eNews Vol. 15 No. 12
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Air Liquide invests $30 million on CO2 recovery plant

Montreal-based Air Liquide Canada, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, a global provider of gases, technologies and services for industry and health, has opened a new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant located in Johnstown, Ontario. Read More

Canfor Pulp announces Brett Robinson departure

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. of Prince George, BC, announced that, due to an organizational change, Brett Robinson, president of Canfor Pulp, has left the сompany. The president responsibilities for Canfor Pulp will be consolidated under Don Kayne, CEO of Canfor Pulp and Canfor Corporation. Read More

ABB commissions Maritime power grid hookup

ABB has completed the Maritime Link, formally handing over the interconnector to Emera, an energy and services company headquartered in Halifax. The link made history on December 8, 2017, by conducting the first exchange of electricity between the islands of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Read More

Packaging alliance assists pharmaceutical companies

A new alliance called COMEDCO has been formed to assist pharmaceutical companies with their start into the manufacturing and packaging process of transdermal dressings and oral dispersible films. The technology firms Coatema Coating Machinery and Optima life science are behind COMEDCO with their combined expertise in... Read More

New field services manager for Westpower

Westpower has announced that Doug Wallace, P.Tech.(Eng.) has joined Westpower as the manager - Field Services. Wallace has over 32 years of experience working with rotating equipment for oil and gas producers and 26 years physically located at operating facilities. Read More

Process Products

Easy-to-clean valve terminal for food production

The MPA-C valve terminal from Festo is the centrepiece of its Clean Design series of products for hygienically critical food production systems that get frequent, rigorous cleaning, often with corrosive agents. Read More

Magnetostrictive level transmitter available in three options

Magnetrol International's Jupiter Model JM4 magnetostrictive level transmitter is available as a direct insertion option, as well as an external mount on any Magnetrol magnetic level indicator (MLI) or modular instrumentation bridle. Read More

Polymer bearings and compatible aluminum shafts for power transmission

AutomationDirect has added three styles of polymer (plastic) bearings and compatible hard anodized aluminum linear shafts to its mechanical power transmission line. The igus DryLin R series linear plain bearings are dimensionally interchangeable with other popular brands. Read More

Foundation Fieldbus transmitter capability added to variable area flow meters

Brooks Instrument has added a new Foundation Fieldbus transmitter to its MT3809 variable area (VA) flow meter. The metal tube VA flow meter is designed for extreme conditions in chemicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas and LP gas applications. Read More

Reference temperature dryblock calibrators provide uniform measurements

The RTC Series of dryblock calibrators from Jofra Calibration is its most advanced and accurate temperature calibrator with the widest available temperature range to date. One of the features is the patent pending DLC System for temperature uniformity in the insert. Read More

Feature Articles

Plants replace plastics in Lego bricks

Lego botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in Lego boxes already in 2018. Production has started on a range of sustainable Lego elements made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. Read More

Wedgemeters simplify flow measurement in coker applications

The wedgemeter has endured the test of time. Since the 1950s, it has proven to be the solution to the most challenging of applications. This is most evident in various refinery processes including the delayed cokers. Read More

Who regulates Canada's 760,000 km of pipelines?

There are more than 760,000 km of pipelines transporting hydrocarbons like oil and natural gas in Canada. That's almost enough pipe to go to the moon and back. Most of these pipelines are regulated provincially, especially in… Read More
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