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Northern Alberta Section

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2019 Archive

October 2019 Event
Labatt Brewery Tour
Labatt's has been shaped by more than 170 years of brewing excellence and commitment to the communities where it operates. Since 1847, the company has never lost sight of the fact that it's in business to serve its customers and consumers. By continually finding innovative ways to enhance the consumer experience with its brands, it has evolved from a single small brewery in London, Ontario to become an internationally renowned brewer.

Labatt's Edmonton, Alberta brewery, which opened in 1964, brews Budweiser, Labatt Blue, Wildcat, Lucky, and following the completion of rigorous certification programs: Alexander Keith's IPA, Keith's Red, Keith's Light, and Kokanee. The brewery has produced a number of firsts, including the first Canadian-brewed American beer (Budweiser in 1980) and the first packaged draft in Canada (Labatt Genuine Draft in 1992).
If you would like to learn more about how this iconic brewer produces its products locally, come join the Northern Alberta ASME Section for a tour of the Edmonton Labatt's Brewery!


Night Includes:
  • An in-depth tour of the brewery;
  • Followed by Pizza & Refreshments at Boston Pizza (4804 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton)

Note:
For this event, attendees will be required to bring their own PPE, including:
   • Hard Hat
   • Steel toed boots
   • Eye protection
   • Ear plugs
   • Long-sleeved pants and shirt

Attendence for this event is restricted to 20 people, so please book early to avoid missing out!
 
Date:
Thursday, October 17, 2019 -  5:00PM
   • 4:30 – 5:00 PM: Registration
   • 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Tour
  • 7:15 PM: Boston Pizza (4804 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton) for Pizza & Refreshments

Locations:
Tour at:
Labatt Breweries Alberta
10119 45th Ave NW
Edmonton AB T6E 0G9
(See Map)
 

Pizza & Refreshments at:
Boston Pizza
4804 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton AB T6H 5H5
(See Map)
 

Pricing & Registration:


ASME NAS Contact: nas.asme@gmail.com

ASME does not endorse vendor products or services.

September 2019 Event
Design of Severe Service Valves using Computational Approaches
Severe service applications with erosion, corrosion, and phase change complicate valve design and make robust solutions for flow control equipment challenging. Modeling advances in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and in-house analysis codes have made it possible to design for these conditions on the front end rather than only using an empirical, trial and error approach. Applied properly, these techniques result in robust designs preventing costly downtime and unnecessary equipment repairs.

Please join the Northern Alberta Section of ASME as we welcome Brent Stewart and Joseph Prince from Caldera Engineering, who will explain how computational method can be used to improve the design process, reducing design cycle times and costs. They will also provide us with case studies highlighting how these technologies have been used to design for erosion, corrosion, cavitation, and flashing in the mining and oil and gas industries.



About the Presenters:
Brent Stewart is a Project Manager for Caldera Engineering. His primary focus is with the oil and gas industry where he helps customers apply control valves in erosive and corrosive applications. Brent has worked for Caldera for about 4 years. Prior to coming to Caldera Engineering he worked for Flowserve Corporation in the controls group where he held management positions in sales, marketing, and application engineering of control valves. Brent has spent over 35 years working with control valves and their applications. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Joseph Prince works with the research and development team at Caldera Engineering. His primary focus is the modeling of control valves and flow control equipment in harsh environments using both computational and analytical methods. He has spent 6 years in this role at Caldera Engineering. Prior to this, Joseph was a well completions engineer at ExxonMobil. He has completed a BS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University in specializing in fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
 
Date:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -  5:00 – 9:00 PM
   • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Social Hour & Registration
   • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner
   • 7:00 – 7:15 PM: Section Business
   • 7:15 – 8:45 PM: Presentation
   • 8:45 – 9:00 PM: Question Period

Location:
University of Alberta Faculty Club, Saskatchewan Room
11435 Saskatchewan Dr. NW
Edmonton AB T6G 2G9
(See Map)
 
Parking: Lot V (See Map)

Pricing & Registration:


ASME NAS Contact: nas.asme@gmail.com

ASME does not endorse vendor products or services.

May 2019 Event
Fundamental Concepts of Reliability Engineering in an Operating Environment.
Reliability Engineering can assist an owner/operator in multiple respects towards improving the performance of their operating assets over the assets’ life cycles. Often confused with Maintenance Engineering, Reliability Engineering is a distinct yet complementary engineering discipline in the sense that it applies a more strategic approach to analyzing and quantifying the performance of an operating system over its lifetime. Reliability Engineering is used to optimize maintenance programs and also to provide inputs into Risk Models, Root Cause Analysis, and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Please join the Northern Alberta Section of ASME as we welcome Andre-Michel Ferrari who will discuss the fundamental concepts of Reliability Engineering and its application in industry. His presentation with examples will illustrate these concepts. To make this presentation as interactive as possible, attendees are invited (and encouraged) to send questions in advance to Andre-Michel Ferrari’s LinkedIn Inbox.



About the Presenter:
André-Michel Ferrari is a Reliability Engineering Senior Specialist with Enbridge Pipelines (Liquid Pipelines Division). He has approximately 25 years of industrial experience in Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, and Quality Systems Implementation. His experience includes world-class companies in the Brewing, Semiconductor, and Oil & Gas industries. André-Michel is a Professional Engineer in Alberta and a Certified Reliability Engineer with the American Society for Quality. His academic credentials include an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from École d’Ingénieurs de Marseille, France (1994) as well as an M.Eng. in Engineering Management from the University of Alberta (2010). His current pastime is road biking. In the last five years, he participated in the Enbridge sponsored Ride to Conquer Cancer Charity helping raise funds for Albert Cancer Research.
 
Date:
Thursday, May 16, 2019 -  5:00 – 9:00 PM
   • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Social Hour & Registration
   • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner
   • 7:00 – 7:15 PM: Section Business
   • 7:15 – 8:45 PM: Presentation
   • 8:45 – 9:00 PM: Question Period

Location:
University of Alberta Faculty Club, Saskatchewan Room
11435 Saskatchewan Dr. NW
Edmonton AB T6G 2G9
(See Map)
 
Parking: Lot V (See Map)

Pricing & Registration:


ASME NAS Contact: nas.asme@gmail.com

ASME does not endorse vendor products or services.

March 2019 Event
ASME Edmonton Social Mixer, Five Pin Bowling at Plaza Bowling Co.
The game of five-pin bowling was invented in 1909 at the Toronto Bowling Club in response to customer feedback that ten-pin was too strenuous; the game is played only in Canada. If you would like to socialize, enjoy a few rounds of five-pin bowling and see the behind the scene workings of an old school bowling alley please come and join the Northern Alberta ASME Section for a fun time at Plaza Bowling Co. Note that this is a family-friendly event, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring their partners.

Plaza Bowling Co. was opened by Lawrence Stride in 1959 and established as a gathering spot where people could socialize and master the art of five-pin bowling. The 16 five-pin wood lanes are the original lanes that were installed in 1959. Lawrence's son, Terry took over this Edmonton mainstay in '77 and kept the good times rolling for 39 years until he decided it was time to trade his bowling shoes for a cold pint and a warm patio. Terry has now passed the ball to his son, Trevor who continues the tradition of providing people with a great place to get social.

Event Includes:
  • A brief behind the scenes tour;
  • Pizza;
  • 2 hours of bowling; and
  • Shoe Rental.
Note:
  • Drinks are not included but can be purchased from the bowling alley who have a wide selection of craft beers and other drinks available.
  • Registration is limited to the first 30 registrants. Please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.
 
Date:
Saturday, March 09, 2019
   • 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Bowling, Tour & Pizza

Location:
Plaza Bowling Co.
10418 118 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5G 0P7
(See Map)

ASME NAS Contact: nas.asme@gmail.com

ASME does not endorse vendor products or services.