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September 26, 2018
It is not a well-kept secret that engineers like beer. With the Fall upon us, the 2018 tour to get a head start on Oktoberfest was to the Alley Kat Brewery. The tour involved socializing and a tasting of the seasonal beer as well as an in-depth look at Alley Kat’s processes and equipment. The star of the show is the impressive packaging machine that catches everyone’s attention!
Near the end of the tour, everyone got together for a photo op with the beer bottling machine (literally), Franscesca!
Aug. 28, 2018
The ASME Northern Alberta Section has been organizing annual technical workshops for the past 4 years and received great feedback from our membership regarding the topics that are of the most interest to them. We are excited to announce that the topic for this year’s workshop is Failure Analysis Fundamentals. This is a topic that is relevant to many industries, as any facilities that operate equipment will likely experience failure at some point. The action that must be taken to improve safety and limit business impact begins at understanding what exactly took place. This workshop will take place on Nov. 23, 2018 at the University of Alberta Donadeo ICE Building. We will be sharing more information about the workshop syllabus very soon, so please keep a watch out on our Section Workshop page!
August 21, 2018
Pressure vessel design using software require thorough understandings of the codes such as the ASME B&PV Codes to achieve well-designed vessels with reduced effort. Mr. Bryan Wang from CodeCAD Inc. presented to 20 practicing engineers and students about the basis for some of the simplifying assumptions that are built into the popular tank and nozzle design software PV Elite, as well as some implications of these assumptions.
ASME Northern Alberta Section 2018 Chair (Alan Mo) and Programming (Alex Connell) presents thank-you card to Mr. Bryan Wang for his presentation and time.
May 09, 2018
Amongst the various community outreach programs that ASME Northern Alberta Section participates in is the Design Stream Awards. This is an annual event hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering to recognize the best of the 3 design stream courses (MecE 260, 360 and 460). The ASME Northern Alberta Section is proud to sponsor the Mechanical Engineering Shop Award, which is given out by the Machine Shop to student groups for their designs in the MecE 260 vehicle project. The winners for this year’s award are: Spring / Summer 2017
ASME Northern Alberta Section 2018 Chair (Alan Mo) and Treasurer (Gordon Swityk) and Mechanical Engineering Department Machine Shop Lead (Roger Marchand) hand out awards to Machine Shop Award Winners.
Feb. 22, 2018
Grooved mechanical pipe joining is a popular method for many HVAC, plumbing, and process fluid piping applications over a wide number of industries. During a facility tour to Victaulic in west Edmonton, a group of 30 professionals including practicing and early career engineers had an excellent chance to get up-close to how these joints are put together with Victaulics proprietary machines and software.
Victaulic Product Application Specialist Evan Rice presents the History, Technology and Applications of grooved mechanical joints to the tour group.
Victaulic Balancing Specialist Michael Fiander demonstrating how the grooving the pipe ends are performed with Victaulic’s machines in the field.
Nov. 17, 2017
Bolted flange connections are a popular topic, judging by the strong turnout for the one-day ‘Bolted Flange Connections’ workshop at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada on November 17, 2017. A group of 80 professionals including engineers, designers, operations personnel, quality control inspectors, integrity management and maintenance personnel, equipment owners, and purchasers, as well as early career engineers and students participated in this workshop, which was hosted by the ASME Northern Alberta Section (NAS) and sponsored by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (PVPD). The workshop was designed for engineers involved with the specification, procurement, design, installation, and maintenance of bolted flanged connections. The workshop provided an overview of bolted flange connections. History, flange design theory, new flange design rules, topics related to installation, assembly, and maintenance, and issues related specifically to bolted flange connections in Alberta were presented and discussed.Hakim Bouzid (École de technologie supérieure - ETS), Trevor Seipp (Becht Engineering Canada), Wayne McCarver (Furmanite Canada Corp.), and Djordje Srnic (Alberta Boilers Safety Association - ABSA) formed the team of presenters and panel discussion experts.
Filling the auditorium to near capacity, workshop participants listen to Jarret Tomlinson (Event Coordinator, Enbridge) during the opening remarks of the ASME NAS‐PVP Bolted Flange Connections Workshop.