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Enbridge hosts provincial, federal leaders for Line 3 tour, kickoff

Premier Rachel Notley, Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Kent Hehr, federal Minister of Veterans Affairs and Leo Golden, Enbridge vice-president tour the Line 3 construction site in Hardisty, Alberta.  – Province of Alberta

On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, Enbridge hosted a Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP) construction right-of-way tour for a number of federal, provincial, and municipal leaders, including Premier Rachel Notley. Notley, Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Kent Hehr, federal Minister of Veterans Affairs were on hand for the tour near Hardisty, AB.

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Pembina reports solid second-quarter results as agreement with Veresen moves forward

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced its results for the second quarter of 2017, an eventful period for the company which joined with Veresen to create one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in Canada. The company reported $2.8 billion worth of new projects going into service by the end of the second quarter, under budget and either on time or ahead of schedule. Pembina generated second-quarter earnings of $124 million, a 10 percent increase over 2Q 2016, and has earned $339 million year-to-date, up 58 percent year over year.

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TransCanada announces plans to expand Canadian Mainline capacity

TransCanada will apply to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the capacity of the Canadian Mainline System through its Maple Compressor Station near Vaughan, Ontario. The approximately $160 million project is underpinned by 15-year contracts and wil increase capacity to the southern Ontario market plus delivery to Atlantic Canada via the Trans Quebec & Maritimes Pipeline (TQM) and Portland Natural Gas Transmission (PNGTS) Systems.

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KSB adds high-pressure pumps to line, names new Service Manager

KSB has added a new large-size member to its CHTR series of high-pressure pumps for petroleum industry applications. Members of the CHTR family are designed to be fully compliant with the American Petroleum Institute's API 610 standard for barrel pumps (Type BB5) and are ideal for refineries, petrochemical facilities, boiler feedwater or SAG-D applications. The new model pumps provide capacities of up to 1450 m3/h and heads as high as 2500 m (greater by special request). 

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Inline ultrasonic flow meter

The compact, inline ultrasonic Bronkhorst ES-FLOW from Hoskin are Volumetric Liquid Flow Meters/Controllers for very low flow ranges. The instruments operate on an innovative measuring principle, using ultrasound in a very small, straight tube. A wide range of liquids can be measured independent of fluid density, temperature and viscosity.

  • Low pressure drop
  • Self-drainable
  • Insensitive to vibration
  • Hygienic design
  • IP67 rating

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Blackmer sliding vanes show superior performance against other versions

Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company, has announced that its TX Series sliding vane pumps feature the reliability, durability and efficiency that make them ideal for use in the transfer of a wide array of petroleum-based products, such as diesel fuel. Specifically, the sliding vanes in Blackmer TX Series pumps have been engineered with the strength needed to excel in these types of critical applications over competitive models, especially foreign "knockoff" versions. Lab tests show Blackmer sliding vanes outperform competitive knockoff models by more than two-to-one in flexural-strength tests.

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