Head Office:  8701 - 102 Street, Clairmont, Alberta - Tel: (780) 532-7350 - info@ipacservices.com
Project Management Office: #1720, 540 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta - Tel: (403) 228-1919

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IPAC Industrial Powder Coating- Open for Business!

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, May 6, 2019:  IPAC Services Corporation introduces industrial powder coating to their suite of abrasive blasting and coating services with the installation of two new large industrial powder coating ovens in their north painting facility at #100, 9101 – 150 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB. 

“In addition to now being the largest and most technically advanced industrial powder coating facility in northern Alberta, IPAC is also the only internal fusion bond epoxy facility in the region” says Derrick Mysko, President of IPAC Services.

“Our clients will realize both immediate and long-term benefits using this technology” explains Chris Rimmer, Director of Industrial Coatings. “Short turnaround times will provide cost and schedule efficiencies, while a tough and durable finish will deliver lasting quality.”

Each oven’s dimensions are 9’ wide x 24’ long x 14’ high, while the powder coating spray booth is 14’ wide x 28’ long x 14’ high. These facilities can accommodate oversized pieces and large batch painting for a variety of applications.

Powder coating is becoming the coating of choice for internal pipe.  It is suitable for all pipe sizes 2” and up and provides a consistent thickness and superior quality.  For oil and gas applications, powder coating can be used in place of all liquid coatings and provides a slightly thicker coating for greater performance where abrasion is an issue. Powder coating advances are specifically advantageous for the internally coating of spools that carry corrosive liquids and petro-chemicals or that come in contact with salt water solutions.  When in use for water treatment piping and for potable water, powder coating meets all NSF requirements.

Powder coating is well suited for external pipe specifically when coating pipeline components, such as pipeline bends, as they are typically coated with 100% solids epoxy coatings whereas the mainline is coated with fusion bond epoxy.  Therefore, when powder coated, pipeline bends, below grade pipe, risers and line pipe for testing companies can meet the same specifications as mainline pipe.

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Finally, powder coating is excellent for manufactured items that are mass produced such as pipe racks, pipe shoes, structural steel supports, and handrails.  These items can be completed in large batches, greatly reducing handling time and costs.

Powder coating is a finishing process that yields a thick, hard finish that is tougher than conventional paints.  Benefits of powder coating include a durable, long lasting, even finish, quick turnaround, and reduced environmental impacts. 

Product offerings include:

·         Axalta – Nap Guard series – for internal and external FBE coatings

·         3M Skotchkote FBE- for internal and external FBE coatings

·         Many off the shelf colours

·         Custom colours and blends

For 30 years, IPAC Services Corporation has been providing general oilfield contracting, fabrication, construction, maintenance, scaffolding, insulation and painting services to the Peace Region.

Our regional offices in Grande Prairie, AB and Fort St. John, BC provide a full line of services to our clients.  The Project Management Office in Calgary, AB houses estimation, business development and major projects.  Whether it is a single spool that requires fabrication and painting, or the construction of an entire greenfield gas plant from civil work, module manufacturing, piping and structural fabrication, field installation, commissioning and everything in between, IPAC has you covered.

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For more information contact:

IPAC Services Corporation                                                           IPAC Services Corporation

Alana Turcotte, Director of Business Development                 Chris Rimmer, Director of industrial Coatings

Tel: 403-228-1919                                                                         Tel: 780-532-7350

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Powder coating is becoming the coating of choice for internal pipe.  It is suitable for all pipe sizes 2” and up and provides a consistent thickness and superior quality.  For oil and gas applications, powder coating can be used in place of all liquid coatings and provides a slightly thicker coating for greater performance where abrasion is an issue. Powder coating advances are specifically advantageous for the internally coating of spools that carry corrosive liquids and petro-chemicals or that come in contact with salt water solutions.  When in use for water treatment piping and for potable water, powder coating meets all NSF requirements.

 

 

Powder coating is well suited for external pipe specifically when coating pipeline components, such as pipeline bends, as they are typically coated with 100% solids epoxy coatings whereas the mainline is coated with fusion bond epoxy.  Therefore, when powder coated, pipeline bends, below grade pipe, risers and line pipe for testing companies can meet the same specifications as mainline pipe.

Celebrating 15 Years in Fort St. John!

FORT ST. JOHN, BC, May 1, 2019: IPAC Services celebrates their 15th year anniversary of providing construction and maintenance services in northeast British Columbia to the oil and gas, utilities, power generation and other heavy construction industry sectors.

On May 1, 2004, IPAC Services Corporation opened a small office and shop space in Fort St. John, BC.  Fast forward 15 years and our operations now include large turnkey construction projects, module construction, shop fabrication of structural steel and piping, maintenance and shutdown services, industrial sandblasting and coating, scaffolding and insulation. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all that have supported IPAC Services and have made our operations in Fort St. John a success:
·         Thank you to the local and surrounding community for welcoming and embracing us
·         Thank you to the new and repeat clients that support us each year
·         Thank you to the local vendors and suppliers for providing continued services
·         Thank you to the hard-working employees and contractors that give their best every day

We provide the following full list of services available from our Fort St. John operations centre:

FACILITY CONSTRUCTION
·         Process Plants
·         Compressor Stations
·         Oil Batteries
·         Well Sites
·         Meter Stations
·         Pump Stations
·         Tank Installations
·         Plant Expansions and Upgrades
·         Bio-Refineries
·         Civil Construction
·         Municipal Construction

 SHOP FABRICATION
·         Design-Build Skid Packages
·         Module Fabrication
·         Structural Steel Fabrication
·         Pipe Fabrication
·         Meter Skid Packages

 PIPELINE MAINTENANCE & INTEGRITY
·         Pipeline Integrity– All Sizes
·         Reclamation
·         Riser Installations
·         Launcher & Receiver Installations

FACILITY MAINTENANCE
·         Plant Turnarounds
·         Crew Truck Operators
·         Mobile Welding Rigs
·         Piping Modifications

SCAFFOLD & INSULATING SERVICES
·         Supply/Erect Scaffolding Systems
·         Hoarding, Shoring and Formwork Systems
·         Pipe Insulation, Oilfield Buildings, Utilidors

INDUSTRIAL COATINGS
·         Shop Internal & External Pipe Coating
·         Shop Blasting & Painting Structural Steel
·         Internal & External Tank Coating
·         Mobile Field Blasting & Painting Equipment
·         Pipeline Coating Repairs

SUPPORT SERVICES
·         Rubber & Tracked Excavators
·         Skidsteer Services
·         Small Picker Truck Services
·         Labour Support

Fort St John 15 years

 

 

Connecting with Indigenous Vendors

As part of IPAC’s commitment in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (www.ccab.com,) we are looking to enhance our Indigenously owned vendors database.  One of the four drivers of the PAR process is business development.  We are reaching out to develop business relationships with local companies that are majority (51% or greater) Indigenously owned.  To help increase our vendor database, we are reaching out to industry partners to find Indigenously owned businesses.  Whether you are a supplier or a subcontractor, we want to connect. 

The majority of IPAC’s operations take place in Alberta and Northeast British Colombia, therefore we are particularly interested in companies that have operations concentrated in these areas.  We ask that you send your company and contact information to our purchasing department via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All new vendors will be required to complete and be approved through IPAC’s vendor pre-qualification process.   For more information, go to the vendor connection  link on our website.

New SafeStart Initiative Being Launched

IPAC Services Corporation recently kicked off an exciting new safety training initiative in October 2018.  Called SafeStart, this program has been proven at work sites around the world to reduce on-the-job injuries by 30–70% in the first one-to-two years.


SafeStart was created by Larry Wilson, a leading expert on human error prevention, and is based on input from over 100,000 workers.  More than 2 million people around the world have now been trained in SafeStart principles.

After a careful review of competing training programs and dialogue with other organizations, SafeStart was selected by senior management because the team felt it would fit the IPAC culture and provide the biggest short-term and long-term gains in reducing injuries.

“It felt like the right fit for IPAC,” says Phil Linfield, Corporate Loss Prevention Manager.  “The emphasis is on creating a safety mindset—not on catching someone doing something wrong.” 

SafeStart is an advanced safety awareness program that focuses on non-deliberate risk.  According to Mr. Wilson, “SafeStart won’t keep a person from intentionally deciding to break the speed limit, but it will help them avoid unintentionally running a stop sign.  It’s about help, NOT blame.”

Instead of treating safety awareness as a vague concept, SafeStart defines exactly what a person needs to do to avoid unintentional contact with hazardous energy.  Mr. Wilson says “SafeStart teaches you how to avoid the mistakes and errors you never wanted to make in the first place.”

SafeStart identifies four states (rushing, frustration, fatigue and complacency) which contribute to four critical errors (eyes not on task, mind not on task, line-of-fire and loss of balance, traction, grip) which cause more than 90 percent of all injuries in the workplace.

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One of the unique aspects of SafeStart is that the program encourages employees to share the concepts with their families.  Statistics show that far more workers are killed off-the-job than on-the-job.

Ron Ward, President and CEO, says, "While IPAC has made great strides in safety, we will not be satisfied.  We believe SafeStart can help take us to another level in terms of protecting our team members from injuries."


One of the unique aspects of SafeStart is that the program encourages employees to share the concepts with their families.  Statistics show that far more workers are killed off-the-job than on-the-job.

Text Box: SafeStart Author Larry Wilson gathered input from more than 100,000 workers.Ron Ward, President and CEO, says, “While IPAC has made great strides in safety, we will not be satisfied.  We believe SafeStart can help take us to another level
in terms of protecting our team members from injuries.”

IPAC Services Puts Mind on Task to Reduce Employee Injuries

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, September 26, 2018:  IPAC Services Corporation will launch a new initiative on October 23rd, 2018 that is expected to reduce injuries in the workplace, at home and on the road.  This new program will focus on teaching staff members techniques to help them keep their eyes and mind on task.

Transport Canada has reported that a significant percentage of vehicle crashes result from distracted driving—eyes or mind not on task.  Some experts believe that eyes or mind not on task are contributing factors in a majority of all serious workplace injuries.

“We are extremely excited about the SafeStart initiative,” said Ron Ward, the company’s President & CEO.  “This program was selected by our management team because other organizations which have implemented it have typically seen a 30 to 70 percent reduction in injuries.  We felt our employees would embrace the program, and it would help us protect our team members—not only on the job but off the job as well.”

IPAC Services Corporation is a leading provider of construction and maintenance services to the oil and gas and other heavy industrial sectors of western Canada.  Our regional offices in Grande Prairie, AB and Fort St. John, BC, provide a full line of services to our clients.  These services include facility and mechanical construction, pipeline integrity, crew truck maintenance, civil work, module manufacturing, piping and structural fabrication, scaffolding, insulation and abrasive blasting and coating.

IPAC’s continuous improvement program looks for ways to better our performance, benefit our employees and support the communities we work in.  We feel the SafeStart initiative will bridge and prove valuable in all these areas.  We look forward to sharing the strategies we learn with our staff, friends and families alike.

The SafeStart program was created by Larry Wilson, an internationally known thought leader on injury prevention, and is published by Electrolab Training Systems. Check out their website: https://safestart.com/

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For more information contact:

IPAC Services Corporation                                       

Phil Linfield, Corporate Loss Prevention Manager                         

Tel: 780-532-7350                                                      

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                  
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Head Office
8701 - 102 Street
Clairmont, AB T8X 5G8
Phone (780) 532-7350
Fax (780) 532-7769

 

Project Management Office
1720, 540 - 5 Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 0M2
Phone (403) 228-1919
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8701 - 102 Street
Clairmont, AB T8X 5G8
Phone (780) 532-7350
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12341 - 271 Road
Fort St. John, BC
Phone (250) 263-9330
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