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Despite COVID, manufacturers still need skilled workers

July 23, 2020

IPPT editor Don Horne spoke with Ian Howcroft, the CEO of SkillsOntario, on how the pandemic has affected skills training in the province, how the programs have adjusted to the new normal. IPPT: Skilled trades – what is the demand

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Making re-opening processing plants easier, safer

July 22, 2020

As thermal processing plants re-open across America, they face challenges and uncertainties never witnessed before, from reestablishing supplier channels for critical materials, to servicing new orders resulting from pent-up demand. All while at the same time ensuring the health and

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Key factors in picking the optimal flow meter

June 23, 2020

Flow meters play a pivotal role in many applications, but some may underperform if they’re not the best match for a process. Making assumptions about a flow meter going into an oil or gas application can lead to an expensive

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Multiphase meters – a GLIMS introduction

June 19, 2020

By Peter Toma, director, PR Toma Consulting Ltd., Max Fischer, president, Fischer Consulting Ltd., and Ross Waters, chairman, CGIS The need for dedicated multiphase metering devices has been steadily increasing as improved oil and gas reservoir management continues around the

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Don’t forget to look up when considering safety

June 11, 2020

By Jacob Vernon June is #NationalSafetyMonth, an opportunity to raise awareness about significant dangers to technicians, operators, and other workers on the floor related to the use of crane hoists. To avoid accidents, it is imperative that everyone around knows

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COVID reshoring operations – Part 1

June 11, 2020

In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) outbreak a pandemic. Manufacturers are dealing with the fact that the virus has exposed many North American brands rely significantly upon China for fulfilling some, part,

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Flow measurement handbook now available

June 2, 2020

IPP&T’s Flow Measurement Handbook is now available for download, offering engineers and plant managers the latest insights on flow measuring techniques and instruments. This collection of articles provides a wealth of practical advice on the design, operation, and performance of

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Remote Control

May 26, 2020

How one company is using remote operation technology at its specialty additive plant IPP&T magazine’s editor Don Horne sat down – from a safe distance – with Jason Urso, CTO at Honeywell Process Solutions, to learn how they are successfully

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Ontario company pioneers faster coating that disinfects

May 15, 2020

By Will Mazgay / Canadian Manufacturing Regularly disinfecting surfaces is a critical but extremely time-consuming process necessary to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To eliminate labour and make disinfecting a set-it-and-forget-it process, one Guelph, Ont.-based company is bringing to

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Endress+Hauser optimistic for the remainder of 2020

May 12, 2020

While companies struggle through what has been a difficult 2020 so far, one company is reflecting on a strong 2019 and is ready to weather the current COVID-19 storm. “2019 was a solid year for Endress+Hauser,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO