Chemco Helps Keep Alberta Moving

Now safely on site, Chemco is proud to have been a part of the team that helped get it there. Chemco worked with Dacro, IPPL, Epcor, and Telus to remove and re-locate electrical services, phone lines, and fiber lines for businesses along 51 Avenue in Edmonton to facilitate the transport of the IPPL splitter.  This was the heaviest transport project in the history of the province.  The splitter is 820-tonnes and  96-metres long.

A quote from the IPPL representative that Chemco worked with: “The splitter and crew have arrived safely at site. Chemco should be proud, as your team played a huge role in the success of this historic move.”

Chemco is Hiring: Hydrovac Mechanic [Closed]

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Job Description

Chemco is currently seeking an experienced Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic to work in our Nisku shop/service truck

Chemco offers competitive wages and benefits, along with a safe and enthusiastic work environment.

Job Summary:

– Diagnose and repair a variety of Hydrovacs

– Diagnose and repair diesel engines

– Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems

– Diagnose and repair electrical systems

– Ensure a clean and safe work environment

Requirements:

– Journeyman ticket in Heavy Duty Mechanics

– Valid Drivers license

– Forklift training an asset

– Crane training an asset

– H2S an asset

– Must comply with company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements

– May be required to travel out of town for field work in service truck

This position will start out on dayshift, but will end up being a night shift position

Job Type: Full-time

Chemco is Hiring: Class 1 Drivers [Closed]

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Job Description

We are seeking experienced, motivated Class 1 Drivers based out of both Nisku and Whitecourt to join our Chemco Logistics team. We offer competitive wages and benefits (after 3 months) in a positive work environment.

Job Summary:

– In and out of town deliveries to job sites with Super B’s & Low beds

– Load and unload & Haul Equipment and Mats

– Responsibilities:

– Safety first attitude

– General up keep on trucks and trailers (greasing, housekeeping, etc.)

– Reliable, honest and willing to follow company rules and policies

Requirements:

– Class 1 License

– Ability to load and unload equipment

– Ability to pull different trailer combinations

– Loader, excavator experience is an asset

– Winch experience is an asset

– Positive attitude, can work well with others

Job Type: Full-time

 

Chemco is Hiring: Class 1 Driver [Closed]

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Job Description

We are seeking experienced, motivated Class 1 Drivers based out of Nisku to join our Chemco Logistics team.

Job Summary:

– In and out of town deliveries to job sites with Super B’s & Low beds

– Load and unload & Haul Equipment and Mats

– Responsibilities:

– Safety first attitude

– General up keep on trucks and trailers (greasing, housekeeping, etc.)

– Reliable, honest and willing to follow company rules and policies

Requirements:

– Class 1 License

– Ability to load and unload equipment

– Ability to pull different trailer combinations

– Loader, excavator experience is an asset

– Winch experience is an asset

– Positive attitude, can work well with others

Job Type: Full-time

Chemco is Hiring: Heavy Duty Technician [Closed]

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Chemco is currently seeking an experienced Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic to work in our Nisku shop.

Job summary:

– Diagnose and repair a variety of highway tractors, trailers and hydrovacs

– Diagnose and repair diesel engines

– Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems

– Diagonse and repair electrical systems

– Ensure a clean and safe work environment

Requirements:

– Journeyman ticket in Heavy Duty Mechanics

– Valid Drivers license

– Forklift training an asset

– Crane training an asset

– H2S an asset

May be required to travel out of town for field work in service truck.

Job Type: Full-time

Chemco will contact qualified candidates for an interview.

Chemco is Hiring: Class 1 Drivers – Nisku [Closed]

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Job Description

We are seeking experienced, motivated Class 1 Drivers based out of Nisku to join our Chemco Logistics team.

Job Summary:

– In and out of town deliveries to job sites with Super B’s & Lowbeds

– Load and unload & Haul Equipment and Mats

– Responsiblities:

– Safety first attitude

– General up keep on trucks and trailers (greasing, housekeeping, etc.)

– Reliable, honest and willing to follow company rules and policies

Requirements:

– Class 1 Licencse

– Ability to load and unload equipment

– Ability to pull different trailer combinations

– Loader, excavator experience is an asset

– Winch experience is an asset

– Positive attitude, can work well with others

Chemco is Hiring: Equipment Operators [Closed]

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Job Description

We are currently seeking experienced Equipment Operators for various equipment for several different project locations.

Chemco offers a fantastic opportunity to join a leading team and a growing range of services to the civil construction industry.

Chemco offers competitive wages and benefits, professional growth opportunities, along with a safe and enthusiastic work environment.

Responsibilities:

– Checking equipment and informing mechanics and supervisors of mechanical problems

– Identifying hazards on site

– Understanding general construction practices involving road construction and the issues involving ground disturbance

– Contributing to a safe work practices that maintain a safe work enviornment

Requirements:

– Willingness to learn and take direction

– Ability to work as part of a team and independently

– Self motivated

– Possession of a valid driver’s license

– Physical capability to perform all physical action pertinent to the equipment being operated

– Must have First Aid, Ground Disturbance, CSTS, and H2S Alive.

– Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements

 

Project based, Full time ( weekdays, evenings, and weekends) plus overtime if required.

LOA may be provided for out of area projects.

 

Chemco will contact qualified applicants for an interview.

Chemco is Hiring: Class 1 Drivers – Whitecourt [Closed]

This posting has been closed, thank you for all who applied. Qualified individuals are being contacted.

Class 1 Driver

We are seeking experienced, motivated Class 1 Drivers based out of Whitecourt, AB to join our Chemco Access Matting Division.

Job Summary:

  • In and out of town deliveries to job sites with Super B’s & Lowbeds
  • Load, unload, and haul Equipment and Mats

Responsiblities:

  • Safety first attitude
  • General up keep on trucks and trailers (greasing, housekeeping, etc.)
  • Reliable, honest and willing to follow company rules and policies

Requirements:

  • Class 1 License
  • Ability to load and unload equipment
  • Ability to pull different trailer combinations
  • Loader, excavator experience is an asset
  • Winch experience is an asset
  • Positive attitude, can work well with others

An Innovation in Industrial Lighting

We are excited to announce the publication of Industrial Lighting – A Holistic Approach Using L.E.D. Technology in volume 24 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Applications Magazine. The contributors of this paper included Chemco Engineering & Field Services’ vice president Jeff Krukowski and lead engineer Cletus Mullin, among others. This paper won the award for Best Paper at the Industry Applications Society’s 63rd annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference. The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) operates within the IEEE and offers a way to share electrical technology that can be applied to the petroleum and chemical industry, promoting continuous development within the profession.

IEEE Magazine Coverpaper title page

As part of a team, Krukowski and Mullin were able to conceptualize and execute an innovation in industrial lighting. As outlined in their paper, their L.E.D. design philosophy reduced a 50,000 barrel per day oil refinery’s capital cost by $31.2M CAD, maintenance costs by $563,663.00, and achieved an annual CO2 emissions reduction of 1614 Tons (82).

The team aimed to analyze the financial and environmental impacts of implementing holistic L.E.D. lighting throughout an industrial petroleum producing facility. To design a system that was both cost-effective and environmentally friendly, the team decided to go against the industry norm of a High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting design. Even though “Light Emitting Diode (L.E.D.) technology was in its infancy” (77)1 at the time of design, the team decided to use this technology, trusting that L.E.D. lighting would be the industry preference by the time this project was in construction three years later. This innovation resulted in the refinery being one of the first to adopt L.E.D. technology site-wide.

In addition to environmental challenges, the team was challenged by six financial factors: fixture quantities, energy consumption, distribution requirements, emergency lighting requirements, construction lighting, and maintenance costs (78).

Fixture Quantities and Capital Costs

The team’s paper outlines their L.E.D design as being a cost-effective option as it allows for a reduction in the number of fixtures required, consequently lowering the refinery’s capital cost by 32%. When energy cost was factored in over five years of operation, the cost reduction increased to 38% when compared to HPS lighting. In addition, installation time is decreased as these L.E.D. fixtures arrive from the factory ready to install, saving time on site when it comes to installation. (78-79).

fixture quantities diagram

 

Energy Consumption

The paper states that there are also significant energy savings with L.E.D. lighting since the fixture quantity and fixture wattage are both decreased when this design is implemented. Further, this design reduces CO2 emissions when compared to the diesel-fueled towable light plants using HPS fixtures. Using the refinery’s electricity rate, the resulting reduction in energy cost was $250,288.00, not including CO2 credits. Without these light plants, noise is also reduced which results in less disturbance to the environment and the surrounding area’s wildlife. The lowered energy consumption reduces the overall carbon footprint of the plant, leading to a smaller environmental impact when this design is implemented (79-80).

Distribution

As outlined in their paper, the team was able to design a way that the “lighting system can be supplied and controlled with a single smart lighting control panel, fed from a single dedicated transformer” (80).1 Their distribution design replaces “lighting transformers and hazardous area rated panels located throughout the process unit” (80).1 This resulted in a cost reduction of $867,342.00 for the refinery when the team’s design was implemented (80).

Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is a major part of this team’s innovation as described in their paper. Instead of a separate lighting system dedicated to emergency lighting, the team outlines how the entire lighting system can be put on the standby generator without an increase in generator size. By doing this, in the event of an emergency all fixtures would remain on if a power failure were to take place. Consequently, dedicated emergency lighting elements could be removed from the design, resulting in a cost reduction of $1,136,270.00 for the refinery (80-81).

emergency lighting diagram

 

Construction Lighting

The team states that with the use of high mast lighting fixtures, the design allows for one of these fixtures to replace eight towable HPS fixtures and provide better lighting as a result. The high mast design outperforms the HPS light plants for area luminance and uniformity. This significantly reduces the construction costs, allowing for a $27.3M reduction over the two-year construction period (81-82).
light plant figure

 

Maintenance Costs

In their paper, the team also discusses maintenance costs associated with this design philosophy. The lifetime of the L.E.D. bulbs used in this design are four times that of HPS, therefore requiring less maintenance when it comes to bulb replacement. The L.E.D. design expects to reduce light fixture maintenance costs annually by $313,375.00 (82).

Environment

The team also outlines how the features of L.E.D. technology allow for better control of light distribution when compared to the HPS fixtures traditionally used. The team’s paper states that this design can provide “equivalent or better lighting with fewer fixtures than with [the traditional] HPS lighting (79). By using L.E.D. technology, the design is dark sky compliant and minimizes light trespass as to reduce disturbance to the plant’s surrounding neighbours and wildlife.

PCIC Award
The safety benefits of L.E.D. lighting over HPS are clearly demonstrated when this design is implemented. This design allows for more uniform lighting, which is stricter than the IES’ recommendations for normal lighting on industrial sites, as stated in the paper (77). Since visibility is key when ensuring safety on site, the importance of a well-lit workplace is undeniable. The L.E.D. lighting design creates brighter and more uniform lighting, increasing visibility on site and therefore creating a safer workplace.

With the reduced capital and maintenance costs, reduced environmental impact, and minimized disturbance to the surrounding area, it is undeniable that this team introduced an industry leading design when it comes to industrial lighting. This design is an innovation brought forward by this team at a very early stage in the development of L.E.D. technology, providing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the industry norm of HPS lighting. We are immensely proud of work put forth by Chemco Engineering’s engineers Jeff Krukowski and Cletus Mullin, as well as the rest of this team and commend the application possibilities of this innovation in industry lighting.

Read the full paper here.

  1. C. Mullin, R. Koltes, M. Walton and J. Krukowski, “Industrial Lighting: A Holistic Approach Using Light-Emitting Diode Technology,” in IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 31-38, July-Aug. 2018. doi: 10.1109/MIAS.2017.2740462

Chemco Matting: Chemco Crambo

This Komptech Crambo unit is a wood waste reducing ‘beast’. With a 600 HP C18 Caterpillar engine and 134 aggressive teeth, it can chew up the toughest material, reducing an access mat in about a minute. The reduced wood can then be used for things such as biofuels, absorbants, mulch, etc.

shredder pileshredder and excavator

An industry leader in its class, it can reduce material at a rate of 100 tons/hr under ideal conditions and can reduce bolted access mats at a rate of approximately 60 tons per hour. The Chemco Crambo unit is equipped with two ultra-strong magnets, making metal recovery a breeze. It even has optional screens that control for product sizing in the range of 2″ to 24″.

The Chemco Crambo is a big innovation in environmentally friendly wood disposal. In the past, access mats were hauled away for disposal in landfills. With this machine, we can successfully eliminate unnecessary trucking, massively reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint. The CAT diesel engine is equipped with the latest emission controls, making its environmental impact minimal.

chemco crambo shredder

Safety is a cornerstone at Chemco. With the Chemco Crambo being driven remotely, it improves safety for the operator and everyone else on site. There is simply no better mobile shredder on the market.

remotely controlledsite overview shredder and equipment

 

The Chemco Crambo can handle railroad ties, building materials, telephone poles, access mats, etc. If you have a need for wood waste recycling, your solution is just one call away at 1 (587) 773-3541.

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