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Laureate 2017 - Gala Dominique-Rollin

2017/05/10

Polycontrols has been honored at the Dominique-Rollin Gala this last Wednesday, May 10. We are proud to have won the Excellence Award in the "Succession planning and business transfers" category. It is through our many sustained efforts that we have reached a threshold of excellence within our company. We affirm that our innovative, creative and productive guidelines have made us stand out in a niche technology market.

This prestigious award highlights the tenacity of our team for the development of the company, to the challenges taken up and in achieving a single common goal: Customer satisfaction.

We sincerely thank the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the South Shore (CCIRS) as well as our sponsors, Investissement Québec (IQ), the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the BDC who believed in our project and whose support and advice made this adventure a great success!

Expanding the scope of accreditation

2017/04/03

We are proud to announce that have expanded our CLAS accreditation scope by adding new services. Since March 19th, our laboratory is now capable of calibrating instruments for volumetric flow measurement with an accuracy of 0.021% and density calibration services for Coriolis mass flow meters.

Our sustained efforts for the optimization of our gravimetric calibration bench are now rewarded with these high-level accreditations which certify our calibration capabilities.

You will find our detailed scope on the CLAS website via the following link:

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/advisory/clas/certificates/polycontrols.html

Controlled Goods Accreditations

2016/09/21

Polycontrols is now registered to the Controlled goods program of Canada.

The CGP's mandate is to strengthen Canada's defence trade controls through the mandatory registration and regulation of businesses and individuals who examine, possess and/or transfer controlled goods.

That program allow us to market our patented nanopowder feeder for military and strategic use in order to ensure the national security.

Change in management

2016/05/03

Polycontrols Technologies is proud to announce a change in management. Effective immediately, the presidency is to be shared by Mr. Sylvain Desaulniers and his partners, Mr. Jean-Pierre Bessette, laboratory manager, and Mr. Martin Richer, sales director.

Over the past two years, the qualified team of Polycontrols has significantly increased its presence in the Canadian market. Polycontrols is now recognized as the benchmark in the calibration industry with its highly regarded accreditations in metrology, such as ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001.

A brand new design

2016/04/15

After six months of refurbishment work, from our calibration laboratory to the front desk through the manufacturing factory, a brand new design is introduced. Made of 70% recycled and astutely salvaged materials, the audacious and energizing work atmosphere of our premises is now reflecting the crew who’s working for you everyday.

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Tricor Coriolis Technology - New distribution agreement

2016/01/25

Polycontrols has signed an agreement for the representation of Tricor Coriolis Technology (Tricor) product line. The addition of this manufacturer, recognized worldwide for its high accuracy Coriolis Flow meter, constitutes a strategic fit with the flow expertise offered. This partnership allows Polycontrols to deliver more than ever world class quality flow measurement solutions and unsurpassed industry experience with a focus on total customer satisfaction.

Users of Tricor's precision Coriolis flow meter range from major oil and gas companies, to leading Chemical & Petrochemical industries. Tricor Coriolis Flow Meters can be used in a variety of applications because the smooth tube design that allows a wide range material compatibility, from organic chemicals to industrial solvents, resins, and adhesives.

Polycontrols laboratory renew their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

2013/08/26

Quality & Innovation

Polycontrols flow calibration laboratory is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and, in addition to the capabilities already accredited, this renewal was an opportunity to increase it’s scope of accreditation for the calibration of liquid flow up to 300 gpm.

‘The increase in our scope of accreditation is an outstanding success! It was made possible by the continued dedication of our entire team. We developed three new high precision gravimetric flow calibration benches that allow us to certify Coriolis flow meters up to 3 inches. Our ISO/IEC 17025 will continue to nurture, sustain and verify our commitment to quality and technical expertise in all areas of the flow calibration.’ says Roger Desaulniers, President of Polycontrols Technologies.

The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures all customers will continue to receive high quality flow meter calibration services with the added confidence that all aspects of our quality system are implemented concisely and rigorously. Each part of the flow meter calibration process is proven to be suitable and compatible to provide accurate and reliable results.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and includes management requirements that are related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory as well as technical requirements that include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and/or calibrations performed at the laboratory.

New Web Portal Launched for flow meter Calibration

2013/03/21

Polycontrols is pleased to announce the launch of a new secure portal dedicated to the flow meter calibration!

This new site is a unique tool that provides in one place all relevant information related to flow meter calibrations and monitors in real time the evolution of the flow meter calibration work carried out at Polycontrols.

The calibration history for each flow meter, the status of calibration in progress, electronic copies of calibration reports and workflow of each calibration request are presented in order to get an overall view of all the essential information related to flow meter calibration including order tracking.

Control Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Brooks Instrument for Excellence in Flow Meters

2013/03/20

The readers have chosen... and they choose Brooks!

Brooks Instrument received multiple honors from Control Magazine's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. Brooks earned high marks in the variable area flowmeter, positive displacement flow meter and thermal mass flow meter categories.

Brooks placed No. 1 in the variable area flow meter and positive displacement flow meter categories. The company has placed No. 1 in variable area flow meters for 16 consecutive years and No. 1 in positive displacement flow meters for 19 years in a row. Readers also recognized Brooks for its innovations in the thermal mass flow meter category.

"Brooks Instrument is proud to be recognized by Control Global's Readers' Choice Awards because winners are selected by professionals who use our products in the field," said Steve Kannengieszer, director of product marketing at Brooks Instrument. "These awards are a reflection of the brand Brooks has built over the years through a strong product line and out standing technical support."

This is the 21st year that Control Magazine has conducted the Readers' Choice Awards. Close to 1,000 process automation professionals selected the winners via an e-mail survey (with no pre-selected choices presented). The survey is the only completely unaided brand preference survey in the process industries.

Confirmed presentation at North American Cold Spray Conference - ASM International

2013/03/14

The North American Cold Spray Conference (NACSC) will take place April 3-4, 2013 as a co-location with the AeroMat 2013 Conference and Exhibition in Bellevue, Washington at the Meydenbauer Center.

Join us for an intensive meeting featuring invited talks and cold spray experts from around the world. North American Cold Spray features targeted presentations on applications for specific industries such as aircraft, space, gas turbine and defense.

The performance evaluation of a new powder feeder that allows continuous and uniform feeding of submicron powders for cold spraying and suspension plasma spray (SPS) will be discussed by Polycontrols.

New Website Launch

2013/03/06

Polycontrols is celebrating the launch of its new website. This new website has been completely redesigned to improve interactivity, allowing everyone to contribute, share and collaborate in various forms and through various social media.

It contains many additional features such as a new secure portal that provides in one place all relevant information related to flow meter calibrations and monitors in real time the evolution of the flow meter calibration work carried out at Polycontrols. The access to information is facilitated and users can see concrete examples of systems and services.

Confirmed presentation at IMA Magnesium Applications Seminar North America

2012/10/30

Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

This seminar aims to provide comprehensive educational presentations and case studies by magnesium experts on issues important to the design and engineering community as well as on protecting the global climate and preventing air pollution in magnesium production and casting operations.

Topics covered by Polycontrols:

  • Non SF6 Magnesium melt protection recent trials
  • Alternative solutions to replace SF6: HFC 134a, Novec 612, Diluted SO2
  • Regulations
  • Considerations in alternative selection

Canadian firm helping design Venus probe

2012/01/26

Polycontrols Technologies Inc. is a Canadian success story, a winner of the Canada Innovation Award specializing in products and services related to process control and flow measurement. Its strength is designing gas mixture systems for applications that require precise concentrations. For Polycontrols, having customers like the US National Air and Space Administration (NASA) relying on its expertise was a good reason not to let obsolete design tools keep it earthbound.


Polycontrols laboratory renew their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

2012/01/25

Polycontrols flow calibration laboratory is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a result of the outstanding achievement and continued dedication of his team.

‘’This ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation will continue to nurture, sustain and verify our commitment to quality and technical expertise in all areas of flow calibration. The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures all customers will continue to receive high quality flow calibration services with the added confidence that all QA/QC systems are implemented at a high standard. Each part of the flow calibration process is proven to be suitable and compatible to provide accurate, reliable results ’’ says Roger Desaulniers, President of Polycontrols Technologies.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and includes management requirements that are related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory as well as technical requirements that include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and/or calibrations performed at the laboratory.


Signed agreement with the NASA

2010/10/15

Polycontrols will be contributing to the next mission to Venus, whose objective is to explore its surface which cannot be seen from Earth.

An agreement was reached with the NASA Glenn Research Center for the supply of a gas mixing system to simulate the atmosphere of the planet Venus. This system will reproduce the planet’s atmosphere to test the electronic equipment of the exploration module which must withstand thermal stress and a highly acidic and corrosive environment.

Venus is known as the Earth's twin because the two planets are similar in size. Venus is closer to the sun than any other planet except Mercury. At its closest approach, Venus is about 38.2 million kilometers from Earth.

Although Venus is called the Earth twin, its surface conditions appear to be very different from those of the Earth. The planet is surrounded by thick clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its observation. The surface of Venus is extremely hot and dry. The temperature of the planet's surface is about 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), the temperature is higher than that of any other planet.

Most astronomers believe that Venus's high surface temperature can be explained by what is known as the greenhouse effect. A greenhouse lets in radiant energy from the sun, but it prevents much of the heat from escaping. The thick clouds and dense atmosphere of Venus work in much the same way. The sun's radiant energy readily filters into the planet's atmosphere. But the large droplets of sulfuric acid present in Venus's clouds -- and the great quantity of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- seem to trap much of the solar energy at the planet's surface.


Flow Technology Inc (FTI) - New distribution agreement

2010/08/01

Polycontrols has signed an agreement for the representation of Flow Technology (FTI) product line. The addition of this manufacturer, recognized worldwide for its high accuracy turbine meters, PD Meters and specialized flow metering solutions, constitutes a strategic fit with the flow expertise offered. This partnership allows Polycontrols to deliver more than ever world class quality flow measurement solutions and unsurpassed industry experience with a focus on total customer satisfaction.

Broad Range. Users of Flow Technology's precision flow metering devices range from major oil and gas companies drilling at the bottom of the North Sea, to leading food and beverage producers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and the NASA space program. Even winning Nascar™ and NHRA™ racing teams use FTI flow meters. FTI flow metering products are frequently used in mission critical applications, especially within the aerospace, military and oil and gas markets which they serve.


ISO/IEC 17025:2005

2010/01/05

Polycontrols calibration lab recently achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. An international standard for evaluating the competence of calibration laboratories.

This breakthrough achievement makes Polycontrols the first, and currently the only organization in Canada, to provide ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited calibration for gas flow measurement.

ISO/IEC 17025 is considered by the calibration industry as the ultimate recognition of competence. This standard encompasses the entire calibration system and produces metrics for the calibration rig components, administrative systems for process operations, personnel proficiency, documentation supporting the traceability and total measurement uncertainty for the entire calibration facility. ISO/IEC 17025 standards ensure the highest level of confidence in accuracy and repeatability.


Confirmed presentation at ITSC 2010 - International Thermal Spray Conference Singapore May 3-5, 2010 – Singapore

2009/11/13

Presentation confirmed:

Characterization and Performance Evaluation of a Helium Recovery System (HRS) designed for Cold Spraying

Topics covered during the presentation:

  • Evaluation of the use of a Helium Recovery System (HRS) from the point of view of the system performance as well as of gain in coating properties.
  • Characterization of the Helium recovery System (HRS) for cold spraying in diverse conditions
  • Data on Helium consumption for some targeted applications.
  • Comparisons of coating properties obtained from samples produced with Helium and with N2.

Keywords:

  • High velocity, Kinetic energy, Gas dynamic spray, Kinetic spray, Oxidation, Nitridation, Deposition efficiency

Agreement concluded with Cansolv Technologies for the supply of advanced control systems for their patented process of Amine Purification

2009/11/06

Cansolv Technologies Inc. (CTI) and Polycontrols have concluded an agreement for the design, fabrication and supply of a advanced control system for their patented process for purification of Amine. These new production equipments will be installed at the Valero refinery in California and they will use leading edge technology (Allen Bradley ControlLogix and Wonderware InTouch).

Cansolv Technologies inc. provides state-of-the-art gas absorption solutions. CTI is an innovative, technology-centered company that offers its clients high efficiency air pollution and capture solutions for the removal of SO2 and CO2 from gas streams in various industrial applications.


New Website Launch

2009/09/22

Polycontrols is celebrating the launching of its new website. This new website has been completely redesigned to improve usability and navigation.

It contains many additional features such as technical presentations, tools, optimized search engines and latest company and industry news. The access to information is facilitated and users can see concrete examples of systems and services.


Workshop on Global and Air Quality Protection

2009/04/09

Confirmed presentation at IMA 2009 Taiyuan Global Magnesium Conference
-Workshop on Global and Air Quality Protection for China’s Magnesium Industry April 9, 2009 – Taiyuan, Shanxi, PRC

This newly conceived industry workshop aims to share the latest information on improving energy efficiency, protecting the global climate and preventing air pollution in magnesium production and casting operations. The magnesium industry in partnership with the national governments of China and the United States are aggressively working to improve process efficiencies and to minimize harmful air pollution. The one-day agenda will cover global climate protection and more traditional air pollution prevention topics (e.g., sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, and nitrogen oxides). The workshop format is designed to encourage a free and opened exchange of technical information and practical experiences amongst the global magnesium industry, technology suppliers, academia, government and non-government stakeholders.

Workshop topics covered by Polycontrols:

  • Non SF6 Magnesium melt protection
  • SO2 Conversions
  • US EPA Partnership
  • Gas cost advantage compared to SF6
  • Novec 612 Experience and Recent trials
  • Carbon credits
  • On going projects
  • Window of opportunities
  • Canada EDC assistance in financing

New World class liquid calibration facility

2009/01/01

After more than 2 years of development, Polycontrols is proud to inaugurate its new liquid calibration laboratory. This laboratory is equipped with the most recent technologies and with a total uncertainty better than ±0.02% from the reference value. It classes itself within the best production calibration rig in the world.

Behind this exceptional rig, there are more than 30 years of experience in flow measurement and in the construction of that type of systems. Over than 30 influencing variables are taken into account in order to achieve this level of performance. Automatic checks are conducted on a continuous basis ensuring the high demands placed on the calibration accuracy which can be reliably met.

This new calibration rig is fully automated. Testing, calibration and linearization can be executed precisely, reliably and in a schedule that meet the industry needs.


Signed agreement for the NSERC SOFC Canada Strategic Network

2008/12/01

Polycontrols is proud to be a member of the NSERC SOFC Canada Strategic Network to promote the sustainable development and commercialization of solid oxide fuel cell.

SOFC Canada fosters SOFC R&D and commercialization activities in Canada. In collaboration with the NSERC (National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada), they encompass leading scientists and engineers at Canadian universities, government labs, and industries along the full SOFC supply chain. Their objectives are to reduce the cost of SOFC manufactures, to improve fuel tolerance and to substantially increase their lifetime and ability to sustain cyclical operations.


Annual Climate Protection Workshop

2008/05/01

Confirmed presentation at 4th Annual Global Magnesium Industry Climate Protection Workshop

Warsaw, Poland
May 2008

Co-sponsored by the International Magnesium Association (IMA) as part of the 2008 Annual World Magnesium Conference

Parts of the IMA 2008 annual World Conference, the 2008 workshop sought to achieve the following objectives:

  • Inform and discuss international climate change policies affecting the magnesium industry,
  • Share technical information on how magnesium metal and part suppliers are successfully eliminating SF6 emissions,
  • Design an approach for "bundling" small and medium size magnesium industry emission reduction projects for accelerated implementation (e.g. revenue/cost sharing
  • Learn about the newest advanced magnesium melt protection technologies

Workshop topics covered by Polycontrols:

  • Update on non SF6 Mg melt protection
  • Recent market trends
  • On-going projects
  • Concerns and occupational expose related to recognized alternatives
  • Carbon credit requirements
  • Timing for conversion

Partnership Agreement concluded with McGill University and NRC

2008/03/01

Partnership agreement has been concluded between McGill University, NRC and Polycontrols for the supply of a large scale helium recovery and purification unit for the cold spray lab housed at NRC. This system will support the development of new generation of highly-resistant materials, surface treatments and manufacturing processes designed to meet the extreme requirements of the aerospace industry.

This synergy has been made possible through the transformative CFI program.


Signed Agreement for SF6 gas conversion at Meridian Magnesium

2007/12/01

Meridian Magnesium and Polycontrols signed an agreement for the conversion of all their North American production facilities (Canada, USA and Mexico) to new magnesium melt protection alternatives.

Meridian Magnesium is one of the world leaders in manufacturing of high quality magnesium die cast components. This new agreement is part of the strong commitment by Meridian Magnesium to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This project has been accepted by the UNFCCC.


Agreement concluded for the supply of Dilute SO2 Systems at Foxconn

2007/01/01

Foxconn Technology and Polycontrols concluded an agreement for the supply of systems producing non SF6 Mg melt protection alternative for nearly 200 of their new Mg production equipments. These new production equipments include small and medium size die-casters, Mg allowing and recycling systems located in their Taiyuan production plan.

Foxconn Technology is a subsidiary of the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry, the largest contractor in the world in electronics. Foxconn also produces computers for Hewlett-Packard, the PlayStation for Sony, and mobile phones for Nokia. The company owns 3 production facilities bases in the RPC: Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, Kunshan in Jiangsu Province and Taiyuan in Shanxi Province.


Confirmed presentation at 4th International Conference on SF6 and the Environment

2006/11/01

San Antonio, TX
November 2006

Co-sponsored with the World Bank, the National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA), and the International Magnesium Association (IMA)

Parts of the IMA 2006, this workshop sought to achieve the following objectives:

  • Inform and discuss international climate change policies affecting the magnesium industry,
  • Share technical information on how magnesium metal and part suppliers are successfully eliminating SF6 emissions,
  • Design an approach for "bundling" small and medium size magnesium industry emission reduction projects for accelerated implementation (e.g., revenue/cost sharing)
  • Learn about the newest advanced magnesium melt protection technologies

Workshop topics covered by Polycontrols:

Presentation #1 –China’s Magnesium Melt Protection Practices and Trends

  • China’s industries
  • Local, Provincial & National environment interests
  • Culture
  • Progress regarding SF6 replacement

Presentation #2 – SF6 Conversion case studies

  • Problems encountered and benefits achieved during conversion on new magnesium melt protection:
    • Novec 612
    • HFC-134a
    • SO2

Commissioning of a new mobile calibration bench for gas flow meters

2006/03/01

Polycontrols has a new mobile calibration bench for gas flow meters. This bench allows to calibrate, outside our laboratory, flow meters having a range included between 5 sccm to 1800 slpm. All the calibrations realized with this bench are made with primary standards and are traceable to NIST with an unbroken chain of comparisons.

Achieving of a new accreditation for our calibration service

2005/11/01

Polycontrols obtained its accreditation according to strict FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) standards. This accreditation allows us to calibrate the precision tools used in the aeronautic.

Polycontrols achieved a new UL accreditation

2005/09/01

Polycontrols obtained the UL listing for its industrial systems. UL is the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance.

Burkert Fluid Control System- New distribution agreement

2005/07/01

Polycontrols signed an agreement for the distribution of Burkert’s product line. The addition of this line of products, well recognized for its industrial solenoid valves and its process instrumentation, constitutes a strategic fit with the products previously distributed. This partnership allows Polycontrols to consolidate its position in the flow applications market segment.

Inauguration of new facilities

2005/06/01

Polycontrols inaugurated its new production facilities and headquarter. Polycontrols thanks its customers for the confidence they are testifying for almost 25 years.

Our new location includes a 2,000 square feet modern metrology laboratory, dedicated to gas and liquid flow calibrations. Our production and inventory areas have also been expanded significantly to accommodate larger projects. We are now located at 3650-A1 Matte Boulevard, Brossard, Quebec, Canada, J4Y 2Z2.


CANMET-MTL Implement new magnesium melt protection technologies

2005/05/01

CANMET-MTL is the largest research centre in Canada, dedicated to metals and material fabrication, processing and evaluation. Canmet-Mtl acquired a system for their Ottawa foundry, suitable to produce magnesium melt protection based on the Am-cover and Novec 612 process.

Partnership Agreement concluded with Sherbrooke University

2004-12-01

Polycontrols concluded a partnership agreement with the University of Sherbrooke to build a gas control system for their HVOF plasma chamber, the largest in the world.