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LABOUR--Institute of Power Engineers National Convention
The 1997 national convention for the Institute of Power Engineers
is taking place over the next three days at the Westin Hotel in
Halifax. The Department of Labour and the Nova Scotia branch of
the institute are hosting the event.

The theme for this year's convention is A Maritime Approach. 

Today's event is a trade show featuring products and innovations
in the field of power engineering. National and local companies
will display technical and product information. The trade show
runs until 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, Oct. 3, government and industry representatives will
present on various topics related to the profession. Starting at
8 a.m., the Department of Labour will discuss industry rules,
including the proposed power engineer's act and regulations.
Other topics include pressure vessels, fuel additives, boiler
water treatment, CFCs, health risk assessment, environmental
planning and refrigerants. Presentations run until 4:30 p.m.

The convention's general meeting will take place on Saturday,
Oct. 4, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Media are invited to attend the trade show, presentations and
meetings. A more detailed schedule is available by phoning
902-424-7521 or 902-424-4492.

Power engineers operate boilers, refrigerator and
air-conditioning plants in facilities across the country. The
Department of Labour's Public Safety Division tests and certifies
power engineers, as well as inspecting the plants they operate. 


Contact: David Steele
         Department of Labour

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