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Canadian innovation is ready to take on the world

January 15, 2020

By Jamie Zachary Experts point to Western Canada becoming a hot bed of innovation as players in several key resource-based industries explore new technologies to remain competitive on a global stage. From improved resource recovery to improved I/O modules, these

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Going upstream for resource energy solutions

December 16, 2019

By Trent Marx, CEO, Resource Energy Solutions It took us decades to master the extraction of oil and gas from below the ground, and liquid gold was the name given to it. From Edwin Drake along the banks of Oil

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Pacific Coast Terminals expands operations with remote ship loading

November 29, 2019

By Pete Morell Sulfur is a resource so versatile it can be used to make rubber, paint, insecticides – even medicine. Getting this commodity from Alberta where it’s a major byproduct of the region’s oil-sands mines, to markets around the

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Water treatment cannot focus on single toxin: USask researcher

November 18, 2019

As blue-green algae proliferates around the world, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher cautions that current municipal drinking water monitoring that focuses on a single toxin associated with the cyanobacteria blooms is likely to miss the true public health risks.

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New technologies are overcoming challenges in irrigation

October 24, 2019

By Mark Trapolino As the world’s population continues to increase at a fast pace, more food and water will be needed to sustain humanity. In the past 50 years, we have tripled our need for water and food, and there

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Is hydrogen still the fuel of the future?

October 2, 2019

By Ernest Granson With companies like Tesla Inc. hogging the headlines when it comes to alternative energy transportation, you could be forgiven if you had forgotten about that other alternative energy: the hydrogen fuel cell. The first consumer hydrogen fuel

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Using mass flowmeters for wellhead allocation

September 12, 2019

One energy producer is taking advantage of new Coriolis mass flowmeter technology that ensures both stable and uninterrupted measurements of oil with high gas content. The new meter is cost effective, rugged, and reliable technology that helps them meet investors’

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Is blockchain the future for food production and distribution?

September 2, 2019

By Ernest Granson New concepts, technologies and disruptions are constantly bubbling to the surface of the industrial landscape. Blockchain could fit into either one or all of those categories, although it’s not necessarily new, having been introduced a decade ago

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Preventative maintenance and best practices during the summer heat

July 8, 2019

By Chris Marlow, Pfannenberg Application Engineer The threats that make enclosure thermal management necessary to begin with reach the height of their destructive energies all at once, once a year, in the summertime. While some logistics of manufacturing become vastly

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New PVD coatings extending the life of high-value IGT, steam turbine components

June 26, 2019

By Stephen Armstrong Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) manufacturers and Maintenance and Repair Operations people (MROs) are continually seeking new ways to improve the performance and longevity of critical components. To achieve this, high-value components must be designed and manufactured to