hundred rotations) can be set to span the full electrical output range. This scaling factor is set using two designated pins on the connector, with no special software required. Rugged, reliable and highly accurate, POSITAL’s ATEX-rated IXARC rotary encoders are available with a wide range of mounting and coupling options that ensure that they can be readily adapted to many kinds of equipment. They are especially useful in oil and gas operations, mining applications, agriculture, chemical plants and milling operations where their ‘explosion proof’ capabilities are required.

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