A Thanks from the Edmonton Food Bank

With autumn upon us, many are harvesting and preparing for the cold months ahead. Autumn is also a time to reflect on and be thankful for the bounty given to us by the warm summer months. Here at Edmonton’s Food Bank we are thankful for so much. We are thankful for the abounding generosity of our community. It is thanks to the kind hearts of our donors and volunteers that we are able to continue to feed those in need.

To the entire membership at NACE Edmonton Section, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your donation to help us provide food resources for 9,450 meals to Edmontonian’s in need.

Edmonton’s Food Bank works year round to help reduce food insecurity and hunger in our community. Each month, we feed nearly 23,000 people through our hamper programs and provide food for approximately 450,000 meals and snacks delivered by our 250 community agencies. Fifty of these community partners are schools within Edmonton. Children are our future and, sadly, they make up 40% of our clientele. Your donations of money, food, and time help ensure these children have access to nutritious, well-balanced meals to keep them energized and growing.

NACE TechTalks

Speakers/topics will be added when available.

  • February 22nd - Joint Technical Talk with ASM (Two Case Histories of Change Management) - Faculty Club
    Trevor Place is a senior engineering specialist in the Pipeline Integrity department at Enbridge Pipeline where he focuses his efforts on matters related to internal corrosion. Trevor is active in many industry organizations, including NACE, PRCI, and ASTM - where he contributes to development and dissemination of industry best practices aimed at improving the safety and reliability of pipeline systems. Trevor also contributes in various capacities to several joint industry projects related to pipeline integrity research and development. Trevor has authored more than 20 papers and presentations relating to various aspects of corrosion; including cathodic protection, under-deposit corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion and internal corrosion threat assessment in pipelines.

    Enbridge Pipelines operates operate the world’s longest, most sophisticated crude oil and liquids transportation system, with 17,018 miles (27,388 km) of active pipe. Seven decades and more than 750,000 km-years of pipeline design, construction, and operational experience would produce a high level of refinement in pipeline design. Nonetheless, every new project brings new challenges. This presentation discusses two change management case histories; one executed well (and completed), and another which is still in progress.

    Case Study #1: Know your speed limit: a project to increase maximum allowable flow velocity in station piping is discussed. A simple inquiry leads to a comprehensive study involving all stakeholders.

    Case Study #2: Very light liquid hydrocarbons present an unexpected challenge: issues relating to corrosion, equipment maintenance, product quality and testing will be discussed through a composite case history in order to deliver important lessons to engineers of every experience level.

  • February 27th - Technical Talk (Cathodic Protection & Remote Monitoring) - The Nest - More Information
    The fourth technical talk of the season by the NACE Edmonton section will be given by Scott McKelvey on Tuesday, February 27th at the Nest on the NAIT campus. NACE Edmonton focuses on growing and supporting the corrosion community in Edmonton and the surrounding area and these technical talks provide an excellent networking and education opportunity for anyone related to corrosion. The talk is appropriate for NAIT and UofA students interested in a career in corrosion and meeting professionals in the corrosion field as well as for engineers and technicians involved with the corrosion community. The technical talk includes a dinner and presentation about corrosion.

    Remote Monitoring Units (RMUs) have been in use for several years in the CP industry to monitor system performance (eg rectifier outputs, CP potentials, bond currents). The presentation will discuss a strategy for effective RMU deployment to minimize unreliable data and discuss a strategy for managing and analyzing RMU data from multiple sources using modern database dashboard tools. Scott McKelvey is the Senior Team Lead of the Edmonton Corrosion Service Company Office and has an Electrical Engineering degree and Diploma of Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • March 20 - Student Night - Faculty Club - More Information
  • April 24th - Technical Talk - The Nest

Northern Area Western Conference 2018

Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 14, 2018

Venue: JW Marriott Parq, Vancouver, BC

Allan Glowach