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HEARN, Murray George, age 91, of Port Dover, Ontario, died Tuesday morning, November 27, 2018 surrounded by his family at Brantford Hospital. Born June 10,1927 in Hamilton, Ontario, he was the son of the late Alfred and Kathleen (nee Hayward) Hearn. Predeceased by his older sister Ann Bowen (Lloyd) and younger brother Irvin Hearn (Jane).

For 35 years Murray worked at Stelco Steel in Hamilton and later in Nanticoke. His love for life was large and he was a true Canadian, visiting all capital cities. Murray loved to spend time with family and friends and if he could get them to fish, fly or sit around a campfire with him even better. He volunteered many years for Scouts Canada in Stoney Creek. He was a member of the Canadian Heritage War Plane Museum and the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association.

Dearly loved father to the late Christine Wedmid (Nick), John (Willa), Kathy Austen (Keith), Peter (Olenka), late Janie, Patricia Hamilton, George (Debbie) and Roberta Hunt (Kevin). He was loved and will be sadly missed by each of his 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. He truly enjoyed his adventures with his partner, Diane James, over the past 6 years. A friend to Dar and Greg, Shannon Hall, Lynda and Shelly Manzer and David and Donna Manzer.

The family would like for you to join them in a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, 212 Market Street, Port Dover, on Sunday December 9, 1:00-4.00 pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Poppa. The Man. The Myth. The Legend.
IR Opens New Location in Eastern Canada
 
Burlington, Ontario--IR is spreading its reach, across Canada that is.  In addition to its offices and showroom in Western Canada—Edmonton, Alberta to be specific--IR will now have an eastern presence.  The change takes place with the opening of their new location in Burlington, Ontario.
 
“We’re really excited about this change and how it provides support for the NDT industry right across Canada,” said Robbie VanHoek, National Business Development Manager at IR.  “We have clients all over the world, and we’ve been able to support those clients from our home office in Edmonton.  We really want to be able to provide face-to-face service for specific NDT hotspots though, and selecting this location in Eastern Canada for our expansion seems like the natural decision”.
 
Robbie who has been with IR for over five years, will now call Burlington his home base.  There he will oversee business that includes an in-store shopping option.  This is in addition to the e-commerce option that IR already has in place.
 
Originally known as Industrial Radiography Supplies and Services, IR is a mainstay in the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry.  It first supported companies, as its name suggested, using radiographic methods.  Clients were not only able to source the supplies required for their everyday business, they were able to get maintenance on their equipment in a highly regulated industry where service was previously unavailable.  Over the years the focus broadened, and IR added more NDT disciplines in their offering, including ultrasonics, magnetic particle, and liquid penetrant.
 
“We recently increased our bench strength with the addition of two highly qualified and experienced business development specialists”, said Brian Sargent, co-owner of IR.  “With the extra support at home, we are now able to broaden our reach beyond oil and gas, and into aerospace, power generation and manufacturing.  We’re really excited about sharing our expertise in an industry that is all about high standards.”
 
The official opening of the IR location in Burlington is today, Monday December 3, 2018.  The address and other contact information can be found on the IR website at IRSS.ca.
 
We are pleased to announce the senior appointment of Mr. Nathan Leslie to the role of Chief Sales Officer.
Having joined NDT Global in 2014, Mr. Leslie held the position of USA Key Account Team Manager, supporting several of our largest clients identify critical corrosion and crack like features in their pipeline assets, utilizing high-resolution ultrasonic technologies.
 
With over a decade of experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Leslie brings an in-depth knowledge and proven record of accomplishment of expanding presence and market share. Graduating from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Mr. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. He has continued his studies completing various sales and management courses.
 
Mr. Leslie commented, "I am excited about joining the talented Executive Leadership team we have at NDT Global. In the role of Chief Sales Officer, I look forward to working with our Sales and Marketing teams to deliver unique solutions our clients need to operate their assets safely and efficiently - without failures".
The appointment of Mr. Leslie to the executive leadership team supports NDT Global's commitment to developing service offerings to meet the future needs of the industry. This appointment will drive the go to market strategy, providing strong sales leadership and planning for NDT Global's sales strategies in existing and developing markets.
Canadian heavy crude prices rallied Friday as U.S. refinery demand rises and increased volumes are shipped by rail car.
Heavy Western Canadian Select’s discount to West Texas Intermediate futures narrowed to $39.25 a barrel, the smallest since late September, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The absolute price increased to $17.43 a barrel after dropping on Thursday to the lowest in Bloomberg data stretching back a decade.
 
BP Plc returned its crude unit and a coker to operation after maintenance was completed, a person familiar with operations said Wednesday. At the same time, increased volumes of crude are being exported by rail as companies sign up for multi-year contracts.
 
Crude-by-rail loadings at monitored terminals in Western Canada reached a record-high monthly average of 274,000 barrels a day in October, according to Genscape Inc. data. Canadian oil companies have said they seek to double those volumes by next year.
 
“If rail volumes continue expanding, it could help cover for limited storage space and help producers avoid cuts,” Dylan White, oil market analyst at Genscape Inc. said in an email.
A glut caused by a surge Western Canadian production running into limited pipeline capacity this year has caused heavy and light grades to trade at record discounts to world oil benchmarks. Last month, WCS more than $50 a barrel to WTI. A year ago, the discount was less than $15.
 
The price collapse has prompted oil sands producers including Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to shut what could amount to 140,000 barrels a day or more this quarter.
Crude inventories at five monitored terminals in Western Canada reached 34.2 million barrels the week ended Nov. 9, Genscape’s White said. That’s an increase of about a million barrels versus two weeks earlier. Inventories reached the highest observed capacity in May 2014.
 
Article via EnergyNow.
The NRCan NDTCB has implemented a significant program update to its certification process for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). The minimum percentage of qualifying work experience obtained by NDT candidates in order to be eligible for practical examination has been reduced from 50% to 25% (reference updated [Version 03] NRCan NDTCB Rules of Implementation for CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014). The current Rules of Implementation for CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 can be found on our website at the following link: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/non-destructive-testing/8586.
 
This means that candidates who have obtained 25% or more of their total required work experience hours (and have satisfied all minimum application requirements) are eligible to receive admittance to the NDT practical examination for a given method. This change affects new applications and applications already in process. Candidates are responsible to contact the NRCan NDTCB to inquire about their eligibility for practical examination, or to submit work experience hours for review to receive their practical examination admittance and registration form(s). The NRCan NDTCB will not notify candidates of their eligibility for practical examination—candidates must initiate this process/inquiry. Please contact the NDTCB for more information.

Background: This program update is being implemented by the NRCan NDTCB as part of our continuous improvement to further streamline the certification process, and to assist candidates in gaining both employment/work experience and certification in the field of NDT.

Based on recent feedback from various industry stakeholders and program users across Canada, the NRCan NDTCB is aware that it may be challenging for candidates to gain access to the qualifying work experience required for both practical examination eligibility and certification eligibility, which may then create potential time delays and barriers for the fulfillment of certification and examination requirements.

 
Although program updates such as this may improve the certification process for current and future candidates, the NDTCB would like to encourage the NDT industry/employers to continue to improve access to and provide opportunities for quality work experience for NDT certification candidates.
 
As always, the NRCan NDTCB appreciates your participation and continued support and we strongly encourage you to share this update with as many current or future candidates as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
 
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Bonjour,
 
L’OCEND de RNCan a mis en œuvre une importante mise à jour du programme concernant son processus de certification en essais non destructifs (END). Le pourcentage minimum d’expérience de travail nécessaire que les candidats à la certification en END doivent avoir obtenu pour être admissibles à l’examen pratique a été réduit de 50 % à 25 % (référence mise à jour [version 03] : Règles de mise en œuvre de la norme CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 de l’OCEND de RNCan). Les règles de la mise en œuvre de la norme CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 sont disponibles sur notre site Web à l'adresse suivante: https://www.rncan.gc.ca/mines-materiaux/essais-non-destructifs/8587.
 
Cela signifie que les candidats qui ont obtenu au moins 25 % du nombre total d’heures d'expérience de travail exigées (et qui ont satisfait à toutes les exigences minimales applicables à la demande de certification) peuvent être admis à l'examen pratique de certification en END pour une méthode donnée. Cette modification touche les nouvelles demandes et les demandes déjà en cours de traitement. Les candidats sont responsable de communiquer avec l’OCEND de RNCan pour se renseigner sur leur admissibilité à l’examen pratique ou pour soumettre les heures d’expérience de travail afin de recevoir leurs formulaires d’admission et d’inscription à l’examen pratique. L’OCEND de RNCan n’informera pas les candidats de leur admissibilité à l’examen pratique, les candidats doivent se charger par eux-mêmes de cette requête ou demande de renseignements. Veuillez communiquer avec l’OCEND pour obtenir de plus amples informations.

Contexte : Cette mise à jour du programme est mise en œuvre par l’OCEND de RNCan dans le cadre de notre processus d’amélioration continue pour but de simplifier le processus de certification et d’aider les candidats à acquérir de l’expérience professionnelle/emploi et une certification dans le domaine des END.

Les commentaires reçus récemment de divers intervenants de l'industrie et utilisateurs du programme de partout au Canada ont montré à l’OCEND de RNCan qu'il pouvait être difficile pour les candidats d'accéder à l’expérience de travail nécessaire exigée pour l'admissibilité à l’examen pratique et à la certification, ce qui peut entraîner des retards et créer des obstacles au respect des exigences en matière d’admissibilité à la certification et à l’examen.

Bien que les mises à jour du programme comme celle-ci puissent améliorer le processus de certification des candidats actuels et futurs, l’OCEND souhaite encourager le secteur des END et les employeurs à continuer à améliorer l'accès à des possibilités d'expérience de travail de qualité pour les candidats à la certification en END.
 
Comme toujours, l’OCEND de RNCan vous remercie de votre participation et de votre soutien constant et nous vous encourageons vivement à partager cette mise à jour avec autant de candidats présents ou futurs que possible. Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à contacter notre bureau.
 
Merci,
 
National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body (NDTCB)
Natural Resources Canada
183 Longwood Road South, 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P 0A5
Telephone: 1-866-858-0473
Fax: (905) 645-0836
NDT Email: nrcan.ndt-end.rncan@canada.ca
Website: http://ndt.nrcan.gc.ca
 
Organisme nationale de certification en essais non destructifs (OCEND)
Ressources naturelles Canada
183, chemin Longwood sud, 1ère Étage
Hamilton (Ontario) Canada  L8P 0A5
Téléphone : 1-866-858-0473
Télécopieur : (905) 645-0836
Courriel END :  nrcan.ndt-end.rncan@canada.ca  
 
 
 
The CNSC is the first regulator in Canada to implement clear guidance and requirements for managing worker fitness for duty with respect to alcohol and drug use, which includes a comprehensive set of alcohol and drug testing measures.
 
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Building on last year's success, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Winnipeg Open House on Wednesday October 17th.

Some of the new and exciting products and solutions that will be showcased are:

    C - Scan Solution for the fast inspection of composite structures
    Handheld Eddy Current Instrument with array probes for surface inspection of cracks, corrosion, conductivity and coating thickness
    Drone Inspection - Inspection of inaccessible, dangerous, and confined spaces all while reducing downtime, inspection costs, and increasing safety

 

We will also have product specialists on-hand to help you with solutions for inspection challenges in:

    Visual Inspection
    Radiography
    Ultrasonic
    Eddy Current
    Drone Inspection
    MPI/LPI

 

Visit the Intech NDE website for more details.

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