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Technical bulletins

  • November 2013

    Block Heaters: the Risks of Comfort!

    By Daniel Roy P. Eng., CFEI, CVFI, Martin Morissette Eng., CFEI, CVFI,

    In Canada, many vehicle owners use block heaters to assist with their winter starting and to kick-start the heating of the passenger compartment.


  • August 2013

    Refrigeration Basics

    By Pier-Luc Vinet-Thibault Eng.,

    The notion of "cooling" items or spaces has been developed and tested as early as the 18th century.


  • May 2013

    Recreational Motorsports

    By Nicolas Rousseau P. Eng., CFEI, CVFI,

    In recent years, we noticed a wave of new enthusiasts for motorized recreational sports, such as snow­mobiling, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), dirt bike or personal watercraft. Indeed, according to the statistics from Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, over 525,000 off-road vehicles were registered in Quebec in 2010.


  • February 2013

    Materials 101 Stainless Steel : Its Strengths And Limitations For Residential Use

    By Frédéric Bourgeois Eng., M.A.Sc., Metallurgist, Isabelle Murray P. Eng., M.A.Sc., Metallurgist, Assistant Director, Montreal,

    Stainless steel made parts have revolutionized the industrial era due to their stability in various environments.