Weir-Jones Group

NEWS

BC Earthquake Warning Technology Goes Global With SGS Canada Inc. Partnership

Sep 26, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC (September 26, 2016) - Weir-Jones Engineering Ltd., and SGS Canada Inc., have entered into a global Preferred Service Provider agreement that will bring affordable and reliable BC developed Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS) technology, known as ShakeAlarm®, to countries with high seismic risk that currently do not have proven technology and systems in place that will protect lives in the event of a major earthquake.

   

White Paper: Methods of Monitoring Induced Strain for Oil and Gas Pipelines

Apr 9, 2015

Oil and Gas pipelines and their associated structures always present a potential threat to the environment.  Deterioration of the pipelines can result from natural causes, seismic events, abnormal weather conditions, unauthorized human interventions, or from a failure of the owner/operator to recognize signs of decreasing integrity – characterized as risk.

Read more >

   

Oregon ShakeAlarm™ System Installed with CoreFirst

Mar 31, 2015

Weir-Jones Engineering Ltd. installed a new ShakeAlarm™ system in Portland OR at a building being developed by our American Partners, CoreFirst

Read more >

   

Professional Mariner - Draft indicator system now available for view on smart devices

Jan 27, 2015

Need to know the weight of your ship or how level it’s sitting in the water? Now there is an app for that.  Structural monitoring company Weir-Jones has released a new version of its automatic draft indicator system, or ADIS Version 7...

Read more >

   

BC Shipping News - ADIS™ - An evolution in marine safety

May 14, 2014

Do you recall a time when the only way to measure the draft of a vessel was to stare at the draft marks on a cold and windy night, or to go alongside in a dingy in choppy water? Now there is a much more accurate and convenient alternative...

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones Releases ADIS V.7

May 1, 2014

The latest version of the automatic draught indicator system (ADIS™) developed by Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants interfaces with handheld devices making it easier and even more cost effective to operate and update.

Read more >

   

Oilfield Technology - Advantages of an automated greasing system

Apr 14, 2014

As maintenance personnel from many industries will attest, an unexpected equipment failure that compromises production and cash flow is one of the worst nightmares a company must deal with.

Read more >

   

IMSM Impact Article on Weir-Jones

Apr 1, 2014

Weir-Jones Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture and provision of solutions in a variety of industrial applications, and is involved in a range of sectors, including transportation, structural, mining, and oil and gas...

Read more >

   

Move in Successful!

Feb 15, 2014

Weir-Jones' Head Office completes the move-in into the new South Vancouver office.

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones is interviewed for ISSUU article.

Feb 3, 2014

Read more >

   

Micron Optics - Fiber Optic Sensors Provide Critical Information for Oil and Gas Pipeline Maintenance

Jan 29, 2014

Last November, Micron Optics was featured in a presentation at the Pipeline Operations and Maintenance Summit in Dusseldorf, Germany. Colin Cindrich of Weir-Jones Engineering presented a paper titled Implementation of Strain Monitoring Systems for Pipelines...

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones' Head Office Construction Completion

Jan 16, 2014

The Weir-Jones Group is completing construction of it's new energy efficient, state-of-the-art building in South Vancouver.

Read more >

   

Oil & Gas Product News Article: Passive microseismic monitoring can save lives and avoid damage

Sep 30, 2013

Much has been written and broadcast in recent months about the downsides of hydraulic fracturing operations in the oil and gas sector.  Years ago, in some regards, these fears were well founded. But today...

Read more >

   

Rock Products - Using Passive Microseismic Monitoring For Site Safety

Sep 26, 2013

With mine- and drill-site safety becoming an increasingly crucial topic in many projects today, new technologies are arising to seismically monitor the structural integrity of any mine or drill site that may consist of rock structures or structural discontinuities...

Read more >

   

Canadian Mining Journal - The Use of Passive Microseismic Monitoring

Aug 2, 2013

With mine safety being an increasingly crucial topic in many projects today, new technologies are arising to seismically monitor the structural integrity of any mine site which may consist of any number of rock structures or structural discontinuities...

Read more >

   

BC Broker Magazine - Sensor Reports Before the Wave Hits (ShakeAlarm®)

Aug 1, 2013

Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia: Sensor (ShakeAlarm®) reports before the shake wave hits!

Read more >

   

E&P Magazine - Trouble on the horizons?

Jun 3, 2013

Those of us who dwell in North America are not unused to dire warnings deriving from shale plays and hydraulic fracturing. Entire communities are convinced that their water supplies will be polluted, and uber-active nongovernmental organizations are fueling that fire to advance their anti-oil agenda...

Read more >

   

Energy Processing Canada - Use of Passive Microseismic Monitoring

May 1, 2013

We hear a lot in the media about the downsides of hydraulic fracturing operations in the oil and gas sector.  Years ago, in some regards, these fears were well founded. But today...

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones presents at German Pipeline Conference

Apr 17, 2013

The Weir-Jones Group will demonstrate its expertise in pipeline monitoring technology on March 19 at the 8th Pipeline Technology Conference in Hanover, Germany.

Read more >

   

Journal of Commerce - Ground Freezing for utilities set to catch on in B.C.

Apr 15, 2013

Ground freezing in utility applications is gaining traction in the U.S. and is set to follow suit in B.C. thanks to environmental regulation limiting ground water disposal and soft soil conditions in city areas...

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones to take active role with UN disaster reduction working group

Apr 4, 2013

As the newest member of a United Nations disaster risk reduction organization, the Weir-Jones Group has pledged to develop public-private partnerships and support the development and strengthening of national and local laws, regulations, policies and programs that will help reduce the risk of disasters.

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones joins United Nations Disaster Reduction Group

Mar 25, 2013

The Weir-Jones Group is the first company in Canada to join the well-respected Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership (DRR-PSP), an initiative of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones partners with South Korean company

Mar 4, 2013

The Weir-Jones Group has entered into a global partnership with Dong-A Geovan Co., Ltd. of South Korea, a manufacturer and
distributor of sensor solutions for construction safety and unmanned automatic data collection applications.

Read more >

   

Northern Gateway Pipeline – A column by Andrew Weir-Jones

Feb 18, 2013

I have been watching, with great interest, the protests surrounding hearings regarding the Northern Gateway pipeline and the stereotype that seems to follow projects like this in Canada and the United States...

Read more >

   

Weir-Jones Presenting at Dubai Conference on Passive Seismic

Jan 23, 2013

The Weir-Jones Group will share its expertise in fracture monitoring in late January at an international conference in Dubai, United Arab Emerates.

Read more >

   

Oil & Gas Product News Article - Pipeline Monitoring Technology Reduces Risks and Decreases Operating Costs

Dec 17, 2012

The last thing pipeline and resource companies need is an equipment failure that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost production, wreak havoc on the environment and result in skyrocketing legal fees. But such mishaps can happen...

Read more >

   

Business in Vancouver - Terminals, not pipelines, at risk in quakes: experts

Nov 12, 2012

Northern Gateway is vulnerable to many risks, but B.C. quake likely isn’t one of them, insiders say...

Read more >

   

Micron Optics - Micron Optics equips Weir-Jones for major oil pipeline

Oct 30, 2012

Over the past decade, fiber optic sensing (FOS) has become widely accepted and adopted for structural health monitoring (SHM) of bridges, buildings, towers, and other large structures. More recently, the oil and gas industries have turned to fiber optic sensing for a variety of applications...

Read more >

   

CTV - Earthquake Early Warning Systems

Jun 18, 2012

Weir-Jones's Anton Zaicenco is interviewed by CTV regarding the Benefits of an Earthquake Early Warning Systems (EEWS).

Read more >

   

Business in Vancouver - Iain Weir-Jones

Oct 31, 2011

Iain Weir-Jones and his engineers make motion, navigational and tectonic analysis technology, including an early earthquake-detection system that’s gaining traction in quake-prone regions around the world...

Source: http://www.biv.com/article/2011/11/iain-weir-jones/

   

Mining Technology - Sizing Up Against Seismic Activity

Jul 14, 2011

Earthquakes and other seismic events pose a major risk to mines, especially in seismically active areas. There are options for early warning and risk mitigation exists, and Chris Lo talks to Weir-Jones Group president Iain Weir-Jones to find out more...

Read more >

   

Professional Mariner - Puget Sound ferry uses its design to good effect in difficult waters

Apr 4, 2011

In a Professional Mariner Article, Mark Haupt a Senior Washington State Ferries captain, claims "Weir-Jones Group Automatic Draught Indicator [ADIS] mounted on the bridge that allows him to see at a glance the port and starboard draft and freeboard at each end and midship."

Read more >

   

Terrasciense is 2006 NRC-IRAP New Technology Winner

Feb 7, 2007

Terrascience Systems Ltd. is named the 2006 NRC-IRAP Award Winner for New Technology in the BC/Yukon Region.

Read more >