MRO Magazine


  • News Industry

    Inter Pipeline confirms takeover offer on regulator request after stock halted

    August 12, 2019 by Dan Healing

    CALGARY – Inter Pipeline Ltd. confirmed Friday afternoon it received a “proposal” to purchase the company, in a statement issued at the behest of regulators a few hours after executives refused to discuss the matter on a conference call with

  • PRUFTECHNIK Acquired by Fluke Corporation

    July 25, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Fluke Corp., has acquired Ismaning, Germany-based PRUFTECHNIK. “Fluke’s acquisition of PRUFTECHNIK reflects the growing importance our customers place on reliability systems to keep their equipment in optimum operating condition,” said Marc Tremblay, president of Fluke Corporation. “This business will help

  • Product

    Endress+Hauser device configuration tablets

    July 15, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Endress+Hauser offers two universal, device configuration tablet PCs that provide one-click mobile device configuration and plant asset management in hazardous environments. The touch-enabled Field Xpert tablet PCs ­­are models SMT77 and SMT70. Both can also be utilized in non-hazardous parts

  • News Industry

    Hydro One Ltd. names Tim Hodgson as the utility’s next chairman starting Aug. 1

    July 2, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. says Tim Hodgson has been appointed by its board of directors to serve as the utility’s chairman starting next month. He will replace Tom Woods, who announced last week that he would step down from

  • News Industry

    Nova Scotia Power says it now generates 30 per cent of its power from renewables

    June 17, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s private utility says it has hit a new milestone in its delivery of electricity from renewable resources. Nova Scotia Power says 30 per cent of the electricity it produced in 2018 came from renewable sources such

  • Product

    IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench

    June 14, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    IRWIN new VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench is available with smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and GrooveLock ratcheting up mechanism. “IRWIN listened to customer feedback about limitations of traditional adjustable wrenches and implemented several innovations to improve the user experience,” said

  • Product

    Endress+Hauser Point Level Switch

    May 20, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Endress+Hauser announced Nivector FTI26 point level switch for detection of powdered and fine-grained solids (plastic granules, detergent, grain, sugar, spices, milk powder, animal feed and other dry materials). It can be installed at top of a tank to indicate high

  • Feature Industry

    Utility Asset Risk Management With RCM


    Power utilities can use RCM as a foundation for good asset management. Our lives depend heavily on electricity and its supply is highly reliable, so much so that we rarely think about it, until the lights go out. Fortunately, that

  • Product

    Larson Electronics Explosion-Proof Fixture/Extension Cord Plug

    April 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Larson Electronics released an explosion-proof plug rated at 20 amps, compatible with its EPO-20A explosion-proof, 20-amp outlet when coupled with the EPP-20A series plug. This unit can only be used in T-style outlets and must be mated to an explosion-proof

  • Product

    Remee Wire & Cable Introduces REMnant Program

    April 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Remee Wire & Cable, announced a new service program, offering its surplus inventory to installers, end users and distributors.  REMnant Excess Inventory program includes 500 feet (or larger) cables, and random lengths from mill ends. Remee has set up a

  • News Industry

    Hydro One chief operating officer and chief legal officer leaving utility

    April 2, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Hydro One says its chief operating and officer and chief legal officer are leaving the company. The power utility says chief operating officer Greg Kiraly and chief legal officer Jamie Scarlett will leave after a period of planned

  • Most Important Asset for CMMS/EAM: PEOPLE

    February 25, 2019 by Erika Mazza

    The importance of people’s reliability on your asset data integrity. Even though we are entering the era of IIoT and smart machines, the reality is that most organizations are using Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) or an Enterprise Asset Management

  • News Industry

    Markham mayor says city to be a ‘living lab’ for Bell, IBM smart city research

    February 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO _ Bell Canada and IBM Canada Ltd. are teaming up with the Toronto-area city of Markham, Ont., to test a new generation of systems for monitoring city infrastructure and detecting problems such as storm flooding. The six-month research program

  • News Industry

    Yukon says Dawson wastewater plant expensive, needs replacing after seven years

    January 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    DAWSON CITY, Yukon – Just seven years after it was completed, planners want to replace a wastewater treatment plant in Dawson City, Yukon. The Yukon government says the project has been a “costly endeavour” but the life cycle of the

  • Product

    Chicago Pneumatic Impact Wrench

    January 16, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Chicago Pneumatic ¾” impact CP7769  wrench is compact, ergonomic and seven per cent lighter than its predecessor and provides  up to 1440 foot/pounds of maximum torque and is 200 millimetres in length and 220 mm in height. The tool has a 360o-swivel air inlet, which facilitates the connection to

  • Mission Critical – Emergency Power Upgrades

    January 7, 2019 by

    TELUS completes an integrated project to build a new standby generation plant at a mission critical network facility. As one of Canada’s leading telecommunications companies, TELUS has a multitude of network buildings located throughout Canada. Network buildings provide a number

  • Product

    DC Power Supplies from AutomationDirect

    December 18, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    AutomationDirect has added PSH series high efficiency power supplies and PSX series rugged IP67 rated power supplies to the RHINO DC power supplies line-up. RHINO high efficiency PSH series 12, 24 and 48 VDC power supplies offer efficiencies up to

  • Operational Excellence Takes Centre Stage

    December 10, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities conference and workshops took place recently at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Ontario. Over 150 industry professionals attended the event, including representatives from Enbridge, HydroOne, Suncor, SaskPower, Hydro-Québec, Toronto Hydro, Ontario Power

  • News Industry

    N.R. Murphy Ltd Announces New Owners

    December 3, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    After 75 years in business, N.R. Murphy Limited has new owners. Helder Armas has taken over as the new president. Armas is also now co-owner with his wife, Lori Armas, daughter of Norman R. Murphy, the company’s previous owner and

  • News Industry

    Brookfield and the Caisse buy automotive battery business from Johnson Controls

    November 20, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – Brookfield Business Partners LP and the Caisse dedepot et placement du Quebec, together with a group of institutional partners, have signed a deal to buy Johnson Controls’ power solutions business for US$13.2 billion. The business produces batteries for