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Laureate 2017 - Gala Dominique-Rollin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Website Launch
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.
Canadian firm helping design Venus probe
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.
Signed agreement with the NASA
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.
Agreement concluded with Cansolv Technologies for the supply of advanced control systems for their patented process of Amine Purification
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
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.
Signed agreement for the NSERC SOFC Canada Strategic Network
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.
Partnership Agreement concluded with McGill University and NRC
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
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
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.
Polycontrols achieved a new UL accreditation
Polycontrols obtained the UL listing for its industrial systems. UL is the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance.
Inauguration of new facilities
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
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
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.